In a quick update from Ron Zambrano on Twitter, we have some new images of the latest work on the MiG-23MLA from RAZBAM. Let’s have a quick look!
New MiG-23 images
We’ve known for years that RAZBAM has been working on a MiG-23MLA for DCS World. The project is intended to be a follow-up on their MiG-19 project and it’s taken a while to come together. Updates from 2018, 19, 20 and 21 have all shown slow progress on the exterior model and some shots of the cockpit as well.
The latest focus in on the details showing off the MiG-23’s complex landing gear and engine systems.
I know the question on the tip of everyone’s tongue right now is will 2022 be the year that this jet comes together. I don’t think we know that or can know that. This is undoubtedly a long term project, one that’s produced some beautiful results, from a modeler that is already familiar with how to build for DCS World thanks to the work done on the MiG-19.
I think when the time comes, this project will come together rather quickly. But I don’t know if that will be a 2022 or sometime later. DCS jets do take time to build and of course the MiG-23 is no simple jet. But it is yet another type that will eventually arrive and help fill out the cold war jet inventory very nicely!