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Aug 25, 2007 at 01:39 PM
List of confirmed, claimed, and probable air-to-air victories scored by the Iraqi pilots since 1967.


Last Update: March 2011 (for the period Sep '80 - Dec '81)


Note: Data presented on this list was obtained during extensive research by Tom Cooper, Farzad Bishop and Brig. Gen. Ahmad Sadik (IrAF, ret.) the results of which can be found in the following books:

- "Iran-Iraq War in the Air, 1980-1988", Schiffer Military History, October 2002, ISBN: 0-7643-1669-9

- "Iranian F-4 Phantom II Units in Combat", Osprey "Combat Aircraft" series, June 2003, ISBN: 1-84176-658-5

- "Arab MiG-19 and MiG-21 Units in Combat", Osprey "Combat Aircraft" series, March 2004, ISBN: 1-84176-658-0

- "Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat", Osprey "Combat Aircraft" series, September 2004, ISBN: 1-84176-787-5

- "La Guerre Iran-Irak : les combats aériens. Vol.01", HORS SÉRIE AVIONS N°22, October 2007

- "La Guerre Iran-Irak : les combats aériens. Vol.02", HORS SÉRIE AVIONS N°23, December 2007

as well as in articles published in different magazines, like "Fire in the Hills", "AirEnthusiast" magazine, volume 104, March 2003.


