Remember Iran’s single-seat Qaher F-313 bomber that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled earlier this month, but skeptics quickly jumped on the photos saying it was “fake” and questioned if it could even fly because it was “clearly not a working prototype”? Well, this photo was released to put skepticism to rest, but only it appears to have increased doubt as the evidence now suggests it was a Photoshop job.

Some Claim Irans Qaher 313 Jet Was Photoshopped to Appear to be Flying

(Image via France 24)

France 24 reported that some Iranians criticized Khouz News for photoshopping the image from some of the original photos released of the aircraft.

Some Claim Irans Qaher 313 Jet Was Photoshopped to Appear to be Flying

(Image: Mashregh News via France 24)

France 24 also pointed to this blogger who seems to have found the image of the mountain photoshoppers used.

Some Claim Irans Qaher 313 Jet Was Photoshopped to Appear to be Flying

Comparison (Image: http://harfhaye-nagofte-elham.blogspot.fr)

Here are a few more photos of the aircraft from earlier in the month:

Some Claim Irans Qaher 313 Jet Was Photoshopped to Appear to be Flying

Iran’s newest fighter jet, Qaher-313, or Dominant-313, is unveiled by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, accompanied by top officials during a ceremony, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Ahmadinejad unveiled the country’s newest fighter jet, which officials claim can evade radar. Ahmadinejad said at a Saturday ceremony broadcast on state TV that Qaher-313, or Dominant-313, showed Iran’s will to “capture peaks.” (Photo: AP/ISNA, Amir Pourmand)

Some Claim Irans Qaher 313 Jet Was Photoshopped to Appear to be Flying

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right, makes his way during a ceremony to unveil Iran’s newest fighter jet, Qaher-313, or Dominant-313. (Photo: AP/Fars News Agency, Hossein Zohrevand,File)

The plane in the images as a whole has been criticized by some saying the material for canopy looks off, the cockpit had too few wires that would be necessary for its gadgets, and the air intake and nose seemed too small to support some of Iran’s claims for its capabilities. Find more details about skepticism regarding the plane here.

(H/T: Daily Mail)