MIG-23MF Flogger-B Russian Fighter Aircraft
This is a 1/48 scale MIG-23MF Flogger-B Russian Fighter plastic model airplane.
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- Detailed fuselage w/accurate design
- Canopy made from clear parts
- Wing sweep can be varied
- Optional position flaps
- Plenty of external loads
- Finely detailed cockpit, gear cabin
- Crew seats with photo-etched seat belts and harnesses.
- Trumpeter Product Number: 2854
- Length: 365.9 mm
- Wingspan: 290.3 mm
- 350+ parts
- 16 sprues
- 1 Photo etched part
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The MiG-23 was designed in 1964-66 as a successor to the MiG-21. In addition to a much more powerful engine, the MiG-23's most significant new feature was its variable sweep wing. Like the USAF's swing wing F-111, the sweep of the wings could be changed in flight. Fully spread, this gives a shorter takeoff/landing roll while carrying a heavier weapons load. With the wings fully swept back, the MiG-23 has greater speed. The wing has three sweep settings: 16, 45, and 72 degrees. The prototype first flew in April 1967 and MiG-23s began entering operational service in 1971.