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2018-08-27 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian F-5 fighter jet crashes at air base, killing one pilot
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Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [543 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 That was quick, wasn't it? Not even a whole week between hype and reality.

The authorities have launched a probe into the cause of the crash.

I'd put 'the planes are old and they suck' at the top of the list.
Posted by Raj 2018-08-27 00:17||   2018-08-27 00:17|| Front Page Top

#2 There went their prototype.
Posted by gorb 2018-08-27 00:44||   2018-08-27 00:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Also look at the ejector seats...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-08-27 04:35||   2018-08-27 04:35|| Front Page Top

The authorities have launched a probe into the cause of the crash.

Posted by Procopius2k 2018-08-27 06:51||   2018-08-27 06:51|| Front Page Top

#5 Good one #4. My vote for the day.
Posted by Dale 2018-08-27 08:14||   2018-08-27 08:14|| Front Page Top

#6 Reminds me to update my Photoshop.
Posted by swksvolFF 2018-08-27 09:54||   2018-08-27 09:54|| Front Page Top

#7 What shitty aircraft goes up, must come down.
Posted by DarthVader 2018-08-27 10:25||   2018-08-27 10:25|| Front Page Top

#8 #4 I betcha, right now, somebody in Iranian Gov is saying "Isaac, Isaac. I wonder"
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-08-27 10:35||   2018-08-27 10:35|| Front Page Top

#9 If you can walk away from it, it's a landing...

That wasn't a landing.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-08-27 12:24||   2018-08-27 12:24|| Front Page Top

#10 Ever try to lay down a prayer mat in a cockpit?
Posted by CrazyFool 2018-08-27 13:03||   2018-08-27 13:03|| Front Page Top

#11 #10 - *SNORT!*
Posted by Frank G 2018-08-27 13:18||   2018-08-27 13:18|| Front Page Top

#12 That may have been the cause ....
Posted by gorb 2018-08-27 16:29||   2018-08-27 16:29|| Front Page Top

#13 F-5 wasn't just one plane.

There were F-5A through F5F delivered to Iran in the 70s
Posted by lord garth 2018-08-27 18:56||   2018-08-27 18:56|| Front Page Top

#14 That may have been the cause ....

In a cargo plane, there is room to lay out a prayer mat. But in a cramped fighter, you have to cut holes in the mat for the rudder pedals. Sometimes things get a bit tangled up...
Posted by SteveS 2018-08-27 19:07||   2018-08-27 19:07|| Front Page Top

#15 I am not sure it was a pilot, a real pilot wouldn't get in the danged thing.

They got some dude from the Quds guard to get in it and they told him it was a peddle car.

He hit the throttle and the rest is messy history.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-08-27 22:04||   2018-08-27 22:04|| Front Page Top

#16 Sometimes things get a bit tangled up...

Not if one cuts off 'the pedals' first.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-27 22:55||   2018-08-27 22:55|| Front Page Top

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