The Shah and a group of air force personnel with their
Cool and confident
Iran's pre-revolution air force
Photos sent by Farhad M. and Pejvak
April 8, 1999
Below you can see several photos of Iranian air force planes from before
the revolution (Imperial Iranian Air Force, IIAF). But in truth, there's
only one really interesting photo on this page.
It shows the late Mohammad Reza Shah with a group of air force families.
It's from 1955. The Shah looks confident and in control. Why shouldn't
he be? Mossadegh has been sent into exile; the opposition has been silenced;
the Americans are providing loans and military hardware; the Russians are
cooperative... everything seems to be going smoothly. And it shows: ...
to first photo
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