1/32 Trumpeter MiG-23MF

Gallery Article by Artur Oslizlo Arkady72 on Aug 28 2012

Polish (Military) Aviation Day

 

 

The MiG-23 (NATO reporting name: Flogger) is a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet  Union. It is considered to belong to the Soviet third generation jet fighter category.  It was the first attempt by the Soviet Union to design look-down/shoot-down radar and one of the first to be armed with beyond visual range missiles, and the first MiG production fighter aircraft to have intakes at the sides of the fuselage. Production started in 1970 and  reached large numbers with over 5,000 aircraft built.  A total of 36 MiG-23MF single-seaters and six MiG-23UB trainers were delivered to the Polish Air Force between 1979 and 1982. The last of them were withdrawn in September 1999.

 

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Here is my Flogger from 28th Fighter Regiment Słupsk-Rędzikowo airbase.  Trumpeter kit with Aires cockpit, exhaust nozzle, wheel bays and QB air scopes.  The R-60 missiles with pylons were from Zactomodels.

Enjoy the photos.

Artur Oslizlo Arkady72

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Photos and text by Artur Oslizlo Arkady72