The (Ali)Cat is alive !!

The (Ali)Cat is alive !!

Postby orion2 on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 9:24 am

Hello all,

Held between November 26 and 29 on the island of Kish in the Persian Gulf, the 9th International Iran airshow combined a trade exhibition of the principal Iranian aerospace companies and an airshow open to the public. Although the airshow lasted for only two hours in the afternoon, and the static display held only 6 aircraft at most, it offered the possibility to photograph several iconic airplanes only visible in Iran those days.

This is a small selection of what could be seen (most of these pics were taken from the Photography area on the southside, the public being on the Northside and facing the sun)

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2. the airshow was opened by skydivers jumping from an Harbin Y-12
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5. Two Su-22 form the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Pasdaran) were very dynamicaly presented :yahoo:
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9. One IRGC Emb-312 was on static display, with three more flying
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12. Two PC-7 were also present, one flying
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15. the HESA Shaeqeh, a locally developped version of the F-5E
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20. a mother and her chicks :drool:
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22. Big Mama !
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24. makes an interesting change for all those Japanese Phantoms, no ? :cool:
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27. I like that one very much..
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28. the reason most foreigners were there I think.. :dizzy:
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34. C-130 presenting itself for a drop
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35. a Pasdaran Mi-171 arriving late to the static area
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36. this Iranian Navy SH-3D was a well appreciated addition to the static area
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37. the airshow was closed by the Baltic Bees and the Strizhi teams
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Hope you liked it.

M.
Last edited by orion2 on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 11:25 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Tha Cat is alive !!

Postby Witchcraft24 on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 9:37 am

Very, very nice indeed - F4 and F-14 in formation with a 707! Is it an annual event and is (foreign) public easy?
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Postby Abbo46 on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 10:14 am

Absolutely stunning! :drool:

To see an F-14 fly again must have been pretty special!
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Postby FarnboroJohn on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 10:23 am

What a great set! The Phantom break is particularly special. :clap:
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Re: The Cat is alive !!

Postby Burleysway on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 10:43 am

Very good.........
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Postby frank on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 10:57 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Cat is alive !!

Postby Tommy on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 11:05 am

:king: :king: :king:
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Postby Ewart on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 11:48 am

:clap:

An amazing report. Thanks for sharing. The F-14's and F-4's make it feel like a throw back to what Iimagine the 1980's were like.

How was the trip as a whole?
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Re: The (Ali)Cat is alive !!

Postby Airwolfhound on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 1:47 pm

Stunning :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The (Ali)Cat is alive !!

Postby Sundowner on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 10:23 pm

Superb!! :yahoo:
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Postby Agg on Mon 03 Dec 2018, 8:29 am

Very nice! Were there any full displays by IRAF aircraft or were they limited to fly bys? Certainly a show to keep an eye on for 2020.
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Postby MiG_Eater on Mon 03 Dec 2018, 9:13 am

An amazing set - and not somewhere I thought i'd see photos from on UKAR! That Phantom shot looks almost air-to-air.
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Postby bigcrow on Mon 03 Dec 2018, 11:03 am

Fantastic set. The run & break F-4 shot is superb.. :rock:
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Postby SPLAT on Mon 03 Dec 2018, 2:58 pm

Amzing how they keep all tis American hardware flying , and a great post :yahoo:
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Re: The (Ali)Cat is alive !!

Postby CJS on Mon 03 Dec 2018, 3:40 pm

Iranian Tomcats and Phantoms...move along, nothing to see here. :grin:

Super stuff, thanks for sharing.

You are allowed to share them, aren't you? :ninja: :hide:
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Postby planenuts on Mon 03 Dec 2018, 10:10 pm

Oh, you are SO kidding me........!! :worship: Iran is THE country in the world whose air force I most want to see.
Fitters, Phantoms, Tomcats, and those (sort of) F-5 things too, all in camo......that is pure aviation porn. Just ruined the sofa with drool.

If this is the 9th event of it's kind.......really gotta know when the 10th one is......please......

Rupe :smile:
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Re: The (Ali)Cat is alive !!

Postby Agg on Mon 03 Dec 2018, 10:31 pm

planenuts wrote:If this is the 9th event of it's kind.......really gotta know when the 10th one is......please......

It's a biannual event, so 2020 ;)
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Postby CJS on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 8:08 am

planenuts wrote:... and those (sort of) F-5 things too,



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HESA_Saeqeh

'Derived from the F-5' eh? Exactly the same but with an extra tail I would suggest!!
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Postby AlexC on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 1:30 pm

Very good. That modified F-5E is a weird looking thing, that's for sure!
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Postby MiG_Eater on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 1:47 pm

CJS wrote:
planenuts wrote:... and those (sort of) F-5 things too,



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HESA_Saeqeh

'Derived from the F-5' eh? Exactly the same but with an extra tail I would suggest!!


I've never seen an F-5 without missile rails on the wingtips either. Interesting!
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Re: The (Ali)Cat is alive !!

Postby austinp on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 2:40 pm

Nice to see the F-14 shots.

And seeing the modified F-5 is quite interesting also.

Thanks for sharing.
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Postby st24 on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 7:46 pm

Wow hardly does this justice. Stunning set, such colour and variety, and yes that Phantom breaking shot really is the biz..
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Re: The (Ali)Cat is alive !!

Postby lynothehammer on Sun 09 Dec 2018, 9:28 am

Wow, can't say i've ever wanted to go to Iran but after seeing these i could easily be persuaded...

Great photos, thanks for sharing...
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