Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-23 Flogger

in North Korean Air Force service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 45
Total Still Active: 45
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1985
Retirement: current
Main Role: Fighter
Origin: USSR


In 1985, following the end of a ten-year rift in North Korean – Soviet trade relations, about 60 MiG-23s had been received. By 1997, 46 remained in service. The exact sub-type/s delivered remains unclear, but most likely include the MiG-23MS Flogger-E (an export variant of the MiG-23M Flogger-B interceptor) and MiG-23ML Flogger-G (identified by having a much smaller dorsal fin). By the late 1990s, MiG-23 Floggers were reported in service with the 57th and 60th Aviation Regiments, both based at Pukchang, and the 56th Aviation Regiment, based at Toksan.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes


None available at present.

More Information


  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • MiG-23/27 Flogger: Soviet Swing-Wing Fighter/Strike Aircraft (Yefim Gordon & Keith Dexter)

Other Sources

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