Intended to destroy movable and stationary ground targets in visual flight conditions with utilization of guided weapon as well as aerial targets by means of internal cannon.
Differences of MiG-27M from MiG-27D are in some changed specifications of airborne equipment.
Combat survivability is ensured by armoring of pilot's compartment, supercharging of fuel tanks by neutral gas and utilization of fire-prevention system.
Utilization of variable-geometry-wing and low-pressure tires results in high take-off and landing characteristics of aircraft and possibility of their basing on unpaved airfields.
Set of external weapon includes air-to-surface missiles X-29, X-25, X-23, X-27PS, air-to-air missiles R-60 (R-60M), rockets S-5, S-8, S-24, gun pods, incendiary tanks and aviation bombs of various types, including guided ones.
Presence of powerful built-in 30-mm six-barrel gun permit to destroy enemy's aerial targets and defeat light-armored vehicles.