Iran’s Aircraft

IRIAF - Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

 

2009 to Present

 

List of aircraft of the Iranian Air Force

Air Superiority Fighters (Interceptors)

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Grumman F-14 Tomcat

 

USA

Air Super-iority fighter

F-14A

80

1974-79

59 - two squadrons still operational or 25 (35 in storage)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29

Fulcrum-C

USSR, with local, Russian

trainer

MiG-29A

40[3]

1991-

 

25 to 30  operational in 2012

Mik-Gur. MiG-29B Fulcrum-A

 

USSR

Jet Fighter Indian [2] upgrades

MiG-29B

20

1990-

20 operational in 2012

Mik-Gur. MiG-29UB Fulcrum-B

“

Jet Fighter

MiG-

29UB

8[3] or 15

1991-

 

12 operational in 2012

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27

Flogger D/J

“

“

MiG-27

24[3]

1994-95

19* operational in 2012

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31

Foxhound

“

“

MiG-31

24[3]

1991

 

No. ?

Dassault Mirage F1

 

France

“

F1EQ

24 flew. Est. 6 in operation

1991-present

24 – 1 Iraq Air Force escape to Iran during the first 1991 Persian Gulf War

 

Multirole Fighters

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Chengdu   F-7 Airguard

 

China

Fighter (F-7M)/ trainer

F-7M (MiG-21F)

26

1987-

20 operational in 2008[4] or 24 operational in 2012

“

“

(FT-7)

FT-7

5

1986-

Built by GAIC. 4 operational in 2008[4]

F-8M Finback

USSR

Inter-ceptor & Ground-Support

F-8M

10

1994

10* operational in 2012

Shenyang J-8 II / F-8 Finback /

 

China

Jet Fighter

F-6C

100

1983

18[4] operational in 2012

PakAF F-6A (MiG-19SF) Farmer C-924

Sukhoi

Su-27 Flanker

USSR

“

Su-27

(+)

2008

No. ?

F-5A HESA Saeqeh

 

Iran

“

Two Versions

24 [5]

January 2010

5 operational in 2011

McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II

 

USA

 

F-4D

32[3]

1986-

5 operational in 2008[4] or 8 in 2012

“

“

“

F-4E

180[3]

1968-

29 operational in 2008[4] or 46 in 2012

Northrop

F-5

Tiger II

 

USA

Freedom Fighter (Simorg)

F-5A

104[3]

1965-

13 operational in 2012

“

“

Jet Fighter

F-5B

24[3]

1965-

No. ?

“

“

“

F-5E

141[3]

1974-

57 operational in 2012

“

“

“

F-5F

28[3]

1976-

18 operational in 2012

F-5E/F Tiger II: 60 - http://z9.invisionfree.com/21c/ar/t7182.htm - Reference - master for aircraft count.

 

Ground / Trainer / Attack aircraft

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

HESA Azarakhsh

 

Iran

light attack aircraft

First Genera-tion (in-

cludes twin-seat version)

12

1997

First Generation: 2, 2nd Generation: 1, 3rd Generation: 1

 

Sukhoi

Su-24

Fencer-D

Flag of Iraq.svg

Iraq /

Russia

Strike / air-to-air refuelling tanker

Su-24MKL

24[4] or 36

1991

33 upgraded by Russia [1] or 39 operational in 2012.

Sukhoi

Su-25

Frogfoot-A

Russia

Strike / close air support

Su-25K

7

1991

5 or 13

operational in 2012.

“

Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq / Russia

“

Su-25T

3[4]

 

7 Su-25K/UBK impounded from Iraq

 

“

trainer

Su-5UBK

Su-5UBK

20 (+)

1991

6 Su-25T/UBT purchased from Russia[6]. 20(+)

Frogfoot-B

“

Attack

Su-5UBT

3[4] or 6

1991

No. ?

