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Active Iranian Air Force Aircraft (2024)


Military | Modern Airpower

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 (2024) 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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2002
Picture of the Antonov An-140
Antonov An-140
Twin-Turboprop Regional Passenger Airliner
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1986
Picture of the Antonov An-72 / An-74 (Coaler)
Antonov An-72 / An-74 (Coaler)
Tactical Medium Military Transport Aircraft
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1947
Picture of the Beechcraft Bonanza
Beechcraft Bonanza
Civilian Multi-Purpose Utility Aircraft
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1974
Picture of the Beechcraft C-12 Huron
Beechcraft C-12 Huron
Military Utility / Special Mission Aircraft
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1967
Picture of the Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
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1968
Picture of the Bell Model 212
Bell Model 212
Medium-Lift Utility / Transport Helicopter
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1972
Picture of the Bell Model 214
Bell Model 214
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
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1958
Picture of the Boeing 707
Boeing 707
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
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1970
Picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
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1962
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
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1980
Picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7 (Fishcan)
Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7 (Fishcan)
Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
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1965
Picture of the Dassault Falcon 20
Dassault Falcon 20
Business Jet / Light High-Speed Transport Aircraft
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1979
Picture of the Dassault Falcon 50
Dassault Falcon 50
VIP and Government Transport / Maritime Surveillance
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1973
Picture of the Dassault Mirage F1
Dassault Mirage F1
Multirole / Interceptor Aircraft
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2019
Picture of the DIO Arash
DIO Arash
Unmanned Loitering Munition Drone
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1958
Picture of the Fokker F27 Friendship
Fokker F27 Friendship
Passenger Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
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1974
Picture of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Swing-Wing, Carrierborne Fleet Defense Fighter
18/48
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1985
Picture of the Harbin Y-12
Harbin Y-12
Twin-Engine Turboprop Utility Aircraft
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2008
Picture of the HESA Ababil-3
HESA Ababil-3
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone
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1997
Picture of the HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning)
HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning)
Strike Fighter Aircraft
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2006
Picture of the HESA Dorna (Lark)
HESA Dorna (Lark)
Light Two-Seat Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft
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2016
Picture of the HESA Hamaseh (Epic)
HESA Hamaseh (Epic)
Unarmed / Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
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2019
Picture of the HESA Kowsar (Thunderbolt)
HESA Kowsar (Thunderbolt)
Lightweight Twin-Seat, Twin-Engine Multirole Fighter
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2014
Picture of the HESA Saeqeh (Thunderbolt)
HESA Saeqeh (Thunderbolt)
Lightweight Multirole Fighter Aircraft
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2012
Picture of the HESA Shahed-129 (Eye-Witness)
HESA Shahed-129 (Eye-Witness)
Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Reconnaissance / Light Attack Drone
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2021
Picture of the HESA Shahed-136
HESA Shahed-136
Loitering Munition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
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2022
Picture of the HESA Shahed-149 (Gaza)
HESA Shahed-149 (Gaza)
Reusable Attack Drone / UCAV
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2014
Picture of the IAIO / Qods Yasir (Yasseer)
IAIO / Qods Yasir (Yasseer)
Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone
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2019
Picture of the IAIO Fotros (Fallen Angel)
IAIO Fotros (Fallen Angel)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
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1975
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
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2020
Picture of the IRIAF Kaman-12
IRIAF Kaman-12
ISR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
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2022
Picture of the IRIAF Kaman-22
IRIAF Kaman-22
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) / Attack Drone
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2010
Picture of the Karrar (Striker)
Karrar (Striker)
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
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2022
Picture of the Kian (Arash)
Kian (Arash)
Expendable Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
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1956
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
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1960
Picture of the Lockheed JetStar
Lockheed JetStar
Passenger / VIP Transport Aircraft
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1962
Picture of the Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion
Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion
Land-Based Long-Range Maritime Patrol / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft
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1960
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Multirole / Carrierbased Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
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1984
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
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1962
Picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Single-Seat Lightweight Multirole Aircraft
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1996
Picture of the PAC Super Mushshak
PAC Super Mushshak
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
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1978
Picture of the Pilatus PC-7
Pilatus PC-7
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
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1995
Picture of the Qods Ababil (Swallow)
Qods Ababil (Swallow)
Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
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1981
Picture of the Qods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
Qods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Reconnaissance Drone
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2016
Picture of the SAI Saegheh (Thunderbolt)
SAI Saegheh (Thunderbolt)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
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2015
Picture of the Shahed-171 (Simorgh)
Shahed-171 (Simorgh)
Unmanned Stealth Drone Aircraft
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1974
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Long-Range Strike / Attack Aircraft
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2014
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
Multirole Heavy Combat Fighter Aircraft
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