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OK, let me start by saying that this is not about their nuclear program, it's about their claim that they have flown a prototype stealth aircraft:

Iran has successfully tested the research model of its first home-made radar-evading aircraft named 'Sofreh Mahi'(flatfish), a senior Iranian army commander announced on Sunday.

"The research model of this plane which staged a successful flight passed all radar-evading tests that we desired," Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Air Force General Aziz Nasirzadeh told FNA.

The General said that the flatfish-inspired shape of the aircraft as well as the materials used in its structure have provided the aircraft with the radar-evading capability.

Normally, I wouldn't care, I think that's it clearly puffery, but this story has an angle made specially for the Lunkhead.

You see the name, "Flatfish"?  What is a flatfish?

Well, it's flounders, soles, turbot, plaice, and halibut.

So they named this "stealth aircraft" the flounder.

Why did they do this?

My guess is, just for the Halibut.

OK, this has "Lunkhead" written all over it.

Originally posted to LunkHead on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 05:23 PM PST.

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