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More fake pictures of Iranian stealth jet hit the web according to experts

The Iranian government has been bragging that it has built a super-stealth fighter jet, the Qahar 313. The first images of this fighter jet turned up earlier this month and aviation experts in Western nations were quick to point out that there's no way that the aircraft could fly.

New photographs of the fighter jet have now surfaced that have allegedly been Photoshopped to add the aircraft into the skies above Mount Damavand. The image of the aircraft appears to be overlaid on a well-known stock image of the mountain. Iran maintains that the aircraft is real and functional, and that any claims the aircraft can’t fly are nothing other than false news and Western propaganda.

Experts pointed out that the cockpit appeared to be too small to allow the pilot to properly fit into an ejection seat. Another aviation expert claims that the aircraft isn't physically large enough to carry the equipment needed to be radar evading.

John Read from Foreign Policy wrote, "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."

Experts also point out that the images of aircraft that hit the internet lack an engine nozzle. Another telltale sign that the aircraft is fake is that it lacks rivets and bolts that are featured on all aircraft including modern stealth fighters.

Source: The Atlantic Wire



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What a shame.
By 91TTZ on 2/13/2013 10:20:04 AM , Rating: 5
It's sad when you see official media prepared by a nation, and it looks worse than some high school kid's class project.

They might as well have photoshopped Ahmadinejad riding a seahorse through outer space.




RE: What a shame.
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 2/13/2013 10:35:00 AM , Rating: 5
According to McCain, Ahmadinejad already blasted into space a few weeks ago :)


RE: What a shame.
By sixteenornumber on 2/13/2013 3:54:47 PM , Rating: 5
quote:

According to McCain, Ahmadinejad already blasted into space a few weeks ago :)


John McCain's twitter post,

quote:
So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week? “Iran launches monkey into space” http://t.co/PaZKAqac


RE: What a shame.
By MrBlastman on 2/13/2013 4:49:54 PM , Rating: 5
I've always said Ahmadinejad looks like a chimp. Just look at his eyes. They're so close together and his ears, too.

We should mail him a crate of bananas.


RE: What a shame.
By MrBlastman on 2/13/2013 11:17:21 PM , Rating: 3
Hahaha a bunch of Iranian sympathizers rated me down. Boo hoo.


RE: What a shame.
By Mortando on 2/15/2013 12:01:35 PM , Rating: 3
Or chimp sympathizers...


RE: What a shame.
By MrBlastman on 2/16/2013 11:52:03 AM , Rating: 2
You're right! I never considered the Chimps!

Oh woe is me, the plight and accusation I have thrown upon the poor Chimps. Their frail image, their feeble esteem, bashed and tarnished by this allegory.

I'm so inconsiderate.

Chimps, please forgive me. I never intended to harm you with my poor choice of words. ;)


RE: What a shame.
By Helbore on 2/13/2013 5:07:14 PM , Rating: 2
Damn, you know you're screwed as a nation when your enemies are dissing you on Twitter as their first response.

"Sir, the Iranians are making threats against our great nation. Should I prepare the fleet for immediate departure? A close pass by an aircraft carrier group should put them in their place."

"Nah, too much effort. Just post a few cutting remarks on the internet. That should embarrass their government enough to keep their head down for a few weeks in shame."

"But SIR...What if they respond with a pithy comeback?"

"Hah! Unlikely. But if they do, just ask our followers to carpet bomb them with insults. Perhaps go to a Justin Bieber forum and say how they said he was gay or something? They'll have an army of 14-year-old girls to deal with then."

"Damn sir, that's harsh. I just wanted to send in the fleet."


RE: What a shame.
By BillyBatson on 2/14/2013 12:28:55 AM , Rating: 2
Persians don't really have a sense of humor so any comeback on twitter wouldn't be entertaining any way


RE: What a shame.
By headbox on 2/17/2013 3:09:48 PM , Rating: 2
You are not funny. Please stay off the internet.


RE: What a shame.
By tamalero on 2/18/2013 10:57:21 AM , Rating: 2
funny, because his post is actually accurate.


RE: What a shame.
By luv2liv on 2/13/2013 10:37:37 AM , Rating: 2
omg, thats what i want to see!


RE: What a shame.
By TechShake on 2/13/2013 10:45:19 AM , Rating: 2
If it doesn't come in turquoise, it's not a REAL piece of Iranian military hardware. ;) Oh, and you do realize you've just leaked their Top Secret - Space Program?


