Iran still posesses and flies U.S. military aircraft which dates back to before their Islamic uprising in 1979. These aircraft include the still world-class F-14 Tomcat.
In addition to these aging western aircraft, the Iranians have purchased more modern military aircraft from Russia.
Iranian Military Aircraft Database
Ground-Attack, Close Air Support, and Fighter-bomber Aircraft
F-4 Phantom II
F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger II
Su-17 / Su-20 Su-22 Fitter
Air Superiority and Interceptor Aircraft
CH-53 Sea Stallion
SH-3 Sea King
UH-1N Model 212
Cargo and Transport Aircraft
Early Warning, Observation, and Reconaissance Aircraft
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Cruise Missiles