Iran Flaunts Its Wacky Combat Aircraft Collection During Army Day Parade


Iran’s Army Day parade always features an interesting hodgepodge of rickety floats and actual military hardware. This year included a high-speed flypast of what is just about the best eye candy around for any military aviation buff: A KC-747 , F-14A, F-4E, and a MiG-29UB all in formation.
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Saudis Fear Iranian Control Of Yemen Due To This Strategic Choke Point

There is no doubt that the idea of Iran controlling Yemen via their Houthi Rebel proxies is a nightmare for Saudi Arabia. A large part of this nightmare is the possibility that Iran could deny access to the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf simultaneously, cutting off Saudi Arabia's main avenues for energy exports and… » 3/31/15 4:30pm 3/31/15 4:30pm

Iran's Flying RQ-170 Sentinel 'Copy' Is More RC Toy Than Drone

Iran has attempted to show the world that they have successfully test flown a 'clone' of the bat-winged RQ-170 Sentinel stealth spy drone that the CIA lost in Iranian territory a few years ago. Thankfully, it looks like the propaganda machine in Tehran is up to their usual magic tricks, and not the most believable… » 11/13/14 3:50pm 11/13/14 3:50pm

Charter Plane Full Of Americans Ordered To Land In Iran

A contract flight supporting US led operations in Afghanistan was on its way from Bagram AB in Afghanistan to Dubai when Iranian air traffic controllers alerted them to turn around and file a correct flight plan. The aircraft did not have the fuel to turn back so it was ordered to land at Bandar Abbas in the Persian… » 9/05/14 4:40pm 9/05/14 4:40pm

The World's Only KC-747 Tanker Is Flown By The Iranian Air Force

There are some big tanker aircraft flying around the world, including those based on the DC-10, 767 and Russia's IL-76 design. Yet the largest aerial refueler of them all is based on the iconic Boeing 747, a symbol of American might and ingenuity. Ironically, it flies for none other than the Islamic Republic of Iran… » 5/25/14 1:08pm 5/25/14 1:08pm

Iran Is Building A Gigantic Mock-Up Of A U.S. Aircraft Carrier

You have got to hand it to the Iranians, when it comes to arts and crafts they really do aim high. Last year we had the "unveiling" of the unquestionably questionable F-313 "fighter" and this year we get a truly gargantuan impressionistic interpretation of a Nimitz Class super carrier, complete with fake jets! » 3/22/14 1:10pm 3/22/14 1:10pm

Israeli Commandos Find A Boatload Of Rockets Under Iranian Cement

Israel is well known for their maritime raiding capabilities, a common tactic used to interdict cargo, or personnel, aboard ships that the Mossad deems as a threat to the homeland, sometimes to a controversial degree. Yet there is little controversy about the validity of the Israeli Navy's mission yesterday, one that… » 3/06/14 5:16pm 3/06/14 5:16pm