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Photos of World's last F-14 Tomcat jets overhauled in Iran

The Iranian Air Force is the last operator of the legendary F-14 Tomcat. The photos in this article were recently released by FARS News Agency. They show some Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14 Tomcat jets be overhauled at an unspecified location…
The Iranian Air Force is the last operator of the legendary F-14 Tomcat. The photos in this article were recently released by FARS News Agency. They show some Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-1...
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The Russians have started the test and design works, aim of which is to provide the Russian 5th Generation fighter with a relevant power-plant. If there is one field in which the Russians seem to fall behind in aircraft development – it is definitely the…
The Russians have started the test and design works, aim of which is to provide the Russian 5th Generation fighter with a relevant power-plant. If there is one field in which the Russians seem to f...
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The F-14 Tomcats that never were vs F/A-18E/F Super Hornet: who would have won?

Several years since it was eventually retired from the U.S. Navy, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat remains one of the most loved planes by aviation enthusiasts. Any article about this iconic fighter plane, still operating with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air…
Several years since it was eventually retired from the U.S. Navy, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat remains one of the most loved planes by aviation enthusiasts. Any article about this iconic fighter plane, ...
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Stunning Photographs of the Polish Mig-29s and Italian Typhoons of NATO's Baltic air defense

Amazing shots of the NATO interceptors over Lithuania The photos in this post were taken over Lithuania, at the beginning of February, thanks to a cooperation between the Lithuanian Air Force, Polish Air Force and the Italian Aeronautica Militare. Taken…
Amazing shots of the NATO interceptors over Lithuania The photos in this post were taken over Lithuania, at the beginning of February, thanks to a cooperation between the Lithuanian Air Force, Poli...
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Here is an interesting six-minute-long message recorded using a high frequency radio. On Feb. 18, two Russian Air Force Tu-95MS Bear bombers on a long-range patrol flew close to the UK airspace off Cornwall. Although the 60-year old 4-engine powered…
Here is an interesting six-minute-long message recorded using a high frequency radio. On Feb. 18, two Russian Air Force Tu-95MS Bear bombers on a long-range patrol flew close to the UK airspace off...
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The story of one of the largest air strikes conducted by U.S and British jets in Iraq during OSW

The attack that took place against Iraq on Feb. 16, 2001 was one of the largest strike missions conducted by U.S and British aircraft during Operation Southern Watch. Following the end of the Gulf War in 1991, to enforce the no fly zone (NFZ) that was set…
The attack that took place against Iraq on Feb. 16, 2001 was one of the largest strike missions conducted by U.S and British aircraft during Operation Southern Watch. Following the end of the Gulf ...
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New Iraqi Air Force F-16IQ Block 52 fighter jets train in Arizona

F-16IQ Block 52 Fighters shot in Arizona Iraq has taken delivery of the first of 36 ordered Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 52 jets destined to rebuild the Iraqi Air Force. Sporting the brand new, exotic two-tone grey camo, the first four F-16IQ Block 52 jets…
F-16IQ Block 52 Fighters shot in Arizona Iraq has taken delivery of the first of 36 ordered Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 52 jets destined to rebuild the Iraqi Air Force. Sporting the brand new, exoti...
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Do you remember Iran’s mock Nimitz class flattop? Here’s what it was built for. On Feb. 25, a mock U.S. aircraft carrier, was destroyed by missiles launched by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps missiles during the IRGC Navy’s massive Payambar-e Azam…
Do you remember Iran’s mock Nimitz class flattop? Here's what it was built for. On Feb. 25, a mock U.S. aircraft carrier, was destroyed by missiles launched by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corp...
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Cool photo of a Vympel R-73 (NATO reporting name AA-11 Archer). The R-73 is an infrared homing (heat-seeking), short-range missile with a sensitive, cryogenic cooled seeker that can “see” targets up to 40° off the missile’s centerline. Developed by Vympel…
Cool photo of a Vympel R-73 (NATO reporting name AA-11 Archer). The R-73 is an infrared homing (heat-seeking), short-range missile with a sensitive, cryogenic cooled seeker that can "see" targets u...
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Here’s UK Quick Reaction Alert in the 1970s. Last week, UK’s air defense was once again put to the test by two Russian strategic bombers that flew off Cornwall during a routine long-range patrol over northern Europe. The two Bear H aircraft were…
Here's UK Quick Reaction Alert in the 1970s. Last week, UK's air defense was once again put to the test by two Russian strategic bombers that flew off Cornwall during a routine long-range patrol ov...
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British and French fighter jets shadow a Russian Tu-95 bomber, and surprisingly the footage is recorded by the crew members of the Tu-95. Here is an interesting video filmed from inside a Tu-95 Bear escorted by Royal Air Force Typhoons and French Air…
British and French fighter jets shadow a Russian Tu-95 bomber, and surprisingly the footage is recorded by the crew members of the Tu-95. Here is an interesting video filmed from inside a Tu-95 Bea...
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An Italian Air Force MQ-1C Predator A+ escorted the ships involved in the repatriation of Italian nationals from Libya. On Feb. 15, Italy announced the closure of the Libya embassy and the orderly repatriation of nationals from the North African country…
An Italian Air Force MQ-1C Predator A+ escorted the ships involved in the repatriation of Italian nationals from Libya. On Feb. 15, Italy announced the closure of the Libya embassy and the orderly ...
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