Country of Origin: CIS (formerly USSR).
Similar Aircraft: MiG-27 Flogger D, Tornado, Su-24 Fencer, F-111.
Crew: One; MiG-23U and MiG-23C - two
Role: Interceptor, fighter.
Armament: Missiles, cannon.
Dimensions: Length: 55 ft (16.6 m). Span: 46 ft, 9 in (14.26 m).
Wings: High-mounted, variable, swept-back, and tapered with blunt tips.
Engine(s): One turbofan inside the body. Rectangular, box-like air intakes forward of the wing roots. Single exhaust.
Fuselage: Long and tubular, except where intakes give a box-like appearance. Long, pointed nose. Stepped canopy. Large, swept-back, and tapered belly fin under the rear section.
Tail: Swept-back and tapered tail fin has a curved dorsal in the leading edge and an angular tip. Swept-back and tapered flats are high-mounted on the fuselage with angular tips.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bulgaria, CIS, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Ethiopia, Hungary, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan,
Libya, North Korea, Poland, Romania, South Yemen, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Vietnam