IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) has just released some quite interesting pictures of an exhibition of IRIAF planes and equipment that took place at Tabriz, in northwest of Iran.
Among the images made public by the news agency, some depict some (quite “rusty”, or at least dirty) Mig-29s, along with F-5Es and “Saeqeh” (Thunder) an indigenously modified version of the American F-5 Tiger, whose twin tails and blue colour are loosely reminiscent of the Blue Angels.
Generally speaking, the flying F-14s and F-4s recently exposed in the Russian Knights pictures taken during the return trip of the team from Bahrain International Air Show seemed to be in better conditions than these Mig-29s: at least one of the Fulcrum on display is unserviceable (it lacks both engines).
Image credit: IRNA news agency
- What a photo of two Soviet Mig-29s intercepted by four U.S. F-15s over the Bering Strait says about fighter tactics (theaviationist.com)
- North Korean Mig-29s exposed in Kim Jong Un pictures (theaviationist.com)
- Indian Navy MiG-29KUB fighter takes off Russian Aircraft Carrier Kuznetsov [Pictures; Wallpaper-type] (aame.in)
The Iranians are also in short supply of Russian air to air missiles like the Archer, Aphid and the Alamo. Some of these missiles are nearing the end of their shelf life so i wouldn’t be surprise the Iranians are trying to maintain them using existing parts and hoping that these will work during the war
LES MIG 29!!!!!! de super aéronefs.
I see no rust or dirt