February 5, 2013

Is Iran's Stealth Fighter a Fake?

Harry Kazianis, Flashpoints

AP Photo

As covered yesterday, Iran proudly displayed its supposed new "stealth fighter," dubbed the Qaher F-313, or Conqueror-313. Since the unveiling of the plane, various reporters and defense experts have panned the aircraft as a fake.

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