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Photos: Iranian Air Force Exhibition at Mehrabad

Photos by Rouhollah Vahdati, ISNA

Iranian Air Force planes participated in exhibition flights last Saturday at Mehrabad airport in Tehran.

About Iran Air Force (source: wikipedia):

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) is the aviation branch of the Iranian armed forces. The present Air Force came into being in the early 1980s when the former Imperial Iranian Air Force was renamed.

The Air Force has attempted with some success to maintain in service the large number of American-built aircraft which Iran acquired during the Shah's regime. The Air Force has turned to purchases of Soviet and Chinese aircraft, as well as pressing ex-Iraqi aircraft into service, and indigenously built aircraft, in order to maintain a capable force.


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