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F-14A Tomcat IRIAF 82nd TFS, #3-6020, Khatami AB, Iran, 1987 

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F-14A Tomcat IRIAF 82nd TFS, #3-6020, Khatami AB, Iran, 1987
Scale:
1:72
Length:
10.25"
Width:
10.75"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HA5236
Period:
Modern


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In the early 1970s the Soviet Union began sending MiG-25 over flights of Iran who was unable to stop this using their F-4s. During a visit by US President Richard Nixon in 1972, Iran was offered the latest in American military technology and in January 1974 it ordered 30 F-14s for the Imperial Iranian Air Force and then another 50 in June 1974. The first two aircraft arrived in January 1976 with 10 more by May 1977, making it the only foreign power to operate the aircraft. This put an end to Soviet over flights. The Khatami Air Base was constructed specifically for the F-14 but poor relations between the US and Iran eventually led to an arms embargo being imposed, which cut off the supply of spare parts for the both the aircract themselves and the potent AIM-54 Phoenix missiles they carry. The Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) became the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) in 1979 and continued to operate the F-14, although it is estimated that less than 20 aircraft are still operational today.

Info: F-14A Tomcat IRIAF 82nd TFS, #3-6020, Khatami AB, Iran, 1987


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