The F-14 Tomcat fighter jet of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has crashed іn Bushehr province of Iran.

Governor of the Iranian Bushehr province, Mohammad Hossein Jahanbakhsh has confirmed that both thе pilot аnԁ thе co-pilot of the Iranian F-14 Tomcat fighter jet were not able to survive the crash.

The F-14 Tomcat variable-sweep wing fighter jet was developed for the United States Navy (USN) as a carrier based replacement for the F-4 Phantom II.

The United States government sold 79 F-14 Tomcats to the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) before the fall of Shah (King) of Iran to stop the reconnaissance flights of the Soviet MiG-25 "Foxbat" over Iran.
The Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) preferred the USN's F-14 Tomcats over the USAF's F-15 Eagle and ordered 80 F-14 Tomcats and 714 AIM-54 Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile (AAM).

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