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This is a list of aircraft types operated by the Iranian Air Force, including those operated by the air arm of the Iranian Army prior to the foundation of the Air Force as a separate service in August 1955. Updated as of December 11, 2012.

Contents

Combat types Air Superiority Fighters Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes Photo
Grumman F-14 Tomcat  USA Air Superiority Fighter F-14AM 70; 44 modernized to F-14AM 1974-1979 44 Upgraded to F-14AM.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum  Russia FighterTrainer MiG-29AMiG-29UB 215 1990-1990- 18 single-seat fighters and 6 two-seat trainers were received from the USSR. 4 additional aircraft (3 single-seat fighters, 1 two-seat trainer) are ex-Iraqi Air Force aircraft.
Dassault Mirage F1  France Fighter F1EQ5F1BQ 10 1991- (More than 24 seized from Iraq according to Wikipedia Article Mirage F1 Operators)
Multirole Fighters Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes Photo
Chengdu F-7 Airguard  China Fighter F-7M 17 1986-1986-
HESA Saeqeh  Iran Fighter Two versions have been observed 24+ January 2010 Six serial numbers (3-7366 through 3-7371) have been identified via photographic evidence.
McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II  USA Fighter F-4DF-4ERF-4E Originally received 225; 60 modernized 1968-1968- F-4D/E are currently undergoing an upgrade program which includes a new Chinese-built radar and other avionics. 60 modernized Global Security.
Northrop F-5 Tiger II  USA Fighter F-5EF-5F Originally received 140; 60 modernized Global Security 60 F-5''s modernized
Ground attack Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes Photo
HESA Azarakhsh  Iran Light attack aircraft First Generation (includes twin-seat version) NA 1997 As of 2001 there were said to be six in inventory, with a production schedule established for 30 aircraft over the following three years.
Sukhoi Su-24  Russia Strike/air-to-air refuelling tanker Su-24MK 27 Upgraded with night vision. , Ex Iraqi Air Force
Sukhoi Su-25  Russia Close Air Support Su-25K/UBK 13 1991 7 ex-Iraqi Air Force.
Future Additions Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes
HESA Shafaq  Iran Fighter Trainer / Attack aircraft 0 Reportedly there are plans to produce three versions—one two-seat trainer/light strike version and two one-seat fighter-bomber versions. To-date, only a single mockup exists.
Qaher 313  Iran Fighter Fighter jet 0 Domestically-produced front control wing stealth fighter.
Reconnaissance, patrol, and EW Maritime Patrol Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes Photo
Lockheed P-3 Orion  USA maritime patrol P-3F 5 1974- Belong solely to the IRIN
Future Additions Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes
HESA IrAn-140  Iran Transport/AWACS/Maritime patrol 0
Transport and utility Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes Photo
Boeing 707  USA VIP transporttransportair-to-air refuelling tanker 707-368C707-3J9C 13 1974- 1 tanker, 2 transports
Boeing 747  USA VIP transport/freighter 747-100747-100F747-200F 6 1 tanker, 5 transports
Dassault Falcon 50  France VIP transport 3
Fokker F27 Friendship  Netherlands tactical airlift/transport and target towing F27-400MF27-600 12 1972-
Ilyushin Il-76 Candid  Russia transport 5
Lockheed C-130 Hercules  USA tactical airlift/transport C-130EC-130H 45
Lockheed JetStar  USA VIP transport JetStar 8 2 1 operational in 2008
Pilatus PC-6 Porter   Switzerland utility transport 13
Antonov An-74  Ukraine utility transport 12
Trainers Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes Photo
FT-7  China trainer FT.7 6 Dual-seat J-7 conversion trainer.
Beechcraft Bonanza  USA trainer F.33 20
Fajr F.3  Iran trainer F.3 2
Dorna/Tazarv  Iran trainer 25 1 as of 2005. 25 planned for 2010.
IAMI Parastoo  Iran trainer 12 12 as of 2005.
HESA Simorgh  Iran trainer 7+ F-5As converted domestically to F-5B standard. 13 in total planned.
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer   Switzerland trainer 35
Helicopters Aircraft Origin Type Variants Number Years Notes Photo
Boeing CH-47 Chinook  USA Heavy-lift transport helicopter CH-47C ~10
Bell 214  USA Search and rescue/medium-lift transport helicopter Bell 214C 39
Bell UH-1N Twin Huey  USA Light transport helicopter AB 212 Built by Agusta, in Italy.
Bell 206  USA Trainer/light transport helicopter AB 206 4 Built by Agusta, in Italy.
Other types

These types were also purchased by the Iranian government

A number of other types have been in recent, or reported, Iranian service. Many may remain in reserve storage or are operated by the Army or Navy. Some recent types include:

Iran has a number of UAVs and UCAVs, currently under operation of the Iranian Army Aviation.

Iranian combat aircraft under development Notes

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