Playing on the interwebs and came across this 3 part Iranian TV documentary on the IRIAF F-14 Tomcats in combat during the Iran/Iraq War. The Iranian Tomcats have always been something of an enigma.
The documentary uses a “History-Channel Dogfights” type format in some cases. There’s also USN file footage here but the true gem are the first interviews and accounts with the aircrews that fought the jet.
It’s about time these guys got some recognition. After the Shah was deposed in 1979 and the Americans left many of these guys where thrown in prisons. Only when Iraq attacked did the Islamic Iranian Government let these guys their freedom to go do their duty. Not for Islam or for the Ayatollah but for their country. Politics aside, in my book, true warriors.
(embedding has disabled so I’ve copied the links below:)