MiG-23M

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SU-7BMK Pack
MiG-23M
mig_23m.png
GarageImage MiG-23M.jpg
MiG-23M
AB RB SB
11.0 11.0 11.0
Research:400 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:1 040 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The MiG-23M is a rank VII Soviet jet fighter with a battle rating of 11.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Red Skies".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 13 000 m2 358 km/h
Turn time35 s
Max altitude16 000 m
Take-off weight0 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 13,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 2,349 2,346 16000 35.4 35.5 149.5 144.6 750
Upgraded 2,369 2,358 34.6 35.0 192.3 169.9

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1423 0 ___ ___ ___ ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Tumansky R-29-300 1 11,155 kg 395 - 445 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 35m fuel
1,780 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 12,367 kg 13,462 kg 14,615 kg 15,195 kg __,___ kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 35m fuel MTOW
Stationary 7,950 kgf 10,494 kgf 0.85 0.78 0.72 0.69 _.__
Optimal 8,268 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
12,987 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
1.05 0.96 0.89 0.85 _.__

Survivability and armour

Flares/Chaff
Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear0 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 110 → 3 209 Sl icon.png
RB4 650 → 7 072 Sl icon.png
SB14 940 → 22 723 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications508 000 Rp icon.png
870 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost3 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training300 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 040 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 210 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 270 / 300 % Sl icon.png
244 / 244 / 244 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
57 000 Sl icon.png
700 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
57 000 Sl icon.png
700 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
ns23_belt_pack
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
UB-16
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-3S
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
OFAB-100-120
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
UB-32
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-13M
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
39 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
ns23_new_gun
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-250
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
S-24
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-60
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-500
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
57 000 Sl icon.png
700 Ge icon.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-23M
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
57 000 Sl icon.png
700 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-23R/T
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
57 000 Sl icon.png
700 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: GSh-23L (23 mm)

The MiG-23M is armed with:

  • 1 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon, belly-mounted (200 rpg)

Suspended armament

Main articles: R-3S, R-13M1, R-23R, R-23T, R-60
Main articles: Kh-23M, S-5K, S-24

The MiG-23M can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x R-3S missiles
  • 16 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (1,600 kg total)
  • 8 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs + 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (1,300 kg total)
  • 8 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs + 2 x R-3S missiles (800 kg total)
  • 8 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs + 2 x R-13M1 missiles (800 kg total)
  • 8 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs + 2 x R-60 missiles (800 kg total)
  • 8 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs + 2 x R-23R missiles (800 kg total)
  • 8 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs + 2 x R-23T missiles (800 kg total)
  • 4 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs + 64 x S-5K rockets (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs + 2 x R-3S missiles (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs + 2 x R-13M1 missiles (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs + 2 x R-60 missiles (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs + 2 x R-23R missiles (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs + 2 x R-23T missiles (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 4 x R-3S missiles
  • 6 x R-60 missiles
  • 4 x R-60 missiles + 2 x R-3S missiles
  • 4 x R-60 missiles + 2 x R-23R missiles
  • 4 x R-60 missiles + 2 x R-23T missiles
  • 4 x R-13M1 missiles
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles + 2 x R-3S missiles
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles + 2 x R-23T missiles
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles + 2 x R-23R missiles
  • 2 x R-23R missiles
  • 2 x R-23T missiles
  • 64 x S-5K rockets
  • 64 x S-5K rockets
  • 96 x S-5K rockets
  • 4 x S-24 rockets
  • 2 x Kh-23M missiles

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Amazingly high top speed.
  • Good sustained turn rate.
  • Reasonably high acceleration for its size.
  • R-23T all aspect missiles.
  • Swept-wing aircraft.
  • HUD displays speed and altitude information, most useful in simulator mode.
  • Can carry 6 x R60 AAMs.
  • Contains IRST tracking system and decent radar that allows you to track aerial targets at ground level.
  • Varied armament preset selection.

Cons:

  • Underwhelming instantaneous turn rate.
  • Low countermeasure count.
  • 23 mm cannons are rather weak with Default belt.
  • Rather low ammunition count for the 23 mm cannon.

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


USSR jet aircraft
Bereznyak-Isayev  BI
Yakovlev  Yak-15 · Yak-15P · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-28B · Yak-30 · Yak-38 · Yak-38M
Mikoyan-Gurevich  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l) · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-17AS · MiG-19PT
  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis · MiG-23M
Lavochkin  La-174 · La-15 · La-200
Sukhoi  Su-9 · Su-11 · Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-7BMK · Su-17M2
Ilyushin  IL-28 · IL-28Sh
Tupolev  Tu-14T