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miglover5
09 Sep 05,, 21:08
Can somebody tell me more about this plane?
Even on www.fas.org they have only limited info about this irani plane.
And is it comparable with american planes?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAMI_Azarakhsh

Lunatock
09 Sep 05,, 22:33
Can somebody tell me more about this plane?
Even on www.fas.org they have only limited info about this irani plane.
And is it comparable with american planes?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAMI_Azarakhsh

This new plane...the Azarakhrash could make for a more target rich environment for our F-15's and F-22's than the rickety old F-14's they kept when the mullahs took over.

Repatriated Canuck
12 Sep 05,, 16:57
I don't think those f-14's have been airworthy for years. Where would they get the parts?

Parihaka
12 Sep 05,, 22:45
So by Wikipedia's numbers they are likely to have about 50 of these?

Bill
13 Sep 05,, 00:36
The F-14s still fly. The Iranians have reverse engineered them to keep them flying.

Sameer
13 Sep 05,, 01:59
The Iranians gained a few F-14 part blueprints after the Irangate affiar, what is unlikely is that these planes have any American missiles as shelf life effect has long taken effect.

The new Iranian plane has been in the media for a few years now, not a single test flight has taken place.

Repatriated Canuck
13 Sep 05,, 16:54
The F-14s still fly. The Iranians have reverse engineered them to keep them flying.

Oh, I didn't know that. I wonder how many they have in operation.