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Iran's Qaher F-313 "state-of-art stealth fighter jet"


From: The Aviationist - Apr 15 2017

--- Quote ---Footage and photographs showing a new prototype (marked “08”) of the famous Qaher F-313 stealth fighter jet have just emerged as Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani participated Saturday in an exhibition displaying the achievements that the Defense Ministry Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan gained during the past two years.

Indeed, an “upgraded version” of the “faux stealth fighter” can be observed performing taxi tests. The aircraft appears to be slightly different from the one unveiled on Feb. 2, 2013, that was nothing more than a poorly designed mock-up that would never fly unless it was extensively modified and heavily improved.
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Iran made fighter plane Qaher F 313 taxi test

Iran's Qaher F-313 jet reportedly started pre-flight tests | Air Recognition - 28 January 2018

--- Quote ---The Qaher ("Conqueror") is a planned single-seat stealth fighter aircraft. According to official Iranian sources, the aircraft was designed and is indigenously produced in Iran by the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), a division of the Ministry of Defense, and IRIAF.

New version of the F-313 aircraft, unveiled in April 2017, appears to be larger and better built than the original one unveiled in 2013. The cockpit is now large enough—just to accommodate a human pilot. The updated F-313 showcased last year appears to be powered by two General Electrics J85 engines that Iran acquired when it purchased F-5 Freedom Fighters in the 1960s and 1970s.

Dehqan also mentioned the development of another homegrown training jet, dubbed Kowsar-88, saying that it is also performing fast taxi runs, preparing to take off.
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Iran's F-313 Qaher "stealth" fighter jet (Credit: FARS News Agency)


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