| An Imperial Iranian Air Force F-84G of the Golden Crown, the national, aerobatic display team of Iran founded in 1958 and part of the former-Imperial Iranian Air Force.They performed near Mehrabad airport and Kooshk Nosrat 100 kilometres from Tehran.
|| IRGC commander Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, listens to an Iranian colonel explaining about an American spy drone captured in Iranian airspace in 2011. US rudely asked for its return instead of apologizing, an attitude showcasing ignorance in US administration
|| publicly announced on 1 February 2013, Iran showed off her new Qaher F313 super-advanced stealth jet which can evade radar as a great step forward for Iran Air force, a single-seat home-made combat aircraft
|| Soldiers during a Military Curfew in Tehran, look on as an Iranian Girl passes by in high heels. Stones on the ground are signs of possible clashes between demonstrators and the army. Such confrontations sometimes became bloody with heavy death tolls.
| An Iranian navy member prepares torpedoes for launching from Jamaran destroyer during a maneuver in the Oman Sea.Jamaran took its name from a neighbourhood located north of Tehran famous for being the home of Ayatollah Khomeini after the revolution.
|| Iranian Defense Industry has developed KH-2002 Khaybar Bullpup Assault Rifle; a low-recoil, highly accurate, lightweight weapon with semi-automatic, fully automatic and three-round burst options and modular construction for easy maintenance.
|| Iranian Children dressed as Basij Resistence militia take part in parades of the 33th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. With a nominal strength of 12.6 million, Basij has been present in schools since it was first created during the Iran-Iraq War.
|| An Iranian Boy is posing with a Kalashnikov in front of a Jeep Wagoneer. The three were icons of the 8 year Sacred Defence against invading Iraqi army. There was a high number of under-age teen-agers who wished to participate in battlefield.
| An IIAF Phantom II F-4D piloted by Keyvan Nourhaghighi and Javad Fakouri landing in Shiraz Airbase using its drag chute to assist in stopping on Apr, 16, 1974.
|| A Dassault Falcon 20 (Mystere) of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army at Basle/Mulhouse, France Airport, April 1982. Dassault Falcon is a family of business jets, manufactured by Dassault Aviation, France.
|| Lockheed RC-130H Khofash (L-382) Iran Air Force 5-8554 at Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran. C-130 is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft.RC-130 is a reconnaissance version. A single example is used by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
|| During the Iran-Iraq War, U.S. Navy attacked Iran Ajr on September, 21 1987 in the Persian Gulf. This is a documented incident in which the US clearly supported the Saddam regime.Iran Ajr aka the Arya Rakhsh, was a Japanese-built landing craft.
| An air-to-air view of an Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft near the Strait of Hormoz in Persian Gulf Strait Hormoz taken 21 December 1988 (US Navy / Grudge Envy).
|| Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382) 3 December 2010 Tehran - Mehrabad International
|| A MiG-29UB of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force in 2011 near Tehran - Mehrabad International Airport. In 2006, a $700 million repair and modernization program of the IRIAF MiG-29 and Su-24 fighters was completed.
|| Iran Air Force Russian made Ilyushin Il-76TD takes off from Tehran - Mehrabad International Airport on August 11, 2009. It was confiscated from iraq Air Force as compensation for the a 8-year Iran-Iraq War.
| First squadron of Iranian Pilots of F14 tomcats of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force after the Iranian Revolution at Shiraz Air Base in Sep, 1979. In the 1970s, IIAF was the only military force other than the US Navy, to be equipped with the F-14 Tomcat.
|| Iran Air Force IRIAF Northrop F-5E Tiger II. The only air arm in the world to continue using the fighter, IRIAF continued efforts to maintain these types in service, and began a number of projects with the intention to refurbish and upgrade them.
|| Iranian Navy Green Beret Commandos during a 10 day drill on Dec, 28, 2011 get on a warship in the Gulf of Oman connecting the Persian Gulf at the Strait of Hormoz protecting Iran's southern sea borders against enemy pileups.
|| IRIAA Toofan attack helicopters, improved version of Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra. Toofan armed with M197 3-barreled 20 mm Gatling-type cannon in the A/A49E-7 turret, with wingstub stations carrying a pair of 19-Tube 70 mm (2.75") rocket launchers.
| Iranian Navy Warships and Submarines patrol the strategic Strait of Hormoz which connects Gulf of Oman to the Persian Gulf on Dec. 28, 2011. This stretch of water is of obvious military and economic significance to the world.
|| Iranian Girl soldiers in their Sepah Danesh Uniforms march in front of the Senate building in Tehran, part of the propaganda campaign for the White Revolution reforms during the reign of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.
