Iranian Qaher-313 Stealth Fighter, Real or BS?

Discussion in 'Air & Space' started by Pathfinder, Mar 9, 2017.

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Is the Qaher F-313 a serious Fighter Jet program

  1. Yes and Iranian government info on the project is accurate.

  2. No, it's just BS propaganda.

  3. It is a genuine program but capabilities and time tables are exaggerated.

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  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

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    Iran unveiled a mockup of their stealth fighter the Qaher-313 in 2013.

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    They had small scale drone flight tests of the Fighter proving that the design is capable of flight.



    Another guy confirmed this by testing the design in his backyard:



    Now 5 years later they are saying that the plane is ready for testing and have released an image of it on an air strip.

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    What do you guys say? Real or BS.
     
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  2. Zaslon

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    to be honest i really would not take it serious since most of their aviation programs were cancelled or a small number of planes were built then stopped
     
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    I voted: It is a genuine program but capabilities and time tables are exaggerated.

    The reason why I voted that way is because I am of the same thinking as @Zaslon. They can produce some planes but they won't have any long term effect or actually enter service. I think the Qaher will fly but nothing more. It will just be used as a propaganda tool. There is a reason why Iran just ordered Su-30s instead of producing indigenous jets which it claims have similar capabilities to F-18s.
     
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    Not a real program. If real, then they'd make the cockpit big enough for a pilot, nose large enough for a radar and avionics, wing design not dating from over half a century ago, engine inlets positioned somewhere that they won't starve the engines of airflow, etc.

    They'd also have to get around to building actual prototypes instead of just models they can put in front of a flag for pictures
     
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    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Just joking, I agree completely from an aerospace engineering perspective the fighter has a lot of issues, you pretty much covered them all. Now we need to look at the purpose of the program. I think its part propaganda but also part legitimate R&D but nothing more than that, I don't think they actually plan to field the Qaher, it might be a pilot program ( no pun intended) for something in the future perhaps some kind of joint development with Russia or China, they just want to prove that they can be a contributing partner.
     
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    Iran's Training Jet, The 'Kosar' هواپیمای جت آموزشی بومی کشور با نام کوثر

     
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