Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Vellayat III (5)

Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force exercise

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F-4E Phantom II fighter-bombers: top fitted with GBU-78 Qasseds,
bottom fitted with AGM-65 Mavericks

In sequence: (1) F-4E firing an AGM-65 Maverick

(2) AGM-65 in flight

(3) AGM-65 approaching target

(4) Successful hit on target

Flight of IRIAF MiG-29s

In sequence: (1) F-5 launches target rocket (not shown), MiG-29 fires R-73 AAM

(2) R-73 AAM approaching target

(3) R-73 AAM scores hit on target

Background: C-130 parachute cargo drop

Exercise observers: (left) IRIAF Commander Brig, Gen. Hassan Shahsafi,
(right) Lt. Commander of the Iranian Military Brig. Gen. Abdul-Rahim Mousavi

Ruhollah Yazdani at Mehr News Agency
Hassan Mousavi at Fars News Agency


Amiretat said...

@mark:picture shows an Archer hitting a sidewinder, is that a significant air combat maneuver ?

mat said...

" Practice makes perfect "