In need of a replacement for the MiG-21 and that could compete with the F-14 Tomcat, the Soviet military wanted an aircraft that had to be very fast, along with rapid acceleration, larger payload, a higher service ceiling, long range, and beyond visual range intercept capabilities. The Model 23-11 was created and first flew on June 10 of 1967 before producing over 5,000 swing-wing MiG-23s.
This 1/72 scale, die cast model is a Hobby Master replica of a MiG-23MF Flogger as it appeared from the Czech Republic Air Force in 1994, featuring authentic markings and paint scheme, engraved panel lines, a rotating propeller, a well-equipped cockpit, and a display stand. Measures 9" long with a 7½" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA5307