David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
After displaying a stealth fighter that was a sort of joke, obsolete missiles as they were new, fake or unrealistic UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), Tehran may have finally unveiled something real. In a ceremony held […]
Earlier this year Iran unveiled the Qaher F-313 stealth fighter jet “one of the most sophisticated fighter jets in the world,” according to Tehran. Even if Iranian media outlets published articles that listed the aircraft’s top […]
Update Mar. 27 09.40 GMT This short but interesting video (which looks like the result of several footages mixed together) shows one of the most intruguing planes operating with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air […]
Iran also bought the F-4 and the F-5, yet the U.S. military didn’t destroy all flying examples of these aircraft. Why did the F-14 have to be destroyed ? I hate the fact that our grandchildren will never see an F-14 fly at an airshow .
There were cases of the F-14 static display parts being stolen and people trying to sell them to Iran.
If our current inventory is so good, who cares if Iran got a few spares with a five-finger discount? They aren’t stealing a whole radar unit, either.
The F-14 is still rather potent, especially with Russian upgrades.
What Russian upgrade? Do you have a single reference for that claim? You talk like upgrading a radar is like repairing a TV.
why are they still making the f 14 when they have the f 18 and the f 35? plus the f 35 is supposed to be bad cos it cant do a very good minimum radius turn…… is this true?
you need to read some more LOL.
imperial Iran ,USA and Israel were once best friend and the Shah(Iranian king) was exiled by a revolution and created a Islamic republic(which is better than a monarchy) ad all the NATO weapons were given to the new Iran
technology makes the bigger heavier jets obsolete and if aircraft carrier operations aren’t the aplication, then nether does the expense and maintainance complexity of the multirole jack-of-all-trades fighter/bomber pan out best for tax payers.
Still the best damn fighter engine sound, the turbo charged humm was heavenly.