Sukhoi

Su-20 Fitter

“

“

Su-20

4

1991

4*** operational in 2012

Sukhoi

Su-22 Fitter

“

“

Su-22

40

1991

40*** operational in 2012

Tupolev

Tu-22M-3

Backfire

Flag of Iraq.svg

Iraq

Bomber

Tu-22M-3

20

1991

7* operational in 2012

Tu-22 Blinder

Flag of Iraq.svg

Iraq

“

Tu-22

 

 

10 operational in 2012

Saeqeh-80 Owj

HESA Saeqeh or Saeqeh-80 (Thunderbolt)

 

Iran

“ Navy

Sq-80

 (+)

2000

2 operational in 2012

 

Azarakhsh

“

“

F-14

8 (+)

2000

6 or 8 operational in 2012

HESA Shafaq

“

Advanced Light Attack

Trainer

4 (+)

2004

4 or 1 operational in 2012.

HESA Shafaq - Reportedly there are plans to produce three versions—one two-seat trainer/light strike version and two one-seat fighter-bomber versions.

 

Tanker

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Boeing

747-100

 

USA

Tanker

747-100

2

1975

1

IRIAF

KC-707 (Tanker)

“

“

KC-707

5

1973

3

 

Electronic Surveillance

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Boeing

707-3J9C

 

USA

EW

707-3J9C

1

1974

1

Lockheed

R C-130H Hercules

“

“

R C-130H

3

1971

3

 

Reconnaissance

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

MDD

RF-4E Phantom II

 

USA

Recon.

RF-4E

32

1971

8 operational in 2012

MDD

RF-4C Phantom II

“

“

RF-4C

5

1968

 

Northrop RF-5A Freedom Fighter

“

“

RF-5A

16

1969

 

 

Maritime Surveillance

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Iran-140 Faraz

(An-140)

 

Iran

Surveil-

lance

An-140

 

2006

***

Lockheed

P-3F Orion

 

USA

“

P-3F

6

1974

2 or 5 operational in 2012

Dornier 228-100

Flag of Germany.svg

Germany

“

Dornier 228-100

5

1992

4 operational in 2012

Fokker

F-27-600 Friendship

Flag of the Netherlands.svgNetherlands

“

Fokker

F-27-600 Friendship

7

1974

6 operational in 2012

Fokker

F-27-400M Friendship

“

“

Fokker

F-27-400M Friendship

13

1971

8 or 2 operational in 2012 (F-27 400/600: 10)

The Dornier 228 is a twin-turboprop STOL utility aircraft, manufactured by Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier) from 1981 until 1998.

 

Basic Jet Training

 

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Lockheed Martin T-33 T-Bird / Shooting Star

 

USA

Training

T-33A

30

1956

7 or 9

 

Basic & Intermediate Jet Training

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

JT2-2 Tazarve

 

Iran

Training

JT2-2

3 (+)

2006

3 or 25

IRIAF JT2-2 Tazarve

http://www.xairforces.com/images/country/iran/tazarve_iriaf_0002.jpg
http://www.xairforces.com/images/country/iran/tazarve_iriaf_0001.jpg
http://www.xairforces.com/images/country/iran/tazarve_iriaf_0003.jpg
http://www.xairforces.com/images/country/iran/tazarve_iriaf_.jpg

Tazarv / Tondar / Dorna: 25

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iran/tazarv.htm

 

Fighter Conversion (Advanced Jet Training)

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Mikoyan- Guizhou FT-7 (MiG-21U) Mongol

 

China

Training

MiG-21U

15

1999

14 or 15

FT-6

(MiG-19) Farmer

Shenyang

J-6

“

“

MiG-19

 

1986

***

Northrop

F-5B Freedom Fighter

F-5B / Simorgh

 

USA

“

F-5B

24

1965

20

 

Primary Training

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Beech

F33A Bonanza

 

USA

Training

F33A

57 (-)

1972

10

Beech/IAMI F33C Parastou

 

Iran

“

F33C

26 (+)

1993

15 or 12

(F-33A/C: 23)

Embraer         T-27 Tucano (EMB-312)