RE: What a shame.
By Samus on 2/13/2013 12:33:52 PM , Rating: 2
I actually think the video of it flying (in radio control form) takes the cake.


RE: What a shame.
By hubb1e on 2/13/2013 1:50:12 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, that's a great video as even a moderately intelligent person can clearly see the oscillations typical of a RC plane.


RE: What a shame.
By Jeffk464 on 2/13/2013 9:34:16 PM , Rating: 2
Ive been flying rc for like 25 years, only the poorly designed ones oscillates. So Iran can't even make a decent RC plane. :)


RE: What a shame.
By owsharp on 2/13/2013 10:56:01 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
It's sad when you see official media prepared by a nation, and it looks worse than some high school kid's class project.


Actually, I find this hilarious.


RE: What a shame.
By GulWestfale on 2/13/2013 11:51:28 AM , Rating: 3
the sad part is not that this is photoshop, it's that it's iranian photoshop.

there is no hope of future faked pics containing insanely large breasts, or x-rayed beach babes.. nope, it's all pretend-planes and hairy would-be hitlers. those people really are no fun at all.


RE: What a shame.
By Flunk on 2/13/2013 12:39:38 PM , Rating: 3
Just because their government releases junk like this is no reason to stereotype all Iranians.


RE: What a shame.
By Dr of crap on 2/13/2013 12:49:00 PM , Rating: 5
Why not - it's fun.
Stereotyping is the basis for a lot of jokes.
Welcome to the real world.
We do not care aboout PC, and all the BS about it!


RE: What a shame.
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/13/2013 1:20:05 PM , Rating: 2
Don't feed the troll...


RE: What a shame.
By GulWestfale on 2/13/2013 2:39:44 PM , Rating: 2
i hate people who take themselves way too seriously and have no sense of humor. so this one's for you:

IF YOU'RE NOT FROM AMERICA, YOU'RE AN AAAARAB.


RE: What a shame.
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/13/13, Rating: -1
RE: What a shame.
By FaaR on 2/13/13, Rating: 0
RE: What a shame.
By GulWestfale on 2/13/2013 5:14:13 PM , Rating: 3
"iran" isn't a race. i also didn'tstereotype anybody, as "iranians" clearly referred to the iranians who photoshopped that picture. you two are both seriously mentally retarded.


RE: What a shame.
By Jeffk464 on 2/13/2013 9:35:15 PM , Rating: 2
Actually it is, they are Persians which they tell us is much different than being Arab.


RE: What a shame.
By Ahhhhh OK on 2/13/2013 10:16:16 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, the difference is that the Persians had Rhinoplasty to look less Jewish...


RE: What a shame.
By johnsmith9875 on 2/16/2013 4:22:55 PM , Rating: 3
George Bush had a photoshop made of him at a rally to show more military guys in the back then there actually were, but some very curious people noticed that they kept seeing the exact same faces in the crowd 2-3 times.

Governments sometimes make stupid decisions to try and manipulate the public.


RE: What a shame.
By Will7272 on 2/13/2013 1:25:06 PM , Rating: 2
rofl...too funny


RE: What a shame.
By Armageddonite on 2/13/2013 2:29:15 PM , Rating: 3
Iran's saving that space-seahorse image in case North Korea ever produces pics of Kim Jong Un riding a unicorn. They're planning to unveil it at the next Developing-Nation Dictatorships meeting in Cuba.


RE: What a shame.
By MZperX on 2/13/2013 2:45:41 PM , Rating: 5
In all seriousness though, I think it's clear that these images are not meant for us in the west. They know that we know these are poorly done fakes. Hell, the cockpit looks like a frickin' fiberglass tub... These are for domestic consumption for the uneducated masses in Iran to play on nationalistic pride. Many of those people never saw the source image of the mountain and have no concept of digital image manipulation. They'll just take it at face value and think their government is actually achieving great technical breakthroughs.

It's embarrassing but at least they keep us entertained :-)


RE: What a shame.
By marvdmartian on 2/13/2013 3:14:15 PM , Rating: 2
They really need to finish up this foolishness, and return their "stealth jet" to the store, so it can be mounted back on the kiddy ride. Do it for the children!


RE: What a shame.
By macca007 on 2/14/2013 1:03:48 AM , Rating: 2
I just had to log in and reply, That comment was f'ing brilliant, Just made my day!
I would love to see such a pic.


bleeding edge
By Fidget on 2/13/2013 10:21:05 AM , Rating: 2
I heard instead of missiles it fires laser beams




RE: bleeding edge
By DanNeely on 2/13/2013 10:29:38 AM , Rating: 5
No, it fires sharks instead of missiles. When they close on the target the sharks fire laser beams instead of exploding.


