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Ahmadinejad Unveils New Iranian-Made Fighter Jet
HAARETZ ^ | February 2, 2013 | By The Associated Press and DPA

Posted on 02/02/2013 4:46:28 AM PST by Fennie

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled the country's newest fighter jet, which officials claim can evade radar.

Ahmadinejad said at a Saturday ceremony broadcast on state TV that Qaher-313, or Dominant-313, showed Iran's will to "capture peaks."

Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi says Qaher is "fully indigenous," designed and built by Iranian aerospace experts. The domestically designed and developed Qaher-313 is similar to the US-built F/A-18, the report said.

Photos released by the official IRNA news agency shows Qaher as a single-seat jet, described as a fighter-bomber that can combat both other aircraft and ground targets.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aerospace; airforce; armsbuild; fa18; iran; israel; obama; qaher313; russia; waronterror
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1 posted on 02/02/2013 4:46:42 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie
Ahmadinejad said at a Saturday ceremony broadcast on state TV that Qaher-313, or Dominant-313, showed Iran's will to "capture peaks."

Watch out Eddie, they're gonna capture your peak!


2 posted on 02/02/2013 4:54:44 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Fennie

Actual photo.

3 posted on 02/02/2013 5:07:08 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Fennie

Lots of high resolution pictures --> HERE

4 posted on 02/02/2013 5:12:29 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

looks like the Chinese weren’t the only ones to get those F-22 plans.

how anyone can say this administration is helping the US with a straight face is beyond me. I see the results of treason almost every day


5 posted on 02/02/2013 5:16:01 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

Our own aerospace companies probably sold them the plans and are living like kings


6 posted on 02/02/2013 5:21:08 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Fennie

Each plane comes with a prayer rug.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 5:24:43 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: sten

8 posted on 02/02/2013 5:28:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Fennie

It’s a mock-up. It has to be. Go look at the pics on the site, particularly those showing the canopy close-up. Note the amount of distortion and imperfections. Also, there’s not a whole lot of equipment in that instrument panel, to say nothing of any room in the nose for sensors.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 5:31:42 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Fennie

It looks like a cheap prop made with plywood, elmers, and krylon semi gloss. Look how high the pilot sits in the cockpit. Not worried ...


10 posted on 02/02/2013 5:33:57 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Islander7

That photo and the first one at the link you posted screams “MOCKUP” to me. Look at the fit and finish on the nose of this “aircraft”. It looks more like the canvas skin of a Sopwith Camel rather than a supersonic air superiority platform.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 5:36:40 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Fennie
Given Iran's technical prowess, I suspect it won't last more than 30 minutes in the air under its own power.

If it does, it won't last two minutes once it encounters one of America's best and brightest in the air.

You can copy the technology all you want, absent the knowledge, training and experience to use it, it's useless. Our boys will prove that easily if Iran's dumb enough to put one up against us.

12 posted on 02/02/2013 5:37:37 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Fennie

At first I thought it was a small model plane. But from the close-ups with the man sitting in it, it looks like papier mache.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 5:38:20 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: sten
I thought it looked familiar by the nose section. At least it looks like just a model, don't think it could fly. n/s
14 posted on 02/02/2013 5:38:38 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: count-your-change

“Each plane comes with a prayer rug.”

...that doubles as a parachute.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 5:40:25 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Fennie

Yeah, that’s a funny little fake airplane.


16 posted on 02/02/2013 5:42:46 AM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: BillyBonebrake
Holy cow. This alleged fighter jet had better have some damned fine radar and exterior camera technology working for it. Because no pilot would ever survive a dogfight or land the thing looking through that canopy.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 5:46:45 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Powder..patch..ball FIRE!

Looks like one of those knock off second’s windshields body shops used to install on wrecks.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 5:54:44 AM PST by BallandPowder
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It’s a fiberglass mock-up. A faux-fighter.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 5:57:54 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Looks like fiberglass lay-up (see where the light is shining on the side), rather than radar evading material...lol.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 5:58:28 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Islander7

I’ve looked over all the photos.

There a a lot of things wrong with this “fighter”.

First, its too small. It is about 1/2 scale.

Second, The engine intakes and exhaust are tiny, even for the 1/2 scale size. It would barely produce enough power to take off.

Third, the canopy glass is wavy, looks like plastic. Also there isn’t sufficient room to close the canopy withthe pilot seated.

Fourth, no lock down hooks on the canopy mechanism. Further, the hold-open mechanism is offset on one side, not centered, and looks like it is just a stick to wedge it open.

Fifth, no HUD.

Sixth, Aerodynamically, this thing is a mess. The Canards are fixed, not fully pivoting (like all supersonic control surfaces). The canards are inline with the rear wings; the resulting flow over the rear wings would be disruptive. The chord of the rear wing appears to be incredibly thick, only suitably for bi-plane speeds. And what of those bent-down tips? You only see that in the movies.

Seventh, the landing gear is almost certainly borrowed from one of their F-5s, but no apparent retraction capability exist for the rear assemblies.

I’m very confident saying that this is a prop made out of plywood, sheet metal and plastic.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 5:59:38 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: PLMerite
It’s a fiberglass mock-up. A faux-fighter.

I was thinking the same thing. Its a prop to re-assure the masses.

22 posted on 02/02/2013 6:02:29 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: Fennie

23 posted on 02/02/2013 6:02:29 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“...no pilot would ever survive a dogfight or land the thing looking through that canopy. “

Very astute observation!


