No, it’s not the Blue Angels.
Iran today has released the most impressive images yet of the Saegheh (“lightning”) fighter: a Northrop F-5 modified with a V-tail. The images came from a public flight test at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport.
Why are they painted in the same color scheme as the Blue Angels?
Answer: I don’t have a clue, but I think it’s very funny.
[UPDATE: Click here to read Graham Warwick at The Woracle blog tell us what the Iranians may be up to with design changes that include the bizarre V-tail and mysteriously enlarged inlets.]