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athletemed
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters

there is a 0% chance that the aircraft shown cannot be picked up by radar...

too many corners and the underbelly tank will show like a Christmas tree


MrCarton
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
I believe you. I can't imagine Iran could get true stealth capability.


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TrueTiger
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
Stealth.

It's a subjective term.


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DonChowder
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
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sand chiggers

You lose credibility when you say shite like this.


SundayFunday
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
Im pretty sure I see duct tape on that thing. Not worried.


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foshizzle
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
Your link is not a picture of the Qaher F-313. See this instead, looks somewhat similar to the F-22.

Image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Qaher313.jpg


You can find videos if you Google "Qaher F-313". It is thought that videos of the thing in flight are likely just scale drones, although the plane itself is apparently real.
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foshizzle
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
For those who are interested, the news story in the OP has a picture of Iran's "Saeqeh" fighter, which is based off the chassis of an F-5 but with the tails of an F-18. As many of you noted it is not a stealth fighter, nor is it intended to be.

But I'm sure Ghazi is feeling like a proud papa nonetheless.

Wiki for Saeqeh

Image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/A_HESA_Saeqeh_of_IRIAF.jpg


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bbrownso
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I was about to post a similar picture. Even I knew that the non angled intakes would have hampered its stealth capability.


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davesdawgs
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
The jet has a strangely familiar design.


foshizzle
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
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The jet has a strangely familiar design


Yeah, it does look a lot like the Lightning doesn't it?

I bet the Iranian version has nowhere near the engine power though, or supporting radar systems that can be integrated with an AWACS or the like. May not have the right anti-radar surface either, which I understand requires constant maintenance.


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Iona Fan Man
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
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sand chiggers

You lose credibility when you say shite like this.


i am one dope.


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Siderophore
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
Looks far more like the F-35 than the elegance that is the Raptor


RCDfan1950
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
I love this forum. Always count on some people that know a good bit about most anything. Smart folk here. I'm glad! Saves times.



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ChewyDante
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
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Looks far more like the F-35 than the elegance that is the Raptor





This. It does not look at all like the F-22. And color me extraordinarily skeptical that that thing can a) fly; b) is stealthy; c) poses any serious threat to either penetrating radar, delivering substantial ordinance, or threatening even non-stealth aircraft in air to air engagements.

It looks like a piece of shite.


Siderophore
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
My money is on a functional craft similar in capability to an Hornet, but only mild functional stealth.

It mostly steals from the stealthy style of build in the frame.

They don't have the high end composites in the frame, or the radar dampening paint we have.

It's just something they have on paper to sound more threatening than they practically are.


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Oyster
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North Shore
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
Iranians are right it's 100% stealth. There is no way that plane will ever be picked up on radar. The reason for this is that the damn thing isn't flight capable. Look at it closely. It's a fabric covered frame. The fabric covering is full of wrinkles.


FiddleHead
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
Is this supposed to scare Israel and the US?


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ChineseBandit58
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Look at it closely. It's a fabric covered frame. The fabric covering is full of wrinkles.


You are right1!! -

That is unreal - couldn't they at least get the wrinkles out before they dropped it on the world.

But they are right - it will evade our radar. It will be in a cave somewhere.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
We had really advanced nuke tech before we had good stealth aircraft.

I seriously doubt this thing is much of a stealth aircraft.


Siderophore
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re: Iran unveils stealth fighters
You do realize that they never claimed that to be a working plane?

It's a full size mock up.

There are two functional and fly able mid sized prototypes, analysts believe them to be drones.


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