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(Daily Mail)   The Iranian Navy reveals new bath tub toy that is exactly what the village people were thinking of when they wrote that song   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 212
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2012-11-29 02:47:16 PM
My DICK is bigger than that.

/srsly
 
2012-11-29 02:48:13 PM

ChipNASA: My DICK is bigger than that.

/srsly


AND full of seamen too...
/5 is a full crew?
//WHAR is the skreen door>?!
 
2012-11-29 02:49:14 PM
Mildly surprised that photo showing two of them didn't have a dozen. Photoshop...how does it work?
 
2012-11-29 02:49:17 PM
That's about the same colour as the water in tropical lagoons. Clearly, Iran is planning an invasion of Tahiti.
 
2012-11-29 02:49:28 PM
whatever... I like it. it should blend right in with the turquoise blue of the deep ocean... oh wait...
 
2012-11-29 02:49:31 PM
Turquoise subs? Clive Cussler is going to sue for copyright infringement.
 
2012-11-29 02:49:55 PM
subby references village people.

article references beatles.

head hurts
 
2012-11-29 02:50:06 PM

ChipNASA: ChipNASA: My DICK is bigger than that.

/srsly

AND full of seamen too...
/5 is a full crew?
//WHAR is the skreen door>?!


Need a Prozac prescription?
 
2012-11-29 02:51:01 PM
I literally laughed out loud at this. Yeah, They're a real danger that needs to be stopped.
 
2012-11-29 02:51:54 PM
We Canuckians have a fleet of those in a mall in Edmonton.
 
2012-11-29 02:52:01 PM
That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.
 
2012-11-29 02:52:06 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Ish thish shome short of joke?
 
2012-11-29 02:52:26 PM
upload.wikimedia.org


*UURT*
 
2012-11-29 02:52:35 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I literally laughed out loud at this. Yeah, They're a real danger that needs to be shopped.

/ftfy
 
2012-11-29 02:52:35 PM
I am going with 30 days and both will be sunk.
Anybody for a lotto?
 
2012-11-29 02:52:39 PM
I think they contracted that out to some Mexican drug lords. Haven't they found some that big in south American jungles.
 
2012-11-29 02:52:41 PM
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Women and seaman don't mix.
 
2012-11-29 02:53:09 PM
That hovercraft in the background of Photo #2 is pretty cool, though.
 
2012-11-29 02:53:24 PM

fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.


Wanna bet?
 
2012-11-29 02:53:39 PM
PuhleeZe.....
We did it first and better


www.fototime.com
 
2012-11-29 02:53:51 PM

fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.


very interesting idea, i hope the iranians don't think of that. we did the same thing with tanks.
 
2012-11-29 02:53:54 PM
In other news: Secret of Fire Falls Into Iranian Hands.
 
2012-11-29 02:53:59 PM
FTFA:

"But it's hard to believe that the enemy won't see this one coming with the colour making it stand out like a sore thumb against the water's surface."

Methinks the author doesn't know how a submarine works.
 
2012-11-29 02:55:58 PM
As ridiculous as that color is close-up It might actually be difficult to see if its on the horizon. Would be curious to see how it compares with the dark grey silhouette.
Difficulty:
The last time someone optically directed fire at something on the horizon was a long time ago.
What, pray tell, is the point?
 
2012-11-29 02:56:08 PM
i282.photobucket.com

i just hope this isn't the crew
 
2012-11-29 02:56:12 PM
Colombian drug smugglers have larger submarines.
 
2012-11-29 02:56:28 PM
i911.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-29 02:56:32 PM

snocone: fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.

Wanna bet?


Not really. I don't like the odds of survival to be honest. It's mosquitoes VS a person.

/it's just one of those mosquitoes COULD give you West Nile Virus and kill you.
 
2012-11-29 02:57:07 PM
I hope the USN is issuing ear protection to the sonar operators. That thing is likely to be louder than a pissed off mother in law
 
2012-11-29 02:57:15 PM

cgraves67: Turquoise subs? Clive Cussler is going to sue for copyright infringement.


And judging by the novels Dirk Pitt, or Kurt Austin for that matter, could kick Iran's ass by themselves.

/fun books
 
2012-11-29 02:57:33 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I hope the USN is issuing ear protection to the sonar operators. That thing is likely to be louder than a pissed off mother in law


not mine.
 
2012-11-29 02:57:39 PM

TheOtherMisterP: FTFA:

"But it's hard to believe that the enemy won't see this one coming with the colour making it stand out like a sore thumb against the water's surface."

Methinks the author doesn't know how a submarine works.


I thinks you are correct. FTFA:

Designers of the domestically-produced warship must have thought that the bizarre shade would make the craft blend in with the deep waters of the high seas.

No, they think, with some justification, that it will help the craft blend in with the bottom in shallow waters, which is where small subs like are most useful.
 
2012-11-29 02:58:08 PM

TheOtherMisterP: FTFA:

"But it's hard to believe that the enemy won't see this one coming with the colour making it stand out like a sore thumb against the water's surface."

Methinks the author doesn't know how a submarine works.


Why would they even be worried about someone seeing it visually if its submerged? I mean, the Persian Gulf if shallow, but major warships aren't going to be tooling around at lagoon depths, and the article specifically mentions "deep ocean water." Best bet is paint the sucker dark blue, not torqouise if thats your angle....
 
