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Originally posted by truttseeker
Not that I'm all for Iran, but why cant it be better than the f-18? Does the fact that its a middle eastern country automatically negate any chance it has from being good? IMO it's probably not as good as the f-18 but I'm just saying you shouldn't automatically be like "yeah right". Give it a fair chance. Anywho I'm kinda glad that Iran's doing this. Not because of the "now we can beat the us" idea, but just because it proves that you don't have to be like this huge global power to make some weapons instead of importing all of them.
Iran Corrects Claims Over New Fighter This Time It Is An F-5
Tehran: Iran announced on Thursday it has developed a new war plane -- named the "Azarakhsh" (Lightning) -- which it describes as similar to the American F-5. "The Azarakhsh fighter jet has been completely manufactured by Iran and it is comparable to the F-5 fighter jet," Brigadier General Javad Mohammadian was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.
Iran on Wednesday had announced the development of a war plane named "Saegheh" (Thunder), which it described as similar to the American F-18 fighter jet.