Pages

9 comments

Jump to bottom
1 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:54:41pm

Not cardboard, more like a half size fiberglass mock-up, the close-up cockpit interior shot linked at reddit makes it pretty obvious. So yeah, it is completely fake, and the “flight test” footage is very obviously an RC model plane. Same old Iran and their love of fauxtography and fakes for their propaganda…

It isn’t as though they thought this would fool any western analyst for more than two seconds, so this time the lie seems to be aimed strictly at their own citizenry. :(

2 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:52:54pm

re: #1 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Not cardboard, more like a half size fiberglass mock-up, the close-up cockpit interior shot linked at reddit makes it pretty obvious. So yeah, it is completely fake, and the “flight test” footage is very obviously an RC model plane. Same old Iran and their love of fauxtography and fakes for their propaganda…

It isn’t as though they thought this would fool any western analyst for more than two seconds, so this time the lie seems to be aimed strictly at their own citizenry. :(

Agreed. This fighter doesn’t really exist and we needn’t worry about it. The armed scout helo unveiled at the same time, however, does exist. And it and Iran’s Huey Cobra upgrade are things we should worry about a bit. We shouldn’t fear them, but we should up our air defenses a bit in the Gulf.

3 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:14:13pm

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

Agreed. This fighter doesn’t really exist and we needn’t worry about it. The armed scout helo unveiled at the same time, however, does exist. And it and Iran’s Huey Cobra upgrade are things we should worry about a bit. We shouldn’t fear them, but we should up our air defenses a bit in the Gulf.

Meh. A bunch of crappy old “remodeled” Vietnam era helos with a max range of approximately 357 miles. Currently the USS John C. Stennis is on deployment and currently located in the Persian Gulf until April. The 5th Fleet basically goes on rotation so when it goes some other strike group will arrive. There’s no need to up our existing defenses as they currently stand. There are also multiple asset backups in the region extending into Europe.

And here’s the 300 knot max. ASI on that “Papier-mâché” mock-up I mentioned earlier again:

Image: ASI.jpg

4 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:38:27pm
5 Destro  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:55:47am

re: #3 Gus

We need to make this scarier than it sounds so we can get more Pentagon budgets restored.

6 nines09  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:05:04am

“Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi had said, “The aircraft will be different from the other fighter jets Iran has already made.”
You betcha. For starters they’re looking for shorter pilots.

7 celticdragon  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 3:57:37pm

re: #6 nines09

“Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi had said, “The aircraft will be different from the other fighter jets Iran has already made.”
You betcha. For starters they’re looking for shorter pilots.

The air inlets are really, really small for any combat AC. The nose gear compartment looks like it would have to take up half the cockpit in order for the nose gear to actually retract. Where the fuck would the hydraulics go?? Also, no room at all in the nose for a radar. This is a fake.

(edit) Something about the canopy was bothering me as well. The reddit guys are all over that. I also saw that there was no HUD mounted, although I was willing to allow for a possible helmet mount display. I am not sure if Iran has developed that however. Lot’s of folks have noticed that all the visible avionics are bullshit. I cannot say anything there since I never learned that side of the aviation house. I spent a couple years as a helicopter door gunner and about ten years as a commercial aircraft mechanic)

8 nines09  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:20:36pm

re: #7 celticdragon

Oh it’s as bogus as a three dollar bill alright. It’s a brick with wings.

9 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 5:32:07am

Iran is more and more resembling N. Korea in their propaganda.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Randall Gross
Seals vs the Dolphins in Genocidal Marine War
A new paper demonstrating once more that Humans are not the only species that goes to war or that has genocidal tendencies . (more here: Sapolsky - Class Day lecture 2009) Exposing the Grey Seal as a Major Predator of ...

29 minutes ago
Views: 48 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
The Vicious Fergushka
The Scientific Explanation of Why People Kill Each Other Over TVs on Black Friday
More: The Scientific Explanation of Why People Kill Each Other Over TVs on Black Friday What causes people to kick, shove and even stab each other on Black Friday? Each year there are reports of violence during the Black Friday ...

3 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 388 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 6 • Rating: 1
Skip Intro
Anti-Gay Hate Preacher Accidentally Tweets 4,000 Followers Cartoon Clip of Him ‘Confessing’ to Be a ‘Homosexual Sodomite’
Adam Reakes Promotes Truth That Starbucks Markets Semen Laced Lattes http://t.co/RY06dEEb0I— James David Manning (@DrJamesDManning) November 20, 2014

3 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 601 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Lumberhead
One Man Should Not Dictate Immigration Policy
Well played. You know, the more I mull over the Republican complaint about how immigration reform is being implemented, the more I sympathize with them. Public policy, especially on big, hot button issues like immigration shouldn't be made by one ...

3 days, 20 hours ago
Views: 415 • Comments: 6
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 7
teleskiguy
“Chelsea Hotel” performed by Tal Wilkenfeld
I first saw Austrailian bass player Tal Wilkenfeld play with Jeff Beck (not live, mind you. On YouTube) and was amazed at her skills and chops. She was only 20 when she scored that gig. She's coming into her own ...

5 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 287 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 5
FemNaziBitch
History of Laws Concerning Immigration and Naturalization in the United States -WIKI
The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. Article I, section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution expressly gives the United States Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.[1] Pursuant to this power, Congress ...

6 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 397 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 3
MichaelJ
COMFORTABLY NUMB - Peahi Nov 12 on Vimeo
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.

1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 549 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
Romantic Heretic
Money Makes Us Less Rational
Here's an interesting article on scientific studies that demonstrate how rationality and empathy break down is the presence of large amounts of money.

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 753 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
 Frank says:

If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state.