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Fake Stealth Plane Iran's Desperate Attempt To Show Military Might: Iran's Stealth Plane Is Plastic Photoshop Fake Tech Bloggers Say [VIDEO]

By Jesse Lent | February 13, 2013 05:34 PM EST

Photos of a fake stealth plane have surfaced from Iran, in an apparent attempt to show military might.

Website The Aviationist was one of the first to point out that the jet in the photo widely circulated by Iran's government is a fake stealth plane made of plastic.

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"Overall, the plane seems to lack the characteristic rivets, bolts all aircraft, including stealthy ones, feature. Images released so far show it as a plastic-made aircraft..." wrote the website. "The canopy lacks transparency and looks like it is made of plexiglass."

Foreign Policy writes, "it looks like the Iranians dumped some rudimentary flight controls and an ejection seat into a shell molded in what they thought were stealthy angles. The jet is so small it looks like the man is sitting in a clown car, er, clown fighter. It's seriously unlikely that such an aircraft has room to carry the avionics, radars, electronic countermeasures, heat masking gear, and, most importantly for a fighter, the weapons that make modern stealth jets effective."

Yet Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi states in a February 2 press release that Iran's new domestically-designed fighter jet the Qaher-313 (or Conqueror-313), is not a fake stealth plane at all, but a "super advanced" fighter jet capable of "evading radars...[and]carrying advanced armaments."

"The Qaher-313 can take off and land on short runways and it has easy maintenance," Vahidi said.


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