MiG-23UB

For trainingpurposes the BVVS took delivery of the twoseat MiG-23UB. A total of 15 dual seat Floggers were delivered, of which one was a secondhand example received from the Soviet Airforce. A MiG-23UB crashed on approach to Cheshnegirovo in the second half of the eighties. The last twoseaters flew from Dobroslavtsi airbase near Sofia until their withdrawal in November 2002.

Picture: Bord 32 on finals for Dobroslavtsi


Bulgarian MiG-23UB numbers

serialnumber
bord
delivered
remarks
A1037620
020
1976 to 25 IBAP
Cheshnegirovo
A1037621
021
1976 to 25 IBAP
Krumovo Museum
A1037622
022
1976 to 25 IBAP
Dobroslavtsi
A1037701
023
1977 to 25 IBAP
crashed
A1037702
024
1977 to 25 IBAP
Cheshnegirovo
A1037855
25
1978 to 18 IAP
Cheshnegirovo
A1037856
26
1978 to 18 IAP
Dobroslavtsi
A1037857
27
1978 to 18 IAP
Dobroslavtsi
A1038105
028
1981 to 25 IBAP
Cheshnegirovo
A1038318
29
1983
Sofia-Boyana Mus.
A1038320
30
1983
Dobroslavtsi
A1038330
31
1983
Cheshnegirovo
A1038404
32
1984 to 2/18 IAE
Dobroslavtsi
A1038406
33
1984 to 2/18 IAE
Dobroslavtsi
19015140
040
1984 to 25 IBAP
ex VVS, Cheshnegirovo

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©Robin Polderman 2002

Updated (withdrawal info) 19 February 2003