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Iran's new stealth fighter jet under fire from critics
BBC.com ^ | 2 February 2013 | Asher Moses

Posted on 02/07/2013 4:43:13 AM PST by Daffynition

Iran has unveiled a new home-made combat aircraft, which officials say can evade radar.

The single-seat Qaher F313 (Dominant F313) is the latest design produced by Iran's military since it launched the Azarakhsh (Lightning), in 2007.

President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad said it had "almost all the positive features" of the world's most sophisticated jets.

He said the "development of the Iranian nation's military power is... for deterrence and defensive purposes".

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: iran; islam; qaherf313
"It looks like it might make a noise and vibrate if you put 20 cents in,"

**Widely criticized**


1 posted on 02/07/2013 4:43:17 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

What was that Peter Sellers movie from the early 60’s....the Little Kingdom or such? Where they faked everyone out.


2 posted on 02/07/2013 4:45:47 AM PST by pepsionice
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3 posted on 02/07/2013 5:00:14 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: pepsionice

It can SUPOSEDLY deflect radar but cna it FLY? I doubt it.


4 posted on 02/07/2013 5:00:45 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: pepsionice

“The Mouse that Roared.”


5 posted on 02/07/2013 5:01:33 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: pepsionice
You are probably thinking of The Mouse That Roared featuring Peter Sellers in multiple roles.
6 posted on 02/07/2013 5:02:03 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: pepsionice

“The Mouse that Roared”. Actually, they planned to declare war on the United States, surrender and then receive the kind of foreign aid the Japan and Germany were getting.

Unfortunately for them, one of their scientists stole some sort of secret weapon, even more fearsome than the Hydrogen bomb from the U.S. and the U.S. promptly surrendered to them.


7 posted on 02/07/2013 5:03:58 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Daffynition

In the ‘60’s, while the population starved, China developed nuclear weapons. If you view a country’s expanding technology and economy as a sphere, then this jet might be a sudden spike on the surface of that sphere. Just because the rest of the country is in the 9th century does not mean they can’t, through theft and espionage, build a first rate weapon. Whether they can build enough of them is another matter. Then there are the strategies and tactics that make those weapons successful. All elements of a culture must progress at approximately the same pace for the entire picture to come together and for the weapon to be successfully employed.


8 posted on 02/07/2013 5:11:37 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Daffynition

A nice airplane except that apparently the rubber bands keep breaking.


9 posted on 02/07/2013 5:51:21 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Daffynition

There are photos of the rear of this thing. It’s a boat that they put a top on.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 5:54:28 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Daffynition
Iran has unveiled a new home-made combat aircraft, which officials say can evade radar.

Which means they don't know and are imply hypothesizing!

Does it even fly?

11 posted on 02/07/2013 5:54:42 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: Gen.Blather

They were relatively advanced for the muslim world when the Shah was in power, IIRC.


12 posted on 02/07/2013 5:55:34 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Daffynition
From the article, something which seems strangely familiar:

"Footage from state TV shows the jet in flight, but not its take-off or landing"

13 posted on 02/07/2013 6:02:41 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: chainsaw

**Iranian state television did not show the jet take off or land but did show pictures of it purportedly flying – although some suspected it was just a remote-controlled aircraft depicted. The country has reportedly struggled to upgrade its fleet since the 1980s due to tight sanctions.**


14 posted on 02/07/2013 6:03:55 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Jack Hammer; blueunicorn6

15 posted on 02/07/2013 6:05:39 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: PghBaldy
They were relatively advanced for the muslim world when the Shah was in power, IIRC.

And since then, educated Iranians have left the country in great numbers because they just don't have much of a future there.
16 posted on 02/07/2013 6:16:17 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: Daffynition

17 posted on 02/07/2013 6:21:54 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: PghBaldy
"Footage from state TV shows the jet in flight, but not its take-off or landing"

Pilots must have gone to the same flight school as the 9-11 hijackers.

18 posted on 02/07/2013 6:24:52 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Gen.Blather
Just because the rest of the country is in the 9th century does not mean they can’t, through theft and espionage, build a first rate weapon.

Not debating that at this point, but the aircraft they are claiming is their new stealth fighter looks like another case of blustering on Iran's part.
See previous articles and images for more information.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2985358/posts And the source article:
http://gizmodo.com/5981525/why-irans-new-indigenous-stealth-fighter-will-never-get-off-the-ground
Notice pictures of the pilot down toward the middle of the article to see how small this stealth plane is.

19 posted on 02/07/2013 6:24:52 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: FreedomOfExpression
I don't think it's a fighter.

I think it's intended to be a manned cruise missile to deliver one of their nukes once they're ready.

20 posted on 02/07/2013 6:30:38 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Even if it wasn’t a complete fake, which it is, the nuke would have to to be the size and weight of a grenade for that thing to carry one.


21 posted on 02/07/2013 6:33:19 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: FreedomOfExpression
Looks like


22 posted on 02/07/2013 6:38:40 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Daffynition

Did that actually happen? I would figure it’s a joke graphic if not for the intro.


23 posted on 02/07/2013 6:41:40 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: Daffynition

Excellent!

God bless our Marine Corps.


24 posted on 02/07/2013 6:43:13 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: JRios1968
vs

I'm betting on the kid

25 posted on 02/07/2013 6:44:34 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968
"Check it out, Amadinnerjacket, we built a toy for you".

That has got to be the worst mockup ever built. Wonder if they used their own plastic for the canopy.

26 posted on 02/07/2013 6:46:24 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: JRios1968

As the pilot turns to the ground crew and asks, “What, you couldn’t get an old Moog for the control panel? But I do like the 2 wires attached...much better than one. And btw guys, could you lower my seat? My knees are getting cramped.”


27 posted on 02/07/2013 6:57:57 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: JRios1968
Seems to be a good bet. At least the kid’s plane is mobile.
28 posted on 02/07/2013 6:59:22 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: JRios1968
Looks like

It does resemble the little tyke's toy.
I would have included the picture from your comment, but couldn't figure out how to italicize it.       ;^)

29 posted on 02/07/2013 7:10:49 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: A Navy Vet

One 3g turn and all this guys blood winds up in his a$$


30 posted on 02/07/2013 8:19:58 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Nepeta

You are right.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 5:05:36 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Seems so... Or, it really is a remote-controlled toy, and they couldn’t show anything that would allow comparison to the size of spectators or structures.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 5:07:10 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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