MiG-27 and MiG-23B Flogger Strikers

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This is dedicated topic for the subject aircrafts.
Please post all the related info here.

A stuff to start - Syrian AF MiG-23BN in action:
 

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MiG-23BN, Chech Republic AF museum:


MiG-27ML from experimental Al-31F engine installation programme for IAF:
 

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Took this when was traveling in Mumbai ..

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The MIG-27 belongs to 222 Sqn (TigerSharks) at Hashimara Air Force base, the cause of the accident is due to engine flame-out during crucial time of take off, unfortunately the pilot Wing Commander Oswald (Ossie) de Abreu was also killed in this accident, he is survived by wife Janice and children Nadia and Nathan, brother Orlando in Taiwan and sisters Claret and Marina in Canada and UK respectively.

The MIG-27 has a history in IAF for engine flameout and crashes ..
 

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why did india opt in the early 80s to procure BOTH jaguar and mig-27 ? do they not roughly have the same role ?
 

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they are beating around the bush a lot
generally from what i can gather mig-27 had no real advantages over Jaguar except cost and to diversify their procurement from multiple sources
Mig 27 was available cheap from the Soviet union as India could get Soviet aircraft at cut rate prices before the union dissolved. Jaguar was costlier because it was a western aircraft and we actually had to pay market price for it.
 

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Mig 27 was available cheap from the Soviet union as India could get Soviet aircraft at cut rate prices before the union dissolved. Jaguar was costlier because it was a western aircraft and we actually had to pay market price for it.
given how well the su-7 performed for the IAF in 1971, they should have just opted for mig-27 [ cheaper alternative ]and later when they got the Mirage 2000 in mid 80s they could have had a secondary deep penetration strike capability as well.
Furthermore it would be interesting to see if IAF could have modified the mig-27 as a anti-shipping strike platform
 

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they are MiG-23MLs fighter versions, but in the afghan war were used in the upgraded version MiG-23MLD for strike missions
yes which i think was a waste , MLD was optimized as a counter air fighter second only to fulcrum in VVS service
maybe they just wanted to get one unit some combat experience
on plus side they probably shot one of our vipers [ even if fizaya says it was an "own goal"]
 

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