Monday, July 1, 2013

The Flogger

Tonight's post is a good example of why your blogmeister created this-here less-than-specific aviation cyber-rag. For the last more than a little while he has been focused primarily on the birds of the Second World War and, to a lesser extent, those of the 'Great War' of some twenty years earlier... as well as many from in between those two conflicts. And all of his web-projects have reflected this focus, leaving little room to express a healthy interest in military aircraft of other eras. Matter of fact, one might think that all your blogmeister cares about is old props...

Not true... he digs old jets too!

Even if he doesn't know a helluvalot about them... and all he knows about the jet in this photo below is that it's a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MLD 'Flogger-K'.

To your blogmeister, this particular type, more than any other, embodies the Russkie side of the Cold War. While growing up, he would often daydream of dogfights between US and Soviet fighters, and more often than not, a MiG-23 was the bad guy. And it usually looked something like this...


Fade to Black...

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