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MiG-23M (ML, MLD) Front-line fighters

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MiG-23 MDL is a multipurpose fighter with a variable-sweep wing. Is designed for winning air supremacy, to dispatch anti-aircraft defense mission and for bombardment by aircraft and missiles.

Power-plant of MiG-23MDL includes one twin-shaft turbo-jet engine R-35 with traction of 8550 kgf on a maximum mode and of 13000 kgf on afterburning.

Specifications

Modification

  MiG-23MDL

Wing span, m

 

minimum

  7.78

maximum

  13.97

Length, m

  16.70

Height, м

  5.00

Wing area, m2

 

  minimum

  34.16

  maximum

  37.27

Weight, kg

 

  Empty aircraft

  10230

  Normal takeoff weight

  14770

  Maximum takeoff weight

  20100

fuel

  3700

Type of engine

  1 turbojet engine Р-35-300

traction, kgf

  

  afterburning

  1 х 13000

at maximum

  1 х 8550

Maximum speed , km/h

 

  at altitude

  2500

  near the ground

  1400

Cruising speed , km/h

  990

Practical range, km

  2360

Combat radius, km

  1450

Max rate of climb, m/min

  12900

Practical limit, m

  18600

Max. Operation overload

  8.5

crew, man

  1

Armament:

 one 23-mm gunGSH-23L (200 cartridges)
combatload - 2000 kg on 5 suspension (maximum - 4500 kg)
4 air-to-airshort-range missiles R-60 or 2 R-73
blocks of unguided missiles of caliber 80 mm, air bombs of caliber 100-500 kg

For air combats can be attached (but is not a part of supply) six in-fighting missiles R-60M or short-range R-73 with IR target seeker.

Basic equipment

  • Radar «Sapfir-23MLA» (aerial target detection range is 85 km, capture range is 55 km); 
  • TP-23 finders (detection range of air targets in rear hemisphere up to 35 km); 
  • System «Lazur-SML», which provides automatic aircraft pointing by using ground-based control system «Vozduh»; 
  • Collimator sight ASP-17ML; 
  • Wireless station R-862; 
  • Emergency radio station R-855UM; 
  • Navigation system «Polet-2L-23»; 
  • Automatic radio compass ARK-10 or ARK-15M; 
  • Marker wireless MRP-56P; 
  • Radio altimeter RV-4; 
  • Aircraft radio equipment short -range navigation system RSBN-6S; 
  • Respondent SO-69.