Skip to comments.Is U.S. Drone Shown on Iran TV Real?
Posted on 12/08/2011 3:49:56 PM PST by gandalftb
The aircraft shown on Iranian television today likely was not the American stealth drone that crashed in Iran last week, as the Iranian government claimed, but was likely just a model, U.S. officials told ABC News.
Today U.S. officials said the drone did not land intact.
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By taking measurements from the video, assuming the men were 6 foot tall, the "aircraft" wingspan can be no more than 30 feet. The wingspan of a RQ-170 is no less than 46 feet.
Look at the seam where the wings join the fuselage. Is Lockheed Martin using duct tape or putty to cover the seam? The RQ-170 has no seam there because that's where the wheel wells are underside.
The color is all wrong. The intake grill is wrong.
If it was shot down or crashed, where's the damage?
If it was directed to land, how could they control it without crashing. They would show pictures of it on the ground with wheels down.
We know that the UAV ran out of fuel and crashed.
This isn't just a fake, it's a cheesy fake.
On the news it said the CIA or some government agency said it was ours; also that Obama didn’t want to get it back clandestinely so’s not to upset Iran. Smell test?????
I took one look at the original picture that was published, and thought it was a fake.
Yeah, like the photo shop image of rocket launches they released showing a faked extra rocket.
It is far larger than the Iranian fake.
fake?...figures, with our overwhelmed above his pay grade President
It's positively EdWoodian
Apparently those on the ground wanted to destroy what was left but were overruled by someone who did not want to enflame the Iranians. What?
My thinking would have put a JDAM on target...whther wrecked or partially intact. And if the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was already there, all the better. It's way past time we paid them back with large interest for killing US soldiers in Iraq in border incursions there.
We’ve already admitted that we are conducting UAV sorties over E Iran and the Iranians have been complaining.
The RQ-170 has an internal electronically armored homing ability to return it to base. This RQ-170 ran out of fuel, loitering over the target area.
We certainly could have cratered it with a JDAM, we would know it’s crash position because the RQ-170 would be pinging its GPS constantly, even after it went to ground. We can target and release JDAMs 35 miles up range from 35K+ altitude from any number of stealth aircraft.
I wondered when I saw the picture how it looked like it had simply landed on an airfield. I think maybe they knew one had gone down and decided to make the most of it. Alternatively they got the thing but the wreckage would not be identifiable in a picture so they made their own. A fellow I work with makes exquisite model planes out of foam dinner plates and such that are near perfect scale models. It doesn’t take him a terribly long to do it. On some he works from pictures and finds out the measurements later but already has them right. He is a not bright person and I wish he could figure out how to sell that talent.
Can this administration ever be honest about...anything?
The hussein dunce nixed the idea of destroying it.
It could be there is something on that drone we want them to have so they will think they have something real. The Pueblo incident seems to have been something like that. We allowed the Norks and thus the Russians to capture a code machine they needed that included a back door so that we could read their stuff for a long time after.
Well, the color is wrong and the leading edge looks funny.
OK everybody, what’s cheesier and more laughable, let’s vote:
Iran’s fake RQ-170
Obama’s goofball cover story
I’m trying to remember the last propaganda picture the Iranians used showing a new ‘weapon’ that they were going to use. It had the flags draped in the background (same set-up) and ,I swear, the thing they showed looked like it had been spray painted with gold. Wish I could remember that picture. It was pretty laughable and cheesy. All that was needed was the ‘wheel spinners’ and it would have been complete.
There was no time to make a model after the crash.
The putty/tape is VERY easy to explain.
They cut the wings off to quickly transport it by truck and whisk it away from the landing site before we got smart and tried to locate and destroy it.
That’s HOW you move an aircraft fast, you take the wings off by any means necessary. It has no rivets or aluminum weld lines which means it is made of a modern composite. It’s easy to just saw through it. I have a lot of experience with fiberglass and carbon fiber aircraft.