The top F-4 pilot in the world

After his return, together with pilots like Abbas Doran and Alireza Yasini, he played a key role in Operation Morvarid  and virtually destroyed the Iraqi Navy in October and November 1981 mostly with AGM-65 Maverick missiles. During the war, he destroyed a total number of 23 warships, including minesweepers, frigates and Osa missile boats.