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(The New York Times)   Iran's propaganda team realize they lack Photoshop skills, build replica of US aircraft carrier so they can blow it up   (nytimes.com) divider line 97
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2014-03-20 06:46:43 PM  
fta it's a large barge

/approves

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2014-03-20 09:12:14 PM  
www.konformist.com
 
2014-03-20 09:18:46 PM  
Or maybe that's jsut what they want us to think, and they actually have the building plans for the Nimitz and they are building their own.

ATTACK NOW< SAVE US FROM IMMINENT DOOM!
 
2014-03-20 09:20:18 PM  
Maybe they're actually building one of their own?
 
2014-03-20 09:52:24 PM  

fusillade762: Maybe they're actually building one of their own?


France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and it's a pale shadow of a Nimitz class vessel even when the Nimitz class is about to be replaced.

I suppose Iran could build one that looks like a Nimitz class ship but uses conventional diesel engines, but given that the Iranian Navy spends most of it's time getting rescued by the US and other western powers when their ships fail at sea, I doubt that Iran could field an actual carrier support group.
 
2014-03-20 10:07:10 PM  
So it looks like nation states might even have difficulty maturing past the seventh grade.
 
2014-03-20 10:07:23 PM  
Has a decal on the side:"Powered by Evinrude!"
 
2014-03-20 10:07:42 PM  

img.fark.net

 
2014-03-20 10:07:59 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: fusillade762: Maybe they're actually building one of their own?

France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and it's a pale shadow of a Nimitz class vessel even when the Nimitz class is about to be replaced.

I suppose Iran could build one that looks like a Nimitz class ship but uses conventional diesel engines, but given that the Iranian Navy spends most of it's time getting rescued by the US and other western powers when their ships fail at sea, I doubt that Iran could field an actual carrier support group.


First line of article: "Iran is building a nonworking mock-up of an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that United States officials say may be intended to be blown up for propaganda value."
 
2014-03-20 10:10:07 PM  
Evidently, Iran is being run by 9 y/o pudknockers.  Blowing up model ships...after swimming through the glue fumes...was firecracker/lighter fluid/bottlerocket/cherry bomb for the center magazine Armageddon.
 
2014-03-20 10:12:06 PM  
Iran is moving in on ILM.

/they're taking our jorbs!
 
2014-03-20 10:14:29 PM  
I bet Ben Aflek will be in the movie.
 
2014-03-20 10:17:56 PM  
FTA: Intelligence officials do not believe that Iran is capable of building an actual aircraft carrier.

But they can build nuclear missiles OMG WE MUST INVADE NOW!!!!


/It's a boat with a flat top. Clearly no pilot would ever be able to land on it.
 
2014-03-20 10:19:44 PM  
Isn't there an international treaty on carrier development?
 
2014-03-20 10:20:33 PM  
So can we hit it with a (non-explosive) cruise missile that pops out a *BANG!* flag when they tow it out of the harbor?
 
2014-03-20 10:21:18 PM  
www.transformers2.net
Cheaper to just steel from Hollywood.
 
2014-03-20 10:21:45 PM  
Send in this guy
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2014-03-20 10:22:35 PM  

TK-593: Send in this guy


Nice attention to detail!
 
2014-03-20 10:23:03 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier


Really? I had just assumed others have done it, too.
 
2014-03-20 10:23:38 PM  

loser0: FTA: Intelligence officials do not believe that Iran is capable of building an actual aircraft carrier.

But they can build nuclear missiles OMG WE MUST INVADE NOW!!!!


/It's a boat with a flat top. Clearly no pilot would ever be able to land on it.


The red zone is for unloading only...
 
2014-03-20 10:26:00 PM  

eyemarten: TK-593: Send in this guy

Nice attention to detail!


Raid on Bungeling Bay?  Nice.
 
2014-03-20 10:27:42 PM  
Say hello to my little friend.
www.scalemates.com
 
2014-03-20 10:29:13 PM  

TheOther: Evidently, Iran is being run by 9 y/o pudknockers.  Blowing up model ships...after swimming through the glue fumes...was firecracker/lighter fluid/bottlerocket/cherry bomb for the center magazine Armageddon.


Doug and I used to play that game at their place on the lake back in the day. Launch the Hornet (IIRC) from the dock with a long-fuse 'cherry bomb' in it while we played mock dogfights with dime store Zeros and Hellfighters along the shore. Then the firecracker would go off, blowing plastic bits all over while we ceremoniously crashed our fighters into the ocean (lake). Good times...good times.
 
2014-03-20 10:33:01 PM  

Notabunny: fta it's a large barge

/approves
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And when they blow it up, will it sound like a garbage truck dropped from the top of the Empire State Building?

/i'm a loner, dotty
//a rebel
 
2014-03-20 10:40:41 PM  
I wonder if it's made of plywood. Hit it with a few incendiaries and I bet it'd go up like a matchstick
 
2014-03-20 10:43:23 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: fusillade762: Maybe they're actually building one of their own?

France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and it's a pale shadow of a Nimitz class vessel even when the Nimitz class is about to be replaced.

I suppose Iran could build one that looks like a Nimitz class ship but uses conventional diesel engines, but given that the Iranian Navy spends most of it's time getting rescued by the US and other western powers when their ships fail at sea, I doubt that Iran could field an actual carrier support group.