DateUnitAircraftAircrewWeaponVictimCountry
7Jun67 4 or 7FS Hunter F.Mk.59 Salem 30mm Vautour IIN 110Sqn IDF/AF
7Jun67 4 or 7FS Hunter F.Mk.59 702 Saiful Azam (PAF) 30mm Vautour IIN 110Sqn IDF/AF (Inbar)
7Jun67 4 or 7FS Hunter F.Mk.59 702 Saiful Azam (PAF) 30mm Mirage IIICJ IDF/AF (Dror Pow)
7Oct73 70FRS Hunter   30mm A-4E IDF/AF
7Oct73 9FBS MiG-21PF   R-13 or 23mm? A-4E IDF/AF
7Oct73 9FBS MiG-21PF   R-13 or 23mm? A-4E IDF/AF
7Oct73 1FRS Hunter   30mm SMB.2 IDF/AF
8Oct73 702OCU Hunter F.Mk.59   30mm Mirage IIICJ IDF/AF (pilot recovered)
9Oct73 9FS MiG-21MF al-Awsi drag Mirage IIICJ IDF/AF (Note /)
9Oct73 702OCU Hunter F.Mk.59   30mm SMB.2 IDF/AF
9Oct73 4FS Hunter F.Mk.59   30mm A-4 IDF/AF
11Oct73 17FS MiG-21PFM ? 23mm TA-4 IDF/AF (Ofri KIA, Shefer OK)
13Oct73 SyAAF/ADF SA-3   SA-3 Hunter FR.10 70FRS (pilot Conner, KIA)
13Oct73 9FBS MiG-21PF   R-13 or 23mm? "Mirage" IDF/AF
13Oct73 9FBS MiG-21PF   R-13 or 23mm? "Mirage" IDF/AF
13Oct73 9FBS MiG-21PF   R-13 or 23mm? SMB.2 IDF/AF
13Oct73 9FBS MiG-21PF   R-13 or 23mm? SMB.2 IDF/AF
13Oct73 SyA Army Flak   57mm MiG-21PF 9FS IrAF (pilot Sluszkiewicz, KIA)
18Oct73 8FBS MiG-17   23/37mm F-4E IDF/AF
8Sep80 11FS MiG-21MF 1st Lt. Sadiq R-13M F-4E TFB.3/IRIAF (Eskandari OK, RIO KIA)
14Sep80 39FS MiG-23 MS 2xAAM Bell214 + 2x AH-1J IRIAA (missed)
23Sep80 ?FS MiG-23MLA Ah.Sabah AAM or 23mm? F-5E IRIAF
23Sep80 ?FS MiG-23MLA Ah.Sabah AAM or 23mm? F-5E IRIAF
23Sep80 9FS MiG-21MF S.A.Razak R-13M F-5E 21TFW/IRIAF (Afshin-Azar KIA)
23Sep80 9FS MiG-21MF S.A.Razak R-13M F-5E 21TFW/IRIAF (Jahanshahloo KIA)
23Sep80 9FS MiG-21MF 1st Lt. Hassan R-13M F-4E TFB.3/IRIAF (damaged)
23Sep80 9FS MiG-21MF 1st Lt. Hassan R-13M F-4E TFB.3/IRIAF
23Sep80 IrAF 145 Missile Brigade 42 SAM battery Maj. Abdul Wahed 2 x SA-3 Il-76MD 33 Sqn. IrAF
25Sep80 ??FS MiG-21MF witheld R-13 F-4E TFB.3/IRIAF
25Sep80? FLS MiG-21MF witheld R-13 RF-4E TFB.3/IRIAF (Nassin Arkan Abadi POW)
26Sep80 39FS MiG-23MS   R-13 F-4E IRIAF
26Sep80 ?FS MiG-23MF Ah.Sabah AAM or 23mm? F-5E IRIAF
30Sep80   MiG-21MF T.al-Dinmaruf 23mm F-5E IRIAF
2Oct80 1FS Su-20 1st Lt. Riadh Y. Yousef 30 mm F-4E TFB.3/IRIAF (Din-Mohammadi/Nouri-Bahadori KIA)
5-7Oct80 39FS MiG-23MS ? 23 mm F-4D 71TFS,TFB.7/IRIAF (Capt. Amir Khosrow/RIO KIA)
8Oct80 7FS MiG-21MF Maj. Nasser Arkan Abadi 23mm F-4D 71TFS/IRIAF (Bijan Haji/Ghodrat Kianjoo KIA)
8Oct80 7FS MiG-21MF ? R-3S F-4D 71TFS/IRIAF
9Oct80 ??FS MiG-21MF witheld 23mm F-4D TFB.6/IRIAF (Shirini/Amiri KIA)
12Oct80   MiG-21MF O. Goben R-13 F-5E IRIAF
12Oct80   MiG-21MF   R-13 AB.214C IRIAA
12Oct80   MiG-21MF   R-13 AB.214C IRIAA
?Oct80 9FS MiG-21MF ? R.550 Magic F-5E IRIAF (pilot KIA)
15Oct80 39FS MiG-23MS   R-13 F-4E IRIAF
15Oct80 39FS MiG-23MS   R-13 F-4E IRIAF
15Oct80   MiG-21MF   R-13 F-4E IRIAF
15Oct80   MiG-21MF   30mm F-4E IRIAF
16Oct80 39FS MiG-23MS   AAM? F-4D IRIAF (pilot ?, POW)
19Oct80 9FS MiG-21MF   R-13 or fuel starvation F-4E IRIAF (pilot ?/RIO Mir, POW)
20Oct80 9FS MiG-21MF S.A.Razak R-13M F-5E 21TFW/IRIAF (pilot KIA)
20Oct80 9FS MiG-21MF S.A.Razak R-13M F-5E 21TFW/IRIAF (pilot KIA)
22Oct80 47FS MiG-21bis   R-60 F-5E TFB.2/IRIAF (1st Lt. Mohsen Owshal OK)
23Oct80 1FRS MiG-21MF ”Rayyan” R-13 F-5E IRIAF
23Oct80 1FRS MiG-21MF ”Rayyan” R-13 F-5E IRIAF
24Oct80 ?FS MiG-21MF - R-13M F-14A TFB.7/IRIAF (Hendessi + RIO OK)
26Oct80 ?FS MiG-21MF witheld explosion F-14A IRIAF (damaged)
??Oct80 39FS MiG-23MS Fa’iq 23mm AH-1 IRIAA
1Nov80 9FS MiG-21MF witheld R-13M F-5E 21TFW/IRIAF (Eqbali KIA)
14Nov80 39FS MiG-23MS witheld R-13M F-5E 21TFW/IRIAF (Zabihi KIA)
22Nov80 39FS MiG-23MS   R-13 F-4D IRIAF
