Iran F4 Phantoms used against ISIS.....is that correct

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  1. pbehn

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    Today on the radio (BBC) it said that Iran had used Phantom jets against ISIS targets. Is that correct or possible? After all the years of conflict and embargoes how could they remain airworthy?
     
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    I only caught the news briefly about 10 hours ago and have no update but at that time they were denying it.
     
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    I would think it would be hard to do with complete US cooperation, when my uncle used to take me into a low fly zone in Yorkshire Phantoms and provosts were what we saw. This is what we went in.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=m...e-Morris-Minor-A-British-miracle.html;620;388
     
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    There are/were a lot of phantoms out there and not everyone is obeying the embargo, so why not.
     
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    They've apparently managed to keep some F-14s flying, so I wouldn't be surprised.
     
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    where's ollie north?
     
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    I don't know, but he should be in jail.

    Duane
     
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    While Iran has newer types from Russia, China and France, they still have and operate their American aircraft left over from the days of the Shah.

    These include: F-14, F4 and F5
     
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    I wonder if they have stealthy coating for painting kills on F-22s...
     
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    Well, the fact that Iran is now attacking ISIS along the eastern Iraqi frontier tells you how serious the situation has become regardless if Iran is using F4s, F-14s, MiG-29s or even their Su-25s...
     
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    Isis may find out that the Iranians can be ruthless too. On a different note a Jihadi wants to return to France because his IPad doesnt work......you couldnt make it up.

    I saw an F4 at the FAA museum in the summer, they sure look dated.
     
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    Phantoms wil NEVER look Dated mate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IS-IL is the new ref.....
     
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    The Phantom is a smoking beauty.........

    Iran probably reverse-engineered some stuff, got some help/blueprints from Soviets/China and/or was able to get some replacement parts via a whitewashing chain of valid looking export customers.
     
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    Or as we used to say in the Air Force, the Phantom is proof that if one gives a garbage truck enough engine, it will fly.
     
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    Actually China was supposed to help them with a major avionics mod, I believe most sources say they are still operating 60 F-4s out of a batch of 225+. They also might be getting help covertly from Egypt and Turkey.

    BTW - the Soviet Union doesn't exist anymore ;)
     
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    Don't tell that to Putin! :evil4:
     
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    I used to work at a museum that wanted to acquire an F-4 and the hoops we had to jump through, even though the museum was originally after a British one - at that time there were still quite a few sitting about the country - most have been scrapped since. The US Dept of Defense were very specific about the purchasing and disposal of the aircraft the museum eventually got (a US Marine Corps F-4S), stating that the aircraft was under permanent loan from the United States and that it was not to be disposed of or dismantled without permission from the US Dept of Defense. This was during the 1990s. Iran was bandied about as a reason why these conditions were imposed.
     
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