IRAN’S AIR POWER SHOWCASE

On April 18, Iran demonstrated its air power to the public during the Military Day parade over Tehran. Thirty-three FIxed-wing aircraft and 51 helicopters took part

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Six F-5E/F Tiger IIs were involved. They are seen lined up and awaiting clearance for take-off. Operating units were the 21st TFS at TFB.2, and the 41st TFS at TFB.4.
Ehsan Biglari
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This former Iraqi Air Force Su-24MK from the 72nd TFS at TFB.7 Dowran flew in the ninth IRIAF formation flight.
Ali Heydari

SPECIAL REPORT | TEHRAN MILITARY PARADE

THE FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT were drawn from six Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Tactical Fighter Bases (TFB) and two Independent Tactical Transport Bases (TTB), while the rotary-wing assets came from two Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (IRIAA) General Support Groups and the Vatan-Poor Training Center.

The parade was preceded by intense rehearsals in the two weeks beforehand, including a series of formation training flights by all units involved from April 3-7.

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