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Grumman F-14 Tomcat in Iranian Air Force Service

Grumman F-14 Tomcat in USN Service

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Chronological Listing of Iranian Air Force Grumman F-14 Tomcat
                                                                                                                             photo IIAF association

Losses & Ejections

all are works in progress and do not claim to be definitive


                                                                                                                                     photo via IIAF.net
Standing Left to Right
ABBAS HAZIN   MOHAMMAD HASHEM ALL-E- AGHA
( KIA 11 AUG 1984)
Hassan Afghantoloee Abolfashl Hooshiar ABOLFAZL MEHREGANFAR Abbas Nejadi Hassan HARANDI

ejected 19th July 1988

         

Front Row - Left to Right
 


                                                                                                                                                              photo via Arash K
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
   
30th April 1977

IIAF
F-14A Tomcat 160311         Martin-Baker GRU-7
Pilot ejected RIO ejected Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
14th November 1977

IIAF
F-14A Tomcat           Martin-Baker GRU-7
Pilot ejected RIO ejected Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
1st April 1979

Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah.
Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) become Islamic Republic Iranian Air Force (IRIAF)

   
14th April 1981

IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     SAM hit by MIM-23 Hawk. Crashed into the Persin Gulf.   Martin-Baker GRU-7
Captain Jafar Mardani KIA 1st Lt. Gholam-Hossein Abdolshahi
KIA
Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
21st April 1981
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     Damaged by MiG-23 cannon fire     Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
22nd March 1882
or
Is this a loss on 22nd March 1987 ??

IRIAF
F-14 Tomcat     Engine stalled, crashed on landing, Khatami     Martin-Baker GRU-7
Pilot ejected RIO ejected Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
21st November 1982
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM
Shot down by a Mirage F1EQ
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
?? March 1983
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM
Shot down by a MiG-21
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
11th September 1983
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM~Shot down while trying to intercept Iraqi aircraft     Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
11th September 1983
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM~Shot down while trying to intercept Iraqi aircraft     Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
4th October 1983
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM
Shot down in a dogfight
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
21st November 1983
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM
Lost during air battle over Bahragan
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
24th February 1984
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM
Shot down
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
 1st July 1984
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM
Shot down
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
   
11th August 1984
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM
Shot down
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
11th August 1984
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     CLAIM
Shot down
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
  It is believed the following two losses are the two mentioned above
   
11th August 1984
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat   81st TFW Shot down by MiG-23ML South of Mahshahr crashed into the sea to the outskirts of Bandar Khomeini   Martin-Baker GRU-7
Colonel Mohammed-Hashem All-e-Agha
KIA
RIO
ejected
??
also seen as killed
Martin-Baker GRU-7
FEEDBACK The Iranian F-14s scored most of their kills with AIM-54A Phoenix missiles during the war with Iraq losing only one Tomcat in combat when it got cut off-guard by a MiG-21 (Pilot "Ale Agha" and Rio...??. Lost their life).
Another Tomcat was lost due to loss of control when the aircraft entered in spin (Both pilot and RIO Ejected). DATE NEEDED
   
17th January 1987
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat   TFB. 7 Shot down by MiG-23ML   Martin-Baker GRU-7
Capt. Bahram Ghaneii. OK Assl-e Davtalab KIA Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
March 1987
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     Shot down by an Iranian hawk missile     Martin-Baker GRU-7
Major Arsalan Khamedi
ejected safely
Captain Mansoor Khanpour
ejected safely
see also 14th July 1987
Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
14th July 1987
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat         Martin-Baker GRU-7
Major Alireza Bitaraf
KIA
 RIO
Captain Mansoor Khanpour
KIA???
also seen as survived
see also March1987
Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
?? February 1988
IRIAF
F-14 Tomcat     Hit by several R 550s and single Super 530D fired from IrAF Mirage F-1EQ. Flew towards Iran but remaining engine failed.     Martin-Baker GRU-7
Pilot Major Jalal Zandi ejected
[responsible for shooting down 9 Iraqi fighters during the 8 year war]
RIO ??? ejected Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
19th July 1988
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat   TFB. 8 Shot down by Mirage F.1EQ-6     Martin-Baker GRU-7
Colonel Reza Nezam Abadi
ejected
RIO
??
ejected
Martin-Baker GRU-7
19th July 1988
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat   TFB. 8 Shot down by Mirage F.1EQ-6   Martin-Baker GRU-7
Major Hassan Harandi
ejected
First Lieutenant Mohammad Rousta
ejected
Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
6th April 1991
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat           Martin-Baker GRU-7
Pilot
??
killed
RIO
Lt. Colonel Gholamreza Khorshidi
killed.
Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
?? ?? 1993
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     no further information is available     Martin-Baker GRU-7
    Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
21st June 2004
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat   Eighth Air Base crashed during a training flight while it was trying to land at a base near the central city of Isfahan     Martin-Baker GRU-7
pilot
Brigadier Ali Abu-Ata killed
Captain Darioush Yavari
killed
Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
DATE needed
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     loss of control when the aircraft entered into a spin     Martin-Baker GRU-7
pilot killed wso killed Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
26th October 1980
IRIAF
F-14A Tomcat     Heavily damaged following air combat
The aircraft was damaged after it flew through the debris of an Iraqi MiG-21 from Qaleh Saleh that they had just shot down. The aircraft was flown over 400 miles back to Khatami by Capt. Hazin

[Also seen as damaged by by Ground to air missile over "Khark" island.
??? -]

  Martin-Baker GRU-7
Pilot Capt. Abbas Hazin
survived OK
RIO Capt. Khosrow Ekbari
survived OK
[killed on 4th February 1981 while flying an F-4]
Martin-Baker GRU-7
   
Thursday 26th January 2012
04:30 local

IRIAF
Grumman F-14 Tomcat   Bushehr Air Force Base Crashed 3 minutes after take-off 30 kilometres from Bushehr in the area of Farraakeh, in water Martin-Baker GRU-7
Colonel Alireza Karimaayi
killed
Major Mostafa Fasihi
killed
Martin-Baker GRU-7
   

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