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Would've linked directly to the Aviationist, but unfortunately their server is down due to heavy traffic.
1 posted on 02/04/2013 7:48:04 PM PST by Corporate Democrat
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To: Corporate Democrat
cause it's made of wood??? it's not real...
2 posted on 02/04/2013 7:56:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nuconvert; txhurl; Jet Jaguar

Ping


3 posted on 02/04/2013 7:57:13 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Look at the back of that thing. It’s a boat with a top on it.

“We patrol the skies and then go salmon fishing.”


4 posted on 02/04/2013 8:01:53 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Corporate Democrat

Iran stealth fighter?

modern design, formed of a composite created with a mixture of camel dung and sheep shit, fired over burned blown out auto tires. And encased in a burka.

Can you just smell it? hee hee hee


6 posted on 02/04/2013 8:04:40 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Corporate Democrat

I guess the Iraqi design bureau chief is a fan of Clint Eastwood movies.

10 posted on 02/04/2013 8:06:01 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Corporate Democrat
The original F-117 model was called the "Hopeless Diamond" because people believed they could never get the design to work. We know how that turned out.

If this plane never gets off the ground, it'll be because Israel takes it out.

11 posted on 02/04/2013 8:07:54 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Corporate Democrat

Well, if Allah wills then it will fly...


14 posted on 02/04/2013 8:13:26 PM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Corporate Democrat

The Navy had the exact same problem with the A-12 in 1990.

Fortunately for taxpayers Cheney as Defense Secretary canceled it.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 8:19:12 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

I’ve never pretended to be an engineer—an outright impossibility when you do arithmetic on this many fingers—but that looks to me like an Iranian copy of a Russian copy of an American comic book rendition of a U.S. Air Force jet.

I’ll wait for the bus to get here, thanks all the same.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 8:19:30 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Corporate Democrat

Styrofoam or paper mache.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 8:25:53 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Corporate Democrat
Look how big the canopy is - great for visibility, not so great for stealth. Radar energy will come right through it and reflect off pilot, helmet, seat, etc. Even with gold coating...

Look how thick the rear wing leading edge is. What speed is this supposed to fly at, 200 kts?

Look how small the engine inlets are. Any low speed performance? What about at high angles of attack, the pressure wave coming off the fuselage "hull" is going to starve them for airflow, causing a compressor stall.

This doesn't look like a serious design.

20 posted on 02/04/2013 8:27:39 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Corporate Democrat
The "vehicle" they showed a few days ago is pretty much certainly a mockup. When the photos came out, I pointed out Here that it was fake, based on the horrifically distorted canopy, as well as the really minimalist instrument panel. The size kind of gives it away too. Despite the way they look, even "small" fighters are pretty damn big; the Iranian one looks like a kit-plane in comparison to even "little" fighters like the F-16 and the A-4.
21 posted on 02/04/2013 8:32:19 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Iranian Midget Air Force.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 9:21:06 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Corporate Democrat

When I see it I think of the Boeing “Bird of Prey”. Mainly due to the wings.


31 posted on 02/05/2013 3:27:01 AM PST by Kadric
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To: Corporate Democrat

Here's part of where they got it from.

32 posted on 02/05/2013 3:43:06 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Corporate Democrat

When I saw the pic posted a few days ago the thing that struck me was the ripples in the skin. If it is real they don’t know sheetmetal work.
But my thought was, it’s a mockup.


34 posted on 02/05/2013 3:45:50 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Corporate Democrat; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
The video at the link shows something that looks like the plane flying around.

MadMax at #8 says "It’s the Iranian equivalent of our Amusement Park “Bumper Car”". I think so too.

I don't think Iran is trying to produce a fighter that can credibly go up against US fighters. I think they are trying to produce a manned cruise missile, a kamikaze plane with an embedded nuke that has some chance of getting through to Israel or get close enough to a US carrier fleet.

38 posted on 02/05/2013 4:41:19 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

43 posted on 02/05/2013 7:28:49 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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