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Looks like cardboard in the first picture
Testing: Will probably be toooooo big.
The second guy from the left looks just as skeptical as we are.
Originally Posted by DjOriginally Posted by Xtacle
The design is more like the Eurofighter Typhoon which is designed in an anti aerodynamic way as it's not designed to ascend using the lift as basically most of the planes are, it pretty much rely on the computers to keep up there. That way you allow the pilot the make radical changes without too much drag effect and so less G force, which is the problem with the F23 which kind of lets pilots without breath when they make some extreme bank angles or simply change their attack angle, something that wouldn't happen with any other variant such as the F16 up to most of the F22 fleet.
About the Iranian plane itself... do not get fooled, they would never show their new toy like that. It's engineering might be close to the USA ones, but I'd say it's more of a Chinese fighter.
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I think I found the inspiration for their design.
This was mentioned on the BBC website a few days ago, although they point out western analysts don't necessarily conclude it's genuine either. I'm absolutely no aerospace engineer, but I'm going with not genuine.
Stealth plane? Clearly they failed, I can totally see it in the picture.
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If you compare the picture of the plane to the picture of the people with the door in the back, the plane appears to be under 7 feet in height, even on that little platform. I'd say no fuckin way that's a real plane lol
Originally Posted by kasath
I ... okay umm ... Yeah I've got nothing. Experts the world over and skeptical, and while it's possible for someone somewhere to make some nifty advancement and for the experts to be wrong, we're talking about Iran. I mean, they photoshop their rockets to make them look more impressive .. So ... yeah.
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