Country of Origin: Russia
The variable-sweep wing MiG-27 Flogger was the first modern multi-role former Soviet aircraft. This entry describes the MiG-27 ground attack variants (see separate entry on MiG-23 for the fighter-interceptor version).
The Flogger features a shoulder-mounted (manually selected) variable-geometry wing capable of three sweep angles: 16, 45 and 72 degrees. When swept all the way back, the wings still leave a gap between the trailing edges and the leading edge of the tailplanes. The...
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