MiG-27M

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MiG-27M
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MiG-27M
AB RB SB
11.0 11.0 11.0
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Description

The MiG-27M is a rank VII Soviet jet fighter with a battle rating of 11.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".

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 time37 s
Max altitude16 000 m
EngineTumansky R-29B-300
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight20 t

This aircraft has an excellent top speed, which means it can speed away from enemy fighters if needed, with flares and chaff assisting in countering incoming missiles. Despite being a heavy aircraft, the MiG-27M has one of the best sustained turning abilities among top tier jets thanks to its variable swept wing design.

Compared with its fighter jet version, the MiG-23M, the MiG-27M is slightly heavier and has a lower thrust (despite the difference being very little). As a result, the MiG-27M can pull less Gs than the MiG-23M, specifically, it tends to pull one less G than the MiG-23M across all speeds. For example, at 800-900 km/h, the best speed range for these two aircraft to manoeuvre, the MiG-23M can pull 12Gs, whereas the MiG-27M can pull 11Gs. This characteristic, despite seemingly lowering the manoeuvrability of the aircraft, actually improves the experience since both the MiG-23M and MiG-27M break their wings at 12G. As a result, the MiG-23M could risk ripping its wings during manoeuvres, whereas the MiG-27M has no risk of damage.

The MiG-27M, just like the MiG-23M, feels sluggish in manoeuvres. However, despite the bad instantaneous turning and rolling ability, the MiG-27M has exceptional sustained turning and rolling ability for a medium-heavy fighter. At speeds lower than 900 km/h and with the wings turned to forward position, the MiG-27M can outmanoeuvre most top-tier jets, even including the F-5Cs and MiG-21s. At 400 km/h, with the wings set to the most forward position, the MiG-27M somewhat resembles a piston-engine attacker, with superb lift and great sustained turn rate. This is extremely helpful in a 1v1 situation, where you can use this characteristic to trick your enemy into low speed and outmanoeuvre them easily.

To be noted though, the high-speed manoeuvrability of the MiG-27M is not exceptional at all. At supersonic speeds and the wings fully swept back, the MiG-27M can only pull 8Gs of overload, significantly less than the 10 to 11Gs of the F-4Es and the JA-37s. Also, the MiG-27M does not hold its speed well in turns. In such case, it is advised to keep your speed and do less manoeuvres in most times during a battle.

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 2,340 2,330 16000 37.6 37.8 133.9 127.3 750
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

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 + -
0 630 N/A 508 473 ~__ ~__
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-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 _,___ 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 _.__
Optimal 8,268 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
12,633 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
0.97 0.91 0.84 0.78 _.__

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
Gear630 km/h

The plane gets some 10 mm armour behind the pilot, and 9 mm on each side of the pilot. This will not really save you against the firepower faced in top-rank jet battles and is more against the stray machine gun round or shrapnel from ground attacks.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 310 → 3 531 Sl icon.png
RB4 920 → 7 522 Sl icon.png
SB17 730 → 27 109 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications525 000 Rp icon.png
487 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 900 Ge icon.png
Crew training300 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 060 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 280 / 150 % Sl icon.png
238 / 238 / 238 % 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
380 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
610 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
610 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
GSh-30-2K_belt_pack
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
380 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
380 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
B-8M1
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-23M
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
GSh-30-2K_new_gun
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-250
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
S-24
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-25
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
430 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
470 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-500
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-13M
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-13M
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-29L
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
ns23_belt_pack
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
610 Ge icon.png
Mods laser guided bomb.png
KAB-500
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
610 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-60M
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
610 Ge icon.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-29T
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
610 Ge icon.png

Armaments

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

Offensive armament

Weapon 130 mm GSh-6-30 cannon
Ammunition300 rounds
Fire rate4 998 shots/min
Main article: GSh-6-30 (30 mm)

The MiG-27M 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 (300 rpg) + 12 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

Number of setups42
List of setups
Setup 12 x R-13M1 air-to-air missiles
Setup 27 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bomb
Setup 34 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
Setup 47 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bomb
Setup 580 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 64 x S-24B rockets
Setup 72 x Kh-23M rockets
Setup 84 x Kh-25ML rockets
Setup 92 x Kh-29L rockets
Setup 102 x Kh-29T rockets
Setup 114 x R-60M air-to-air missiles
Setup 122 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 13128 x S-5KP rockets
Setup 1420 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bomb
Setup 1564 x S-5KP rockets
12 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bomb
Setup 162 x R-13M1 air-to-air missiles
2 x Kh-25ML rockets
Setup 1740 x S-8KO rockets
3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bomb
2 x R-13M1 air-to-air missiles
Setup 182 x S-24B rockets
2 x R-13M1 air-to-air missiles
Setup 1912 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bomb
2 x R-13M1 air-to-air missiles
Setup 202 x S-24B rockets
2 x R-13M1 air-to-air missiles
3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bomb
Setup 214 x R-60M air-to-air missiles
5 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bomb
Setup 224 x R-60M air-to-air missiles
5 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bomb
Setup 2312 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bomb
4 x R-60M air-to-air missiles
Setup 2480 x S-8KO rockets
3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bomb
Setup 2580 x S-8KO rockets
3 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bomb
Setup 2640 x S-8KO rockets
3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bomb
4 x R-60M air-to-air missiles
Setup 2740 x S-8KO rockets
3 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bomb
4 x R-60M air-to-air missiles
Setup 2840 x S-8KO rockets
5 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bomb
Setup 292 x S-24B rockets
4 x R-60M air-to-air missiles
Setup 302 x S-24B rockets
5 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bomb
Setup 312 x S-24B rockets
5 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bomb
Setup 322 x S-24B rockets
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 332 x S-24B rockets
40 x S-8KO rockets
Maximum number of loops have been performed
Maximum number of loops have been performed
Main articles: R-13M1, R-60M, S-5KP, S-8KO, S-24B

