[Video] Iranian F-4 Phantom testing Qader air-to-surface missile

Oct 16 2013 - 14 Comments

On Sept. 25, Iran unveiled two new domestically produced air-to-surface missiles: the Qader and Nasr.

Whilst Nasr is a short range missile, Qader, derivative from Chinese C802 supersonic ASM (Anti-Ship Missile), is believed to be a cruise missile with a range of about 200 kilometers.

The following interesting video shows the testing activity conducted by an Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-4 Phantom with the new missile. Including a successful hit.

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  • Tomcat

    A few comments;
    Firstly the NASR-1 has been around in a ground/sea launched version for quite a few years now (particularly with the IRGCN’s fast attack craft). This appears to be a modification to allow for an air launched capability.
    Secondly, the NASR-1 uses a solid state rocket motor. So how on earth is it possible for the missile to have (2) “fuel tanks”? One appears to be FORWARD of the warhead and autopilot sections and another one is at the very aft end.
    Lastly, why would they write all of that in english for me to read? I smell a degree of propaganda. Not to say they don’t have a missile that’s air launched (clearly something flew in that test), but perhaps its little more than a one-off propaganda tool.

    • mirKol

      propaganda .? yes.
      but english is international language.
      russia – china – france and … some times write in english.

    • CharleyA

      More than a few degrees. I love the stencil they used for the English characters. I’m not sure I saw a hit on a target, but it certainly hit the ground. Plus the aircraft taking off was not the same aircraft seen in the landing sequence. And what’s the B-747 trail all about? – going after AF-1? The Iranians need to rethink all their amateurish propaganda videos – they really are sad.

      • DDAY

        The 747 is also a tanker. Look closely and you will see the boom is lowered.

        • CharleyA

          Yea, I did see the boom on my second viewing to confirm the differences in the Phantoms, but I decided it was just too fun to leave in the crack rte: AF-1 :)

      • OG_Locc

        “The Iranians need to rethink all their amateurish propaganda videos – they really are sad.”

        Sad – yes. But at least they didn’t use a clip from Top Gun and claim it was footage from their military exercises LOL

        http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jan/28/china-tv-news-top-gun

      • Irani

        The F-4 that landing is the chase aircraft that carrying the camera.

    • XBradTC

      It’s pretty clearly a turbine powered, air breathing missile. And of course there is a propaganda aspect to it. That doesn’t mean they aren’t working to field an operational version.

  • michael

    The video was made with an american fighter and american music (the dark knight). Maybe terrorist are calling call girls with their iphones…

    What an irony

  • Judge Dan

    Is it just me, or did it miss the target on that scaffolding tower?

  • DDAY

    The 747 has tanker capability. The F-4 was simulating refueling from it.

    I’m also not sure that it missed the target. If it was simulating an attack on a ship, then the high part of the target would represent the radars on the ship and the missile would aim for below that. So this might have gone through the scaffolding without knocking it over. The camera angle is bad, however.

  • C_Low

    That 747 trail up close and tight reminds me of a little something that happened in the 80’s were a US destroyer got shelacked for shooting down a Iranian passenger plane the captain suspected of having a ghost on. Interesting if our captains would have the balls to make that call today?

    Of course the nation of key kids and the original creator of the “muslim cruise missile” would never do such a thing as use a passenger plane of civilians to sneak onto a target.

  • Shahram

    1- Iran air force as far as I know is the only air force to use Boing 747 as well as Boing 707 as tankers

    2- this wasn’t the whole complete clip it was cut too short and became confusing, there were two different kind of missiles tested, one Nasr which is short range hypersonic and one Qader (which we saw to fly in this clip) which is a cruise missile with mini jet engine and flys low

    3- passing through scafolding means hitting bulls eye

  • Farzam Mir

    That 747 is a a tanker, IRIAF uses 707 and 747 as tankers.

    Iranian military industry uses English as its scientific language and the missile DID HIT the target that scaffolding tower is supposedly an enemy ship and the missile went right through it.