по-русски  latviski  Deutsch   
Riga Aviation Museum
   Flights in Latvia
MI-26 in Riga
Riga International Airport
Riga International Airport
King square words game
Ihr Weinhandel und Onlineshop
Custom Search

MiG-23M - fighter aircraft

('Flogger-B'). This variant first flew at June 1972. It was the first truly mass-produced version of MiG-23, and the first VVS fighter to feature look down/shoot down capabilities (although this capability was initially very limited). Wing was modified again and now featured leading-edge slats. R-29-300 engine was now rated for 12500kp. It finally had the definitive sensor suite: improved Sapfir-23D (NATO codename 'High Lark') radar, TP-23 IRST sensor and ASP-23D gunsight. The radar had a detection range of some 45km against a high-flying fighter-sized target. It was not a true Doppler radar, but instead utilised less effective 'envelope detection' technique, similar to some 1960s Western fighter radars. The infrared system had detection range of around 30km against high-flying bombers, less for fighter-sized targets. The aircraft was also equipped with Lasur-SMA -datalink. Standard armament consisted of two radar- or infrared guided R-23 (NATO codename: AA-7 'Apex') BVR missiles and two R-60 (AA-8 'Aphid') short-ranged infrared missiles. From 1974 onwards, double pylons were installed for R-60s, enabling up to four missiles carried. Bombs, rockets and missiles could be carried for ground attack. Later, capability for radio-guided Kh-23 ground attack missile was added. Most Soviet MiGs were also wired to carry tactical nuclear weapons. Some 1300 MiG-23M's were produced for VVS and PVO between 1972-78. It was the most important Soviet fighter type from mid-to-late 1970s.

Post your comment. Comments for page: 0
  © 2005 Riga Aviation Museum  | contact us  | developed by AGK.lv  
Ziedi un davanas Rambler's Top100 TOP 100 AVIATION SITES Yandex CY AviaTOP Проголосуй за Рейтинг Военных Сайтов! Rambler's Top100