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Despite some Cold War-era hardware, the nation of Iran manages a fairly healthy aircraft inventory with varying types ready-to-attack.

There are a total of [ 48 ] Active Iranian Air Force Aircraft (2023) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.
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1
Picture of the Antonov An-140
National Flag Graphic
2002
Antonov An-140
Twin-Turboprop Regional Passenger Airliner
2
Picture of the Antonov An-72 / An-74 (Coaler)
National Flag Graphic
1986
Antonov An-72 / An-74 (Coaler)
Tactical Medium Military Transport Aircraft
3
Picture of the Beechcraft Bonanza
National Flag Graphic
1947
Beechcraft Bonanza
Civilian Multi-Purpose Utility Aircraft
4
Picture of the Beechcraft C-12 Huron
National Flag Graphic
1974
Beechcraft C-12 Huron
Military Utility / Special Mission Aircraft
5
Picture of the Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
National Flag Graphic
1967
Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
6
Picture of the Bell Model 212
National Flag Graphic
1968
Bell Model 212
Medium-Lift Utility / Transport Helicopter
7
Picture of the Bell Model 214
National Flag Graphic
1972
Bell Model 214
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
8
Picture of the Boeing 707
National Flag Graphic
1958
Boeing 707
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
9
Picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
National Flag Graphic
1970
Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
10
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
National Flag Graphic
1962
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
11
Picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7 (Fishcan)
National Flag Graphic
1980
Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7 (Fishcan)
Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
12
Picture of the Dassault Falcon 20
National Flag Graphic
1965
Dassault Falcon 20
Business Jet / Light High-Speed Transport Aircraft
13
Picture of the Dassault Falcon 50
National Flag Graphic
1979
Dassault Falcon 50
VIP and Government Transport / Maritime Surveillance
14
Picture of the Dassault Mirage F1
National Flag Graphic
1973
Dassault Mirage F1
Multirole / Interceptor Aircraft
15
Picture of the DIO Arash
National Flag Graphic
2019
DIO Arash
Unmanned Loitering Munition Drone
16
Picture of the Fokker F27 Friendship
National Flag Graphic
1958
Fokker F27 Friendship
Passenger Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
17
Picture of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat
National Flag Graphic
1974
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Swing-Wing, Carrierborne Fleet Defense Fighter
18
Picture of the Harbin Y-12
National Flag Graphic
1985
Harbin Y-12
Twin-Engine Turboprop Utility Aircraft
19
Picture of the HESA Ababil-3
National Flag Graphic
2008
HESA Ababil-3
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone
20
Picture of the HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning)
National Flag Graphic
1997
HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning)
Strike Fighter Aircraft
21
Picture of the HESA Dorna (Lark)
National Flag Graphic
2006
HESA Dorna (Lark)
Light Two-Seat Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft
22
Picture of the HESA Hamaseh (Epic)
National Flag Graphic
2016
HESA Hamaseh (Epic)
Unarmed / Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
23
Picture of the HESA Kowsar (Thunderbolt)
National Flag Graphic
2019
HESA Kowsar (Thunderbolt)
Lightweight Twin-Seat, Twin-Engine Multirole Fighter
24
Picture of the HESA Saeqeh (Thunderbolt)
National Flag Graphic
2014
HESA Saeqeh (Thunderbolt)
Lightweight Multirole Fighter Aircraft
25
Picture of the HESA Shahed-129 (Eye-Witness)
National Flag Graphic
2012
HESA Shahed-129 (Eye-Witness)
Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Reconnaissance / Light Attack Drone
26
Picture of the HESA Shahed-136
National Flag Graphic
2021
HESA Shahed-136
Loitering Munition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
27
Picture of the HESA Shahed-149 (Gaza)
National Flag Graphic
2022
HESA Shahed-149 (Gaza)
Reusable Attack Drone / UCAV
28
Picture of the IAIO / Qods Yasir (Yasseer)
National Flag Graphic
2014
IAIO / Qods Yasir (Yasseer)
Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone
29
Picture of the IAIO Fotros (Fallen Angel)
National Flag Graphic
2019
IAIO Fotros (Fallen Angel)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
30
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
National Flag Graphic
1975
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
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31
Picture of the IRIAF Kaman-12
National Flag Graphic
2020
IRIAF Kaman-12
ISR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
32
Picture of the IRIAF Kaman-22
National Flag Graphic
2022
IRIAF Kaman-22
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) / Attack Drone
33
Picture of the Karrar (Striker)
National Flag Graphic
2010
Karrar (Striker)
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
34
Picture of the Kian (Arash)
National Flag Graphic
2022
Kian (Arash)
Expendable Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
35
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1956
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
36
Picture of the Lockheed JetStar
National Flag Graphic
1960
Lockheed JetStar
Passenger / VIP Transport Aircraft
37
Picture of the Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion
National Flag Graphic
1962
Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion
Land-Based Long-Range Maritime Patrol / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft
38
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
National Flag Graphic
1960
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Multirole / Carrierbased Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
39
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
40
Picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
National Flag Graphic
1962
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Single-Seat Lightweight Multirole Aircraft
41
Picture of the PAC Super Mushshak
National Flag Graphic
1996
PAC Super Mushshak
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
42
Picture of the Pilatus PC-7
National Flag Graphic
1978
Pilatus PC-7
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
43
Picture of the Qods Ababil (Swallow)
National Flag Graphic
1995
Qods Ababil (Swallow)
Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
44
Picture of the Qods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Qods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Reconnaissance Drone
45
Picture of the SAI Saegheh (Thunderbolt)
National Flag Graphic
2016
SAI Saegheh (Thunderbolt)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
46
Picture of the Shahed-171 (Simorgh)
National Flag Graphic
2015
Shahed-171 (Simorgh)
Unmanned Stealth Drone Aircraft
47
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
National Flag Graphic
1974
Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Long-Range Strike / Attack Aircraft
48
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
National Flag Graphic
2014
Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
Multirole Heavy Combat Fighter Aircraft

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