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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:08 pm

    Looks like UVZ has been busy in Iran:



    New Iranian Karrar tank appeared like a T-90cm

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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  lulldapull on Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:15 am

    Two of these 'Owj' types with reheat can power a small Yak-130 clone like 'Shafagh' to Mach 1.5 and beyond easily.

    The observation that the base for this Owj was the J-85 is possibly also correct.

    Nothing wrong with taking a successful design like the J-85 and modifying it for modern use.

    Bavar looks outstanding.............now my assumption is that it will have Buk/ SM-3/ Sayad like capability.

    Iran needs to roll out this Shafagh to really join the club of combat aircraft producers.
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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:17 pm

    nemrod wrote:AFAIK they already produce their own Azarakhsh -around 400- and Saequeh -around 200- with their own jet engines

    Emmm no... these numbers are pure fantasy.
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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:19 pm

    Iran Presents Home-Made Multifunctional Saba-248 Helicopter





    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201703071051344375-iran-new-helicopter/




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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  mack8 on Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:57 pm

    Today some more "achievements" unveiled in Iran, among them a taxying demonstration of the Qaher-313. As an aviation enthusiast i am stunned (but perhaps i should be not, given their track record) that the mullahs actually went ahead and ordered the dreadful Qaher mock-up propaganda fiasco of 2013 to be fitted with engines and taxied around. It's dreadful to watch what they've done, purely for propaganda reasons, like they can actually fool anyone with a few working neurons... do they think the iranian citizens are that dumb to believe this?

    PS: if only what some say about this being actually a (subscale?) demonstrator for something larger, powered by RD-33 engine(s) in the class of F-35, would be true... but won't hold my breath. Even if so, it's still a pathetically poor model and equally so the propaganda around it. It should have not taken four years to get it to this stage, if this was really the plan from the beggining. So far still what Babak Taghvaee says makes the most sense, the mullahs ordered the mock-up to be fitted with engines and shown again purely for propaganda reasons (now with the iranian "elections").



    However, the Kowsar-88 trainer looks fairly OK, nothing groundbreaking, but if they actually work competently on it (but the above example of this Qaher is not encouraging) and get it in the air, tested and then introduced in service, it will actually be a creditable achievement of Iran's aerospace industry, THIS would be a respectable aircraft in it's class. Never mind now venting spleen about why the *** did they not carried on with developing and building the Tazarve, and going on about the now defunct Shafaq (a huge missed opportunity) and so on and so on...



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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  lulldapull on Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:15 am

    yes, this Qaher looks to be a half scale prototype. There's something about this design that just don't look right.

    The least they could've done was to copy the F-35 fuselage/ wings. Looks like a test bed more than anything else.

    Iran needs to inject serious money into its aerospace sector. The Kowser trainer however looks pretty straight forward.
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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  medo on Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:39 pm

    It looks like production of domestic turbojet engine Owj, which is a clone of J85, gives a big push for Iranian aircraft projects. This trainer Kowsar-88 most probably use Owj engines without afterburners and two engines will give enough trust to this simple plane. F-313 looks to have those engines as well.
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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:32 am





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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:34 am

    Kosar-88





    Ghaher-313





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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  lulldapull on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:39 am

    However people want to portray it but this Qaher is a bold attempt at plugging a massive capability gap in the IRIAF.

    Hopefully the next design doesn't look so comical. That kowser trainer looks close to the south Korean AT3? Not bad for a first attempt.

    The way its going, there is no doubt Iran will be the preeminent power in the middle east. No other country in that region has indigenous capability like Iran does.

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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  lulldapull on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:43 am

    AIM-54E clone?

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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:53 am

    lulldapull wrote:AIM-54E clone?

    Yes


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    Re: Iran Military Advancements: News

    Post  lulldapull on Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:00 am

    just my opinion, interestingly that the Qaher looks more like a manned stealth attack drone, than a warplane.

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