2012-11-29 02:58:56 PM
I wonder how much baking soda it uses per dive?



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2012-11-29 02:59:43 PM
The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea sub at Disney is bigger. 



www.20kride.com
 
2012-11-29 03:00:20 PM

Biness: very interesting idea, i hope the iranians don't think of that. we did the same thing with tanks.


Sherman tanks were useless against a German Panther, or Tiger in a 1 on 1 engagement. With 4 Shermans and 1 Panther or Tiger though, One guy could flank the enemy while using the other 3 as meat-shields.

/It's not a tactic America is used to anymore, since we have become squeamish about casualties.
 
2012-11-29 03:00:52 PM

fluffy2097: snocone: fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.

Wanna bet?

Not really. I don't like the odds of survival to be honest. It's mosquitoes VS a person.

/it's just one of those mosquitoes COULD give you West Nile Virus and kill you.


This ain't mosquitoes.
It is toys in a small piece of shallow water.
What you might call fish in a barrel.
This is no threat, it is a photo op.
And a stupid one. Guess that is why you get to hear about it.
 
2012-11-29 03:02:11 PM
Christ, I thought it was a toy.

/I normally don't laugh at the size of another man's submarine, but dayum!
//It's not much bigger than the Hunley.
 
2012-11-29 03:02:56 PM

fluffy2097: Biness: very interesting idea, i hope the iranians don't think of that. we did the same thing with tanks.

Sherman tanks were useless against a German Panther, or Tiger in a 1 on 1 engagement. With 4 Shermans and 1 Panther or Tiger though, One guy could flank the enemy while using the other 3 as meat-shields.

/It's not a tactic America is used to anymore, since we have become squeamish about casualties.


Technically, our doctrine as written didn't even want our tanks engaging the enemy tanks. They were supposed to support the infantry in assaulting fortifications/artillery/etc. The enemy tanks were supposed to be drawn out the by them and then destroyed by Tank Destroyers.
/sounds decent enough on paper
//in practice.....makes you wonder why no one said "why don't we just put a better gun on the tank and have it do both?"
 
2012-11-29 03:03:00 PM
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Hmm. I wonder what painting a submarine that shade of blue could possibly be used for? It's not like Iran is near Persia or anything....

/Seriously, as fun as it is to mock Iran, it's not a bad idea for shallow-water operations.
//That shade of blue is probably less likely to make a sharp silhouette against the bright, bright, bright blue desert sky on the horizon, too.
///And hordes of inexpensive submarines can be a fairly effective weapon when your enemy's big expensive nuclear attack subs carry less than a dozen torpedoes each. Suicide attack Hunley>-style, only one has to make it through to the target.
 
2012-11-29 03:03:48 PM
I think Iran's plan is to have our Navy laughing so hard, that it will be successful.
 
2012-11-29 03:04:19 PM
It was the only color they could get because of sanctions.
 
2012-11-29 03:04:38 PM

fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.


Crew of five does make it sound like a WWII midget sub. I imagine that it would get deployed at the same types of targets. Maybe US ports in the region will start using magenta shark nets?
 
2012-11-29 03:05:28 PM

SomethingToDo: Crew of five does make it sound like a WWII a copy of a North Korean midget sub. I imagine that it would get deployed at the same types of targets. Maybe US ports in the region will start using magenta shark nets?


FTFY
 
2012-11-29 03:06:00 PM

snocone:
This ain't mosquitoes.
It is toys in a small piece of shallow water.
What you might call fish in a barrel.
This is no threat, it is a photo op.
And a stupid one. Guess that is why you get to hear about it.


A harmless little dinghy did this.
upload.wikimedia.org

/You don't fight big expensive ships with other big expensive ships if you are a country like Iran. You fight with a swarm of small cheap ships, because all your losses will be cheaper then the destruction of one big expensive ship.
 
2012-11-29 03:06:03 PM
 
2012-11-29 03:06:24 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: [eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov image 720x480]

Hmm. I wonder what painting a submarine that shade of blue could possibly be used for? It's not like Iran is near Persia or anything....

/Seriously, as fun as it is to mock Iran, it's not a bad idea for shallow-water operations.
//That shade of blue is probably less likely to make a sharp silhouette against the bright, bright, bright blue desert sky on the horizon, too.
///And hordes of inexpensive submarines can be a fairly effective weapon when your enemy's big expensive nuclear attack subs carry less than a dozen torpedoes each. Suicide attack Hunley>-style, only one has to make it through to the target.


Works fine when it's in shallow water, where our ships probably won't go anyways. Go deeper, and color doesn't matter to sonar.
 
2012-11-29 03:07:11 PM

UsikFark: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x216]


*UURT*


www.steelnavy.com

*SPLASH*
 
2012-11-29 03:07:14 PM

fluffy2097: snocone:
This ain't mosquitoes.
It is toys in a small piece of shallow water.
What you might call fish in a barrel.
This is no threat, it is a photo op.
And a stupid one. Guess that is why you get to hear about it.

A harmless little dinghy did this.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x240]

/You don't fight big expensive ships with other big expensive ships if you are a country like Iran. You fight with a swarm of small cheap ships, because all your losses will be cheaper then the destruction of one big expensive ship.


It's kinda hard to mistake a neon-blue submarine for a fishing vessel.
 
2012-11-29 03:07:22 PM
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