Aviation Photo #1815960 HESA Shahed AH-85A (285A) - Iran - Revolutionary Guard Air Force

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    Farzad Farajpour - Iranian Spotters
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    Kish Island - Kish
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    November 9, 2010
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like a re-skinned JetRanger to me, nice pic
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like my neighbor's helicopter, self build, except with a few more guns. Too light to be a battlefield presence.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Scary!!!! It seem like finally there is a successor to Apache...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like a remote controlled helicopter in full scale 1:1
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great Shot Farzad. Your shot is top of the A.net page and you are in top of my heart.(Taha)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Is it a toy helicopter? This is one strange type....
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice shot!!!!!!!!!!

Is that an RC heli?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice toy...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oh very interessting picture, They had the plan to build a helicopter like a Cobra.....what you see is a disater design!:D(baradaran ridan)
Anonymous
8 years ago
It looks like a kind of Jet Ranger to me...?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Quite a resourceful solution, given the environment of sanctions and all. Plus, it expands Iran's military industrial base. There's definitely something to be said for self-sufficiency in this political climate. Fine pic, by the way.
Anonymous
8 years ago
OMG This is so funny...looks like the illegitimate child of a Cobra and a Jet Ranger that inherited all the bad parts of each...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Call it a joke, but if you can build 20-30 of these for the price of 1 Cobra or Apache...how is that ineffective? Looks pretty simple so pilot training would be cheaper too. How good are a few multi-million dollar SAMs when there are 100 helicopters coming at you?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good job!! First steps of iranian helicopter industry!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful photo!
Now I know what "roflcopter" means.
In fact it is nice heli.
Anonymous
8 years ago
If Iranian Aircraft Industry (IAI) upgraded old Tiger and called them Saeghe...didn't stolen French's Mirage III (even Mirage's dicall)and called Kfir and said to all a world we could bulit OUR aircrfat!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Best pic from iranian made heli
Anonymous
8 years ago
Regarding some comments below.... comparing this modified Jetranger with Apache or Cobra is unwise. I never heard any propaganda about this inside Iran. Its just experimental project.Lets be fare and compare it with something like OH-58 Quwa. Lets revisit aviation history and find Hundreds of failed projects. At least several of this choppers flying inside with wide variety of armaments and no confirmed crash. I hope they never flying for war. Wait for catch it myself with its nice camouflage.
S.E
Anonymous
8 years ago
Many people think this chopper is just some dinky toy. But instead I think it's the first step into Iranian chopper aviation.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just for your knowledge I have to say that this is a very good step for a young aviation industry in the case of sanctions and especially for an independent country. The goal is to have thousands of light choppers with high manuver capabality instead of just a few heavy and slow ones. SHAHED is completely suitable for this goal.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's show grow up Iranian Aviation Technology but it's amazing for me!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great start for iran helicopter industry. I hope they will build an effecient and strong helicopter with this kind of experimentation

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