MiG-23MLA (Germany)

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This page is about the jet fighter MiG-23MLA (Germany). For other versions, see MiG-23 (Family).
▀MiG-23MLA
mig_23mla.png
GarageImage MiG-23MLA (Germany).jpg
▀MiG-23MLA
AB RB SB
11.3 11.3 11.0
Research:400 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:1 080 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The ▀MiG-23MLA is a rank VII German jet fighter with a battle rating of 11.3 (AB/RB) and 11.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update "Wind of Change".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 13 000 m2 358 km/h
Turn time35 s
Max altitude16 000 m
EngineTumansky R-35-300
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight20 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 2,333 2,320 16000 35.5 35.5 193.5 185.5 750
Upgraded 2,498 2,358 32.6 33.0 248.3 220.0

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 + -
1,470 630 N/A 508 473 ~13 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 665 < 650 < 700 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Tumansky R-35-300 1 10,555 kg 370 - 417 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 31m fuel
1,760 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 11,665 kg 12,870 kg 14,028 kg 14,255 kg 17,800 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 31m fuel MTOW
Stationary 7,103 kgf 10,305 kgf 0.87 0.79 0.73 0.72 0.58
Optimal 8,368 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
15,787 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
1.34 1.21 1.11 1.10 0.89

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear630 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
AB4 800 → 7 939 Sl icon.png
RB10 460 → 17 300 Sl icon.png
SB14 270 → 23 602 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications510 000 Rp icon.png
466 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost3 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training310 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 080 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 210 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 280 / 370 % 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:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
ns23_belt_pack
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
UB-32
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-13M
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
ns23_new_gun
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
OFAB-100
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
B-8M1
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-60
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod UPK-23-250
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-250
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
S-24
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-23R/T
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods napalm fire bomb.png
ZB-500
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
EFS
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-500
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-23M
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-24R/T
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon RedXCross.png Icon RedXCross.png

Offensive armament

Main article: GSh-23L (23 mm)

The MiG-23MLA (Germany) is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon, belly-mounted (200 rpg)
    • 1 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon + 72 x large calibre countermeasures

Suspended armament

Main articles: Kh-23M, R-13M1, R-60
Main articles: R-23R, R-23T, R-24R, R-24T
Main articles: S-5K, S-8KO, S-24B, GSh-23L (23 mm)

The MiG-23MLA (Germany) can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles
  • 4 x R-13M1 missiles
  • 6 x R-60 missiles
  • 2 x R-23R missiles
  • 2 x R-23T missiles
  • 4 x R-60 missiles + 2 x R-23T missiles
  • 4 x R-60 missiles + 2 x R-23R missiles
  • 1 x R-23T missile + 1 x R-23R missile
  • 2 x R-24R missiles
  • 2 x R-24T missiles
  • 4 x R-60 missiles + 2 x R-24R missiles
  • 4 x R-60 missiles + 2 x R-24T missiles
  • 1 x R-24T missile + 1 x R-24R missile
  • 16 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (1,600 kg total)
  • 8 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs + 4 x R-60 missiles (800 kg total)
  • 4 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs + 4 x R-60 missiles (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs + 4 x R-60 missiles (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x ZB-500 incendiary bombs
  • 64 x S-5K rockets
  • 64 x S-5K rockets
  • 40 x S-8KO rockets
  • 4 x S-24B rockets
  • 2 x Kh-23M missiles
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg = 500 total)

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4
Hardpoints MiG-23MLA (Germany).png
23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg) 1 1
100 kg OFAB-100 bombs 4 4 4 4
250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs 1 1 1 1
500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs 1 1
ZB-500 incendiary bombs 1 1
S-5K rockets 16, 32 16 16 16, 32
S-8KO rockets 20 20
S-24B rockets 1 1 1 1
Kh-23M missiles 1* 1*
R-13M1 missiles 1 1 1 1
R-23R missiles 1 1
R-23T missiles 1 1
R-24R missiles 1 1
R-24T missiles 1 1
R-60 missiles 1 2 2 1
Delta-NG 1*
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 500 kg
* It is required to equip the Delta-NG targeting pod with the Kh-23M missiles

Usage in battles

This aircraft has a versatile set of play styles any pilot can use for any situation, a good set of examples would be ones seen below focusing on two sides of the spectrum of engagements.

  • High Speed SARH Slinger (HSSS): The idea of this playstyle is to climb to between 5,000 and 7,000 m altitude and travel around Mach 1.4 to 1.8 in a straight line finding alone enemies who look like good targets and to send a R-24R at them biting fast and retreating fast like a snake, allowing you to score a relativity easy hit, and if it misses or you are noticed, an escape is easy to pull off thanks to your already high speed and higher altitude allowing you to retreat to the airfield to restock. Though be careful for any other aircraft at that altitude that could shoot you down, this is why speed is key to survival.
  • Close Quarters All Aspect (CQAA): The idea of this playstyle is to hang low to the ground in-between hills and tree lines while traveling around Mach 1, this allows you to be ready to ambush and turn fight any aircraft that gets close, and with the ability to carry the all-aspect R-24T you can send one to an enemy between 4 km to 6 km away from cover at most angles to get a surprise hit, or if they evade it to try to turn into you, you can easily use your mobility to out-turn them and A) gun them down, or B) fire a R-60 at them.

Those are just two examples of play styles that works for this aircraft on different sides of the spectrum, BVR engagements and close range engagements. You do not need to however use these exclusively, but use the knowledge learned to see where this aircraft can perform best at in given situations, and test varying levels play styles to find one that fits you well. This aircraft is great at surprising enemies with its mobility and speed, so playing around those strengths well help a lot in making the most of the aircraft. This can also be applied through out AB, RB and SB, but it is recommended to test and adjust elements of the desired playstyle to fit the game mode of your choosing.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Wide selection of air-to-air weapons such as short range IR R-13M1/R-60MK and long range R-24T/R-24R
  • Excellent manoeuvrability
  • Outstanding speed (reaching Mach 1.2 - 1.6 is easy to achieve and can provide a large advantage, reaching Mach 1.9 to 2.2 on EC maps is even easier)

Cons:

  • Carries a limited number to air-to-air weapons
  • Radar is limited to 30 km range vs. its NATO counterparts (this is however fixed by flying above 2,000 m to enter "look-down" (LD) mode, there is also a 60 and 90 km option)
  • Very few options for air-to-ground loadouts

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
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Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau (Микоя́н и Гуре́вич Опытное конструкторское бюро)
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  I-225
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  MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH
  MiG-17
  MiG-19PT
  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21S (R-13-300) · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis
  MiG-23M · MiG-23MLD
  MiG-27M · MiG-27K
Export/Licensed  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l)
  ▀MiG-15bis · J-2*
  MiG-17AS · J-4* · Shenyang F-5*
  ▀MiG-19S · J-6A*
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  ▀MiG-23BN · ▀MiG-23MF · ▀MiG-23MLA
  *Licensed and domesticated with Chinese designations.
  **Unlicensed, reverse-engineered and domesticated with Chinese designations.
See Also  Shenyang · Chengdu

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