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Aviation experts say new Iranian stealth jet is a pathetic hoax that canít even fly
New York Post ^ | February 8, 2013 | Andy Soltis

Posted on 02/08/2013 7:59:22 AM PST by Zakeet

From the loony regime that just figured how to shoot a monkey into space: Iran now claims it has its own homemade, radar-beating stealth fighter jet.

But aviation and defense experts say the tiny one-seater looks like a toy and might not even be able to fly — calling it a “laughable fake.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled the Qaher F313 at a Tehran hangar last week and called it “one of the most advanced” aircraft in the world.

But the experts said it was too small for a human pilot — and the controls and wiring looked too simple for a real jet.

Ahmadinejad boasted it had “almost all the positive features” of the world’s most sophisticated jets. But among the features that seem to be missing are bolts and rivets — found on the simplest planes.

“It looks like the Iranians dumped some rudimentary flight controls and an ejection seat into a shell molded in what they thought were stealthy angles,” reporter John Reed wrote in the journal Foreign Policy.

“It looks like it might make a noise and vibrate if you put 20 cents in,” joked Andrew Davies of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircraft; iran; military; stealth
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We intellectually superior Persians discovered stealth aircraft centuries before you stupid decadent Christians had even thought of it

1 posted on 02/08/2013 7:59:34 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Is this like their “stealth boats” from a few years back?


2 posted on 02/08/2013 8:01:29 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Zakeet

It does fly, it is just so stealthy that no one can see it flying.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 8:04:34 AM PST by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people do pencils make spelling errors.)
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To: Darksheare
Kinda looks like fiberglass.

With a few of those "mat & resin" boat repair kits and the contents of my "dead computer junk" closet I bet I could make one too.

4 posted on 02/08/2013 8:09:42 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Zakeet

This reminded me of something I read where the Iranian ATC challenged a Marine Jet for violating their air space and said they were going to send their Jets to attack him and he replied go ahead I’ll wait.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 8:11:13 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Zakeet

That canopy looks like it was hammered out of a piece of clear acrylic with a ball peen hammer over a rock.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 8:12:30 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: humblegunner
Curious that the stencils are in English.
7 posted on 02/08/2013 8:15:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: humblegunner

Is it SOP in Iran to label things in English? The 313 is carrying English labels in the photograph. No Farsi?


8 posted on 02/08/2013 8:17:22 AM PST by stboz
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To: humblegunner

Interesting that all the warnings and labels are in English? I thought they hated everything about us?

Subcontractors from the US? Works or not, treason, in one word.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 8:18:44 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Zakeet
I don't know. I find Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim that they have built a new state of the art stealth fighter as believable as American President Broncho Bamma’s claim to “do skeets shooting all the time”.
10 posted on 02/08/2013 8:18:44 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Zakeet
C’mon! It would be hilarious if the international body went with the hoax, pretending it could fly stealthily.

Then turn it into an Aerial Paint Ball Target. Think what fun our flyboys (sorry, aviation pilots) would enjoy that.

11 posted on 02/08/2013 8:19:10 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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But the experts said it was too small for a human pilot

Excuse me, have already forgotten about the monkey? Does nobody remember "Wargames"? Harrumph!

12 posted on 02/08/2013 8:21:41 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Zakeet
"“It looks like it might make a noise and vibrate if you put 20 cents in,” "

OK that made me LOL

13 posted on 02/08/2013 8:22:06 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: stboz
The 313 is carrying English labels in the photograph. No Farsi?

Nice catch & a great question.

14 posted on 02/08/2013 8:22:06 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Anyone ever seen a photo if this so-called “stealth fughter” actually flying. Better yet, flying next to a real airplane?


15 posted on 02/08/2013 8:22:34 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Hang'emAll
It does fly, it is just so stealthy that no one can see it flying.

It evades radar by never leaving the hangar.

16 posted on 02/08/2013 8:25:31 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Zakeet

Why don’t they build a better transport than the American Boeing 747-SP Achmadinijad flies around in?


17 posted on 02/08/2013 8:25:43 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Zakeet

Reminds me of the BBC James May Toy Stories where in one show they made full size model of a Spitfire just like it came out of a Lindberg model kit.


18 posted on 02/08/2013 8:26:04 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: ZX12R

One can’t help but notice that the ejection seat is
somewhat short too, sure wouldn’t want to have to
ride that through the canopy.

You know it’s tough when the “President” of the
country has to take part in a hoax of this stature.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 8:26:14 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: humblegunner

It’s fiberglass, you can tell by the flow lines along the surface. No way that thing could even be a prototype, it looks similar to a clay mockup the design team constructed like we do for cars.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 8:26:50 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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