26Nov80 47FS MiG-21bis 1st Lt. Abdullah Lau’aybi collision F-5E 21TFW/IRIAF (Zanjani KIA)
26Nov80 47FS MiG-21bis Capt. Nawfal R-60 F-5E 21TFW/IRIAF (Abdolhassani KIA)
28Nov80 39FS MiG-23MS witheld R-13 F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF
16Oct80 39FS MiG-23MS   R-13M F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF (Moftakhari/Koosta KIA)
?Dec80 47FS MiG-21bis Capt. Zeki R.550 Magic F-4E IRIAF
5Dec80         F-5 IRIAF
?Dec80 47FS MiG-21bis   ? F-14A IRIAF
16Dec80   MiG-21   R-13 MiG-21 IrAF
16Dec80   MiG-21   R-13 F-5E TFB.2/IRIAF (pilot Y.S.Raad recovered)
16Dec80   MiG-21     flew himself into ground IrAF
9Jan81   fighter   AAM? F-4E IRIAF (Qahestani/Koupal KIA)
12Jan81   Mi-25   12.7mm AH-1J IRIAA
18Jan81   MiG-21   R-13 F-4E TFB.4 IRIAF
4Feb81   MiG-23   AAM? F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF (Qoreishi/Ekhbari KIA)
Apr81   MiG-21MF   R.550 Magic MiG-21R SyAAF
21Apr81 39FS MiG-23MS   2 x R-3S F-14A IRIAF (damaged)
22Apr81   MiG-21MF   R.550 Magic F-4E IRIAF (damaged)
3May81 1FRS MiG-25PD ”Rayyan” R-60 Gulfstream III Algerian Government
??May81 ??FS MiG-21MF witheld R.550 Magic F-4E TFB.4/IRIAF
??May81 ??FS MiG-21MF witheld R.550 Magic F-4E TFB.4/IRIAF
??May81 ??FS MiG-21MF witheld R.550 Magic F-5E TFB.4/IRIAF
??May81 ??FS MiG-21MF witheld R.550 Magic F-5E TFB.4/IRIAF
??May81 ??FS MiG-21MF witheld R.550 Magic AH-1J IRIAA (Susangerd Det.)
7May81 ??FS MiG-21MF witheld R.550 Magic F-4E TFB.4/IRIAF
8May81 ??FS MiG-21MF witheld R.550 Magic F-5E TFB.4/IRIAF
23May81   Fighter     Helo IRIAA
23May81   Fighter     Helo IRIAA
28Jul81   Fighter     Helo IRIAA
20Oct81 79FS Mirage F.1EQ ? R.550 Magic F-4E 62TFS/IRIAF (damaged)
4Dec81 79FS Mirage F.1EQ Maj. Mukhalad R.550 Magic F-4E IRIAF (damaged)
12Dec81 79FS Mirage F.1EQ ? AAM F-4E IRIAF
27Jan82 92FS Mirage F.1EQ   Super 530F RF-4E IRIAF
26Feb82 92FS Mirage F.1EQ   Super 530F F-5E IRIAF
Mar82   MiG-21   R.550 Magic F-14A IRIAF (Note 1)
1Apr82 92FS Mirage F.1EQ witheld AAM F-5E TFB.?/IRIAF (pilot Qazani KIA)
5May82   MiG-21MF   - helo IRIAA
6May82   Fighter     Helo IRIAA
6May82   Fighter     Helo IRIAA
16Jul82 92FS Mirage F.1EQ witheld R.550 Magic F-4E TFB.3/IRIAF
16Jul82 4ATTSOS/IrAAC Mi-25 witheld intercepted Bell 214C IRIAA
??Oct82 17FS MiG-21MF A.Salem 23mm AH-1J IRIAA
??Oct82 17FS MiG-21MF A.Salem 23mm AH-1J IRIAA
??Oct82 ?FS MiG-21MF witheld ? F-4E TFB.3/IRIAF (Moharram TO)
27Oct82   Mi-24   AT-6 F-4E IRIAF (Note 2)
21Nov82   Mirage F.1EQ   R.550 Magic F-14A IRIAF (Note 1)
??Dec82 23FS MiG-23MF O.Goben R-23 F-5E IRIAF (dam. & forced down)
27Jan83 92FS Mirage F.1EQ witheld Super 530F RF-4E TFB.3/IRIAF (Farasyabi/Saber recovered)
??Feb83 96FS MiG-25PD witheld R-40 C-130 TFB.1/IRIAF
Aug/Sep83 ? Mirage F.1EQ witheld Super 530F F-4E IRIAF (Hadi/Gholamhosseini PoW)
14Sep83   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
4Oct83         F-14A IRIAF (Note 1)
??Jan83 79FS Mirage F.1EQ W.Hala’el Super 530F F-100 THK
21Nov83         F-14A IRIAF (Note 1)
????83   MiG-21MF   AIM-9B F-5E IRIAF (Note 5)
??Jan83 79FS Mirage F.1EQ witheld Super 530F F-100 THK
????83   MiG-21MF   AIM-9B F-5E IRIAF (Note 5)
????83   MiG-21MF   AIM-9B F-4D IRIAF (Note 5)
????83   MiG-21MF   AIM-9B C-130H IRIAF (Note 5)
????83   MiG-21MF   AIM-9B Bell 214C IRIAA (Note 5)
??--84 92FS Mirage F.1EQ witheld Super 530F F-5E TFB.2/IRIAF (pilot?)
5Feb84   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
5Feb84   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
5Feb84   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
24Feb84         F-14A IRIAF (Note 1)
