F-22 Raptor Gets Shot Down by Old F-14 Tomcat? Yes, It Could Happen.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain [Public domain]
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain [Public domain]

TNI Staff

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F-22 Raptor Gets Shot Down by Old F-14 Tomcat? Yes, It Could Happen.

Compared to the antiquated F-14, the Raptor is a technological marvel and is equipped with some of the most sophisticated sensors ever developed for a military aircraft.

With the United States withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran, a war with Tehran seems to be a distinct possibility. In the event of a military conflict between Washington and Tehran, there is also the ever growing possibility that the White House might seek regime change in Iran.

(This first appeared several months ago.)

A full-scale military campaign against Iran would require the United States to destroy the Iranian air force—which to this day flies American-built warplanes. The best of Iran’s decrepit fighter aircraft fleet is the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. The Imperial Iranian Air Force purchased 80 of the powerful fourth generation fighters before the 1979 Islamic revolution, but deliveries were halted at 79 aircraft. Additionally, Iran had purchased 714 Hughes (now Raytheon) AIM-54A Phoenix long-range semi-active/active radar guided air-to-air missiles, which have a range of roughly 100 nautical miles.

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