RE: bleeding edge
By spread on 2/13/2013 1:16:04 PM , Rating: 2
And then you can recycle the shark and make soup on the laser beam stove. No need to carry MREs.

This is truly the swiss army knife of modern jets.


RE: bleeding edge
By SPOOFE on 2/13/2013 8:57:18 PM , Rating: 2
But can it run Crysis?!?!?


RE: bleeding edge
By catavalon21 on 2/14/2013 5:30:04 PM , Rating: 2
...the answer continues to be “no.”


RE: bleeding edge
By DiscoWade on 2/13/2013 10:11:36 PM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately, this is Iran so they cannot afford sharks with freakin' lasers on them. They do have sea bass. They are mutated sea bass and they do have a bad attitude.


Have to admit is is very stealthy
By mattclary on 2/13/2013 10:41:24 AM , Rating: 5
You are never going to spot it on your radar.




RE: Have to admit is is very stealthy
By bah12 on 2/13/2013 1:47:20 PM , Rating: 2
lmao nice, DT 6 this one!


Missing drone
By Saldrin on 2/13/2013 11:04:39 AM , Rating: 2
So one has to ask, the missing drone that Iran captured last year... real or photoshopped?




RE: Missing drone
By Proxes on 2/13/2013 11:15:21 AM , Rating: 2
No, they used the drone's avionics to "build" this aircraft.


RE: Missing drone
By hubb1e on 2/13/2013 1:53:56 PM , Rating: 2
That was real. They didn't take "control" of it but did get it to "land" when it wasn't supposed to and were able to recover it minus the ruined underside. Hence the tarp on the bottom of the plane.


The US should talk!
By Wombat_56 on 2/13/2013 6:07:43 PM , Rating: 2
http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/02/new-f35-exceeds-e...

Meanwhile the F35 is apparently meeting every DOD specification — by repeatedly lowering the specs until it passes!

Admittedly this is still a step ahead of Iran's efforts in that it's not made of fiberglass and it actually flies, sort of.




RE: The US should talk!
By SPOOFE on 2/13/2013 7:34:35 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, the F-35 is a whole 'nother issue, though. It's an example of what happens when huge ambitions collide with poorly-defined roles. Jack-of-all-trades, and all that.

Note the different spec reductions for the different variants.


RE: The US should talk!
By johnsmith9875 on 2/19/2013 12:52:17 AM , Rating: 2
The F-35 is the result of letting a defense lobbyist determine your military needs rather than military experts at the pentagon.


By Schmide on 2/13/2013 3:03:05 PM , Rating: 3
Iran sends monkey to outer space.

Builds monkey sized stealth plane.

All they needs now is a monkey training program to resist banana countermeasures.




By Performance Fanboi on 2/13/2013 4:12:03 PM , Rating: 2
Somebody get a security team on Mathew Broderick.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_x3jjE7RQdFc/TQWsn3yjhHI/...


By Cr0nJ0b on 2/13/2013 3:33:48 PM , Rating: 2
"New photographs of the fighter jet have now surfaced that have allegedly been Photoshopped to add the aircraft into the skies above Mount Damavand."

Why do we always have to use the "allegedly" term? I get it for situations where it's not really 100% clear what happened or who is at fault, but in this case, it's 100% clear that the photo is a fake. There is no allegedly...I don't think Iran is going to sue DT for misrepresenting the facts...

Well, I guess there is a possibility that the plane really did fly over that exact scene originally, but was so stealthy that it wasn't caught on the original picture...and they just "enhanced" the photo to show the hidden craft...
maybe?




By SPOOFE on 2/13/2013 7:29:13 PM , Rating: 3
Because maybe they didn't use Photoshop. Maybe they used the GIMP.


OMG
By p05esto on 2/13/2013 12:33:33 PM , Rating: 2
That is so funny, what an embarrassment. The person who made those images will be executed, that's the sad part.... lol, at least go and use a brand new image. Maybe they don't even own any real airplanes?




What you do not see
By omgwtf8888 on 2/13/2013 3:29:51 PM , Rating: 2
The first image of the mountain also contains a squadron of U.S. F99 InvisO drones. If you are going to fake, fake big or go home!




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