Aviation Photo #1656724 Lockheed P-3F Orion - Iran - Air Force

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IIAF purchased six P-3F in 1973 , P-3F designed just for needs of IIAF to patrol Persian Gulf at that time , because Iran was biggest regional power at that time.P-3F based on P-3C airframe & included variant`s 48-round sonobuoys external launchers.but they have mission system as same as earlier P-3As & P-3Bs ,IIAF`s P-3Fs were delivered from April 1975,their first home was Bandar Abbas AB & now home is Shiraz,one of them was lost in 1985,5-8701 is first built P-3F & its former serial number is 5-256.
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    Shiraz - Shahid Dastghaib International
    February 8, 2010
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7 years ago
Good job,Stas
7 years ago
A rare photo of this fabulous mighty guardian of Persian Gulf in the sky of the most beautiful city of Iran, Shiraz!

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