|Iranian F313 "Stealth Fighter".|
The F313 is hard to take seriously. For one thing, it is very small. It looks more like a plane built from a kit rather than a cutting edge 5th generation fighter. It looks more like a 2/3rds scale mockup of a proposed real thing. Also, some of the design elements look odd, like its folded down wings and its tiny air intakes. Its cockpit looks like it was cobbled together from parts of a car stereo shop. The only video of it "flying" does not show take off or landing, and the sound seems like it was dubbed in. Many believe the video is of a remote control model rather than a real jet.
|The HESA Saeqeh. Basically an F-5 with twin tails.|
Iran has been under economic sanctions for years, and it is doubtful they have the technology or the manufacturing base to construct a world class stealth fighter.
There are two small things to consider however, before we dismiss the Qaher F313 entirely...
First of all, Iran did manage to get its hands on a mostly intact American RQ-170 "Sentinel" stealth drone. It is quite possible that some drone's stealth features could be backwards engineered, especially given the widespread amount of information to be found online.
|The Saab 210.|
|What the 210 grew up to look like, the Draken.|