On loan to the Commemorative Air Force, Midland, Texas and awaiting restoration.
The nose section can not be painted so gradually it becomes dirty as result of rain and sand,and also becomes red as result of radar's heat.
And now "Persian Cat" ready to Landing on Mehrabad Airport...IRIAF Parade 2014...
TF30-P-414 afterburner detail of the venerable Tomcat. The TF30 had poor stall characteristics and often flamed out, but the F110-GE-400 engine in the -D model solved many of these issues and had ... (more)
Formation takeoff with sister 164342.
This aircraft finished it's modernization & overhaul in 2012.With this upgrades now 6049 is capable of using Russian missiles like R73.Some avionice and navigational upgrades and new camo... (more)