Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23

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MiG-23 Flogger is a Soviet interceptor-fighter aircraft. It first entered the Soviet Air Force in 1970. This is the first MiG that has variable geometry swing-wings,[1] meaning that you can control the wings to be at a certain angle. The MiG-23 was a replacement for the MiG-21.[2] It was used by Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War, the Kuwait Invasion, and the Gulf War. Today, it is still used, but not as much as other modern jets.

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  1. "History of MiGs: The Fighter Planes That Protected — and Survived — the USSR". HistoryNet. 2022-09-12. Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  2. MSW (2021-07-01). "MiG-23: A Ferrari leaving Fords behind". Weapons and Warfare. Archived from the original on 2022-12-01. Retrieved 2022-12-01.