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.
France 24 reported that some Iranians criticized Khouz News for photoshopping the image from some of the original photos released of the aircraft.
France 24 also pointed to this blogger who seems to have found the image of the mountain photoshoppers used.
Here are a few more photos of the aircraft from earlier in the month:
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)