Flag of Brazil.svg

Brazil

“

EMB-312

23 (+)

1989

15 +22

Pilatus

PC-7 Turbo-Trainer

Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg

Switzerland

“

PC-7

52

1983

45 or 40

IRGAI

S-68 (Iranian PC-7)

 

Iran

Turbo-Trainer

S-68 (Iranian PC-7)

5 (+)

1983

5+

Pilatus

PC-6B Turbo-Porter

Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg

Switzerland

Training

PC-6B

15

1984

15 or 10

Socata

TB-21 Trinidad

 

France

“

TB-21

10

1996

10 or 8

Socata

TB-200 Tobago

“

“

TB-200

5

2005

5 or 4

A.C. Commander 500

 

USA

“

A.C. Commander 500

6

1970

4

A.C. Commander 681 Hawk

“

“

 

6

1970

3

Aero Commander 960

“

“

 

 

 

4

Cessna 185 Skywagon

“

“

 

3

1978

2

Cessna 337IR Super Skymaster

“

“

 

12

1970

8 or 10

SAAB(PAK) MFI-17B Mushshak

Flag of Pakistan.svg

Pakistan

Basic Trainer Aircraft

MFI-17B

25

1990

40 or 22

Shrike Commander 690:

 

USA

“

 

 

 

3

 

VIP Transport

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Lockheed Jetstar B

 

USA

Trans

Lockheed Jetstar B

3

1961

1 or 2

Dassault Falcon/Mystere 20F

 

France

“

Dassault Falcon/Mystere 20F

3

1976

2

Dassault Falcon/Mystere 50

Flag of Iraq.svg

Iraq

“

Dassault Falcon/Mystere 50

3

1991

2 or 1

The Dassault Falcon 50 was developed for long range trans Atlantic and transcontinental flight sectors.

 

Transport

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Ilyushin Il-76MD Candid-B

Flag of Iraq.svg

Iraq

Trans.

76MD

3

1991

3

Ilyushin Il-76MD Candid-B

Russia

“

76MD

8

1991

6

Ilyushin

Il-76TD Candid-B

Flag of Uzbekistan.svg

Uzbekistan

Russia

“

Il-76TD

4

1991

4  or 3

Boeing

747-131F

 

USA

“

Boeing

747-131F

16

1975

8 or 4

Boeing

707-3J9C

“

“

707-3J9C

10

1974

5

Boeing

727-200

“

“

727-200

16

1974

2 or 1

Lockheed C-130E Hercules

“

“

C-130E

28

1965

9

Lockheed C-130H Hercules

“

“

C-130H

32

1971

12 or 5

(C-130E/H: 17)

Iran-140 Faraz

(An-140)

 

Iran

“

An-140

5 (+)

2000

5 or 40

Antonov An-74TK-200 Coaler / Madcap

Flag of Ukraine.svg

Ukraine

“

An-74TK-200

12 (+)

1999

12+14

Harbin Y-7 (An-26) Curl

 

China

“

An-26

2

2004

2

Harbin

Y-12 II

“

“

Y-12 II

9

2000

9

A-50, Il-76 Mainstay / Adnan-1 AEW&C

Flag of Iraq.svg

Iraq /

Russia

“

A-50,

Il-76

2

1992

1 operational in 2012

Iran-140 Faraz (An-140)

 

Iran

“

An-140

 

200?

***

A-50, Il-76 - A multi-purpose four-engined strategic airlifter designed by Ilyushin design bureau.

An-140 - A short-range twin-turboprop airliner based on the Antonov An-140 and built under license by HESA of Iran. The Iran-140 is able to seat 52 passengers, land on a dirt airstrip and fly almost 3,000 km (1,900 mi) before refueling. It can be configured to carry passengers, cargo, or a combination of the two.[1]

 

Light Transport Helicopter

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

IAR -317

"Airfox"

Flag of Romania.svg

Romania

Trans.

IAR-317

(+)

1994

No. ?

