The MiG-23 is a Soviet-era fighter aircraft that entered service in the 1970s

It was designed as a multi-role fighter, capable of both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions

The MiG-23 has a maximum speed of Mach 2.35 and a service ceiling of 59,000 feet

On the other side, the MiG-27 was a ground attack variant of the MiG-23

It entered service in the 1980s and was designed specifically for ground-attack missions, with almost 98% of commonality in design

The Mig-27 boasts a maximum speed of Mach 1.7 and a service ceiling of 40,000 feet

With their impressive speed, altitude capabilities, and versatile weaponry, the MiG-23 and MiG-27 were among the most powerful aircraft of their time