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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1973
Maiden Flight: 1972
Total Production: 900
Also Known As: Bahadur, Flogger-J, Mig-27D, Mig-27K, Mig-27L and Mig-27M
Origin: Russia
Corporations: MiG Corporation
Parent System: Mig-23
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1971
Maiden Flight: 10 April 1967
Total Production: 5,900
Family Members: Mig-23
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Description: The Mig-23, NATO nicknamed this aircraft as Flogger, is a family of tactical fighter aircraft developed in the former Soviet Union to perform primarily air defense missions. The Mig-23 prototype first flew in 1967 and was cleared for operational use in 1971 replacing the Mig-21 as front-line fighter within the Soviet Air Force. The Mig-27 is a light attack aircraft derived from the Mig-23 air defense fighter. The Soviet Union produced a variety of versions combining air defense and ground attack capabilities. The former Soviet Union and India assembled more than 5,900 Mig-23 (roughly 5,000) and Mig-27 (764-900) aircraft from the early 1970s through the 1990s. The Soviet Union exported the Mig-23 and Mig-27 to its Warsaw Pact allies and non-European customers. The few existing aircraft are expected to be withdrawn from service in the 2020-2025 timeframe.

The Mig-27 is a dedicated attack aircraft derived from the Mig-23 which first flew in 1972 and was cleared for service in 1973. The aircraft is powered by a single R-29B-300 turbojet engine rated at 25,000-lb of thrust with afterburner. This jet is fitted with a 30mm GSh-6-30 cannon and can load variety of laser-guided bombs and air-to-surface missiles as well as unguided bombs and rockets. The Mig-27D, Mi-27M and Mig-27K are improved versions fitted with a laser designator and advanced navigation system. The Mig-27 was produced under license in India under the Bahadur designation, also referred to as the Mig-27M or Mig-27L. Several Mig-27 aircraft were modified by Russia to perform high altitude reconnaissance flights. India remains the largest Mig-27 operator with 70 aircraft in service as of 2015. The Indian Air Force retired its remaining Mig-27s in 2017.

Mig-27 Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Wing Area: 37.4 square meter (403 square foot)
Height: 5 meter (16.4 foot)
Length: 17.1 meter (56 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Wingspan: 14.0 meter (46 foot)
Ceiling: 46,000 foot (14,021 meter)
Max Range: 1,800 kilometer (972 nautical mile)
Radius of Operation: 540 kilometer (292 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 1.77 mach (2,116 kph)
Top Speed at Sea Level: 1,350 kph (1.13 mach)
Empty Weight: 11,910 kilogram (26,257 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 25,000 pound (11,340 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 20,300 kilogram (44,753 pound)
Payload: 4,000 kilogram (8,818 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mig-27 News

There are 3 news between
18 Feb 2015 and 15 Feb 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017India to Increase Production of Tejas Fighter Aircraft by 16 per Year
Wednesday, November 23, 2016Indian Air Force Upgraded Jaguar Achieves Initial Operational Capability
Wednesday, February 18, 2015Sagem and HAL Sign Technology Transfer of SIGMA 95 Laser Gyro Navigation Systems

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