Small Aircraft Taking Off from Kooshk-e-Nosrat Air Base

This small aircraft is a Beech F33A/C called Parastu from the trainings squadron of the Iranian Air Force.

The Parastu (Swallow) is a reverse-engineered Beech F33 Bonanza. Iran’s Defense Industries Organization announced plans in the mid-1990s for the production of the propeller-driven Parastu and jet-powered Dorna (Lark) training aircraft. The single-engine Parastu airplanes were constructed with a 1,300 km flight range and a 20 mm cannon. Limited numbers of Parastu were in operation by 1997.

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