HOBBY MASTER 1/72 SYRIAN AIR FORCE MIKOYAN MIG-23MS FLOGGER <

$159.00 (Ex Tax: $144.55)

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Description

Up for sale is a brand new 1/72  SYRIAN AIR FORCE MIKOYAN MIG-23MS FLOGGER <<IV (HA5304) by Hobby Master.

In the 1960’s the Soviet military required a replacement for the MiG-21 that could compete with
the USAF F-14 Tomcat. It had to be very fast, rapid acceleration, carry a larger payload, capable
of a high service ceiling, long range and beyond visual range intercept capabilities. The project
was given to the Mikoyan- Gurevich Design Bureau that produced the Model 23-11 that first flew
on June 10, 1967. Production began in 1969 and eventually completed over 5,000 swing-wing
MiG-23s. A ground-attack variant was also produced, the MiG-27.

In October 1973 the first new MiG-23MS arrived in Syria. On April 19, 1974 Captain al-Masry of
the Syrian Air Force was on a weapons test mission and spotted eight Israeli F-4E Phantoms.
Realizing he had to attack first he charged the F-4Es breaking their formation. Making a turn as
hard as the MiG-23MS would allow al-Masry rolled in behind some F-4Es. He fired three missiles
downing two but his MiG-23MS was hit by friendly SAM SA-6s destroying the aircraft but some
how al-Masry managed to escape the wreckage.

This model air-plane is made from die-cast metal and include extensive detailing. It is similar in quality to Century Wings, Calibre Wings, Corgi, Witty Wings and Aviation72.

Includes display stand.

Additional information

Weight1 kg
Dimensions24 × 24 × 12 cm
Length

23cm

Wingspan

19.5cm

Aircraft Family

MIKOYAN MIG-23 FLOGGER

Registration

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Brand

HOBBY MASTER

Model Manufacturer

HOBBY MASTER

Vehicle Manufacturer

MIKOYAN