1/72 Bilek MiG-23MF

Gallery Article by Lucian Capraru on May 19 2014

 

Hi, this is my 1/72 Bilek MiG-23 MF of the Romanian Air Force. The kit is a conversion from ML to MF, I added the tail spine and modified the landing gear.

 

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The MiG-23 entered in service with the Romanian Air Force in 1979 in two variants MF and UB (36 MF and 10 UB), it was used until 2001. There were two air bases equipped with the MiG-23, 57th near Constanta and 93rd near Timisoara.

I saw the MiG-23 in the summer of 2001, it was the last flight in front of a huge crowd along with the single MiG-29 able to fly at that time.

Louis

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Photos and text by Lucian Capraru