Imperial Iran Air Force "Nirooye Havayee Shahanshahie Iran"

 (from 1979 onwards Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force)
 During the last years of the Shah the Imperial Iranian 
 Air Force took charge of the 32 F-4Ds. A few years 
 later 117 F-4Es and 16 RF-4E reconnaissance Phantoms 
 followed. 

 In its top period the IIAF Phantom fleet comprised 
 255 F-4s to equip 13 squadrons. In the late 1980s none 
 RF-4E were reported to be operational while the 
 operational F-4D/E fleet was estimated at about one 
 and a half squadron.

 Operators (during the late 1970s)

 Tactical Air Base 1, Teheran-Mehrabad
 Two squadrons   F-4D likely to have converted to F-4E 
 in 1970s.
 
 Tactical Air Base 2, Tabriz
 Two squadrons   F-4

 Tactical Air Base 3, Hamadan
 Two squadrons   F-4

 Tactical Air Base 4, Dezful
 One squadron    F-4

 Tactical Air Base 6, Bushehr 
 Two squadrons   F-4

 Tactical Air Base 7, Shiraz
 Two squadrons   F-4

 Tactical Air Base 9, Bandar Abbas
 One squadrons   F-4

 Tactical Air Base 10, Chabahar
 One squadron    F-4





 (more detailed information can be found on the F-4 
 Reference CD-ROM)