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User currently offlineSean1234 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 411 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

How did they get them ?

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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

just like their Boeings and F-5s we sold them to them in the mid 70's before the revolution. We quit shipping them parts after the hostage crisis and 'wink' wink' nudge nudge, if I were a betting man I'd guess very few of them still fly as parts are hard to come by.

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Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

A few years back I read somewhere that up to a dozen were still flying.
Iran was converting Hawk SAMs to AAM config to replace the Phoenix (which were useless by then).



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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

Iran has been doing a good job of keeping (some of) it's western weapon systems in operating condition despite the embargo. Remember, they have the ability to manufacture certain parts by themselves, although for others they'd have to break up other a/c into spare parts.

Iran was going to get 75 F-16A/B's in 1980, but the revolution occured just months before the delivery date, so they went to Israel (who were going to get F-16's anyways, just a few months later) instead. The IAF used the early delivery as much as they could, destroying what was to be the Osirak nuclear plant in Iraq only a year after taking delivery of their first Fighting Falcon.

Iran also operated (still do?) F-4E's, and AH-1's among others.

LY744.



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

yes Iran has F-4s. I have 'seen' all those flying over Iran while I was flying Northern Watch in Turkey. Air Forces monthly magazine even discussed this a few months ago.

If I were a betting man I'd say a dozen is a bit high on the number of F-14s still flying. I'd say, oh lets pick half that, yes, 6 or so F-14s

Ciao,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

Any idea what came of the Hawk AAM conversion? I saw a picture at the time and it looked awesome (and a bitch to get the aircraft of the ground with a Hawk tied under the wing...).


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User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Not sure if it's Iran, but when I was visiting the F-22/C-130 production facility in Atlanta I seem to remember our host pointing to several mothballed C-130's that were just sitting on the ramp. They were supposed to be delivered to one of the middle eastern countries, but were never sent due to political reasons. Funny part is the aircraft were already paid for.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

we have F-16s for Pakistan that were not delivered but paid for as well, though we might send them now. They were not sent after Pakistan lit off some nuke tests.

Jwenting, haven't seen any unclass info on the Iran missle tests. sorry I don't have any info on it, though I'll check my old 'Janes' at work tomorrow.

Ciao,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 933 times:

The F-14As were purchased by Iran when their Shah was in power. After the Islamic Revolution the US stopped shipments of additional F-14s plus spare parts for the other American types they had in their inventory.

User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 919 times:

Hamfist ,I beleive those paid for C-130s were for Libya before Quaddafi took power but i could be wrong.


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