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F-14A Splinter

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The photo in this post depicts the first Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14AM (“Modernized”) landing at Tehran Mehrabad International Airport in April 2012.

Iran still operates some Tomcats that are being modernized to extend their operative life. Domestic upgrades include avionics, weapons (R-73E, AIM-54A+ “Fakkur”, AIM-54A, AIM-7E and AIM-9J are among the air to air missiles adapted to the aircraft’s fire control system) and color scheme: indeed the plane was give a  three-tone Asian Minor II camouflage pattern resembling the one adopted by Russian 4th and 5th generation fighter planes and U.S. Aggressors.

 

 

 

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That's kind of old news, actually, this pic had surfaced a few months ago, AFAIK.I don't know how useful that camo would be in combat, but it surely is pretty good looking.

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At low alt, if the Tomcat is below you, it would work. Other than that, not really.

 

Anyway, you're looking at the reason all the USN 14's were chopped up.

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