24 posted on 02/02/2013 6:35:16 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Fennie

It’s no mistake that there are no pictures of this thing in the air. It looks like those planes from the movie “Hot Shots”.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 6:36:18 AM PST by ontap
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To: Fennie

Hope they build fighter jets better than they build oil derricks.


26 posted on 02/02/2013 6:37:39 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I think it might be made of sugar. Cake Boss technology.


27 posted on 02/02/2013 6:37:49 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: Islander7

I wonder how they got the aircraft up onto the turntable, ramps? No gantry crane visible.

This is a very small "aircraft", about the size of an A-4, I'd guess.

Not much room for a radar dish in the nose. Can't see out of the canopy worth a hoot, and feeble radar. It will need all the "stealth" it can get!

28 posted on 02/02/2013 6:49:50 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

Moderator, please delete this photo or the whole comment. The photo takes too long to load, & I have a 10-30 mbs connection.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 6:51:29 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Fennie; All

“I’m too close (it’s too slow), switching to guns!”


30 posted on 02/02/2013 6:51:50 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: ecomcon

If that is a real plane, does it fly? No photos showing it airborne. I agree with the others, it looks like a mockup to me.


31 posted on 02/02/2013 6:53:07 AM PST by Progov
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To: Fennie

Where does the main landing gear go when its retracted? I don’t see any evidence of internal weapons stores or hard points. No gun or a place to mount one. No way to mount external fuel stores. No glare shield covering the instrument panel. They show the helmet on top of exposed instrument wiring. The head rest on the ejection seat is in between the pilot’s shoulder blades. His knees are chest level. No nozzle on engine exhaust. The fuselage appears to have skin that was heat shrunk.

Total fake.

Total


32 posted on 02/02/2013 6:54:49 AM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Islander7

The last time I saw something like that it was parked in front of the Piggly Wiggly for a quarter a ride.


33 posted on 02/02/2013 7:01:53 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Islander7

LOL that freakin thing looks ridiculous. I’d wager the damned thing cannot even fly!!!


34 posted on 02/02/2013 7:03:30 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Fennie

Everything in Arabic except the F-313 on the side of this balsa wood wonder.


35 posted on 02/02/2013 7:05:58 AM PST by Airwinger ( A Militia Of One)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Precisely!


36 posted on 02/02/2013 7:07:31 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Fennie
Avionics! We don't need no steekin' avionics!

I wish I could post that in Farsi...

5.56mm

37 posted on 02/02/2013 7:09:42 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
Avionics! We don't need no steekin' avionics!

Is that a DVD burner on the top of the panel?

I'm sitting here in my moccasins, mocking a mock-up that'll never see mach speed.

38 posted on 02/02/2013 7:16:03 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Fennie

One thing I have to admire in the Iranians, at least their leaders try when they lie.


39 posted on 02/02/2013 7:26:59 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Is it normal for a fighter pilot to fly with his knees up against his chest? The cockpit looks more cramped than usual for a fighter plane.


40 posted on 02/02/2013 7:28:33 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Riley
Is that a DVD burner on the top of the panel?

Looks like it to me.

I'm sitting here in my moccasins,...

Me too!

5.56mm

41 posted on 02/02/2013 7:33:08 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The canopy apparently has some new high tech glass that does not allow light to go through without distortion.

Plus if you look at the wrinkles in body of the plane, the Iranians have also apparently discovered some new aerodynamic properties that utilize the wrinkles.

The body also appears to be made out of a stealthy radar evading material similar to plywood.


42 posted on 02/02/2013 7:33:24 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Islander7

ROFL that is nothing more than a stage prop. Go luck at the pictures. I bet we never see pictures of it in flight.


43 posted on 02/02/2013 7:33:32 AM PST by Bailee
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To: Islander7

It combines the aerodynamics of a sledge hammer, the ruggedness of tissue paper, the responsive control of a 1970 Buick and the reliability and safety features of a Yugo. All in one package.


44 posted on 02/02/2013 7:47:55 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Fennie

Well, now that Canada has dropped out of the F-35 program, maybe we could get a good deal on some of these high tech wonders. I would imagine they would be inexpensive seeing as how the labour costs must be minimal. Providing of course that they come in other colours than “Baby Poop Brown”.


45 posted on 02/02/2013 7:48:26 AM PST by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: PJammers
no glare shield covering the instrument panel.

None are needed with the new Iranian technology.

This image shows President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, trying out the new Iranian heads up display sunglasses. These high tech sunglasses actually double as a glare shield.

46 posted on 02/02/2013 7:55:40 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; xzins

The canopy is distorted and looks like cheap greenhouse window quality plexiglass. It sits so high and is not consistent with the square edge design of the fuselage and would obviously fly off if the plane even approached take off speed, much less the speed of sound.

If this is the quality of their aircraft technology then we need not worry too much about their nuclear technology. They will blow themselves up before they will be able to use their weapons against anyone else.


47 posted on 02/02/2013 7:56:51 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Fennie

It should be actually be a drone with a pup tent duct taped on top of it...


48 posted on 02/02/2013 8:02:39 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Fennie

Iran tests Ali Z28 Missile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97lH0-tuuWE


49 posted on 02/02/2013 8:04:11 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Fennie

This is obviously a wood prototype that is covered in cloth or shrink wrap.


50 posted on 02/02/2013 8:20:06 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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