Artwork: Israeli F-15 strike on Tehran on Day 1 of the war on Iran’s nuclear program

Update Mar. 8, 2012, 19.00 GMT

The following drawing, exclusively prepared by Al Clark for The Aviationist, shows how an attack by a formation of F-15Is on a nuclear facility located in downtown Tehran might look like.

Obviously, it is only a fictional scene, however it is quite realistic for an eventual strike on the Tehran Nuclear Research Center, that is located not far from the Milad Tower, clearly visible on the background.

Someone might argue that the first and most of strikes would be launched at night. That is true, but it is quite likely that subsequent missions would be flown during daylight conditions too. Even the surroundings of the Nuclear Research Center are probably a bit different from those depicted, the payload could be different, tanks would be dropped, altitude should be higher and so on, but please take it just as an interesting artwork.

Please note that I’ve used the word “image” because it is not a drawing, nor a rendering or a photo. It is a Computer Generated Imagery (CGI).

Image by Al Clark for The Aviationist

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  1. This is a joke
    Who will can attack Iran?
    Israel that could not resist against unarmed Hamas in 8 days
    America that did not win in any war since Vietnam War

    • And stil Amerika and Israel are here.

      American War of Independence = US Victory

      Northwest Indian War = US Victory

      Quasi War = US Victory

      Barbary Wars = US Victory

      Creek War = US Victory

      War of 1812 = Stalemate/Status Quo Antebellum

      Peoria War = US Victory

      Seminole Wars = Indecisive

      Black Hawk War = US Victory

      Texas Revolution = Texan/US Victory

      Mexican-American War = US Victory

      American Civil War = US (Union) Victory

      American Indian Wars = US Victory

      Spanish-American War = US Victory

      Philippine-American War = US Victory

      World War One = Doesn’t count since it had a limited participation, but fought O.K.

      World War Two = US/Allied Victory (Accredited for solely defeating Japan, and to a smaller extent Germany and Italy)

      Korean War = Stalemate

      Bay of Pigs Invasion = US Defeat

      Vietnam War = US Tactical/Military Victory, US Strategic/Political Defeat

      Cambodian Campaign = US Victory

      Invasion of the Dominican Republic = US Victory

      Invasion of Grenada = US Victory

      Invasion of Panama = US Victory

      Cold War = US/NATO Victory

      First Persian Gulf War/Desert Storm = US Victory

      War in Somalia = US Victory

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  3. This is so retarded because Iranians nuclear facilities are not any where near capital. some ignorant tried to make something look cool. you think it’s creative to imagine Tehran being bombed, people being killed. Iranians are very peaceful and not looking forward to a war, but if it comes down to it my people will destroy any enemy of any creed color or belief. Nothing personal, just defending our land, we are very patriotic, when it comes to defending our land and rights we hold nothing back, so if I was an Israeli or other fellow human being, I would never want anything to go down between our two countries. Peace.

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