MiG-23 Brussel museum

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MiG-23 Brussel museum

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After reading the article in the last issue of Sramble Magazine about the use of MiG-21’s (YF-110B) in the USAF test program of he 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron (4477 TES), I’ve been searching for more info about this project. Beside the MiG-21’s they also tested the MiG-23BN (YF-113B) and some more Russian hardware. In one article they talked about the MiG-23BN in Brussel as it also was used in this project. After service in the USA it went to Ramstein just like the MiG-21, which was preserved at Brussel some time ago.
I’m looking for more info about this MiG-23BN in use with USAF. I know it is ex Egypt. Does someone more info about it’s history?

According to someone also the Su-20 preserved at Leeuwarden AB was coming from Ramstein. Was this one also used by 4477 TES?

Thanks in advance.
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Quite a few books written about this operation.

E.g.

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Eagles-Ameri ... B01DPPTRD2
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They also used the MiG-23MS. An interesting survivor can be found on San Clemente Island on a small dump.

See images here:
https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/136083-i- ... an-mig-23/

Also recently an interesting video appeared on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BayjAFra_6U
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The Su-20 came from Manching and has no relation with the USAF.
The Su-20s was used as prototypes for updates to the Egypt a/c done by German companies.
There was a picture of one of the 2 Su-22 at Manching on the cover of an old Scramble magazine.
The other Su-20 is at Gatow museum
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W&R wrote: 18 Jan 2021, 12:52 The Su-20 came from Manching and has no relation with the USAF.
The Su-20s was used as prototypes for updates to the Egypt a/c done by German companies.
There was a picture of one of the 2 Su-22 at Manching on the cover of an old Scramble magazine.
The other Su-20 is at Gatow museum
Thanks for your answer.
Martijn
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