Not deservedly forgotten the MiG-23

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  1. Akim

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    The program video editing established in the subtitles some errors, but they are not critical.
     
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    This plane with all due respect to its designers it did not have a decent record in IAF
     
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    why is that so?
     
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    The most emergency of the Soviet aircraft of the post-war issues is considered the front-line bomber Su-24(Su-24M). But with the right of service and operation - is a reliable machine. In Ukraine for 20 years there was not a single crash with these type machines. In Kazakhstan on arms worth MiG-27. Also not a single crash during this period. In Ukraine until the year 2003 were on arms of the MiG-23MLD. None no fell.
     
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    Not only that, the combat record of this video is complete fallacy.
     
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    i heard some stories their Operations in India

    1st they played key role in captured Siachen in 80's
    2nd bombed some terror camps in North-east...

    not sure but heard stories from an retired officer when i was small in 90's
     
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    Actually, MiG-23 had a better safety record compared to other MIG versions, even better than Mirage-2000.

    Infact, Buying MIG-23 was a direct response to PAF new F-16s from US. Other than, Mirage-2000s we didnt have any aircraft capable enough to face those F-16s. Although we only few MiG-23s, They were the first BVR aircrafts IAF inducted.

    When IAF bought these MIG-23 early 1980, They were like a whole new generation aircrafts.

    Its quite confusing when it comes to MiG 23 role. Some sources say its primary is has a Bomber, whereas other say its a Air-Superioty aircraft.

    What role did Soviet opted for these machines?

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    In Siachen Conflict, IAF figther aicraft played a small role and Iam sure we didnt use them to bomb any terror camps in North-East, Infact IAF never flown those kind of missions.
     
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    The MiG-23 in the USSR was used only as a fighter. Because he, like the MiG-29 bad «works» to ground targets.
    Although these two types of aircraft can use unguided bombs, but it is not their basic task.
     
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