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

  • Without load
  • 7 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (1,750 kg total)
  • 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 7 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (3,500 kg total)
  • 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
  • 4 x R-60M missiles
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 128 x S-5KP rockets
  • 20 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 12 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs + 64 x S-5KP rockets (1,200 kg total)
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles + 2 x Kh-25ML missiles
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles + 40 x S-8KO rockets + 3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles + 2 x S-24B rockets
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles + 12 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (1,200 kg total)
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles + 2 x S-24B rockets + 3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 4 x R-60M missiles + 5 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (1,250 kg total)
  • 4 x R-60M missiles + 5 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (2,500 kg total)
  • 4 x R-60M missiles + 12 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (1,200 kg total)
  • 80 x S-8KO rockets + 3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 80 x S-8KO rockets + 3 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (750 kg total)
  • 40 x S-8KO rockets + 4 x R-60M missiles + 3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 40 x S-8KO rockets + 4 x R-60M missiles + 3 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (750 kg total)
  • 40 x S-8KO rockets + 5 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (2,500 kg total)
  • 2 x S-24B rockets + 4 x R-60M missiles
  • 2 x S-24B rockets + 5 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (1,250 kg total)
  • 2 x S-24B rockets + 5 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (2,500 kg total)
  • 2 x S-24B rockets + 40 x S-8KO rockets
  • 2 x S-24B rockets + 40 x S-8KO rockets + 3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 2 x S-24B rockets + 4 x R-60M missiles + 3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 2 x S-24B rockets + 4 x R-60M missiles + 3 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (750 kg total)
  • 4 x R-60M missiles + 2 x Kh-25ML missiles
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons + 2 x S-24B rockets
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons + 40 x S-8KO rockets + 3 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons + 5 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (1,250 kg total)
  • 4 x 500 kg KAB-500 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg KAB-500 bombs + 4 x R-60M missiles (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg KAB-500 bombs + 2 x R-13M1 missiles (1,000 kg total)

Usage in battles

Air RB:

Thanks to its great low-altitude performance and powerful cannon armament, the MiG-27M can be a good fighter jet in Air RB. Generally speaking, the best tactic for playing it as a fighter jet is similar to that of the MiG-23M: heading to the left after take-off, keeping the altitude under 500 m, postponing your entry as late as possible, then engaging in head-on combat using the all-aspect R-60Ms and your powerful GSh-6-30 cannon.

Since the MiG-27M has a significant low-altitude speed advantage compared with most of its opponents, it is advised to keep your speed throughout the battle. However, when there's only one or two enemies left, the MiG-27M could quickly become a dogfighter by setting its wing to about 50% angle. In such a setting without load, the MiG-27M can pull 11Gs at 900 km/h, and with even more aggressive dogfighting techniques and less angle for the wing, the MiG-27M is capable of dogfighting light fighters like F-5Cs and MiG-21MFs.

Enemies worth noting:

  • J35Ds, since it is the only aircraft that could certainly win a dogfight against MiG-27M.
  • F-5Es, F-5Cs and MiG-21s, since they are great dogfighters, but it is still possible to defeat them in dogfights.
  • F-4EJ Kai, JA37C, Phantom FG.1/FGR.2, since they have doppler radars and great mid-range missiles.

The MiG-27M could also be played as an attacker in Air RB. When doing so, though, it is still advised to take the 4 R-60Ms and play using the tactic mentioned above to maximize your survivability. Once flanked to the back of the enemy, rush to a base and drop your bombs, then either play it as a fighter jet or ground strike the enemy targets.

Ground RB

The MiG-27M is a great aircraft for ground RB because of its decent manoeuvrability, the variety of guided weapons it can carry, and its GSh-6-30 cannon. To use it effectively, first shoot down any opposing aircraft using the R-60Ms, then deploy whatever weapons you have on-board against tanks. The cannon is also remarkably effective against the thin sides of western MBTs and other lightly armoured targets. Using all your armaments effectively, it is possible to kill quite a few targets in one run.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very high top speed at low altitude.
  • Good sustained turning ability, could even dogfight F-5Cs at lower speed.
  • Variable swept wing design allows impressive performance at any speed.
  • Powerful cannon, highly effective at destroying both ground and air targets.
  • Wide variety of suspended weapons.
  • KAB-500 guided bombs provide all the advantages of air-to-ground missiles with none of their drawbacks.
  • The TV-guided weapons lock on to target faster than their NATO counterparts.
  • Thanks to its laser targeting system, it is no longer needed to point the nose exactly at the target, just need to point it at the general direction.

Cons:

  • Lacks radar and IRST for air-to-air combat.
  • Lacks mid-range missiles.
  • The cannon has a spool up time before it can be fired.
  • The cannon has a paltry ammunition capacity for its rate of fire, requiring stringent trigger discipline.
  • Bad instantaneous turn and roll rate, making it hard to catch most windows at high-speed.
  • R-60Ms are easily defeated by countermeasures.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau (Микоя́н и Гуре́вич Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Fighters  MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK) · MiG-3-34
  I-225
Jet fighters  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l)
  MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH
  MiG-17
  MiG-19PT
  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis
  MiG-23M
  MiG-27M
Exports/Licensed  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l)
  J-2* · ▀MiG-15bis
  J-4* · MiG-17AS · Shenyang F-5*
  J-6A* · ▀MiG-19S
  ▀MiG-21MF · J-7II**
  *Licensed and domesticated with Chinese designations.
  **Unlicensed, reverse-engineered and domesticated with Chinese designations.
See Also  Shenyang · Chengdu

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