OK, please enough Tabqa and enough MiG-21's, let's change some air!
Above, a new photo emerged the last month for a MiG-23 at least armed with R-24 missiles (long white) -could be either ML coming from Sh'eirat AFB or an MF coming from Hama AFB- maneuvering over Lattakia coast at very low altitude. Are SyAAF patrolling the coast regularly or it was an incident to spot that MiG-23 that day!?!?
Syrian MiG-23MF landing in Hama AFB.
One of the rarest shots for an armed MiG-23ML inside a HAS, typically fitted with R-24R (AKA AA-7 Apex) medium-range air-to-air missiles under wing roots pylons and R-60 (AKA AA-8 Aphid) short-range air-to-air missiles under fuselage.
The first time to spot a MiG-23ML fitted with B-8 unguided missiles pods over Damascus area, performing raids against ground targets, the place the BN dominate there.