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MiG-23 swing wing soviet fighter
MiG-23 swing wing soviet fighter
The MiG-23 is a variable geometry aircraft developed by the former Soviet Union, the MiG-23 was the first variable geometry fighter developed in the world, the F-111 was the first operational variable geometry aircraft though. The MiG-23 was designed as a variable geometry wing fighter with beyond visual range armament. The MiG-23 was greatly influenced by the F-111 and the F-4 however shows the design trends of the 1960s specially if we consider other aircraft programs such as the Mirage G or the Mirage Balzac.
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MiG-23MLD
MiG-23MLD 
 
Russian MiG-23MLD ready to take off. The MiG-23MLD was equipped with the SOS-3-4 automatic angle-of-attack and wing sweepback limitation system .