Iranian news site gives fighter jet Photoshop treatment

 
 
The photograph shows an Iranian fighter jet, the brand-new F-313, soaring high above snow-capped mountains. There’s just one problem – savvy Iranian Internet users quickly realised the photo of the jet was clearly one taken during the jet’s unveiling two weeks ago in Tehran, and superimposed onto a photo of Damavand mountain.
 
Photo published by Mashregh News.
 
Photomontage published by Khouz News.
 
The photo was published last week on Khouz News, a website focusing on news from the southwest province of Khuzestan. While many Iranians online criticised the site for Photoshopping the image, this incident came to them as little surprise, as doubts had already emerged as to whether the jet was even real. Several foreign aviation experts have said the plane seems much too small to carry all the state-of-the-art technology – including radar evasion – which Iranian officials claimed it had. Iran’s defence minister has dismissed these doubts as “enemy propaganda.”
 
This would not be the first time Iran unveiled technology that it doesn’t actually have. Last November, Iran’s news agency Photoshopped an image of a Japanese drone and claimed it as Iran’s.
 
 
One Iranian blogger, who found what looks like the photo of the mountain used in the photomontage (above), penned the following satire:
 
“What you need to fly the fighter jet:
 
1. A photo of the place you wish to fly the jet
2. A photo of a mock-up jet
3. A Photoshop program
4. And now your jet can fly and destroy enemies!”
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Iran has really designed and

Iran has really designed and made a fighter like this with the help of Russia. The project began about 20 years ago and in that time named "Integral".
But whether it can fly or not, there is a big question mark! I don't think it can fly,

trick of Iranian goverments

I am sure this jet is real and iranian goverments are waiting to be laughed at them completely and after that, they will show the real video about this jet. this is just a propaganda to show their power and also media lies. I am iranian and hate my goverments so please be careful abut their wile.

Of course its photoshopped

The real plane is so advanced you cannot actually take a photograph of it when its flying

What are you all Blonde?

They had to take the picture of it and superimpose it as when its flying at mach69in stealth mode the photo would be blank.

Looks like Mount Rainier.

Looks like Mount Rainier.

This is mount Damavand in

This is mount Damavand in Iran

le source

J'ai ecrit ce commentaire en Englais et je vais le repete en franciase ici; le site que vous avez utiliser comme votre source ne dit pas que c'est la photo de l'avion en volant mais dit que c'est le graphite, un plan, pas un photo. Je suis une Iranienne et je peut bien lit persan! c'est fuex votre reportage

the website you've refereed

the website you've refereed to as a source says "the model of the plane" in Persian "Tarh" meaning model, mocker not a photo of the real plane flying! change your news!

the photo was published in a

the photo was published in a regional ( a province in the south of Iran ) website most likely done by a photo shop enthusiast trying to make a name for himself.

Photoshopped Fighter

A new plane (concept) would not look like this plane in the "museum" or whereever the picture was taken. That it is flying a few weeks later is a joke - development of new aircraft occurs over perhaps a dozen years. The first prototype of the F22 was in the mid 90s and the first operational squadron not until 2005, fully ten years later. All Iran has is junk Soviet stuff and worn-out and without parts to the technology we gave them back in the days of the Shah. Good luck with that. The first flight of a new jet fighter in Iran would likely be to defect to Israel - LOL.

Artist impression

It is obviousyl an artist impression what a flight could be like, why all the fuss?

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