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  • Jg3000

    Actually rookie F-22 pilots have been said to have difficulty with F-14. F-14 also has IRST, so it should not be underestimated. It may actually see F-22.

  • Frank White

    The F-14 Tomcat is a fantastic aircraft and highly capable !!!

  • DarkSideSixOfficial

    They're not stupid, the Iranians aren't going to take off in F-14's to fight an F-22. That's an entirely unrealistic assertion.

  • Echo Whiskey

    Is any of Iran's F-14s actually combat ready? It's been near 40 years since Iran has had any parts to maintain the F-14s. They may still be able to fly, but to actually fight? 20 years ago Iran's f-14s were flying and not really a threat to the US, so today they are even less of a threat. But even a small threat can kill you.

  • robert fernandez

    Stealth at 500ft! Do pilots have bad vision or tinted windows? I saw one at an airshow at well over 500ft. Didn't disappear in front of my eyes! Lol

  • Gregory Thoman

    The Irainian F14s would be destroyed in minutes in combat.

  • Rasheed9957

    Due one on a botched Iseral air strike and Iran radar has Israeli cords on their strike fighters and Iran F14s are able to intercept.

    How would that fight look?

  • Dr Bendover

    Iran ran out of spare parts for the tomcat a decade ago, and yes it would be like clubbing a baby seals.

  • Lord_Edge

    "The reality did not quite meet the navy's public relations hype" – I dunno about that, the Iraqis who flew their soviet Tu-22 supersonic bombers into AIM-54 barrages would beg to differ, if they were alive.

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  • michael brothers

    have you herard about emf

  • Ali Razi

    Iran might not be powerful in air but its antiaircrafts are quite powerful

  • Me Ballerman

    Useless video there. Everybody know that Raptor can beat Tomcat on every single parameter. Off course; people who don't know what an F-14 Tomcat or an F-22 Raptor is cannot know, but they won't click this video, but a best-of hair shampoos vid instead…

  • AthousandWays

    The era of air wars is over.

  • MrDannyisr

    We should buy few F14s from Iran, for “Top Gun 2”

  • andromeda Galaxy

    some specs to compare:
    F-14IR (upgraded and modefied by Iran):
    Weapon of choice: Fakour-90 AAM (max range: 300km) with stealth aircraft detection capability & Sedjil AAM (max range 80km) known for homing all the way to kill advantage.
    Max. Range: 3,000km (Iranian upgrade)
    Radar: upgraded and classified (estimated having a max range of 350km)
    Protection: Low RCS via radar absorbing paints on the body (stealthy), chaff, flares, MLD
    Other missile carried: Sparrow, Fatter, R-27, R-60, R-73
    Max speed: mach 2.34
    max Ceiling 15,200m

    Weapon of choice: AIM-120 AMRAAM (max range: 180km)
    Max. Range: 2,960km
    Radar: AN/APG-77 (max range: 241km)
    Protection: Full stealth capability, RWR, MLD, flares, chaff
    Other missile carried: sidewinder
    Max speed: Mach 2.25
    Max Ceiling: 20,000m

  • andromeda Galaxy

    some 10 to 20 of the remaining 65-67 Iranian F-14s have been upgraded further anti-stealth battle and are on stand by for use to intercept stealth aircrafts. Some 20s are on 24 hours on alert. remaining f-14s are on storage. The number of upgraded F-14s are estimated to be around 40 aircrafts.

  • andromeda Galaxy

    A major advantage of the Iranian F-14 over F-22 is its dual tracking capability. able to use and integration ground radars such as nebu, kasta, ghadir, matla-o fajr, jy-14 that have full stealth detection capability and detection ranges up-to 1,500km for stealth aircrafts to reduce enemy stealth aircraft surprising.

  • Richard Martin

    Why didn't the advisors in the mechanics when the Fanatics took over here on destroy the planes before they left why do they allow them to exist they could have destroyed them where were they not guilty of treason

  • Tony Dinh

    Thays why 23 secretly decommissioned and took out parts to make them not working!