25Feb84   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
25Feb84   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
25Feb84   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
26Feb84 11FS? MiG-21MF S.Auda 23mm CH-47C IRIAA (crew OK)
27Feb84 ??FS MiG-21bis   23mm CH-47C IRIAA
27Feb84         CH-47 IRIAA
27Feb84         AB.206 IRIAA
27Feb84         AB.214 IRIAA
27Feb84         AB.214 IRIAA
27Feb84         AB.214 IRIAA
27Feb84         AB.214 IRIAA
27Feb84         AB.214 IRIAA
1Jul84   Mirage F.1EQ     F-14A IRIAF (Note 1)
11Aug84 63FS MiG-23ML 1stLt.? R-60MK F-14A 81TFW/IRIAF (All-e-Agha KIA/Rostampour OK)
11Aug84         F-14A IRIAF (Note 1)
11Aug84         F-14A IRIAF (Note 1)
29Dec84 ?FS Mirage F.1EQ witheld Super 530F F-4E IRIAF (Dehqan/Saber recovered)
????84 ??FS Mirage F.1EQ witheld Super 530F EC-130 IRIAF
Feb/Mar85 ?FS Multiple Fighters ? Super 530F F-4E IRIAF (pilot ?/RIO Reza'i KIA)
21Mar85 96FS MiG-25PD ”Rayyan” R-40 F-4D IRIAF (pilot Khalatbari, KIA)
5Jun85 96FS MiG-25PD ”Rayyan” R-40 F-4E IRIAF
6Feb86 63FS MiG-23ML witheld R-24 RF-4E TFB.3/IRIAF
13Feb86 63FS MiG-23ML witheld R-24 F-5E TFB.2/IRIAF (Varzdar KIA)
13Feb86   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
15Feb86 ?FS Mirage F.1EQ witheld R.550 Magic F-4E TFB.4/IRIAF (crew recovered)
15Feb86   MiG-23ML   R-24 F-4E IRIAF
15Feb86   MiG-23ML   R-24 F-4E IRIAF
16Feb86   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
20Feb86 ??FS MiG-23ML O.Goben R-23 Fokker F.27-600 (EP-IOK?) Civilian (Note 3)
23Feb86 ??FS MiG-25PD witheld R-40RD+R-40TD EC-130E Khoofash IRIAF
22May86   Mi-25     AH-1J IRIAA
10Jun86 96FS MiG-25PD ”Rayyan” R-40 RF-4E TFB.3/IRIAF (Zolfaqari/Norouzi KIA)
2Oct86 96FS MiG-25PD ? R-40 MiG-21RF SyAAF
??Oct86   MiG-25PDS     RF-4E IDF/AF
17Jan87 63FS MiG-23ML witheld R-? F-14A TFB.7/IRIAF (Ghanei OK/Assl-e-Davtalab KIA)
1Feb87   Fighter   AAM F-4E IRIAF
1Feb87   Fighter   AAM F-5E IRIAF
27Mar87   Mirage F.1EQ-4 A.Salem R.550 Magic F-4E IRIAF (crew ejected, fate unk.)
2Jul87   ? ? ? MiG-21 SyAAF
????87   Hunter F.Mk.59   R.550 Magic F-5E IRIAF
????87   Hunter F.MK.59   R.550 Magic C-130 IRIAF
5Feb88 115FS Mirage F.1EQ-6 witheld Super 530D F-14A TFB.8/IRIAF (Zandi&RIO OK)
??Apr88 5FS MiG-29 witheld R-60MK MiG-29 5FS/IrAF (fratricide)
22May88   SA.342L   20mm AH-1J IRIAA
23May88   SA.342L   20mm AB.214C IRIAA
25May88   Mi-25   20mm AB.214C IRIAA
25May88   Mi-25   20mm AB.214C IRIAA
30May88   Mi-25   20mm AB.214C IRIAA
??May88   Mirage F.1EQ     F-4E TFB.4/IRIAF
3Jun88   Mi-25   20mm AB.214C IRIAA
4Jun88   Mi-25   20mm AB.214C IRIAA
9Jun88   Mi-25   20mm AB.214C IRIAA
14Jun87 ?FS MiG-23ML witheld AAM F-4E TFB.4/IRIAF (pilot Solarie KIA)
14Jun87 ?FS MiG-23ML witheld AAM F-4E TFB.4/IRIAF (crew ?)
25Jun88   MiG-23ML   R-60M AH-1J IRIAA
19Jul88 115FS Mirage F.1EQ-6 Al.Sabah Super 530D F-14A TFB.8/IRIAF
19Jul88 115FS Mirage F.1EQ-6   Super 530D F-14A TFB.8/IRIAF
19Jul88 115FS Mirage F.1EQ-6   Super 530D F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF
17Jan91 96FS MiG-25PDS witheld R-40RD F/A-18C AA400 VFA-83/USN (note 6)
17Jan91 63FS MiG-23ML witheld R-60 F-111F USAF
17Jan91 4 or 5FS MiG-29 witheld R-27R MiG-23ML ?FS/IrAF (fratricide)
17Jan91 4 or 5FS MiG-29 witheld R-27R B-52G USAF
17Jan91 4 or 5FS MiG-29 witheld R-60MK F-111F USAF
17Jan91 4 or 5FS MiG-29A witheld R-60MK Tornado IDS AMI (Note 4)
18Jan91 4 or 5FS MiG-29A witheld R-60MK Tornado GR.Mk.1 27Sqn/RAF (Note 4)
29Jan91 96FS MiG-25PD witheld R-40RD + R-40TD F-15C USAF (Note 4)
16Jan93 96FS MiG-25PD   Intercepted F-15E USAF
23Dec02 96FS MiG-25PD   R-60 or R-40T/R RQ-1A Predator USAF

