Aviation Photo #1818931 HESA Shahed AH-85A (285A) - Iran - Revolutionary Guard Air Force

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    Mohammad Razzazan - Iranian Spotters
    Iran - Revolutionary Guard Air Force
    HESA Shahed AH-85A (285A)
    HESA Shahed 285/AH-85
    HESA Shahed 285/AH-85
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    Kish Island - Kish
    Iran
    November 9, 2010
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Anonymous
9 years ago
Cool photo. Looks suspiciously like a Bell 206 with a body kit though.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I thought the same as the 1st commentary. This helo looks like a pimped out and thinner bell 206 jetranger. But, if you don`t have an apache...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Is this for real ? looks like they just poked a rifle through that little hole in the front. I guess the pilot pulls the trigger with his toes ? :D
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo. Looks like a cross between an AH-1 Cobra (front) and a 206 Jetranger (rear). Why didn't Bell think of that!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice and nice to see that I'am not the only one thinking this is a Bell 206 with some mods. :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks like a huge crowd showed up for the "air show"
Anonymous
9 years ago
It looks like a home-built you'd see at Oshkosh. I guess between the Helicopter of Dread, and the Missile of Death, the shopping malls in Tehran are quite safe.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I initially thought this helo looked ridiculous and quite dinky, but then took into consideration the conditions in which it was developed and Iranian aviation being in its infancy, I think it's a good start and a fine looking aircraft.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Congratulations on a great photo! How close were you to the helo when you captured this?
Anonymous
9 years ago
I see no targeting devices. Do you?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing photo !!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Seems to be an agile chopper. The body design is simple and efficient. Suitable for mass production! hope to have a good flight too.
Anonymous
9 years ago
For me its closer to apache :p
Anonymous
9 years ago
FANTASTIC!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice target drone ;) Just kidding, in all seriousness though this looks to be a good first effort at a basic very-light gunship, but it will be outclassed by western weaponry.

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