Aircraft - Mikoyan MiG-27

Aircraft - Mikoyan MiG-27

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The Mikoyan MiG-27 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-27) (NATO reporting name "Flogger-D/J") is a ground-attack aircraft, originally built by the Mikoyan design bureau in the Soviet Union and later license-produced in India by Hindustan Aeronautics as the Bahadur ("Valiant"). It is based on the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 fighter aircraft, but optimized for the air-to-ground role. However unlike the Mig-23, the Mig-27 did not see widespread usage outside Russia as most countries opted for the MiG-23BN and Sukhoi Su-25 instead. It currently only remains in service with the Indian and Sri Lankan Air Forces in the ground attack role. All Russian and Ukranian examples have now been retired. The MiG-27 shares the basic airframe of the MiG-23, but with the revised nose — nicknamed "Utkonos" ("platypus").
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