The staff at GIZMODO took notice and quickly tracked down the stock photo at PickyWallpapers.com that was then featured in the media blitz for Iran’s supposed Qaher 313 stealth fighter.
We’ve been here before. On Feb. 2, Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran Defense Ministry Ahmad Vahidi were supposedly on hand when the Iranians rolled out the Qaher 313. Plenty of flaws were found in the supposed fighter to include the cockpit and the lack of rivets on the aircraft.
These new photos only go further to confirm the hoax.
Iran’s military has been keeping the photo shop team in Iran busy for awhile now. Who can forget in 2008 when Iran bolstered a supposed missile test by photo shopping a few extra missiles into the frame?