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Iran's got a stealth fighter

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Unveiled Friday, Iran has produced what it's calling a stealth fighter. The aviation community seems to be of the opinion that it's either a fake, a fiberglass mock-up, or a disaster waiting to happen. There's certainly a lot of engineering issues with it, and not much room for the pilot.
    Either way, it seems to indicate they're trying to produce one, which might be a little worrisome.

    http://theaviationist.com/2013/02/02/iran-new-stealth-fighter/#.UQ7ROduF_9I

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  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    It's pretty awesome looking, even if it appears to be manufactured by Hasbro.
     
  3. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    It can't have much of a payload.
     
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    If it's even real.
     
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    It looks a lot like our stealth fighters. I'd be interested to hear Three_bags_full's take on this.
     
  6. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    I'd like to hear what he says, too.
     
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Even Kim Jong-un looks at that thing and just laughs and laughs and laughs.
     
  8. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Wings are way too small to do anything.
     
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    My nephew built one of these out of Legos.
     
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It looks like the pilot sits backwards.
     
  11. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

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  12. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Here's a takedown:

    http://gizmodo.com/5981525/why-irans-new-indigenous-stealth-fighter-will-never-get-off-the-ground?utm_source=gawker.com&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=recirculation
     
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