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    There is no news articel to go with this but I heard over the raido that the US goverment acedntly sold Iran F-14 parts(planes?) resently labled "surplus" to Iran. Folks you cant make this stuff up. I just want to know who the made that mistake.
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    There is no news articel to go with this but I heard over the raido that the US goverment acedntly sold Iran F-14 parts(planes?) resently labled "surplus" to Iran. Folks you cant make this stuff up. I just want to know who the made that mistake.
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    Hmmmm .....accidently sending plane parts to the middle east ?

    I wonder what this looks like..


    U.S NAVY WAREHOUSE 0800 ZULU TIME

    SOMEWHERE IN THE USA


    John :

    "Hey Mike !"

    "What about those crates of F-14 spare parts ?"


    Mike :

    "Oh yes, almost forgot them, we need to ship them to that other warehouse in Eheran, Missouri"

    John :

    "Do we have stickers for Eheran or do i need to write the adress on every single crate ?"


    Mike :

    "I fear they are out"

    "Just take some from the desk in my office..... but dont forget to cross that T out first !"

    John :

    "Okeydoke"



    TWO WEEKS LATER

    SAHRANI REVOLUTIONARY GUARD BASE , TEHERAN ,IRAN

    0900 MOHAMMED TIME


    Abdul :

    "By Allah !"
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    As usual Celeon who have us rolling on the floor laughing

    Who said that German's don't have a sense of humour?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
    There is no news articel to go with this but I heard over the raido that the US goverment acedntly sold Iran F-14 parts(planes?) resently labled "surplus" to Iran. Folks you cant make this stuff up. I just want to know who the made that mistake. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Of course, this is in addition to all the parts we deliberately sold to Iran, back when the Shah was our puppet-dictat....I mean, our loyal ally.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
    There is no news articel to go with this but I heard over the raido that the US goverment acedntly sold Iran F-14 parts(planes?) resently labled "surplus" to Iran. Folks you cant make this stuff up. I just want to know who the made that mistake. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Hmmmm.... You heard it on the radio... and "They" just cant make stuff up ! Are you a loyal Air America fan ? Cause if you beleive everything you hear on the radio... I have about 4000 shares of Halaberton that are still very valuable and I will sell them to you cheaply ! Come on now ! Thats like saying CNN is straight forward and down the middle !

    Celeon999 ... Thats a riot !! Thats basicaly our US Postal Service as is !
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    I've heard that when the US pulled out of Iran following the overthrow of the Shah, the F-14s mysteriously lost a vital part of their fire control systems, in every single plane, making them all but useless as fighter/interceptors. Obviously this was the work of the Grumman people, who weren't about to see one of the most advanced weapons systems in the world fall into enemy hands. No one has claimed responsibility to this day.

    Even so, the aircraft are extremely maintenance intensive, and unless you know what you're doing, it's unlikely that you'd be able to keep them flying for long (hence the presence of Grumman people in-country in the first place). Therefore, even if the parts are critical, it's unlikely that there are many people with knowledge on the subject who are capable of fixing the aircraft. On the other hand, the aircraft have most likely been in desert storage, and could in theory be brought back to flying condition without to much difficulty.

    Not to mention the fact that the host country (USA), the only other operator of the aircraft, has since ceased flying them, and won't be likely to support any efforts to get them flying again (at least not intentionally .
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PhantomKira:
    I've heard that when the US pulled out of Iran following the overthrow of the Shah, the F-14s mysteriously lost a vital part of their fire control systems, in every single plane, making them all but useless as fighter/interceptors. Obviously this was the work of the Grumman people, who weren't about to see one of the most advanced weapons systems in the world fall into enemy hands. No one has claimed responsibility to this day.

    Even so, the aircraft are extremely maintenance intensive, and unless you know what you're doing, it's unlikely that you'd be able to keep them flying for long (hence the presence of Grumman people in-country in the first place). Therefore, even if the parts are critical, it's unlikely that there are many people with knowledge on the subject who are capable of fixing the aircraft. On the other hand, the aircraft have most likely been in desert storage, and could in theory be brought back to flying condition without to much difficulty. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Yup, same I heard. Besides a puppet dictator and the removal of their democratic government, another gift of Operation Ajax was a lot of military hardware to help secure the region and prop up the puppet dictator.

    There were a still a few F-14s flying, however, in 1988--or at least, that's what the the US Navy claimed, when they shot down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf.

    Apparently, the missile-destroyer USS Vincennes couldn't distinguish between an Airbus A300 and a F-14 Tomcat. 290 dead...
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    Theres more to that story....

    The officers identified the flight profile being flown by the Airbus A300B2 as being similar to that of an F-14A Tomcat during an attack run; the commercial flight had originated at Bandar Abbas, which served dual roles as a base for Iranian F-14 operations and as a hub for commercial, civilian flights. According to the same reports, the Vincennes tried more than once to contact Flight 655, but there was no acknowledgement. Not uncommon at the time ... for the Royal Fleet had the same problem many times.
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