NEWARK AIR MUSEUM - News Release

NEWARK AIR MUSEUM - News Release

Newark's MiG Makeover – June 2008

The repainting of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23M “Flogger” 024003607 “07” at Newark Air Museum has just taken a major step forward with the application of the main Polish national markings.

The work is being undertaken by a group of local aviation enthusiast who are painters by trade, working for a company based in Nottingham. The final phase of the project will see the reapplication of the diverse array of smaller stencil markings.

Information received via one of the web-forum seems to indicate this airframe is an early production airframe, which is very difficult to view outside of the former USSR. The aerial fit around the air intakes seems to indicate the airframe used the R-23R (a medium range missile) attached to the fuselage's belly; with pre-launch data being provided by a small antenna on the fuselage.



The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23ML “Flogger” (024003607 “07”) at Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire
repainted as a Polish Air Force example by Gary Watson.

All Photo Credits: Howard Heeley - Down To Earth Promotions





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