Note 1: During the war with Iran the authorities in Baghdad issued a total of over 70 claims for downings of IRIAF F-14s. Between 12 and 14 of these are known in the West - mainly because they were forwarded by the FBIS ("Foreign Broadcast Information Service"). Closer examination of these claims proved that only one of them can roughly be brought into connection with a loss of an Iranian F-14: this is the case of a loss of a single Tomcat near Khark Island, on 11 August 1984. This was confirmed by post-war investigation of the wreckage. All the other known Iraqi claims for downings of Iranian F-14s are posted here in order to show that ACIG.org knows about them but also that we know that they are unsubstained claims.

Note 2: For complete background of this claim see the article "Fire in the Hills", "AirEnthusiast" magazine, volume 104, March 2003.

Note 3: Situation unclear due to completely conflicting reports. Iranians claimed the F.27 of Iran Asseman Airlines (EP-ANA, c/n10554) was attacked by Iraqi fighters and shot down, killing 49 aboard. The Iraqis first denied, then admited the plane was shot down, then said the plane was damaged and landed safely. Capt. Omar Goben was later credited with destroying an Iranian F.27 on the ground, using bombs, "in February 1986". It is likely that this was the F.27 "EP-IOK", however, which was later reported as being purposedly blown up by the Iranians in order to let the international press believe the original report - about an Iranian civilian airliner being shot down by Iraqi interceptors. Namely, the F.27 "EP-ANA" - then in service with the NIOC (National Iranian Oil Company) - was later reported as w/o in an accident (unrelated to IPGW) that happened on 4 October 1990. To further complicate the matters surrounding this incident, three days later the IrAF shot down an IRIAF (E)C-130 Khofaash ELINT/SIGINT reconnaissance aircraft. According to Iraqi sources, which do not deny the downing of the civilian F.27 on 20 February 1986, the Iranian authorities concealed the loss of the Khofaash. Instead, its crew was declared as killed when F.27 was shot down.

