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Iranian "stealth" fighter F-313 qaher begins taxi tests.

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posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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One posters observation from the link...


If its Iranian how come the markings in English?




posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I agree and they can not produce anything over 1-2 tasks.

You know it and i know it..that is a small Balsa Wood Kit.

twin engines? Stealth...where is the feathering?

mg



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Ohh.. to the OP, sorry.

If that is their answer to a fighter...they are stuck up the arese.

mg
edit on 15-4-2017 by missed_gear because: to say they re stuck up the arese



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:40 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Good to see our tax dollars hard at work!




posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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edit on 4/15/2017 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Oh yes, our tax dollars sent in billions from Swiss accounts, in currency, to Iran...yes you are risght.

They produced propaganda so far...

mg



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: missed_gear

Stealth comes in all shapes and types now. You don't need facets and sawtooths anymore. They help, but aren't required anymore. This doesn't have to be a Very Low Observable platform to be stealthy, just reduce the RCS.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

So how come the english markings. By the by, that missile slung aboard is much more effective to the threat they face than any 'stealth' concept.



They should focus on cheap, easily produced defensive measures rather than falling in the hi cost trap the US has.

Stealth is only invisible to radar, if you can see it you can kill it.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
If its Iranian how come the markings in English?

Because international aircraft designation all stem from the London International Radiotelegraphic Conference, in 1913.

If you notice, the smaller markings, specifically the writing, is not in English.

Sorry about modifying your quote structure, but it wouldn't show the external content properly without doing so.
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posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: missed_gear

It's a light attack craft.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The arrogance is strong here bro. Never underestimate the Persians, they have some of the best scientists on the planet.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Not correct


mg



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: missed_gear









They all seem to disagree with you. They have some sawtooth edges to panels, but no facets, or other features of the early stealth aircraft anymore.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

The "It's not Western so it's a total POS" attitude always amazes me.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Likewise bud. If it is a formidable platform, I would love to see it in action.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Wide-Eyes

The "It's not Western so it's a total POS" attitude always amazes me.



Well bare with them a little bit.
They are the same ones that say the f35 is garbage.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: missed_gear

It's a light attack craft.


So its made of balsa and fiberglass?



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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It doesn't have any hard points (yet) and that front left access panel seems a bit of an odd design / place to put a finger hole, would you not put a spring cover so it sits flush?

Undercarriage faring is attached to the carriage, can't work out if that would be an issue with a heavy landing, suppose if that bit of the uc moved they woul have more problems than a fairing.

Also why flir if it's just a prototype, this is more screaming of propaganda, they could bury it or save it for later models but it just seems stuck there to say, look what we have!

Canopy connection to the fuselage looks very neat though, do you think they use some kind of semi flexible skirt for such a snug fit?

Are those two white things below the far corners of the intake Missile Warners/laser Warners?

Just trying to discuss what we see rather than shout and poke fun.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Forensick

The same reason that you put FLIR on our prototypes. You need to test it to see how airflow around it goes. Even if it's not a functional turret, you still have to determine if it's going to cause any flutter problems, or any other issues.

Those are some kind of sensor under the intake, probably an RWR system.

Which access panel? The one under the canopy? That's the ground jettison access panel. It's a push button access. It locks closed and you push the upper area to unlock it.

This looks more a proof of concept vehicle than an actual prototype at this point. More like a X313 than an F313, similar to how the US does it with the X planes before flying the prototypes. I'm sure there will be quite a few redesigns if it goes forward from this.



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