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MiG-23BN 1428 IrAF TC-59

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Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Al Iraqiya. Iraqi Air Force
No.29 Squadron. Abu Ubaida AB, September 1980

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  • Standard - DINA3 (29,7x42cm) (16,5"x12")
  • Large - 70x50cm (28"x20")

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By Timeframe Iran - Irak War
By Model MiG-23/27 Flogger
By Illustrator Tom Cooper / ACIG.info

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Manufacturer: Mikoyan i Gurevich
Model: MiG-23MF
Seial: s/n 23167


An IrAF MiG-23BN depicted as loaded for one of furthest-reaching missions over Iran, on the afternoon of 22nd September, 1980. The aircraft is carrying two FAB-500ShN parachute-retarded bombs. Three drop tanks were carried as well: one under the centreline and two under wings: the later had to be jettisoned before the actual attack, so to enable the pilot to move wings.  Also shown is the insignia of the No.29 Squadron IrAF: consisting of a falcon head, with Number 29, a brown cliff, sea and three birds, it was originally showing a Hunter, and then a MiG-21, before the unit re-equipped with MiG-23s, in the mid-1970s.