A Soviet-built third-generation jet fighter, the MiG-23 was developed in the late 1960s and was officially introduced in 1970. There were two production variants: the "M" series was the interceptor-fighter model, while the "B" series served in the fighter-bomber role. More than 5,000 MiG-23s were ultimately manufactured, and it has seen extensive service around the world, including in Cuba, Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Though retired in Russia, it remains operational in 12 national militaries.
A Hobby Master replica of a MiG-23MF as it appeared with the Czech Air Force in 1992, this 1/72 scale, die cast model features engraved panel lines, a sliding canopy, a removable pilot figure, a well-equipped cockpit including instrument panel, a detailed afterburning turbojet, full weapons complement, sweepable wings, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 9¼" long with a 7¾" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA5305