Iranian ‘Fighter Jet’ a ‘Laughable Fake’

Posted by on Feb 08, 2013 at 8:17 am

Right about now would be a good time for the Israelis to take care of business.

From the loony regime that just figured how to shoot a monkey into space: Iran now claims it has its own homemade, radar-beating stealth fighter jet.

But aviation and defense experts say the tiny one-seater looks like a toy and might not even be able to fly — calling it a “laughable fake.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled the Qaher F313 at a Tehran hangar last week and called it “one of the most advanced” aircraft in the world.

But the experts said it was too small for a human pilot — and the controls and wiring looked too simple for a real jet.

Ahmadinejad boasted it had “almost all the positive features” of the world’s most sophisticated jets. But among the features that seem to be missing are bolts and rivets — found on the simplest planes.

“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,” reporter John Reed wrote in the journal Foreign Policy.

“It looks like it might make a noise and vibrate if you put 20 cents in,” joked Andrew Davies of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. “I can see (almost) how North Korea gets away with transparent nonsense due to isolation, but Iran has a population that’s much more switched on and connected, at least in the cities.

“I guess a possible explanation is that it plays well in the provinces, where people aren’t as savvy.”

Or with other simpletons who want to make nice-nice with these maniacs.


6 Responses to “Iranian ‘Fighter Jet’ a ‘Laughable Fake’”

  1. J.J. Sefton on 8/08/13 at 9:10 am

    The giveaway was the large molded “MONOGRAM/REVELL” logo just under the fuselage snap lugs. They also could have been a bit neater with the glue.

  2. Joey Buttafuco on 8/08/13 at 9:52 am

    But how soon until Ahmadickface gets his hands on one of Egypt’s F-16s, given to them by the piece-of-shit running the white house???

  3. Chim Chim on 8/08/13 at 10:35 am

    Come on guys, of course it won’t fit a human, it’s obviously for us monkeys! We’re accomplished astronauts now you know.

  4. Bill H on 8/08/13 at 11:51 am

    So, just how is it powered? Is it like a pedal car from the ’50’s? I can just picture one of these coming down the sidewalk towards you in some suburban Tehran neighborhood.

    I also wonder if it comes pre-stamped with a few Stars of David or US flags indicating “kills” from the maker- you know, to make it look authentic.

  5. Josh on 8/08/13 at 4:59 pm

    Looks like plywood…special stealth plywood. Its laughable when some 3rd world shit-hole dictator unveils this crap to his people, but it seems like lately we are being asked to choke down similar garbage.