Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 MLD
On loan from the National Museum
of the United States Air Force
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1982.
Location. 32° 8.33′ N, 110° 52.071′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the southern section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Panavia Tornado IDS (a few steps from this marker); Beechcraft UC-45J (within shouting distance of this marker); General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (within shouting distance of this marker); General Dynamics F-111E (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-84F (within shouting distance of this marker); Beechcraft AT-7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed T-33A (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-84C (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
Also see . . . Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-23; NATO reporting name: Flogger) is a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union. It is a third-generation jet fighter, alongside similar Soviet aircraft such as the Su-17 "Fitter". It was the first Soviet fighter to field a look-down/shoot-down radar, the RP-23 Sapfir, and one of the first to be armed with beyond-visual-range missiles. Production started in 1969 and reached large numbers with over 5,000 aircraft built, making it the most produced variable-sweep wing aircraft in history. Today the MiG-23 remains in limited service with some export customers. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.