IAR -316

“

“

 

12

1994

12

SA 316 / SA 319 Alouette III

 

France

“

SA-316 / SA-319 Alouette III

 

 

 

10

Schweizer 300 (formerly Hughes 300)

 

USA

“

Hughes 300C

 

 

40

 

Attack Helicopter

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

AH-1J Sea Cobra
- Bell 209 / Shabaviz 2091

 

USA

Attack

Bell AH-1 Super

Cobra

 

 

50

Bell 209 / Shabaviz 2091

“

“

 

 

 

105

 

Rescue Helicopter

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Kaman

HH-43 Huskie 

 

USA

Rescue

HH-43

10

1967

No. ?

 

Medium Transport Helicopter

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Bell 214A Isfahan

 

USA (License)

Trans.

Bell 214A

Bell 214A

41

1979

30

Bell 214B Isfahan

 

Iran

“

Bell 214B

  -

1999

**

Bell 214C Shavabiz 75

“

“

Bell 214C

6 (+)

2005

6+

Agusta Bell AB-212

Flag of Italy.svg

Italy

ASW

AB-212

18

1972

10

Agusta Bell AB205A-1 Iroquois

“

Trans.

AB205A-1

45

1969

*** or 40

Bell 206
JetRanger / LongRanger

 

USA

“

 

 

 

AB-206: Upgraded to Shavabiz 2-75

Sikorsky Agusta

S-61A-4,SH-3D Sea King

“

“

S-61A-4,SH-3D

2

1971

12 or 10

RH-53D

Sea Stallion

“

“

RH-53D

 

-

 

10 or 9

SNIAS

SA-330 Puma

 

France

“

SA-330

1

19??

1

SNIAS/IAR SA-330 Puma

Flag of Romania.svg

Romania

“

SA-330

1

19??

1

Shahed 274

 

Iran

“

Shahed 274

1

2006

19 or 20

 

Heavy Transport Helicopter - HTH

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

Mi-17

Russia

“

Mil Mi-17

 

 

25

Panha Shabaviz 2-75

 

Iran

“

Panha Shabaviz 2-75

 

 

85

Shabaviz 206-1

“

“

Shabaviz 206-1

 

 

185

IRIAA Helicopters at Badr Airbase, Isfahan - Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra (209)

http://www.uskowioniran.com/2010/04/iriaa-helicopters-at-badr-airbase.html

Bell 214: Upgraded to Shavabiz 206-1

The Mil Mi-17 (also known as the Mi-8M series in Russian service, NATO reporting name "Hip") is a Russian helicopter currently in production at two factories in Kazan and Ulan-Ude. Mil Mi-8/17 is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship.

The Panha Shabaviz 2-75 (Persian:شباویز - "Owl") is an Iranian utility helicopter built by the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company.[1] It is a reverse engineered version of the Bell 205s which were sold to the government of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. The first example was built in 1998 and the type was publicly unveiled the following year.[1] It has been manufactured locally in Iran since 2002 and is in active service with the Iranian military and government. It has also been claimed that it can be modified to carry light weaponry.

Iran aquired over 100 Agusta-Bell Model 206 types (206As and 206Bs, license produced Bell 206 and 206Bs) during the mid-1970s. A small fraction of this fleet was still flying by 1990, attrition coming from service during the Iran-Iraq War, difficulties in acquiring replacement parts and lack of maintenance experience. The Shabaviz 206-1 is a reverse-engineered Augusta-Bell AB-206. The Shabaviz 206-1 program is one of many conducted by the state helicopter manufacturer Panha and the state aircraft company HESA, aimed at developing self-sufficiency in industry, primarily military industry, as well as sustaining the existing Iranian fleet. In October 2006 Bell-Textron filed civil suit in District Court in the District of Columbia for selling, among others, the Shabaviz 206-1 helicopter, which it claimed "[traded] on Bell's reputation."

 

Heavy Transport Helicopter - HTH

Aircraft

Origin

Type

Versions

Total

Del.

Years of Service

Notes

B.V.