|| A painting featuring the Battle Of Issus between armies Achaemenid Dariush 3. and Macedonian Alexander in 333 BC in which Dariush deserted the battlefield. Painting by French artist Jan The Elder Brueghel in Musee du Louvre, Paris Oil Painting on Canvas.
|| Steel-lattice Iranian oil platforms were set ablaze after an attack by US Navy on Oct, 19, 1987. Although US justified the attack as a response to Iranian attacks on a Kuwaiti tanker, the reason was that Iran was gaining on Iraq near the end of the 8 war.
| Image released by Iranian news agencies caused laughter in world media after it became obvious that one of the missiles had failed and photoshopers manipulated it to conceal their epic failure that ironically might have started a war otherwise.
|| Iranian Army Divers by the Arvand River during the Iran Iraq War. These brave soldiers were front-line breakers that staged surprise attacks on enemy in most dangerous conditions. They paved the way for regular army units to operate.
|| A NAJA police Van of the city of Darab is carrying Satellite dishes confiscated during a crackdown on growing use of Iranian channels broadcast from abroad; a very futile attempt to stop flow of information at the communication age.
|| While Iran and Iraq were negotiating truce, MKO terrorists assaulted in full to capture strongholds in Kurdistan but they were crushed during the Mersad operation that started on July, 28, 1988:4800 of mercenaries were killed while others fled to Iraq.
| Iranian women participated in the Sacred Defense against Iraqi invasion of Iran in 1980. Mosques in Khorramshahr became the center for organization of the Iranian resistance against a coalition of countries who actively supported Saddam Hussein.
|| World War II: British and Soviet Occupation of Iran in 1941. In 2009, the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that his country suffered during the invasions during World War II, and that he would stand to the end to get full compensation.
|| American Soldier posing with Helmets belonging to Iranian martyrs during the Iran-Iraq war in Baghdad's swords of Qadesiya monument. US ambassador in Baghdad prevented Iraqi Prime Minister from destroying this sign of shame: walking in Saddam's footsteps.
|| Iran was occupied by Allied Powers during WWII. A convoy of trucks is hauling foor and other supplies from Iran to USSR leaving local people in misery. Millions of people starved from hunger during a war in which Iran had declared neutral.
| A cow shaped Gorz (Mace) belonging to the Safavid king Shah tahmasp.Gorz was an ancient weapon in Iran which consisted of a heavy top, usually an Iron ball with sharp extensions that used to be mounted on a shaft or tied to a chain.
|| Safavid king Shah Ismaiil's Helmet sits on his armor.He captured Tabriz in 1501 and proclaimed himself shah of Iran, bringing the whole country and portions of modern-day Iraq under his control and proclaimed Shiite faith as the official creed.
|| Iranian Soldier wearing a mask against Chemical weapons used by Saddam Iran-Iraq War killing or injuring thousands of civilians and military personnel. European countries such as Germany and Netherlands were primary suppliers of chemical agents
|| Painting shows Persian victory over Russians in Soltanabad on Feb, 13, 1812.Qajar Prince Abbas Mirza is seen in blue jacket commanding his troops.Russian banners have two headed eagles on them while Iranian flags have the royal Lion & Sun.
| Achaemenid Elite Immortals: Archers, spearman from Susa Palace. Such artifacts have been vandalised, destroyed and some of them smuggled out of Iran are in pretty good conditions like this one in Louvre Museum in Paris.
|| Achaemenid Elite unit soldiers called Immortals.Their armament was wicker shields, short spears, swords or large daggers, bow and arrow. The regiment was followed by a caravan of covered carriages, camels, and mules that transported their supplies
|| The first US Navy warship to visit Persian Gulf was Ticonderonga which passed the Strait of Hormoz in Dec, 1879. With the start of the World War II, Allied Powers invaded Iran. This gave US a pretext for continuous presence in the Persian Gulf.
|| On June, 26, 1941 Iran Declared Neutrality At WWII but Allied Powers Invade Iran in August and plundered the country. American Airplanes in Abadan airfield are ready to be delivered to USSR on a loan to own basis.
| Three U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II aircraft parked at Shiraz Air Base (Iran) during exercise Cento, 1 August 1977. Modeled after NATO, CENTO aimed to counter the threat of Soviet expansion into the Middle East.
|| Illustration of Qajar era Persian Cossack Cavalry forces on patrol in 1902.The Persian Cossack Brigade was an elite cavalry unit formed in 1879 in Iran and modeled after Russian Cossack formations.
|| First Iranian Rifle was Mauser produced during Pahlavi era in 1932. In this image, the national Lion Sun Sword logo is visible and the Persian inscription : Brno arms manufacturing factory. The shorter M-49 is Persian made.
|| A model of Achaemenid era warship was actually a huge trireme used in Persian and Greek Navy. Sometimes the cavalry was re-embarked on the ships for surprise attacks and regular maritime lines had been established for ease of trade and logistics.
