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  • Iranian TU-154 Test Aircraft

    OK Ė so here is an interesting concept. The Iranianís have modified a TU-154 transport and added a test fighter cockpit to the tail for testing.

    On Aug. 21, the first avionics and radar testbed for what itís thought to be the Saeqeh V fighter jet, made a sudden appearance on the images taken during the presentation of six types of new military equipment held in Tehran.

    In fact, according to FARS, the aircraft was showcased during a presentation that included the fourth generation of Fateh 110 missile, Bonian 4 marine engine, Armita space test laboratory, Aras tactical vehicle, Vafa mortar-launcher, and Shahed navigation system.

    The front section of the new fighter (an advanced version of the Saeqeh, a modified F-5 with Hornet-like tails) is attached to the tail of a Tu-154 testbed that will be used for high speed tests.
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    Iranian Tu-154 with tail cockpit2.jpg

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    What?...


    Philip
    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."ó Bertrand Russell

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    • #3
      Looks like a F-5 nose.

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      • #4
        looks like an abomination.
        "We have no white flag."

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        • #5
          Yeah, it is stupid looking, but it is also a valid means of testing a/c components as illustrated by the pic below.

          The Iroquois engine used in the Avro Arrow was air-tested by mounting it to the aft fuselage of a B-47 stratojet loaned to Canada by the US.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by tigersqn View Post
            Yeah, it is stupid looking, but it is also a valid means of testing a/c components as illustrated by the pic below.

            The Iroquois engine used in the Avro Arrow was air-tested by mounting it to the aft fuselage of a B-47 stratojet loaned to Canada by the US.
            Yeah, I'm sure it serves it's function, but it turns my stomach looking at it. It just looks so abnormal.
            "We have no white flag."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GMan88 View Post
              Yeah, I'm sure it serves it's function, but it turns my stomach looking at it. It just looks so abnormal.

              Yeah it does.

              Can you imagine though the yaw and torque forces imparted by that single huge Iroquois engine mounted on the Stratojet ?

              Methinks the pilot would have to use a bit of counter-rudder when it was fired up.
              Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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              • #8
                That Iranian thing is brilliant.

                Airlines over here should do something similar and customers can pay a fortune to be in it during a commercial flight and pretend they are a fighter pilot.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mechashef View Post
                  That Iranian thing is brilliant.

                  Airlines over here should do something similar and customers can pay a fortune to be in it during a commercial flight and pretend they are a fighter pilot.

                  Are you in Marketing ??
                  Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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                  • #10
                    "We have no white flag."

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                    • #11
                      Take a look at the a/c parked aft of the TU154.with the engines mounted on top of the wing.....this is typical Russian...they had a maritime recon a/c built along the same lines.

                      Way back in the dark ages when Canada started the CF104 programme we had a C47 modified with a "Pinocchio Nose" to check out instrument readings and pilot training......Sorry I dont have any photos handy of same...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bow View Post
                        Take a look at the a/c parked aft of the TU154.with the engines mounted on top of the wing.....this is typical Russian...they had a maritime recon a/c built along the same lines.

                        Way back in the dark ages when Canada started the CF104 programme we had a C47 modified with a "Pinocchio Nose" to check out instrument readings and pilot training......Sorry I dont have any photos handy of same...

                        As well as "Gonzo", the Dash-8 with the long nose for navigation training.

                        Pic of both below.
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                        Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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                        • #13
                          Not uncommon to have a modified nose on a transport aircraft to test avionics and radome installations. It is, however, very unusual to mount a test article on the TAIL. There was some discussion that the purpose is to test the ejection seat. That raises questions of structural loads on the tail. Plus it would seem much cheaper to build a rocket sled test track rather than modify a transport aircraft for ejection seat tests.

                          This is the Boeing 757 used to test F-22 avionics.


                          And the F-35 B737 test bed:

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                          • #14
                            When I was working for teh civvy airlines we used to go to Seattle to te boeing plant for various courses...anyway there were a fwe a/c on the ramp that had been modified for test purposes....a 767 that had a laser installed plus others including an "invisible " 747-400,,,as when we asked to look at her we were told she didnt exsist.....it was one of the Presidential One's...and "nobody got near her.....

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