Top 10 Russian MiG Fighters

No 6. MiG-23 “Flogger”

Introduced 1970
Units built 5,000+
Role Fighter – Bomber
Max Speed 1,553 mph
Range 1,750 mi
Service ceiling 60,695 ft
Thrust to weight ratio 0.88

This was a third-generation Russian swing-wing fighter.  It was the first Soviet fighter with a look-down/shoot-down radar and beyond visual range missiles. Its single unit cost $3,6 – $6.6 million. Various variants of the MiG-23 are currently in operation with over 10 countries.


No 5. MiG-25 “Foxbat”

Introduced 1970
Units built 1,190
Role Interceptor/Reconnaissance
Max Speed 2,170 mph
Range 1,075 mi
Service ceiling 67,915 ft
Thrust to weight ratio 0.41

The MiG-25 entered into service in 1970 and was equipped with a powerful radar and four air-to-air missiles. It was one of the reasons behind the development of the F-15 Eagle by USA.


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