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.
I didn’t know the Iranians were still flying Phantoms. Interesting post!
The Su-27 is the most beautiful plane ever built. IMO
WTF is Iran doing with Phantom F4’s???
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interesting to see that they indeed have flyable F-14’s.
… more interesting was to be painted american flag on the tails…
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!
Who’s itching to start a war in the middle east? Iran or the US/Israel?
Both. They’re just like to fight. Who doesn’t?
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.
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!
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.
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
I didn’t know that Iran still had operational F-14s. Cool!
I’m surprised Iran can keep those planes flying. One of their F-14s crashed recently.
There is something weird about seeing Tomcats and Phantoms flying with Russian aircraft.
You can do better than this! Now that we can’t be erased, stir the pot! (like the old days)
Those Sukhois would eat the F-4’s for lunch, I don’t know about the F-14’s though.
Me neither. However, the Iranian MiG-29s can give Sukhois a run for their money.
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?
That’s because the Iranians manufacture their own spare parts.
Iran scrambled their entire air force just for this??
What is that Estonian flag with permuted colors on the large transport aircraft?
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?
What bombs..? It’s an aerobatic team, not a strike force you ignorant person…
You war mongering a-hole, may YOU live through a war, and see how you like it after.
Seriously? Is Iran sporting F-4 Phantoms?? That’s like wearing bell bottomed jeans today.
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.
Ah yes … the Iranian air force in their leisure suits!
Iran’s government is a religious hole of regression, fascism, anti-intellectualism, misogyny, tribalism, and violence.
And the US has never done any of these things
You forgot odoriferous.
Agreed, and that’s their business.
Regarding violence, who has killed more foreigners since WWII than the US?
Soviets: In Afghanistan (2 million dead), many people in east Europe. And then not counting postwar lager killing of Soviet occupied countries and local Russians. You know what can be worse than killing local people.
During the Vietnam war, there were close to 3 million civilian casualties. Not to mention 1.5 million in Korea. Afghanistan, Iraq?
how do to say that . are you been in iran for a one day ???
Remember, he said FOREIGNERS, not locals!
While your statement about Iran’s government is true, you shouldn’t forget that the U.S. supports governments which are equally guilty of that.
Agreed, 100 per cent.
Getting to know the forthcoming combat zone.
The war will be total.
Russians and Iranians.
Best friends forever.
Very similar cultures.
Buddy, you have Russia mistaken for Chechnya… oh…. wait.
of course, same as Iraq, Serbia and Lybia.
The way that US cannot do in Iran…Russia always the best…
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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