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News item on Iran's new Kowsar fighter.

 

It looks very F-5 like, most likely the Saeqeh re-designed back to the original F-5 tail. I'd assume it has a lot of Russian and/or Chinese components and systems. The bang seats in the video appear to be a Russian K-36D variant.

 

Just guessing for the engines that they would have a stock of GE J85 ECU's from their Northrup F-5's.

 

PressTV-Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet

 

 

 

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If the Iranians can do it why not Australia?

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If the Iranians can do it why not Australia?

 

Not really realistic for us to be building fighters for domestic consumption. If we were a clever country still we might make some export planes. Jabiru on steroids. But nowadays we take pride in being about twenty years behind the rest of the world with tech. I should think the market for coal powered aircraft is quite low :oh yeah:

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If the Iranians can do it why not Australia?

 

I don't think an F-5 variant is going to be much of a threat against a 4th or 5th generation fighter.

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America had the best equipment but lost all of it's wars since WW2 where it made a lot of money. selling (or Lend Leasing) stuff. . Nev

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Not really realistic for us to be building fighters for domestic consumption. If we were a clever country still we might make some export planes. Jabiru on steroids. But nowadays we take pride in being about twenty years behind the rest of the world with tech. I should think the market for coal powered aircraft is quite low :oh yeah:

 

You still need coal to make the metals.

 

It's not just planes, it creates industries with the tech developed for the aircraft.

 

McLaren F1 race car team has a gross annual income of around 300 million pounds, the rest of the McLaren businesses generates close to one billion pounds in technologies stemming from F1 developments.

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Depends whether you are using the reducing effect of carbon or just using the coal for the heat energy. Swedish steel was made using charcoal being a reason for it's high quality reputation. Coal has a lot of impurities that affect quality. Sulphur being one of them. Nev

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