You can’t make this stuff up:
TEHRAN – A top general declared on Tuesday that the Iranian Air Force is seeking a return of fighter jets it bought from the U.S. in the 1970s.
The United States sold 80 F-14s to Iran in 1974. However, it refused to deliver them to Iran after the Islamic Revolution.
“We want to take back bombers blocked by the U.S. because it is our legitimate right. However, this issue must be pursued by relevant organizations through relevant channels,” Hossein Chitforoush, the Air Force Deputy Commander, told the Mehr News Agency.
The Shah’s Iran ordered 80 F-14 Tomcats and got 79 of them before things went south. At least a few of them even still fly. This moron doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Some Iranian Tomcat posts on MO:
- Iranian Tomcat Gets New Radar
- Hawk missiles on Iranian F-14s
- Iranian F-14 Tomcat with HAWK missile [Video]