Iran's Aging Fleet Of U.S.-Made Fighter Planes
Iran bought and received 79 F-14 Tomcat fighter planes from the United States in the years before the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution. Some of those jets are still operated by Iran's air force, though the exact number has not been made public. These photos show Iran's last active service F-14s being overhauled at an unspecified location. This year marks the 40th anniversary of their deployment in Iran. (Photos from Iran's FARS news agency)
"We can firmly say that the only place in the world that F-14 fighters are overhauled is Isfahan (in Central Iran)," the deputy commander of the Iranian Air Force 8th Air Base, Colonel Asqar Shafiyee, was quoted as saying by Iran's FARS News Agency in February 2015.