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Mikoyan MiG-23BN
WRD MiG-23BN East Germany
Info
Nation Flag East Germany East Germany
Class Ground Attack Aircraft
Cost 95 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 20%
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 1000 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 3500 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 105 s
Icon WRD Turn radius 400
Icon WALB Year 1980
Icon WALB Type Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
Autocannon GSh-23L (23mm)
AT Cluster Bomb RBK-500 (500kg)

The MiG-23BN is an East German attack aircraft available to PACT forces.

HistoryEdit

The MiG-23BN is a single-engine, single-seat, variable-geometry wing fighter produced by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Air Force. The MiG-23BN (NATO Reporting Name: FLOGGER-H) was based on the MiG-23B "FLOGGER-F" ground attack aircraft, and first flew in 1973. The type received the same engine as its contemporary fighter variants, the R-29-300, compared to the AL-21 which powered the MiG-23B. The MiG-23B series' strike roll required several redesigns from the fighter/interceptor configuration of the M-series. As such, the MiG-23B/BN have a cropped nose and higher seat for better visibility, up-armored windscreen, and no radar.

OverviewEdit

Red DragonEdit

The MiG-23BN is a relatively inexpensive strike platform available to East German and REDFOR decks. It is armed with a single GSh-23L cannon and six RBK-500 anti-tank cluster bombs. The type has better ECM than the East German MiG-23ML fighter, though it is of moderate power (20%), exceptional speed, and its six large HEAT cluster bombs make the type deadly against the top armor of tanks and transports alike.

The major drawbacks of the MiG-23BN include its relatively poor ECM and lack of any air to air missiles. These factors leave the MiG-23BN vulnerable to both enemy SAMs and AAMs, while the MiG-23BN's ability to strike back at enemy aircraft is very limited. As such, a fighter or SEAD escort should be considered when employing the BN.

WeaponsEdit

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon Gsh-23L 2 WRD Icon RBK-500
Type Autocannon Cluster Bomb No Weapon
Name GSh-23L RBK-500
Caliber 23mm AoE 500kg HEAT, CLUS
Ammo x 500 x 6
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2275 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 30% 20%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 30% N/A
AP Power N/A 6
HE Power 1 N/A
Icon WALB Suppression 46 300
Rate of fire 1071 r/min 60 r/min

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