Eastern Order of Battle

The Hungarian MiG-23s in the late eighties

The MiG Dessign Boreau determined the export of the MiG-23MF/UB Flogger’s original service life to be set at 1,500 hours and 17 years; the twin-seater has an original service life of 1,500 or 1,750 hours and 17 years, though this may be extended to 20 years if the airframe is in good condition. (The approved service life further increased in the nineties.)

Halfway through the lifespan of the aircraft industrial Overhaul needed to be carried out. At the end of the eighties, the Hungarian Homeland Air Defense Force’s MiG-23 Flogger fighter aircraft have reached half their lifespan. The industrial repair was carried out in Bulgaria between 1988 and 1990.

The nine MiG-23MF Flogger-B and the two MiG-23UB Flogger-C arrived after an average of 800-1000 flying hours to Bulgaria. The MiG-23 fleet was extended to 750 hours and ten years. During the repair, the MiG-23s gray paint were replaced to camouflage.

Hungarian MiG-23UB Flogger-C Camouflage at Pápa air base in 1990. Photo: Viroli Elio Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base in 1990. Photo: Viroli Elio
Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base. Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base.
Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base. Photo: Szücs László Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base. Photo: Szücs László
Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base in 1990. Photo: Viroli Elio Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base.
Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base. Photo: Szücs László Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Kecskemét air base in 1990. Photo: Szücs László
Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Kecskemet air base in 1990 Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Kecskemet air base in 1990
Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base. Photo: Szücs László Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Camouflage at Pápa air base. Photo: Szücs László

The Hungarian MiG-23 squadron took part in a Live-fire exercise in 1990 in Poland. Six MiG-23 settled in Slupsk Airport. The camouflage fighters launched old R-3S AA-2A and R-13M1 AA-2C Atoll air-to-air missiles.

Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Live-fire exercise in Poland Slupsk. Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Live-fire exercise in Poland. Photo: Szücs László
Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Live-fire exercise in Poland Slupsk. Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Live-fire exercise in Poland Slupsk.
Hungarian MiG-23MF Flogger-B Live-fire exercise in Poland Slupsk.

Tags:
Hungary, Cold War, MiG-23MF Flogger-B, MiG-23UB Flogger-C, Pápa, 47th Home Air Defence Regiment, Warsaw Pact, People's Republic of Hungary, Hungarian People's Army, Mikoyan and Gurevich, Camouflage, Live-fire exercise, Poland, Slupsk, R-3S AA-2A Atoll air-to-air missile, R-13M AA-2C

Címkék:
Magyarország, Hidegháború, MiG-23MF Flogger-B, MiG-23UB Flogger-C, Pápa, 47. honi vadászrepülő ezred, 47. HVRE, Pestvidéki Gépgyár, Varsói Szerződés, Magyar Népköztársaság, Magyar Néphadsereg, Mikojan Gurevics, Éles lövészet, Lengyelország, Slupsk, R-3S AA-2A Atoll infra vezérlésű levegő - levegő rakéta, R-13M AA-2C

Облако тегов:
Венгрия, холодная война, МиГ-23МФ, МиГ-23УБ, Папа, 47-й истребительный авиационный полк, 47-й ИАП, Организация Варшавского договора, Венгерская Народная Республика, Венгерской народной армии, Микоян и Гуревич, Р-3С, Р-13М, К-13, авиационная ракета, Польша, Слупск

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