posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 12:56 PM
You would have to do some digging, but the Iranian's had excellent success with their F-14A's. Reports vary and indicate from 4 to over 100 air to
air kills, mostly Iraqi during the 80-88 war. Some hits with the AIM-54 did occur. However, prior to the Iraq war, the Shah ordered Tomcats to test
fire pheonix missiles on the Iranian-Soviet border, because they got tired of the MIG-25 overflights. The flights stopped, but I don't think it was
ever reported if any Soviet planes were actually shot down. After the Ahatollah took over, support and spare parts ceased to exist, and Iran's 79
F-14's fell into disrepair. Also it is rumured some of the avionics were sabatoged by the American contractors.
It is beleived that perhaps 15-20 or so are still flying, canabalizing the rest for spare parts. There was a bust a few years back on black market
Tomcat parts going to Iran. The Iranian's were nice enough to give one to the Soviets as well.