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Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby viva la ben on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:38 pm

The Qaher 313
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Unveiling the Qaher F313 (Dominant F313) earlier this month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad described it as "among the most advanced fighter jets in the world" with features including the ability to evade detection by radar and hit both ground and air targets.

Aviation experts have questioned whether the jet shown can even fly as it was too small to accommodate a real pilot and the controls and wiring looked too simple. It also lacked the bolts and rivets found on all aircraft and offered wonky aerodynamics.


http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci ... 2e08q.html
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby Rylan on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:44 pm

That looks sweet though.
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:19 pm

:lol:
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:23 pm

tifosi77 wrote::lol:
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby BigMcK on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:27 pm

This just in: Iran seeks credit approval to purchase largest single shipment of Testors glue direct from factory. News at 11:00...
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby Shyster on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:28 pm

Are they sure "Qaher" isn't the Farsi word for "plywood"?
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:30 pm

Cockpit mockup

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I think the thing at the top of the instrument stack is an Alpine car radio.

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On the one hand, it looks like a 60% scale model; the ejection seat doesn't even come up to the pilot's head. But even if it's a scale, taken at full size there'd be no way the pilot could reach the instrument panel when strapped in.

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As a concept, it's laughably poor.
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby columbia on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:32 pm

I worked at Northrop-Grumman for a few months (doing something non-aviation related).
They worked on stealth technology at thew facility.

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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby Kaizer on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:06 pm

theres no room on the floor for rudder pedals.
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby SoupOrSam on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:07 pm

Have seen it on many sites.... it's fiberglass, wood, and plastic.
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:08 pm

Maybe the Iranians are onto something. I keep thinking of John Malkovich's weapon in In the Line of Fire
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby tifosi77 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:27 pm

SoupOrSam wrote:Have seen it on many sites.... it's fiberglass, wood, and plastic.

Which is fine. Mock up aircraft usually are made of materials like that. I've seen a real F-35 and the fiberglass mockup at the same airshow on consecutive years, and visually there's near as no difference between them.

That's the point; the mock up is still - dimensionally, at least - a life-sized aircraft. This Iranian thing looks like a really big R/C model, or a model you'd build for a movie to stuff with explosives and destroy on camera. It's completely ridiculous.

shafnutz05 wrote:Maybe the Iranians are onto something. I keep thinking of John Malkovich's weapon in In the Line of Fire

Yeah, but...... that worked.
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Re: Iran unveils stealth fighter jet

Postby SolidSnake on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:42 pm

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