Iran Sets Up Aerobatic Team

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Iran Sets Up Aerobatic Team

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:50 pm

The new jets, which are copies of the F-5F Tiger II, are painted in Black Eagles colour schemes and their pilots wear Frecce Tricolori helmets. And it's not the first time Iran has done this...
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Post by RyanS » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:56 pm

It's astounding how crazy they are about copying other teams. @Adam found some great examples while researching! They've had mock Thunderbirds and Blue Angels in the past too.

I just can't understand why they'd so directly rip off other teams, even the helmet design! What do they gain??
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Post by Adam » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:14 am

RyanS wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:56 pm
It's astounding how crazy they are about copying other teams. @Adam found some great examples while researching! They've had mock Thunderbirds and Blue Angels in the past too.

I just can't understand why they'd so directly rip off other teams, even the helmet design! What do they gain??
My thoughts exactly. The Blue Angels in 2007, I kind of understand, as that was almost certainly a bit of anti-US trolling. But Italy and South Korea? Why them?! The Thunderbirds copy wasn't trolling either, as Iran and the US were pretty staunch allies at that point. There's just no pattern I can discern.
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