The Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran is armed with American F-14 Tomcat aircraft. They equipped these US-made fighters with Soviet R-27 air-to-air missiles..
The Voenny Obozrevatel Telegram channel writes about this today, specializing in military, historical and geopolitical topics.
Photos of American military aircraft with rockets suspended under their wings, developed in the Soviet Union, appeared on the network.
Iranian specialists managed to combine military developments of the main opponents in the Cold War.
In service with the Air Force of the Islamic Republic is now 43 F-14 Tomcat fighter units. They were produced by the American company Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation since the 70s.. After, how US-Iranian relations deteriorated, Tehran has launched an independent production of components for these aircraft and continued to use them. This is a fourth generation two-seat jet fighter-bomber with variable sweep wings..
The R-27 aircraft missile was developed in the USSR, but its serial production began already in the Russian Federation. Similar weapons are produced in Ukraine. The missile is used to destroy mainly enemy aircraft and UAVs.
used photos:https://en.wikipedia.org/, U.S. Navy, https://t.me/new_militarycolumnist