| Tehran Abbasabad Garrison: Colonel Asadollah Hosseinpour siiting in the middle after the coup of Feb, 21, 1921 where he served as major. He and other officers were promoted afterwards with higher ranks and a 3-Esfand medallions.
|| Tehran Pahlavi era Doshantappeh airport a two wing airplane from 1930s. Iran Air Force was one of the top priority organizations, specially when young Mohammad Reza Shah got his pilot license from the chief commander of the IAF.
|| Pahlavi Iran Air Force Pilots Class of 52-14 at Mehrabad AFB Airport posing for a souvenir photograph in front of a Phantom.
|| A Soldier is praying outside a military outpost while his fellow fighters are on guard. Iranians had to defend their country with light machine guns against the invading Iraqi military armed to the teeth and strong belief played a significant role at war.
| Pahlavi era 1947 Cannons, order restored in Tabriz after the Iranian Army suppressed two separatist movements backed by the USSR. A wing of the Toodeh Party called the Democratic Party had paralyzed Azerbaijan and Kurdestan.
|| Iranian modern Army Training in northern Iran after the Coup of 1921 which overthrew the misruling Qajar dynasty and replaced it by the Pahlavi dynasty on Feb, 21 by Cossacks Brigade officer Reza Khan and Seyyed Zia Tabatabayee.
|| Iranian Cossack Brigade serving under Reza Khan Pahlavi, seen in a Garrison, eastern Iran, 1926. Light Cavalry units had always been an inseparable part of the army patrolling the vast terrain for its high mobility and fast response capability.
|| Tabriz Cossack Brigade 1909. The Persian Cossack Brigade was an elite cavalry unit formed in 1879 in Iran. During much of their history they were the only functional, effective military unit of the Qajar Dynasty.
| This Portuguese Cannon made of brass from Hormoz Island is on display at the Miyanposhteh Palace and Military Museum in Anzali. The Portuguese Occupied Hormoz Island on May, 4/, 515 and was liberated on Apr, 21, 1622.
|| Iran Iraq War : Army commander Martyr Sayyad Shirazi in helmet is on board of a Helicopter going towards the war region. A fellow soldier is holding a map from the operation zone. The commander was assassinated by MKO terrorists on Apr, 10, 1999.
|| Iran Iraq War (1980-1988) A Woman in chador is holding her Child while passing over a grounded tank, one of thousands of Refuges who were displaced from their home, some of them were never to return because of loss of lives and property.
|| Iran Iraq War : A group of Iraqi officers inspect a map on the floor by a fleet of French Mirage F-1 fighter/bomber jet airplanes. The MIG fleet of the Iraqi air force was no match for Iranian Phantoms but western help, and embargo on Iran, tables turned
| IRI Navy announces production of home made Jamkaran Destroyer which is the biggest of its kind in Iran. A surface to surface guided Missile is launched successfully. Iran is the only country in the Persian Gulf that has independent naval forces.
|| Destroyer in the skies… of Manjil?! The replica of a destroyer has been set beautifully with waves, Iranian flag and a perfect mis-en-scene in a sqaure in Manjil, Gilan. This is not to be confused with Jamkaran destroyer.
|| An Iraqi T-62 Tank belonging to Iraq's 3d army passes through the streets of Khorramshahr.
|| Qajar Army Music Band in blue and red uniforms holding trumpets, clarinets and drums.
| Pahlavi Reza Khan heading his Kazak(Cossack) Cavalry at a garrioson in eastern Iran in 1926. Cossacks were originally autonomous communities drawn from various ethnic and linguistic groups that formed about 1400 and were incorporated into czarist Russia.
|| IRI Navy tests Cruise Missiles in March, 7, 2010. Constant foreign military presense in the Persian Gulf makes it inevitable for Iran to keep its army in shape. The home made Nasr-1 Cruise has a sophisticated technology.
|| IRI : Iranian made Saegheh (Lightning) Missile on display during an exhibition in anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War after which Iran turned to self-sufficiency in strategic issues.
|| The Russian cannon bullet that penetrated the dome in Imam Reza Shrine in 1912, Mashhad Museum
| Fathali Shah's famous sword which was adorn with jewels
|| Officers from Parthian Iron Army, first examples of completely armoured cavalry
|| Body Armour called Four Mirrors used by Iranian soldiers in 17th and 18th century
|| Iranian canon used against Russian army
| Achaemenid Soldier, an artistic rendering by Iman Maleki, an Iranian Realist painter. Maleki studied, from 1995, at the Fine Arts Faculty of University of Tehran, from where he graduated in Graphic Design in 1999.
|| Iran Air Force jetfighters
|| Iran Air Force Saegheh Thunder
|| Toy Persian Cavalry