How Iran can shoot down American B-52s


After the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fahridzadeh at the end of November 2020 near Tehran, in which implicated Washington, tensions between Iran and the United States have seriously increased. Surface ships and nuclear submarines with Tomahawk cruise missiles were sent to the Persian Gulf region, and American strategic B-52 bombers began to appear in the sky.


In late December, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned that his country would defend its "security and vital interests." He expressed growing concern over US actions, including B-52 flights.

After that, 840 Iranian scientists signed a letter to the commander of the IRGC calling for the destruction of American warships and warplanes, especially B-52s, if they violate Iran's sea or air border. Iranian agency Fars published the letter and stated that it "points to empty awe about the power of the United States, which is extolled by the Western, Zionist and Arab media", so the IRGC needs to "destroy this unreal and fabricated image."

B-52s have low survivability at close range, so they are unlikely to end up in Iranian airspace even in the event of war. They will be at a safe distance and are unlikely to fly closer than 1000 km to Iran's borders. This is due to the combat capability of the Iranian air defense systems and the F-14 Tomcat heavy fighters of the Iranian Air Force with their Fakour 90 air-to-air missiles, which have a range of 220 km.


Note that the Iranians have modern self-developed air defense systems: Bavar-373, Khordad-15, Khordad-3 and Mersad, as well as radar and other means to combat air targets.


Bavar-373 - variant of the S-300 air defense system. It can monitor the air situation at a distance of 400-450 km and track up to 100 targets simultaneously. It is capable of launching 12 Sayyad-4 missiles against 6 targets at a distance of up to 200 km and an altitude of up to 27 km.


Khordad-15 detects various air targets at a range of 120-150 km and strikes them at a range of 45-85 km, depending on the characteristics of the flying object.


Khordad-3 (analogue of the Russian "Buk") detects flying objects at a distance of up to 105 km and shoots them down at a distance of up to 75 km and an altitude of 25 km. It was he who struck a US Air Force UAV in the Persian Gulf in June 2019.


Mersad - a variant of the American Hawk air defense system, capable of hitting targets at a distance of 70-150 km at an altitude of up to 18 km.

As you can see, Iran has something to meet the Americans. And this is not counting the products of the USSR, USA, Russia and China, which at different times came to Iran.
  • Photos used: Mehr News Agency
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 14 January 2021 14: 48
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    As you can see, Iran has something to meet the Americans. And this is not counting the products of the USSR, USA, Russia and China, which at different times came to Iran.

    For some reason, it seems to me that at least what came from the United States is not worth counting on. Over the years, probably only suitable for a museum. The existing Soviet armament could be modernized, there is certainly no "post-sale" service for overseas samples.
    Iran needs immediate modernization and strengthening of its air defense system. Russia has a lot to offer, it's up to Iran.
    1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
      greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 14 January 2021 14: 55
      +2
      Iran has established its production. Including the modernization of these fighters, they are also amerovskie
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 14 January 2021 15: 03
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        This is not enough. I doubt that they are capable of making weapons comparable in effectiveness to ours and other best foreign models. The Turks have also experienced their own, but they still want the S-400, the Chinese do not complain about it either. Fighters of course can be upgraded, but not endlessly, time is inexorable. What is the modernization is also a question. For example, can they do engines? We need new fighters, air defense, electronic warfare.
  2. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 14 January 2021 15: 55
    -7
    The Persians will be able to shoot down American B-52s only by a collective prayer to Allah. However, there are serious doubts about the effectiveness of this method ... crying
  3. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 14 January 2021 16: 24
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    Judging by the photos and videos, they will not be able to shoot down B52.
    Maximum - a slow drone or something similar to a passenger Boeing (which has already worked out)
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 14 January 2021 16: 41
    +1
    Iran cannot defend itself against Israeli missile strikes in Syria. Who is stopping them from defending their bases if the missiles are not inferior to the Russian ones? Until now, they hope for the Syrian air defense. Shooting down a BLAP is not the same thing as a cruise missile or an airplane. Iran will of course resist. The whole question is, what sacrifices are the United States and Israel ready to make for the sake of the war with Iran?
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 14 January 2021 17: 33
      -2
      Quote: steel maker
      The whole question is, what sacrifices are the United States and Israel ready to make for the sake of the war with Iran?

      War until the last ayatollah. The people of Iran will be grateful for this. good
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 14 January 2021 17: 36
        +4
        Flag in your hands and a drum around your neck!
        1. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 14 January 2021 17: 51
          -4
          I don't take a bribe!
      2. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 14 January 2021 17: 47
        +2
        War until the last ayatollah. The people of Iran will be grateful for this.

        Iraqi no longer knows how to give thanks winked Look as if in gratitude that did not come. They are rehearsing over there.

        1. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 14 January 2021 17: 54
          -4
          Quote: 123
          They're rehearsing over there.

