MiG-23ML

US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot who fired a Phoenix missile against an Iraqi MiG-23 explains why the AIM-54 missed its target

US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot who fired a Phoenix missile against an Iraqi MiG-23 explains why the AIM-54 missed its target

Using their F-14 Tomcat (much-improved) Link-16 datalink, LCDR Coby 'Coach' Loessberg and his RIO obtained their targeting data from the… Read More

9 months ago

Libyan MiG-23 pilot tells the story of a memorable dogfight he had with US Navy F-14 Tomcats

“I pushed my throttle to full dry power while my aircraft went through the vertical and pointed at the Tomcats… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the Iraqi MiG-23 Flogger that mistakenly shot down an Iranian F-14 Tomcat that was defecting to Iraq

The young lieutenant acquired a lock-on and fired a single R-24T. The hefty weapon detonated below the F-14A, setting it… Read More

2 years ago

A Kill is a Kill! The story of the Iraqi MiG-23 that crashed while trying to escape from two AIM-54 Phoenix missiles fired by US Navy F-14 Tomcats

While approaching for the second landing attempt, the Iraqi MiG-23 ran out of fuel, stalled and crashed only 200 metres… Read More

2 years ago

The weird story of the South African missile very similar to the ramjet-powered version of the Russian R-77 medium-range air-to-air missile

Most likely, this was a sheer accident. Or - and considering a number of what could only be described as… Read More

3 years ago

That time an IrAF MiG-23ML mistakenly shot down an IRIAF F-14A that was defecting to Iraq

Shortly after taking a smooth right turn, the two MiG-23MLs from No. 63 Squadron rolled out barely 8nm behind the… Read More

5 years ago

Libyan MiG-23 pilot remembers a memorable dogfight with U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats

“I pushed my throttle to full dry power while my aircraft went through the vertical and pointed at the Tomcats… Read More

5 years ago

That time a Cuban-flown Angolan MiG-23 “accidentally” fired two missiles at a BAe 125 business jet carrying the president of Botswana

For unknown reasons, the Angolan MiG-23 fired a missile, which blew the starboard engine clean off the BAe 125. A… Read More

6 years ago

MiG-23 Vs Mirage F.1: when Cuban-flown Angolan Floggers clashed with South African Mirages

The SAAF had to admit that - thanks to the superior armament of the Cuban-flown MiG-23MLs - Angola was now… Read More

6 years ago

What Should’ve been the F-14 Tomcat’s First Air-Air Kill of Desert Storm

Remembering that there could be no friendly aircraft north of his F-14, Glaze cut the range to the target down… Read More

6 years ago