  • Johnny Tsangaris

    The most current F-15s flown and maintained by US personnel struggle against The Raptors. An aged barely kept together Tomcat would be DOA. Iran is a joke, it’s military a farce.

  • Chris Duhaime

    It's weight to horse power ratio that makes the difference tomcat is more of heavy bomber than a fighter they rely on Smart missiles .

  • S.A.M M.

    Even if Iran had 200 Su-30's it wouldn't make much difference against the U.S. yes it may make a difference against regional states but not against the U.S. and Iran knows this and that's why they are focused on Missiles to hit F-22's, F-35's & F-15's at their bases & carriers rather than in the Air!

  • Mists & Shadows

    Add quantum radar to that big nose and command guided PL-21 with IIR terminal seekers and the entire scenario flips.

    Especially if the missiles can be ground launched.The big question at the moment is how seriously integrated F-22 and EA-18/F-16C.50 tactics are.

    The Iranians have S-300V integrated around their capital and nuclear facilities which is actually a pretty decent strategic SAM.If it ever comes to it (Trump becomes overly aggressive, post treaty, in his demands), I believe you can look to not just Russia but perhaps other SCO partners to begin backing Iranian interests as part of a 'regional security package', similar to NATO.

    And that means, ultimately, assets in depth which can threaten U.S. base-in in a manner different from purely local A2AD.Finally, there are a LOT of systems out there which could be readily adapted, particularly for the SWA environment, to remove the daytime advantage at least.

    Range Tracking Cameras, while lacking the multispectral capacity to chase F-22s into their favored, night time, environment can easily provide optical location to within a 3-4 mile cube of airspace.On the flip side, the nice things about the Tomcat are the naval fuel fraction which actually approaches that of the F-22 at around 16+3K pounds of fuel and the presence, fairly early on, of optics which began at minimal functionality with the ALR-23 but moved quickly towards the TVSU/TCS and then added a more capable IRST with the AAS-42.

    If stealth truly degrades radar at the same time digital datalinks (using the commo suite) remove the need for sideband tethers ala SARH, then you can expect major changes to threat weapons systems as simpler sensor suites with more emphasis on global awareness and missile defense with one long-barrel aperture (perhaps buried in the nose ala the F-117 FLIR) you will see major alterations in how the overall airframe is designed (to cost) and employed (network commo via MMW discrete datalinks with one flight lead equipped for longrange feeds from ground based systems).

    People like to joke about the X-36 shaped Qaher aircraft but, really, this may point the way towards local proliferation of VLO technologies.

    Simple to build, few weapons, and with a network centric cuing system, it's entire purpose is to survival BVR AMRAAM attack while bringing the fight close enough to use paired SRM or perhaps cannons.

    This is a remarkably sophisticated approach to the 'doing what we can' idea of defeating system elements to create a viable, post-VLO, airforce and particularly if you look at the jet as a UCAV where cost fractions also remove pilot risk while adding back fuel, there is a significant military capacity here.

    The F-14 was designed around the ability to engage long range Russian ASCM of the AS-4/6 and SS-19 variety, with extremely high altitude, supersonic diver and self-designating targeting capabilities.

    It was this capability, vs. Russian MiG-25RB penetrations of Iranian airspace, that caused the F-14 to be selected by the IRAF.

    The Tomcat was also a fair conventional fighter but was seldom used over contested SAM environments because it was simply not survivable vs. even the period SA-3/5/6 which were in common export.

    The Iranians seem to have acknowledged this during their long, bitter, war with Iraq and  their present defense aerospace efforts seem to have been streamlined around a maximum emphasis defeat of the RF threat in a small, affordable, (loseable) package.

    It is unfair and unwise to judge modern Iranian airpower doctrine via a legacy ASA system, however high tech it may once have been.

  • Eouz Cuemarz

    Iv'e read an article like this from National Interest, where you get being banned specially if your comments will not conform to the close-minded author's one-sided, bias, America-first point of view.

