Crew: One.

Length: 16.70 m (56 ft 9.5).

Wingspan: Spread, 13.965 m (45 ft 10 in).

Height: 5 m.

Wing area: 37.27 squared m spread, 34.16 squared m swept (402.05 squared ft / 367.71 squared ft) .

Empty weight: 9900 kg (21,825 lb). Loaded weight: 14,670 kg (34,407 lb) . Max takeoff weight: 17,800
kg (39,242 lb).

Powerplant: a single Khatchaturov R-35-300 afterburning turbojet, of 13000 kg of thrust at max after
burner and 8,550 kg of thrust at military power , 83.6 kN dry, 127 kN afterburning (18,849 lbf / 28,260 lbf).

Maximum speed: Mach 2.35, 2,500 km/h at altitude; Mach 1.14, 1,350 km/h at sea level (1,553 mph / 840 mph).

Range:2,820 km ferry (570 mi / 1,750 mi) .

Service ceiling: 18,500 m (60,695 ft).

Rate of climb: 240 m/s (47,245 ft/min).

Wing loading: 477 kg/ square m at max take off weight and 396.29 kg/ square m at normal take
off weight.

Thrust/weight: 0.88.

Here are some MiG-23 performance and handling data based upon the MiG-23ML Manual