Friday, July 23, 2010

Military In History

Top picture: The Shah of Iran inspecting an F-4D Phantom at McDonnell plant in St. Louise on 13 June 1968.

IIAF had ordered 16 F-4Ds in late 1967; the first of which arrived on 8 September 1968. Approximately 225 F-4Ds, RF-4Es and F-4Es were subsequently delivered to Iran during the 60s and 70s. More than 65 Phantoms are still in service at IRIAF.


Bottom picture: An IIAF F-4D Phantom II

1 comment:

Paul Iddon said...

An American friend of mine was doing his military service on the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) in around 1965 when they had a ceremony for when the Shah came aboard.