51 The Russian Knights Flying Over Iran

The Russian Knights Flying Over Iran

The Russian Knights were coming back home after the aviation show in Bahrain and were escorted by Iranian fighter planes while flying over the territory of Iran.

One of the pilots said that the Iranians behaved in a very correct and polite way.


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51 Responses to “The Russian Knights Flying Over Iran”

  1. Matlok says:

    I didn’t know the Iranians were still flying Phantoms. Interesting post!

  2. banditrider says:

    The Su-27 is the most beautiful plane ever built. IMO :)

  3. Bob Loblaw says:

    WTF is Iran doing with Phantom F4’s???

    • p51d007 says:

      Back before the “revolution” in 79, they had F-4’s & F-14’s. I’m surprised the 14 is still flying. It was interesting, after the revolution, the AIM-54 systems suddenly “quit working” after the American advisors left the country.

    • Arsenic says:

      Before the Islamic revolution, Iran got the newest weapon technology from the USA.Even technology that wasn’t introduced into the US military by that time.
      Meanwhile,Iran has backward engineered all the American tech,and even improved them,while they can make spare parts for USA airplanes also.

  4. Mr.Tinkles says:


  5. Mr.Tinkles says:

    Loved the pictures!! Did the Russian pilots took it from a domestic digital camera?? I have always thought that the airplanes have an special camera, on the shell or something like that.

    • jeffrey pigden says:

      Most shots that we get to see are from regular cameras. Some military aircraft carry special cameras for reconnaissance, but we rarely get to see those pictures. Many fighters & bombers carry cameras for evidence of action. Fighters carry gun cameras & bombers carry bomb damage assessment recorders.

  6. oleg says:

    Interesting to see that they indeed have flyable F-14’s.

  7. Zonda says:

    … more interesting was to be painted american flag on the tails… :D

  8. George Johnson says:

    So Iran is still flying the old F-4 Phantom? And they’re itching to start a war with somebody?
    Man, now THAT is gutsy. Not very smart, but damn gutsy.
    Bless their little hearts!

    • ayaa says:

      Who’s itching to start a war in the middle east? Iran or the US/Israel?

      • dmitri says:

        Both. They’re just like to fight. Who doesn’t?

        • ayaa says:

          The way I see it, the US wants war a lot more than Iran does.

          If they keep pushing US naval forces closer and closer to Iran’s Gulf coast, they are going to spark a confrontation with a Iranian patrol boat or something, and thats going to be the first domino.

          • Baddu says:

            US needs constant fear of war and violence to terrorize the Arabs int investing their money – as a safe haven – in the greenback that it is printing at the rate of eighty billions every month. This Ponzi Scheme is run by the Fed and is bound to burst sooner or later taking Sheikdoms and kingdoms with it. Mark my word!

    • asdfads says:

      George, you’re kidding, you think Iran is itching to start a war? Dude, it’s the US and Israel that are itching for an excuse to attack Iran, with Israel just claiming that it should be done before the summer. Please get informed.

      • Tom says:

        lol they both want war the president of Iran has said many times Israel should be wiped off the face of the earth…. give me a break

  9. Mr Fox says:

    I didn’t know that Iran still had operational F-14s. Cool!

  10. Otis R. Needleman says:

    I’m surprised Iran can keep those planes flying. One of their F-14s crashed recently.

  11. Testicules says:

    There is something weird about seeing Tomcats and Phantoms flying with Russian aircraft.

  12. Tovarich_Volk says:

    Those Sukhois would eat the F-4’s for lunch, I don’t know about the F-14’s though.

  13. Andy says:

    That had to be odd for the Russian pilots to be intercepted by US built F-4 phantoms. How they could still be flying these after 33 years with no spare parts?

  14. Osip says:

    Iran scrambled their entire air force just for this??

  15. justasking says:

    What is that Estonian flag with permuted colors on the large transport aircraft?

  16. dudster says:

    I wish you show us how they drop bombs over Iran, not just a flyover!
    What are these obsolete Iranian F-4 Phantoms are doing doing in the picture?

  17. Alaskan says:

    Seriously? Is Iran sporting F-4 Phantoms?? That’s like wearing bell bottomed jeans today.

  18. moo says:

    Everyone is talking about F-4 when they should be admiring the awesome F-14’s flying! Considering Iran is fairly advanced when it comes to manufacturing ability’s in the middle east, its no surprise they can create there own parts and still fly these planes.

  19. jeffrey pigden says:

    Ah yes … the Iranian air force in their leisure suits!

  20. (r)evolutionist says:

    Iran’s government is a religious hole of regression, fascism, anti-intellectualism, misogyny, tribalism, and violence.

  21. Taisto says:

    Getting to know the forthcoming combat zone.
    The war will be total.

  22. Slivovicz says:

    Russians and Iranians.

    Best friends forever.

    Very similar cultures.

  23. skopeil says:

    The way that US cannot do in Iran…Russia always the best…

  24. It is a great thing to me to see those F-4s and F-14s in the air. I grew up in the heyday of the F-4 during the Vietnam era. My father was in the USAF and stationed at McDill AFB where 1000s of F-4s came and went. My most favorite fighter/bomber jet ever!

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