War Thunder Mig 23

  • 1Description
  • 2General info
  • 3Usage in battles


Author: Ace Thunder Team Uploader: AvarikAT A singleplayer mod for War Thunder based in the Ace Combat universe shortly after the Belkan War, where you get to see the untold story from the point of view of A World With No Boundaries.Currently the mod features the first mission Broken Accord, and The Gauntlet bonus mission. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, AND JOIN MY DISCORD:)Twitter: 6Br: 10.0Game: war thunderChannel. In 1964 the MiG-17AS was exported to Cuba, where they were additionally modernized with air-to-air missiles pylons. In addition to the air-to-air homing missiles R-3S, the MiG-17AS is armed with one 37 mm and two 23 mm cannons, it can also be equipped with two S-21 unguided rockets or two 250 kg caliber bombs.

Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Jet fighters
La-15 La-15
La-174 La-174
MiG-15 MiG-15bis ·▀MiG-15bis ·J-2 ·MiG-15bis ISH
MiG-17 MiG-17 ·MiG-17AS ·J-4 ·Shenyang F-5
Yak-23 Yak-23
Yak-30 Yak-30
BombersBe-6 (Defensive) ·Tu-4 (Defensive) ·␗Tu-4 (Defensive)
Jet bombersIL-28 ·IL-28Sh ·▀IL-28 ·H-5 ·Tu-14T

General info

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Available ammunition

  • Default:AP-I ·FI-T
  • Armored targets:FI-T ·AP-I ·AP-I ·AP-I
  • Air targets:FI-T ·FI-T ·FI-T ·AP-I
  • Stealth:AP-I
  • Default (turret):AP-I ·FI-T
  • Universal (turret):AP-I ·AP-I ·AP-I ·FI-T
  • FI-T (turret):FI-T ·FI-T ·FI-T

It is possible to achieve penetration American MBT's roofs (Abrams, MBT-70) with the AP-I round, although this task can prove to be difficult.

A FI-T hitting the inner wing or central fuselage will act like a 'mini flak shell' and can cause fuel leaks, oil leaks, engine damage, and inner wing damage.

Penetration statistics
BeltsPenetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 29 26 20 16 14 9
Armored targets 29 26 20 16 14 9
Air targets 29 26 20 16 14 9
Stealth 29 26 20 16 14 9
Default (turret) 29 26 20 16 14 9
Universal (turret) 29 26 20 16 14 9
FI-T (turret) 2 2 2 2 2 2
Belt details
Ammunition Velocity
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
Stealth 710 0.2 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles


This weapon makes for a fairly dangerous encounter, whether for you or your enemy. The slightly above average rate of fire of 900 RPM allows for long-range tap firing or long bursts. The largest issue is that despite the large calibre, it lacks enough punch to ensure each hit will cripple the target, yet it still tends to come with a sparse supply of ammunition. Trigger happy pilots beware! Precise aim is required!

Pros and cons


Mig 23 Flogger

  • Higher fire rate than predecessor (NS-23 found on Mig-15 standard)
  • Decent damage per short burst of shells (about four or more shells, a burst of three can work about 50% of the time)
  • High fire rate for a gun of this calibre


  • Low velocity
  • One or two shells usually won't cause a critical or destroy an enemy (two may impact performance for a follow-up)
  • Occasional sparks
  • Generally low ammunition supply

War Thunder Mig 23 Gun



Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of the weapon in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the weapon and adding a block '/History' (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Weapon-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />.



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See also

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  • reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

Germany aircraft cannons
15 mm MG 151
20 mm MG 151 ·MG C/30L ·MG FF ·MG FF/M
30 mm MK 101 ·MK 103 ·MK 108
37 mm BK 3.7
50 mm BK 5 ·Mk.214a
75 mm BK 7.5
20 mm Hispano Mk.V(Britain) ·M24A1(USA) ·M61A1(USA) ·ShVAK(USSR)
23 mm GSh-23L(USSR) ·NR-23(USSR) ·VYa-23(USSR)
30 mm DEFA 552(France) ·GSh-30-2K(USSR) ·NR-30(USSR)
37 mm N-37D(USSR)

USSR aircraft cannons
20 mm B-20E ·B-20M ·B-20S ·ShVAK
23 mm GSh-23-2 ·GSh-23L ·NR-23 ·NS-23 ·NS-23K ·PTB-23 ·VYa-23
30 mm 2A42 ·GSh-30-2K ·NR-30
37 mm N-37 ·N-37D ·NS-37 ·SH-37
45 mm NS-45
20 mm Hispano Mk.II(Britain) ·MG 151(Germany)
37 mm M4(USA) ·M10(USA)

China aircraft cannons
20 mm AN/M2(USA) ·B-20E(USSR) ·Hispano Mk.II(Britain) ·Ho-3(Japan) ·Ho-5(Japan)
M39A1(USA) ·M39A2(USA) ·M61(USA) ·M61A1(USA) ·ShVAK(USSR) ·Type 99 Model 1(Japan)
23 mm NR-23(USSR) ·NS-23(USSR) ·NS-23K(USSR) ·Type 23-2K
30 mm Type 30-1
37 mm Ho-203(Japan) ·N-37D(USSR)

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