Iran's Aerospace Dilemma
Reuben F. Johnson | 12/17/2018
Without access to the international aerospace market, Iranian industry
has had to make advances where it can. These have included a number
of indigenous variants of the F-5 fighter, including a two-seat version of
the Saeqeh jet pictured here. The Saeqeh features twin vertical tails, in
place of the single tail on the F-5, which are designed to enhance stability
in some parts of the flight envelope. Behind it is an Iranian air force F-14.
The latter were acquired by the Shah in the 1970s...