Discussion in 'Military Multimedia' started by Akim, May 11, 2013.
The program video editing established in the subtitles some errors, but they are not critical.
This plane with all due respect to its designers it did not have a decent record in IAF
why is that so?
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.
1989 Belgian MiG-23 crash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not only that, the combat record of this video is complete fallacy.
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
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?
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.
The MiG-23 in the USSR was used only as a fighter. Because he, like the MiG-29 bad Â«worksÂ» to ground targets.
Although these two types of aircraft can use unguided bombs, but it is not their basic task.
IAF strafed Indian Territory in Assam, now called Mizoram, in 1966.
The fighters used were Hawker Hunter and Dassault Ouragan, the latter bearing a striking similarity to the MiG-9, which first flew three years prior to the first flight of Dassault Ouragan. Perhaps, that is one reason why some people might be confusing the French Dassault Ouragan with the Soviet MiG-9.
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