MiG-23BN serial 4136 was the first of two overhauled by technicians of the LNA/AF — with some help from Egypt. LNA/AF photo via ACIG.info

Libya’s Peculiar, Aerial-Refueling MiG-23s

Serial number 4136 received this shark’s mouth insignia before going into combat against Islamist militants. LNA/AF photo via ACIG.info
Composition of stills released by the former Libyan State T.V., showing refueling trials with a Mirage F.1AD in left upper corner, a MiG-23UB in left lower corner and the West German-made IFR pod installed on the Il-76 registered as 5A-DNP. Tom Cooper Collection photos
The second MiG-23BN overhauled by technicians of the LNA/AF was serial number 8985. Of interest is the different — French-made IFR probe installed on this aircraft nowadays, in place of that made by the West Germans. This is more pointed and its holder more streamlined. LNA/AF photo via ACIG.info

War Is Boring

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics, exploring how and why we fight above, on and below an angry world

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War Is Boring

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics, exploring how and why we fight above, on and below an angry world