Aviation Photo #1571975 Grumman F-14A Tomcat - Iran - Air Force

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Photo Added: August 29, 2009

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Anonymous
8 years ago
I'm speechless! i couldn't see this shot even in my dreams. Viva Iran Air Force!
Anonymous
8 years ago
OMG...Who could belive it ?????
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yoohooo! Two Persian Cats + 707! Attractive formation for front page! ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Persian cats!and nothing more
Anonymous
8 years ago
Even better shot! Great work!
Anonymous
8 years ago
A truly unique photo, and very well done too! Thank you for sharing it with us! I could only wish for another photo with more details on the 707's wing-mounted refueling pod: it's construction seems to be quite unusual.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Those are just such beautiful aircraft the F14's. I really wish the Americans still had some flying.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Iran have Americana f14s, funny, very funny.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent shot! just hope for a day that I can take like this one for our lovely Iran Air Force.
-Shary
Anonymous
8 years ago
GREAT! taken in the right moment... good luck IRIAF!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Only ViVa Iranian Air Force.
Many thanks for sharing this photo.
5*(Dani)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice picture!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yes , very nice, end of 70s iran airforce got 79 tomcat naturaly fo imperia airforce;)but only some of them are in service and airworthy.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great photo, although i wonder if these aircraft are still flying. Or if the IRIAF is still finding parts on Ebay.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like natural feeding.Nice shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Viva Iran Air Force ...
Viva Old Lady ...
Viva Persaian Cats ...
Thanks For Sharing ...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great photo, it's good to see Tomcats still going strong! Viva a peaceful Iran!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yessssss...WE ARE !!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow! I'd love to see - and more importantly HEAR that baby take off! I can imagine the smoke and noise!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Its really beatiful, nice....
Anonymous
8 years ago
Its really beatiful...
Anonymous
8 years ago
The persian cats are still wild and ready for hunt. Just wait for shafagh. The Persian 5th generation fighter. Hope for a peaceful middle east
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic,very nice shot,tnx
Anonymous
8 years ago
Please keep them flying!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice Shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
The last tomcats in the world still flying
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice photo. But let not forget, a fighter is only as good as its pilot
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wonderful pic!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Iran purchased F14s under the Shah.... Whether they have weapons for them and how many are flying today is unknown. Interesting shot though.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Oh my god . . .
Anonymous
6 years ago
OMG
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is a nice shot no doubt. The F14A tomcats getting refueled et al... However, I have observed something very shocking that none of the people commenting here have mentioned... Observe the Refueler.. it has windows!! It actually has windows, which means that this is a "passenger" aircraft retrofitted for air-refueling!! My gosh! The lengths to which the Iranians have gone to attain certain capabilities!! :D
Anonymous
5 years ago
The 707 tankers were bought by The Late Shah of Iran, King Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. They had windows from the very first day right after factory roll out.
Anonymous
5 years ago
With regard to the comment on the windows on the aircraft it is a simple use of an aircraft in different roles to maintain greater flexibility. Not the desperation your comment implies, many nations do it so they essentially have two aircraft in one.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Ok. I have tried to resist replying to the immediately previous comment below but I just cannot resist anymore. The argument is flawed because air refuelers are basically "Force Multipliers" . That means that they are "dedicated" in their role and more importantly are never used part - time. I tried finding air forces that do this, and no major top 10 air force actually performs dual use such as this photo in a manner depicted here. Also, one more thing, if you zoom into the photo in the wing section, you will find that it is indeed an add-on, a "patch work" . There is a pipe you can clearly see starting from the leading edge of the wing [obviously from the tank] with the fuel line [ending with the receptacle] toward the F 14. I would understand that under the present scenario, Iran finds itself necessary to have this "flexiblity". With regards to the penultimate comment, why would a 707 Tanker have windows right away from Factory Roll out ???
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice shot!!! tomcat 4 ever...
Anonymous
4 years ago
Cracking shot. Nice to see 707s still flying in any guise.

To the poster from India, 16/01/2012: Look up the RAF's VC-10s, Tristars, and A330MRTs. All used as both tankers and transports, for decades. It's quite common.

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