The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 is a Soviet variable-geometry fighter aircraft developed in the 1960s

One of the key features of the MiG-23 is its variable-sweep wings, which can be adjusted during flight to optimize performance for different speeds and mission profiles

The MiG-23 was primarily used as an interceptor, capable of reaching high speeds to engage incoming enemy aircraft. It was also adapted for ground-attack roles in later variants

The MiG-23 was equipped with a combination of cannons and missiles. It could carry a mix of air-to-air missiles like the R-60 and R-23, as well as bombs and rockets for ground attack

It was one of the first Soviet aircraft to feature a look-down/shoot-down radar system, which improved its ability to engage low-flying targets

And the MiG-27 is a ground-attack variant derived from the MiG-23 airframe. It was designed specifically for close air support and ground-attack missions

Unlike the MiG-23, the MiG-27 was optimized for ground attack, featuring more advanced avionics and weaponry for precision strikes on targets

The MiG-27 could carry a variety of bombs, rockets, and missiles for engaging ground and naval targets

Like the MiG-23, the MiG-27 also had variable-sweep wings, allowing it to operate effectively at different speeds and altitudes