          They still have to rehearse and rehearse before they go out and disgrace themselves. wink
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 14 January 2021 18: 54
    +3
    The headline is simply irrelevant. What's the problem with shooting down the B 52? Only that it will not fly into Iranian airspace. Americans are not that stupid. In 52 will work according to the current Jewish training manuals, from the sea, from the airspace of the KSA. Cruise missiles. True, after the very first blow from the KSA, Iran gets the full right to deal directly with the KSA.
    And B 52, let's not forget, a car from the 50s of the last century ...
    The ceiling is less than 17 km, the speed is subsonic, the dimensions - you can't miss.
  6. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 14 January 2021 22: 37
    +1
    Iran is a militarily strong regional power, an undeniable fact. Whether Iran will be able to resist the US-ISRAEL-SA coalition is doubtful, but it will be able to spoil blood for everyone
  7. Monax Offline Monax
    Monax (Hermann) 15 January 2021 15: 03
    +1
    When will talk and threats get down to business? Continuous boltology! Nothing will happen. Everything will go down on the brakes. It's like swearing in oriental bazaars, shouting at each other or following and dismiss.
  8. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 15 January 2021 15: 57
    +2
    Quote: 123
    As you can see, Iran has something to meet the Americans. And this is not counting the products of the USSR, USA, Russia and China, which at different times came to Iran.

    For some reason, it seems to me that at least what came from the United States is not worth counting on. Over the years, probably only suitable for a museum. The existing Soviet armament could be modernized, there is certainly no "post-sale" service for overseas samples.
    Iran needs immediate modernization and strengthening of its air defense system. Russia has a lot to offer, it's up to Iran.

    Yes, do not think that these are the same American hawk 50 years ago .. This is purely outward, and the filling and warhead are already their own ... Iranian.
  9. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 15 January 2021 16: 00
    +3
    Quote: AlexZN
    Iran is a militarily strong regional power, an undeniable fact. Whether Iran will be able to resist the US-ISRAEL-SA coalition is doubtful, but it will be able to spoil blood for everyone

    It may well .. Where did you get the idea that the United States is so immortal? Yes, when the enemy has no means of destruction and strike systems, that of course .. And when the enemy has the same systems of attack and defense, then the chances of the United States are significantly reduced and the big question is whether the United States will be able to recover from the first strike?
  10. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 15 January 2021 17: 01
    +3
    Quote: Bindyuzhnik
    Quote: 123
    They're rehearsing over there.

    They still have to rehearse and rehearse before they go out and disgrace themselves. wink

    Are you talking about yourself? And the Persians are great .. Yes, and you understand that .. You have quite understandable envy that the Persians, despite the summer sanctions, make you afraid of them ..
  11. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 15 January 2021 17: 03
    +3
    Quote: Bindyuzhnik
    The Persians will be able to shoot down American B-52s only by a collective prayer to Allah. However, there are serious doubts about the effectiveness of this method ... crying

    Well, check it out ... What are you afraid of. more -Allah or Persians? Judging by the fact that you do not believe in Allah in the power of your dementia, it turns out that you are afraid of the Persians, you are afraid ...
  12. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 15 January 2021 17: 05
    +2
    Quote: steel maker
    Iran cannot defend itself against Israeli missile strikes in Syria. Who is stopping them from defending their bases if the missiles are not inferior to the Russian ones? Until now, they hope for the Syrian air defense. Shooting down a BLAP is not the same thing as a cruise missile or an airplane. Iran will of course resist. The whole question is, what sacrifices are the United States and Israel ready to make for the sake of the war with Iran?

    There are no so many Jews, they will run out faster than the Ayatollahs of Iran!
  13. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 15 January 2021 17: 07
    +3
    Quote: Bindyuzhnik
    Quote: steel maker
    The whole question is, what sacrifices are the United States and Israel ready to make for the sake of the war with Iran?

    War until the last ayatollah. The people of Iran will be grateful for this. good

    There are not so many of you there to survive at least half of the ayatollahs .. You will rather burn out than Iran .. Again, you will be homeless for 2 thousand years around the world ..
  14. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 23: 18
    -2
    After that, 840 Iranian scientists signed the letter

    How it reminds the USSR. If you don't sign it, it will hurt. Iran can have as many air defense systems as it wants. But he is like a bone in the throat also to Israel, CA and Turkey. On the sly, they all together can demolish everything that is in Iran and immerse it in their beloved Middle Ages.
    War is rather not what you have, but how quickly you can make up for combat losses. Iran, with its large population immediately after the outbreak of hostilities, could face a huge humanitarian disaster. And there really is NO ONE to help him.
  15. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 23: 21
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    Quote: PRAVDORUB_2
    There are not so many of you there to survive at least half of the ayatollahs .. You will rather burn out than Iran .. Again, you will be homeless for 2 thousand years around the world ..

    Saudi Arabia and Turkey also have their hands itching to demolish Iran. Aren't there too many enemies for Iran alone?