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2013-11-14 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian F-14 Tomcat crashed last year mistakenly downed by Iranian Air Defense?
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Posted by Uncle Phester 2013-11-14 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [659 views ]  Top

#1 Trying to be like INDIA's Air Force, are they???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-11-14 00:46||   2013-11-14 00:46|| Front Page Top

#2 If we had a State Dept worth a damn, we would have been able to halt all the illegal sale activity of Tomcat parts and maybe, just maybe kept some flyable for a low level infil mission over Iran. but no, we just let anybody into Davis-Mothan strip the Kitties and then peddle the parts. Then we decided to shred all of them so nobody had any toys to play with. the remaining gate guards are hollow non-airworthy shells.
But the good news is that now there is one less F-14 for the Iranians to play with.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2013-11-14 00:47||   2013-11-14 00:47|| Front Page Top

#3 USN Ret. If may memory is any good all of the F14 stengths were in its Phoenix missiles and in a radar far more capable then the one in contemporary and even of the one in newer fighters. And these were not sold to the Iranians. By itself, ie without the electronics, the missiles and the Navy pilots, the airframe, even the F14D, was not particularly good.

I agree you are probably more qualidied than me.
Posted by JFM 2013-11-14 10:07||   2013-11-14 10:07|| Front Page Top

#4 If we had a CIA worth anything we'd be pushing the story that the Stuxnet virus got into the Iranian air defense network.

I dunno. I kinda like the idea of a jittery Iranian air defense. If I was a potential raider, I'd be working at keeping them on edge.
Posted by Pappy 2013-11-14 10:55||   2013-11-14 10:55|| Front Page Top

#5 If we had a CIA worth anything we'd let them get very expensive spare parts that have structural flaws embedded in them.

Al
Posted by Frozen Al 2013-11-14 12:50||   2013-11-14 12:50|| Front Page Top

#6 JFM I think the Persians got the radar and the missiles too, also some might argue about the merits of the F-14D.
Posted by Shipman 2013-11-14 16:44||   2013-11-14 16:44|| Front Page Top

#7 They got the radar, tho not the then-latest variant. Iranians had been using the F-14s as a sort-of AWACS.
Posted by Pappy 2013-11-14 18:20||   2013-11-14 18:20|| Front Page Top

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