Iran’s Stealth Fighter Is Still Fake and Not Convincing Anyone

Iran's military unveiled a new version of its homebuilt Qaher F313 fighter jet , but a drive down the runway revealed it's far from ready for flight.
In other words, Iran is apparently no closer to developing a working stealth fighter than it was three years ago.

The Qaher F313 inspired great excitement when it debuted in official photos in 2013. Long embargoed by major world powers—and thus most big aerospace companies—Iran has had to develop its own aviation industry.

It's met with some success. Iran has managed to maintain and upgrade its four- and five-decade-old F-4 and F-14 fighters, for instance.
But new-start warplanes—especially sophisticated fighters—had, up to 2013, proved too ambitious for Tehran's aerospace industry. So observers were skeptical of the F313. Moreover, the demonstration model had features that quite clearly marked it as a non-flying mock-up.
But it's still just a mock-up. We can reasonably assert this because the engineers who built the 2017 fake, following standard procedure, dutifully stenciled the plane's standard tire pressure on the fuselage. And that pressure is way too low for a real jet.
mysterious airplane that the Iranian government claims is its first stealth fighter prototype has reappeared after a more than three-year absence.

The Qaher F313 that first appeared on Iranian state media in February 2013 was clearly not a flyable warplane. It was, instead, a mock-up—one that either represented a functional future jet... or was purely for show. A propaganda prop..


By: nomore123 (11631.30)

Tags: Vehicles airforce Qaher F313

Location: Iran