Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Iran Posts New Video Footage Of Its F-313 'Stealth Fighter'



FOX News: Photos of Iran's new Qaher F-313 fighter jet prototype emerges

New photos emerged Saturday of a new prototype of Iran's stealth fighter jet, previous models of which were mocked by aviation experts who predicted it "would never fly."

The updated version of Qaher F-313 stealth fighter jet was unveiled during an exhibition for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, The Aviationist editor David Cenciotti reported. The exhibition showcased the achievements made by Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan within the last two years.

The prototype had the same shape as its 2013 predecessor but featured multiple changes, including a bigger cockpit, non-plexiglass canopy, dual exhaust nozzles, dorsal antenna and FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red) turret installed to the nose of the fighter jet.

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More News On Iran F-313 'Stealth Fighter'

Iran shows new footage of F-313 'stealth fighter' -- IHS Jane's 360
Iran shows off homemade stealth fighter jet -- UPI
Iranian F-35: Tehran 'Rightly Proud of Its Prospective 5th-Gen Stealth Fighter' -- Sputnik
Iran shows off its elusive new fighter jet – but not in flight (VIDEO, PHOTOS) -- RT
Iran’s Fake Qaher F-313 Stealth Fighter Is Back -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest
Iran's Fake Fighter Jet Is Back -- Iran Focus

11 comments:

Hans Persson said...

Haha, it doesnt even lift or fly in that video.. I say BS.

Andrew Summers said...

Seems like a model

Jay Farquharson said...

Japan is also using a 3/4 scale stealthtest bed.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_X-2_Shinshin

fazman said...

Thats a lot if modelling glue and paint,wonder who gets to hang it from their bedroom ceiling?

Jay Farquharson said...

While the first "model" was just a model,

This one is larger, has engines, nozzels, landing gear, a real canopy and functioning control services, enough to do taxi tests.

That's a lot of rial's, time and engineering to spend on something that's not a real project.

Hans Persson said...

Not really. As long as its not flying.

fazman said...

A couple of million on a fibreglass mock up is a cheap price to pay to have the u.s trying to factor iranian stealth into their considerations.
But yeah yourr right jay it may well be a work in progress.

fazman said...

A couple of million on a fibreglass mock up is a cheap price to pay to have the u.s trying to factor iranian stealth into their considerations.
But yeah yourr right jay it may well be a work in progress.

Jay Farquharson said...

The US started with scale models to test stealth shaping and aerodynamics,

Some say that if it flies, it won't fly well, ( wing thickness and "weird"winglets, or be that stealthy, ( engine intakes),

but this is in comparison to "unstable" aircraft that rely on computers to stay airborne,

and of course, it's the same pundit's who said the IRAF wouldn't be able to keep the F-14's, F-4's and F-5's flying, and that the Iranian's could never reverse engineer an F-5 and domestically manufacture it.

AZuLike said...

What kind of car is that?

fazman said...

Not sure, but you can bet your ass that Batman wants one !