SUPER DECAL FOR 6 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTION SHEET
Designed and developed in the second half of the 1960s by Mikoyan-Gurevich, the Mig-23 has for years been the backbone of the hunting quarters of the Warsaw Pact countries. Entered into service in the early 1970s to support and gradually replace the no longer current Mig-21, the new Soviet single-seat interceptor fighter (code name NATO: Flogger) was characterized by the adoption of the variable geometry wing. Thanks to the Tumanskij engine with afterburner the Mig-23 was able to exceed the maximum speed of Mach 2.3. He was armed with a 23 mm cannon and was able to carry various combinations of air-to-air missiles in his sub-wing pylons and under the fuselage to perform his primary hunting-interceptor role. The "BN" version was developed for ground attack and close support missions. Mig-23 achieved widespread use. In addition to the member countries of the Warsaw Pact, it was used by the military aeronautics of numerous satellite countries to the Soviet Union by participating in conflicts in different operational scenarios.