  • oppos neos

    The iran IDIOT junk ambition…

  • SS Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich

    Do we really compare a 5th generation Fighter jet to an 4th Generation jet????? I bet next video we will compare Iran F-4E to Saudi Eurofighter than ^^

  • andromeda Galaxy

    post what you want people. I already have revealed much and will not argue or reveal anything else. remember ignorance is not always a bliss.

  • Dive Dodge

    There amazing aircraft. It's a shame we have to destroy what's left of them.

  • Dive Dodge

    War with Iran means 3rd world war.

  • andromeda Galaxy

    Just wanted to add this to the discussion of stealth. A major point of detecting and enemy aircraft on another aircraft radar is the RADAR itself. combat aircraft detect each other primary via each others aircraft radar and the radiation it emits while scanning the sky. Any aircraft using radar has this downside. It does not matter if it is a f-22 or f-14. So here is where an disadvantage becomes an advantage.
    On a home turf an interceptor or spying craft with an integrated ground radar system can turn its aircraft radar off making it less detectable increase its invisibility great then the foe who has to use its radar since its very far from its homeland and in the enemy homeland. This has been tested many times by Iran and at-least 8 times against US F/A-18s and saudi F-15s among others over Persian Gulf area. That clip posted here earlier of an IRIAF F-4IR shadowing and playing with a USN F/A-18 superhornet without FA-18 detecting F-4 illustrates this concept. Iranian aircraft routinely during spying and sneaking operation use this method of turning their radars off and using ground sensors and radar and its operator to find the enemy without being detected. Another instance also happen several years ago where 2 IRIAF MIG-29s (had their radars off) flew undetected behind a pair of USN F/A-18s and not until the pilot of one of the MIG-29s made a radio call to the F/A-18 to change direction and leave the area AND TURNED THEIR RADARS ON, Then the F/A-18s became aware of being followed and changed their flight and went back to their carrier.

    Now a passive searching radar may remove this downside but passive radars are not as powerful and accurate as active radars. SO an aircraft can switch between active and passive and along with full stealth can have better invisibility. Although current stealth technology has a weak point and that it is detectable on VHF band radars. Although many new anti-stealth capable radars use multi-band technology where it scans in all bands including VHF to give them an edge.

  • andromeda Galaxy

    2 Years ago Iranian military announced a new friend or foe sensor receiver developed for its radars and can be fitted on aircraft that uses the radio, electronics signals and radar of the enemy to detect and spy on it. So with this tech an aircraft and radar does not need to use normal radar to find the enemy and simply use the new RECEIVER to pickup the enemy radar, radio and electronic and GPS signature to fully detect it. According to an military official an enemy only choice is to disable all its systems and fly blind to stay off detection which is something not advisable as it is very dangerous and can cause the aircraft to crash.
    Ever since announcing this tech the whole project has been classified and not much data is released about it.

  • andromeda Galaxy

    here is a great reading about this PDS system in an article which is about the downside of F-35 stealth.
    "passive detection system (PDS) that detects and tracks the radio frequency (RF) signals emitted by an aircraft—radar signals, UHF and VHF radio signals, identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) signals, data link signals like Link-16, and navigation transponder signals like TACAN.

    A good example of a modern PDS is the VERA-NG, a Czech system being sold internationally that uses three or more receiving antennas spaced well apart to detect and track and identify the RF signals emitted by fighters and bombers. The system’s central analysis module calculates the time difference of the signals reaching the receivers to identify, locate, and track up to 200 aircraft transmitting radar signals. The VERA-NG is only one of many types of PDS used throughout the world: the Russians, Chinese, and others produce PDSs, as well, and these have been widely fielded for several years.

    The beauty of a PDS, from the perspective of an adversary employing one, is that radar stealth is irrelevant to it ability to detect and track aircraft. If the aircraft has to use its radar, radios, data links, or navigation systems to accomplish its mission, the PDS stands a good chance of being able to detect, track, and identify it by these emissions. Every aircraft in the world is susceptible to PDS, stealth and non-stealth alike, and the F-35 is no exception."




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