Imperial Iranian Air Force

The story of the Iraqi MiG-23 Flogger that mistakenly shot down an Iranian F-14 Tomcat that was defecting to Iraq

The story of the Iraqi MiG-23 Flogger that mistakenly shot down an Iranian F-14 Tomcat that was defecting to Iraq

The young lieutenant acquired lock-on and fired a single R-24T. The hefty weapon detonated below the F-14A, setting it… Read More

7 months ago

Iran wants to buy the Su-35 fighter from Russia. The IRIAF is no longer looking at the Su-30.

The Su-35 fighters for Iran if approved, could come from the existing airframes intended for Egypt. Head of the Islamic… Read More

9 months ago

The day Shah of Iran said he liked the F-15 because it was an Air Superiority Fighter but he liked the F-14 even more because he Needed an Air Supremacy Fighter

The Shah was very intelligent man and knew the benefits which an F-14/AWG-9/PHOENIX system would provide in defending the… Read More

1 year ago

Here’s why F-14 Tomcat fighter jets preserved in museums could never be restored in flight conditions

The key structural element of an F-14 is its wing box. It is an electron beam welded titanium box that… Read More

2 years ago

Former IRIAF F-14 Pilot explains how he was able to dodge 20 Matra missiles fired at his Tomcat by Iraqi Fighter Jets

“I called the ground radar but didn’t receive reply. I tried again and still got no reply. After my… Read More

3 years ago

All Iranian Characters Killed in Jan. 3 US Air Strike, the IRIAF F-14s scrambled to Intercept the MQ-9 UAV that conducted the Air Raid and All the Latest Updates about Major-General Qasem Soleimani’s Death

The death of Soleimani is going to change exactly nothing because Soleimani was easily 'replaced' by several 'high-class technocrats' of… Read More

3 years ago

IRIAF P-3F Orion Buzzes US Navy Ships in the Gulf of Oman

Such IRIAF P-3F Orion low passes are reported as regular occurrence in the Persian Gulf region. Taken on Nov.… Read More

4 years ago

Former IIAF Tomcat pilots tell the True Story of why Iran picked the F-14 over the F-15

‘The AWG-9 enabled us to engage at ranges that F-15 pilots could only dream of. We could even use AIM-7s… Read More

4 years ago


The F-14 Tomcat fired one AIM-54A from range of over 100km (60 miles). The missile quickly cut the distance… Read More

6 years ago