Air Enthusiast 2000-11
L.Andersson - Iranian Eagles
Starting in 1924, nearly 30 Soviet-built R-1s were delivered to Iran.
Два иранских Р-1 на аэродроме в провинции Луристан
R-1s in Luristan in 1925. The national markings consisted of the Persian flag with the lion and sun emblem on the fuselage, red-white-green roundels on the wings and on the horizontal tail surfaces, and the flag on the rudder.
Two Junkers F.13s were acquired from the Soviet Union in 1924. A machine-gun stand was a rare feature on the F.13, which was normally a passenger transport. The two aircraft in the background are R-1s.
Иранский Р-5 на аэродроме. Справа - разведчик Хаукер "Одэкс" английского производства, закупленный иранцами позднее. Середина 1930-х гг.
Ten Polikarpov R-5 reconnaissance aircraft were acquired from the Soviet Union in 1933, but this type was not very popular in Iran. Aircraft 33 preparing to take off, Tiger Moth to the left and Audax is the foreground.
A Breguet 19, probably before delivery. A small serial number (292) is painted on the fuselage, and the Persian lion and sun emblem and national colours are on the rudder
Russian-registered Junkers F.13 R-RECA visited Tehran in April 1923. The person sitting on the wing is the German pilot Juterbock.
Junkers-Luftverkehr opened its Baku-Tehran service in December 1924. Five Junkers F.13s, including R-RECC, were transferred from the company's former headquarters in Moscow.
Only known photograph of the Junkers H.21 in Tehran - standing in front of the hangar to the left. The other two aircraft are F.13s.
The Junkers workshops repaired all Junkers aircraft in Persia, both those belonging to Junkers-Luftverkehr and the air force machines. Probably one of the military F.13s is illustrated.
Junkers A.20 in Germany before the delivery flight to Tehran in the autumn of 1925.
An interesting view from the Junkers repair workshops in Tehran. To the left is a wing from Junkers-Luftverkehr's W.33 D921 and in the middle is an A.20 wing with the red-white-green roundel and a marking that looks like 'I-P' or possibly 'd-I'.
Еще один "Одэкс" иранских ВВС, середина 30-х годов
Persia took delivery of fifty-six Audax in two versions. Shown here is an aircraft of the first batch of thirty, powered by the Pratt & Whitney Hornet. The remaining twenty-six had Bristol Pegasus engines.
The Hawker Audax became the IIAF's main operational type in the mid-1930s.
The standardised IIAF markings consisted of roundels on the wings, the Shah's crown emblem on the fuselage and the national colours on the rudder. The serial number was painted on the fuselage, on the rudder and under the wings. Audax 208 in the air.
The Persian Audax was initially powered by the American Pratt & Whitney Hornet (illustrated) but the last 26 acquired were fitted with the Bristol Pegasus instead.
One of the last British-built Hinds, 631, probably in the UK before delivery to Iran
The first of 35 Hawker Hinds, 601, arrived in the autumn of 1938.
Junkers W.33 D-1684 'Gomri' of Junkers-Luftverkehr. One can only ponder over what the man with the stick is doing!
Junkers W.33 after repaint, bearing the serial number 'J7'.
Iran acquired two Junkers W.33s in 1929. This one has the serial number '35' under its wings.
Persian ground crew handling bombs on front of a Junkers W.33.
Swedish advisers and instructors introduced the Tiger Moth and a total of almost 100 trainers of this type were acquired by the IIAF. Aircraft 152, nearest to the camera.