CH-47C Chinook

 

USA

HTH

CH-47C

96

1971

20

SNIAS

SA-321 Super Frelon

 

France

“

SA-321

16

1971

**

65-07992, Boeing build number B-164, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 24 February 1966. The administrative strike date was 11 April 1975. 65-07992 accumulated 734.0 aircraft hours.

The Mi-17 retains the codename 'Hip-H', denoting its derivation from the Mi-8 design. First identified in 1980-81, the Mi-17 is virtually a revision of the Mi-8 design using a combination of the 'Hip' airframe but with the port-side tail rotor, and fitted with the more powerful powerplants of the Mi-14. These result in an overall improvement in performance, particularly the hovering ceiling. The type remains in current production for both civil and military use as a cargo-carrying helicopter, with secondary capability as a passenger transport capable of carrying up to 24 passengers, or 12 stretcher cases when used as an ambulace. The first export examples were delivered to Cuba in 1983, and Mi-17s are now in service in Angola, Hungary, India, North Korea, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Peru and Poland, as well as the CIS.

REFERENCES AND SOURCES FOR IRAN AIRCRAFT

*There have been reports of some 10 F-8Ms "Finback", 7 Tu-22Ms, 19 MIG-27s, and several MIG-31s (Russia's most modern fighter aircraft, US$40 million ) being present in Iran, but these are not confirmed.

**Negotiations with Russia & ***Non information

F-14A--MiG-29-UB-- Su-24MK--F-4E-D-RF--Mirage F-1--Saeqeh--MiG-21- F-7M-FT-7-- Shafaq --Su-25K-UBK-- F-5A-B-E-F--A-50--P-3F--KC-707--Boeing 747-707--C-130--An-140- An-74TK--JT2-2--T-33A--F-27--SEABIRD--XPLANE--AH-1J--PC-7--RH-53D-3D--CH-47C--Mi-17-8--Bell 214B-A--AB-205A-206A-212- Shahed 274-278--Dorna

http://z9.invisionfree.com/21c/ar/t7182.htm - Reference - master for aircraft count.

Patrick’s Aviation

http://www.patricksaviation.com/forums/thread.php?t=598&p=3

The Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation - IRIAA / XAIRFORCES

http://xairforces.com/army.asp?id=50

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation – IRINA / XAIRFORCES

http://xairforces.com/naval.asp?id=50

 

References

List of military equipment manufactured in Iran

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_equipment_manufactured_in_Iran

Iranian aircraft - Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums

http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=45235

Islamic Republic Of Iran

http://z9.invisionfree.com/21c/ar/t1122.htm

Iran Air Force

http://xairforces.com/airforces.asp?id=50

Air Force Equipment

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iran/airforce-equipment.htm

iriaf aircrafts

http://www.aerocenter.ir/forum/thread4992.html

Iran Air Force Aircraft Photos

http://xairforces.com/gallery.asp?id=50

World Air Forces  - Historical Listings - Iran (IRN)

http://www.worldairforces.com/Countries/iran/irn.html

List of aircraft of the Iranian Air Force

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_of_the_Iranian_Air_Force

Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Air_Force

Chronological Listing of Iranian Air Force McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II

Losses & Ejections

http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/country-by-country/iranian_f_4_phantom_losses.htm

Additional Sources:

http://jetphotos.net

http://www.worldairforces.com

http://www.fas.org

http://www.airplane-pictures.net

http://www.tau.ac.il

http://www.airrecognition.com

www.xairforces.net

http://www.airforce-technology.com

http://en.wikipedia.org

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums

www.militaryfactory.com

http://xairforces.com/airforces.asp?id=50

http://armies.bravehost.com

http://www.scramble.nl

http://www.flightglobal.com

http://www.milavia.net

http://www.planespotters.net

http://www.milavia.net

http://www.globalsecurity.org

http://www.irandefence.net

http://www.militaryaircraft.de

http://www.airforceworld.com

http://www.airforceworld.com

 

 

 

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