MiG-27K

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This page is about the Soviet jet fighter MiG-27K. For the other MiG-27, see MiG-27M.
MiG-27K
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GarageImage MiG-27K.jpg
MiG-27K
AB RB SB
11.3 11.0 11.0
Research:400 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:1 080 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The MiG-27K is a rank VII Soviet jet fighter with a battle rating of 11.3 (AB) and 11.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

The MiG-27K is the most advanced Soviet variant of the ground attack Floggers. While it looks about the same as the MiG-27M and flies identically, it has a more complex sensor suite in its nose that effectively offers targeting pod functionality. The only new weapon is the KAB-500L laser-guided bomb, but the new avionics drastically improve its ability to employ its arsenal of laser-guided weapons. When flown carefully, the MiG-27K is the finest CAS option for Soviet pilots, capable of striking ground vehicles from long distances in relative safety from enemy SPAAs.

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 200 km/h
Turn time36 s
Max altitude15 000 m
EngineTumansky R-29B-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 2,182 2,172 15000 36.6 36.8 133.9 127.3 750
Upgraded 2,220 2,200 35.4 36.0 177.4 154.6

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 + -
1,417 630 N/A 508 473 ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 675 < 650 < 700 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Tumansky R-29B-300 1 11,605 kg 419 - 472 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 11m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 39m fuel
1,780 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 12,964 kg 13,912 kg 15,065 kg 16,135 kg 20,760 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 11m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 39m fuel MTOW
Stationary 7,950 kgf 10,208 kgf 0.79 0.73 0.68 0.63 0.49
Optimal 8,268 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
12,633 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
0.97 0.91 0.84 0.78 0.61

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
AB3 240 → 5 391 Sl icon.png
RB8 800 → 14 643 Sl icon.png
SB14 640 → 24 360 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications513 000 Rp icon.png
468 000 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
90 / 270 / 600 % Sl icon.png
244 / 244 / 244 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
GSh-30-2K_belt_pack
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-250
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods napalm fire bomb.png
ZB-500
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 2.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-23M
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
GSh-30-2K_new_gun
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-500
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
470 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
470 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-25
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod SPPU-22-01
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods laser guided bomb.png
KAB-500L
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
520 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
520 Ge icon.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-29L
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
ns23_belt_pack
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods optical guided bomb.png
KAB-500Kr
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
EFS
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-60M
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-29T
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

Main article: GSh-6-30 (30 mm)

The MiG-27K is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 30 mm GSh-6-30 cannon, belly-mounted (300 rpg)
    • 1 x 30 mm GSh-6-30 cannon + 72 x large calibre countermeasures

Suspended armament

Main articles: Kh-23M, Kh-25ML, Kh-29L, Kh-29T
Main articles: R-13M1, R-60M, S-5K, S-8KO, S-24B

The MiG-27K can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles
  • 4 x R-60M missiles
  • 22 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (2,200 kg total)
  • 7 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (1,750 kg total)
  • 7 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (3,500 kg total)
  • 4 x ZB-500 incendiary bombs
  • 4 x 500 kg KAB-500Kr bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 4 x 500 kg KAB-500L bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 128 x S-5K rockets
  • 80 x S-8KO rockets
  • 4 x S-24B rockets
  • 2 x Kh-23M missiles
  • 4 x Kh-25ML missiles
  • 2 x Kh-29L missiles
  • 2 x Kh-29T missiles
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg = 500 total)

As mentioned before, the MiG-27K's arsenal is largely the same as the MiG-27M's. Unguided options include bombs, rockets, and gun pods and the TV guided weapons are still the Kh-29T missile and KAB-500Kr bomb. These two weapon categories function more or less the same as the MiG-27M. The real stars of the show are now the laser-guided weapons: the familiar Kh-25ML and Kh-29L missiles are far easier to use with the MiG-27K's optics, which have high zoom and a wide field of view akin to an attack helicopter. It is now possible to designate and track targets from long distances and indirect angles, which makes flying the aircraft in attack approaches much easier. The new KAB-500L laser-guided bombs are an extra option for those who want precise and powerful explosions that can take out clustered targets, but they are slower than the air-to-ground missiles and may be trickier to guide due to their unpowered nature.

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Hardpoints MiG-27M.png
23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg) 1 1
100 kg OFAB-100 bombs 4 1 4 4 4 1 4
250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
500 kg KAB-500Kr bombs 1* 1* 1* 1*
500 kg KAB-500L bombs 1* 1* 1* 1*
ZB-500 incendiary bombs 1 1 1 1
S-5K rockets 32 32 32 32
S-8KO rockets 20 20 20 20
S-24B rockets 1 1 1 1
Kh-23M missiles 1 1
Kh-25ML missiles 1* 1* 1* 1*
Kh-29L missiles 1* 1*
Kh-29T missiles 1* 1*
R-13M1 missiles 1 1
R-60M missiles 2 2
Delta-NG 1
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 700 kg
* KAB-500Kr and KAB-500L bombs, Kh-25ML, Kh-29L, and Kh-29T missiles cannot be mixed, only one type may be carried across hardpoints
It is required to equip the Delta-NG targeting pod with the Kh-23M missiles

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

The MiG-27K is the final Soviet version of the MiG-27 ground attack aircraft, derived from the MiG-23. This variant of the MiG-27 differs from previous versions mainly through the inclusion of an onboard laser designator and compatibility with TV-guided weapons systems.

The MiG-27K is a variant of the MiG-27, a ground-attack aircraft derived from the earlier MiG-23. Compared to the MiG-23, the MiG-27 featured a revised downward-sloping nose, leading the aircraft to be nicknamed "Balkon" ("Balcony") because of its improved frontal visibility. The aircraft also had simpler non-variable intake ramps and a fixed engine nozzle, leading to weight savings. In accordance with its ground attack role, the MiG-27 lacked a radar and was instead fitted with ground attack systems.

The MiG-27K followed the previous MiG-27M as the ultimate variant of the MiG-27 in Soviet service. The most notable change was the addition of a laser designator and targeting pod in the nose of the aircraft. Additionally, the aircraft gained the ability to carry TV-guided munitions. In total, roughly 200 MiG-27Ks were built for the Soviet air force.

Media

Skins

See also

Related development

External links


Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau (Микоя́н и Гуре́вич Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Fighters  MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK) · MiG-3-34
  I-225
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  MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH
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  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21S (R-13-300) · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis
  MiG-23M · MiG-23MLD
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See Also  Shenyang · Chengdu

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Bereznyak-Isayev  BI
Yakovlev  Yak-15 · Yak-15P · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-28B · Yak-30D · Yak-38 · Yak-38M
Mikoyan-Gurevich  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l) · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-17AS · MiG-19PT
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Lavochkin  La-174 · La-15 · La-200
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Ilyushin  IL-28 · IL-28Sh
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