Note 4: Extensive investigation of Iraqi interceptor operations during the IIPGW by the ACIG.org team, mainly conducted with the help of former IrAF interceptor-pilots, initially proved that no Iraqi pilot claimed even a single confirmed kill against any Coallition aircraft. Interviewed pilots stressed that they never fully recovered from the fact that they failed to shot down even one enemy, despite their sternous efforts to mount at least a single successful interception, and a number of air combats in which they fired missiles. On the basis of this as well as on the basis of additional evidence supplied from official USAF, USN, RAF and AMI documents, conclusion was that there is no basis for any of the known claims for downing of Coallition aircraft by IrAF interceptors in 1991. These entries will be kept in the list nevertheless as a designation of our position in regards to them, but they remain marked white. Additional Iraqi sources, however, are currently providing new – previously unpublished – information and details about various interceptions of US and Coallition aircraft. These are still under examination.

Note 5: Because of persistent problems with the R-13 and R-13R missiles they purchased previously from the USSR and Czechoslovakia, and Soviet refusal to deliver R-60s, in 1982 the Iraqis purchased 200 AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles from Jordan (all of which were from a batch produced in 1967), in exchange for oil and two Iranian F-5Es that were previously captured intact. Sidewinders were mounted on MiG-21MFs that were modified to carry R.550 Magic missiles, because the installations for these weapons is compatible. The Iraqis claimed a total of five air-to-air kills with these missiles, including two F-5Es, one F-4D, one C-130H, and a Bell 214C helicopter. Except that they should have been scored "within 12 months" of first Sidewinder-deliveries to Iraq, exact dates of these claims remain unknown, and there is no firm confirmation from Iran. It is very likely that most of these claims should have occurred in 1983, then the only confirmed case of an IRIAF F-5E falling intact into Iraqi hands occured in December 1982.

Note 6: The team of ACIG.org researchers obtained exclusive materials describing the interception of an USN F/A-18 Hornet aircraft by an IrAF MiG-25PD at exactly the time and in place where the plane flown by Lt.Cdr. Speicher was shot down, in the early morning of 17 January 1991. Considering the available evidence, we are now convinced that Lt.Cdr. Speicher was shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25 "Foxbat", using a single R-40/AA-6 Acrid missile - despite explanations by other IrAF pilots we interviewed previously, that none of them would know about any Iraqi pilot to have scored an air-to-air kill against Coalition aircraft during this war.



Confirmed entries are in GREEN
Claims and unconfirmed entries are in WHITE
Damaged and Close Calls entries are in VIOLET
Fratricide entries are in LIGHT BLUE
 

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