Tag: Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

This Iraqi Mirage F.1EQ-5 made an Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia after being Hit by an AIM-7E Fired by an IRIAF F-14A Tomcat
The Iraqi said that their Mirage F.1EQ-5 was hit by a 'Strela' MANPAD, fired by the IRGC: actually, there was no MANPAD: it was an AIM-7E fired by an F-14A, scrambled from Bushehr. The photo in this post shows a Mirage F.1EQ-5 of the Iraqi Air Force (IrAF), serial number 4569. It was...
IRIAF F-4E Phantom II crashes into Persian Gulf. Both Crew Members eject safely.
Regular patrol flights of IRIAF F-4E Phantom II fighters are common in the region, but this crash comes amid tensions in the Gulf region between the US and Iran. On Aug. 4, 2019, around 12:30 hrs local time, the F-4E Phantom II inventory of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) became...
Who will be the Bad Guy in Top Gun: Maverick?
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, it is highly suggested you do so first before reading any further! Now that we’ve all had a week or so to process the incredible official trailer for the sequel to the 1986 film classic, it’s time to ask a question sure to pique the interest...
The Story of the Giraffe Missions and how IrAF Mirage F.1 fighter bombers were able to shoot down four IRIAF F-14 Tomcats
When the two Mirage F.1 interceptors were within 20 kilometres from their targets, the ground control issued the pre-determined code-word - 'Giraffe!’ - advising the pilots to climb and power up their radars. The two Iraqis established a lock on and then fired at least two Super 530F, from about 10 kilometres range. Taken by surprise,...
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warns Iran that “The F-35I can reach Tehran and of course also Syria”
“Lately, Iran has been threatening Israel with destruction,” Netanyahu said, standing in front of an F-35I Adir jet during a visit to the Nevatim Air Base. “It should remember that these planes can reach every place in the Middle East.” On Jul. 9, 2019 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran that Israeli...
That time an IrAF MiG-23ML mistakenly shot down an IRIAF F-14A that was defecting to Iraq
Shortly after taking a smooth right turn, the two MiG-23MLs from No. 63 Squadron rolled out barely 8nm behind the F-14A, meanwhile underway well inside the Iraqi airspace… Although most of Iraqi sources maintain that the Iranian F-14A never proved particularly effective, and never had much success during the Iran-Iraq War, cross-examination of...
More details (and picture) of the recent IRIAF F-14A Tomcat crash
The IRIAF F-14A Tomcat airframe is completely destroyed. The picture in this post features the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) F-14A Tomcat that crashed yesterday . According to Scramble Facebook News Magazine, it is now (still unconfirmed) reported that the aircraft involved is F-14A 3-6003. According to the picture...
IRIAF F-14A Tomcat crashed, both crew members ejected safely
The F-14A reported an emergency to air traffic control during its training flight. As reported by Scramble Facebook News Magazine, one of the few remaining Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) F-14A Tomcats was involved in a crash at home base Esfahãn-Shahid Beheshti International Airport (Iran). The IRIAF F-14A...
IAF to purchase 17 more F-35Is
Iranian intelligence discovered that the Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets had carried out this sortie as a test of the possibility of an undetected attack on Iranian outposts and bases, during which they photographed those sensitive bases, evading the Russian S-300 missile system’s radar. Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) commander...
The Incredible Story of the Iranian F-14 Pilot that Safely RTB after having flown through the Fireball of the Iraqi MiG-21 He Had just Shot Down
"I fired one AIM-9 at very close range, and when my missile hit the MiG, it blew up into a massive fireball almost immediately - I could not avoid the explosion," Maj Hazin, IRIAF F-14 Tomcat Pilot Retired by the U.S. Navy on Sep. 22, 2006 the iconic F-14 Tomcat remains the backbone of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF)...