Iran Unveils Underground ‘Fighter Caves’ Housing F-4 Phantoms

  • Iran has unveiled the latest in its line of underground bases, with a cavernous facility now apparently being used to protect fighter jets.
  • From the imagery released so far, the aircraft currently in these caverns are veteran F-4D/E Phantom IIs that continue to make up a significant portion of its air power. With around 60 examples still in service, the F-4 is the most numerous IRIAF combat jet, by some margin.