Jalil Zandi

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Jalil Zandi

Jalil Zandi (2 May 1951 – 1 April 2001) was an Iranian flying ace in the Iran-Iraq War. He was an F-14 Tomcat pilot. He had the most victories in the air combat in the Iran-Iraq War:[1][2] 11 victories ( 8 confirmed victories[3][4][5] and 3 probable victories). His victories include 4 MiG-23s, 2 Su-22s, 2 MiG 21s and 3 Mirage F1s). He was also the most successful F-14 pilot ever.[6]

He had the rank of brigadier general.

He died with his wife Zahra Mohebshahedin in 2001 in a car accident near Tehran. He is buried in Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in the south of Tehran.

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  1. "IIAF - ANNOUNCEMENTS". www.iiaf.net.
  2. Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat by Tom Cooper & Farzad Bishop, 2004, Oxford: Osprey Publishing, p. 79, ISBN 1 84176 787 5
  3. "Acig.org". www.acig.org.
  4. "Acig.org". www.acig.org.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-07-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat by Tom Cooper & Farzad Bishop, 2004, Oxford: Osprey Publishing, pp. 85-88, ISBN 1 84176 787 5