Tuesday, November 24, 2015
F-14 & Tu-95.
From the Aviationist an indication of Iranian and Russian military aviation acting in concert.
"Watch this video of Iranian F-14 Tomcats escorting a Russian Tu-95 bomber during air strike in Syria"
WHAT I AM SEEING APPEARS TO BE STOCK-FILM FOOTAGE FROM THE SOVIET ERA AND NOT THOSE RUSSIAN WARPLANES AS CURRENTLY DESCRIBED FIRING CRUISE MISSILES AGAINST TARGETS IN SYRIA!!
"Persian Tomcat and Russian Bear fly together during a strike mission against ground targets in Syria."
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"F-14 Tomcat interceptors escorted Russian Air Force Tu-95 Bear bombers flying in Iranian airspace during their 9h 30mins missions (from Engels airbase and back, along the Iraq-Iran-Caspian Sea 6,500 km-long corridor) against terrorist targets in Syria."
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"Not only did the Iranians keep some F-14s in active service but they have also upgraded it with some domestic avionics upgrades and weapons that should extend the life of the last flying Tomcats until 2030."
F-14 Tomcat as originally sold to the Shah in the mid-1970's with Phoenix missiles. The Iranian has kept the basic air frame in working order for a long time and even MADE IMPROVEMENTS!
F-14 TOMCAT A DESIGN FROM THE EARLY 1970'S BUT STILL A FORMIDABLE WARPLANE WHEN USED JUDICIOUSLY AND AS INTENDED!!