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Why Iranís New Home-Grown Stealth Fighter Will Never Get Off the Ground
Gizmodo - Credit to The Aviationist ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | David Cenciotti - The Aviationist

Posted on 02/04/2013 7:47:52 PM PST by Corporate Democrat

On Feb. 1, 2013, Iran unveiled its indigenous fighter jet named "Qaher 313″. The prototype of the Q-313 (or F-313 according to the stencils applied to the aircraft), was presented to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and publicly displayed as part of the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies held in Iran to celebrate the 1979′s victory of the Islamic Revolution.

In the previous days, the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi had said, "The aircraft will be different from the other fighter jets Iran has already made." Iran's new fighter jet doesn't look like any we've ever seen before. Turns out, as The Aviationist explains, that's because it maybe possibly almost definitely can't fly.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aviation; fake; iran; stealthfighter
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: Chode

...or the giant burqa on it makes it hard to see.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 8:04:15 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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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: Army Air Corps

Bump


7 posted on 02/04/2013 8:05:24 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Chode

It’s the Iranian equivalent of our Amusement Park “Bumper Car”.

Their “Bumper Car” game consists of bumping into “Infidels” and running women drivers off the road. (Happened to my sister-in-law in Saudi Arabia).

Also consists of running over “Joosz” and turning them into “roadkill”.

And to scare car drivers who have rearview mirrors, they have painted Helen Thomas’ face on the hoods of their cars.

Entrance tickets cost 50 Dinars or two sheep.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 8:05:50 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

burka?

You beat me by 25 seconds.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 8:06:01 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: Ouchthatonehurt
yup, shrink wrap Burka... not a rivet to be seen
12 posted on 02/04/2013 8:09:38 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: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
pretty much...
13 posted on 02/04/2013 8:10:50 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: 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: Chode

OMG! Did you watch the video? It’s so.....um....cute.


17 posted on 02/04/2013 8:20:30 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe
If this plane never gets off the ground, it'll be because the Iranians don't have the brains to build this high tech and their pilots the brains to fly it.

A funny thing about Arabs and Persians, they are culturally foolish enough to believe their own bullshite.

18 posted on 02/04/2013 8:21:45 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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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: blueunicorn6

You’re right.. A boat with our hijacked drone embedded with wings protruding (front).. Hahahahaaa. Can see in the front a boat bow and back the stern. LOL


22 posted on 02/04/2013 8:42:17 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: blueunicorn6

How nice of them to put “REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT” (in English) ON THOSE RED ENGINE TAGS.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 8:44:02 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Standing Wolf

You can double your math capacity by taking off your shoes.


24 posted on 02/04/2013 9:02:06 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: ZOOKER

Comment at the article says “Remember to think in Persian when you fly it.” Bwahahahaa!


25 posted on 02/04/2013 9:08:24 PM PST by FredZarguna (Use it as you will. I Could NOT care less.)
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To: Dan(9698); Standing Wolf
You can double your math capacity by taking off your shoes.

And calculate in hex, too!

Well, at least up to 14.

26 posted on 02/04/2013 9:12:17 PM PST by FredZarguna (Use it as you will. I Could NOT care less.)
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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: ZOOKER

Looks like a cheap bogus knockoff of an SR-71 Blackbird.


28 posted on 02/04/2013 9:25:43 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: ThunderSleeps

Yeah, about that canopy... the view from inside is so blurry that it looks like privacy glass.


29 posted on 02/04/2013 9:29:13 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Did you notice there are no latches on the canopy edges or any seals either? The wind noise will be horrific! If the canopy doesn’t tear off in flight. LOL!


30 posted on 02/05/2013 12:21:08 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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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: ZOOKER

Someone apparently has built a flying RC version of the Firefox.


33 posted on 02/05/2013 3:44:49 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: PLMerite
And here's the X-36:


35 posted on 02/05/2013 3:51:55 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite
And here's where the bent wing comes from - Boeing Bird of Prey:


36 posted on 02/05/2013 4:08:46 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite
And this is where that design came from...

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37 posted on 02/05/2013 4:22:51 AM PST by greenhornet68
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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: MestaMachine
no, is it at the Gizmodo link???
39 posted on 02/05/2013 5:01:16 AM 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: PapaBear3625

It sounds like the so called ‘baka bombs’ the Japanese used toward the end of the Second world War. These would be dropped from a bomber and the pilot would guide the rocket powered craft to its target. However, I think that our air defenses have evolved to a point where it would be difficult for someone to try that again.


40 posted on 02/05/2013 5:01:24 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: greenhornet68

Well, if it’s got a cloaking device we may be in trouble.


41 posted on 02/05/2013 5:29:16 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Chode

Yes.


42 posted on 02/05/2013 7:23:35 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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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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To: MestaMachine
cute is right, i don't believe it...
44 posted on 02/05/2013 3:04:32 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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