In 1980, Friendly Fire Was One of the Biggest Killers of Iranian Fighter Pilots
This story originally appeared on Oct. 4, 2016. September 2016 marked the 36th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq War, which killed hundreds of thousands of people between 1980 and 1988. Most people don’t know that this brutal conflict also saw a great number of friendly-fire incidents on the... Read more
‘I Still Can’t See Him!’
During the eight years of war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s, one Western-made aircraft distinguished itself by performing beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. The Grumman F-14 Tomcat, bought by the late Shah of Iran in the mid-1970s, carried the main weight of air-to-air engagements throughout the war. The... Read more
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