F-14 AT 50: Iran's Feral Tomcats

Only two countries in the world have ever operated Grumman's mighty F-14 Tomcat. The first is obvious, but given the current state of international affairs, the second seems far less likely. US-Iran relations have deteriorated over the past decades, but in the mid-1970’s the situation couldn’t have been more different. This is the story of the Persian big cats and how, despite the odds, the Iranians are keeping this aviation legend flying.

Iranian Tomcat [Keyvan Tavakkoli]
Iranian F-14As, serials 3-6029 and 3-6052, can be seen during the Kish Airshow on November 28, 2018. Keyvan Tavakkoli

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