Fake Stealth Plane: Iran’s ‘Super Jet’ Aircraft Was Photoshopped, Says Analysts [REPORT] [VIDEO]

By iScienceTimes Reporter on February 13, 2013 4:13 PM EST

Iran recently unveiled a fake stealth plane and tried to pass it off as real military intelligence. The country unveiled the Qaher-313 recently, and touted it as a "super jet" with "state-of-the-art" technology such as "radar-evading" capabilities. But it turns out that the fake stealth plane was Photoshopped!

It turns out that the "real" photos Iran officially released in order to confirm the existence of their fake stealth plane was their undoing. Although they claimed the fake stealth plane had ultra-modern capabilities and could compete with westernn fifth generation aircraft, analysts looked at the photos and called it a "laughable fake."

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TheAviationist.com said "they notice specific aircraft flaws that would make the aircraft a fake, such as too small of a cockpit ... in addition, there are no inspection panels on the plane to diagnose issues. The engine section lacks any kind of nozzle, which would mean the engine afterburners would melt the entire engine."

SEE THE PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGES HERE.

Not only were the technicalities of the fake stealth plane inconsistent with actual, existing technology, but the photo itself was easily proved to have been Photoshopped. First of all, the snowy mountains in the background of the photo are the same mountains used in a stock photograph! Secondly, the photo shows the plane in the exact position it was in during its unveiling!

Andrew Davis, with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, told the 'New York Post': "It might vibrate if you put 20 cents into it" and said it was likely a tool of propaganda used to convince people in more rural areas that the country is technologically advanced.

This fake stealth plane incident causes some to wonder if Iran has lied about other intelligence. For example, the country recently claimed that it sent a monkey into space, providing a photo as evidence. Is this fake stealth plane just one in a series of lies made by the government to prove that Iran can compete on a global level in different industries?

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