Really? I haven't been paying attention all that much but I thought the British would have a couple. Or am I just confusing them with helicopter-carriers / amphibious assault ships?

Or do you specifically mean nuclear, as in they have diesel powered aircraft carriers?
 
2014-03-20 10:47:11 PM  
I'm disappointed in ya'll for not posting my favorite...

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2014-03-20 10:54:03 PM  

Eps05: TuteTibiImperes: fusillade762: Maybe they're actually building one of their own?

France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and it's a pale shadow of a Nimitz class vessel even when the Nimitz class is about to be replaced.

I suppose Iran could build one that looks like a Nimitz class ship but uses conventional diesel engines, but given that the Iranian Navy spends most of it's time getting rescued by the US and other western powers when their ships fail at sea, I doubt that Iran could field an actual carrier support group.

Really? I haven't been paying attention all that much but I thought the British would have a couple. Or am I just confusing them with helicopter-carriers / amphibious assault ships?

Or do you specifically mean nuclear, as in they have diesel powered aircraft carriers?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_carriers_of_the_Royal_ Na vy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth_class_aircraft_carrier

Brits have a decent fleet still. France has a carrier, and the Russians have built carriers as well. The Chinese will have one as soon as they finish refurbishing the ex-Russian carrier they bought.
 
2014-03-20 10:54:06 PM  

Eps05: TuteTibiImperes: fusillade762: Maybe they're actually building one of their own?

France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and it's a pale shadow of a Nimitz class vessel even when the Nimitz class is about to be replaced.

I suppose Iran could build one that looks like a Nimitz class ship but uses conventional diesel engines, but given that the Iranian Navy spends most of it's time getting rescued by the US and other western powers when their ships fail at sea, I doubt that Iran could field an actual carrier support group.

Really? I haven't been paying attention all that much but I thought the British would have a couple. Or am I just confusing them with helicopter-carriers / amphibious assault ships?

Or do you specifically mean nuclear, as in they have diesel powered aircraft carriers?


Most other countries' aircraft carriers can only handle helicopters or STOVL (Short Take-Off & Vertical Landing) aircraft (Harrier Jump Jets, etc.) or they're diesel powered.

The USA and France are the only countries with nuclear powered carriers capable of catapult launching (CATOBAR) standard fixed-wing aircraft.  The Brazilians have a pretty big CATOBAR aircraft carrier, but it's diesel.
 
2014-03-20 10:54:14 PM  
i139.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-20 10:55:42 PM  
Came for scene from "The Hunt for Red October", leaving disappointed.

www.balettie.com
 
2014-03-20 10:57:14 PM  

LtDarkstar: I'm disappointed in ya'll for not posting my favorite...

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Seriously, that should be the intro screen of the umpteenth reboot of Missile Command.
 
2014-03-20 10:57:35 PM  
Compensating for small Iranian penis.
 
2014-03-20 10:57:59 PM  
Building miniature mock-ups of strategic US Naval assets? That NEVER ends up harming the USA!

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2014-03-20 11:01:07 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: TuteTibiImperes: France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier

Really? I had just assumed others have done it, too.


The Soviet Union started one in 1973, scrapped it, and then as Russia sold the plans to China, who apparently is building 2 of these old Soviet Union 1973 nuclear carriers.

I guess the age of the design doesn't matter that much. as long as its nuclear powered and has modern aircrafts.

---

I think Iran knows its Kim Jong Uns birthday soon, and this is the perfect birthday gift for him.
 
2014-03-20 11:02:32 PM  
If we ever send in the mock aircraft carriers, we're farker.
 
2014-03-20 11:04:08 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: fusillade762: Maybe they're actually building one of their own?

France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and it's a pale shadow of a Nimitz class vessel even when the Nimitz class is about to be replaced.

I suppose Iran could build one that looks like a Nimitz class ship but uses conventional diesel engines, but given that the Iranian Navy spends most of it's time getting rescued by the US and other western powers when their ships fail at sea, I doubt that Iran could field an actual carrier support group.


Know what happens if Iran fielded a diesel carrier and a shooting war happened?  No refueling vessel would ever get within 500 miles of it.  Our sailors would use it as a paintball target just to mock them.
 
2014-03-20 11:06:45 PM  
its for their upcoming squadrons of F-313 Stealth Fighters
 
2014-03-20 11:07:50 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: eyemarten: TK-593: Send in this guy

Nice attention to detail!

Raid on Bungeling Bay?  Nice.


Better than Botany Bay.
 
2014-03-20 11:10:02 PM  

loser0: FTA: Intelligence officials do not believe that Iran is capable of building an actual aircraft carrier.

But they can build nuclear missiles OMG WE MUST INVADE NOW!!!!


/It's a boat with a flat top. Clearly no pilot would ever be able to land on it.


It's a "legitimate threat" thing.  Sure they can make a waterborne landing strip that MIGHT even catch the jets they buy from Russia.  Keeping the planes properly operational, launching them successfully, maintaining command-and-control of the airborne force and providing tactical info, and not sinking in a heavy rain are all a lot less plausible.  Carriers were being toyed with back in World War I, but you wouldn't consider THEM much of a strategic consideration.

Seaplanes (the kind what land on water) would be more of a worry since they're small enough to be overlooked until they make their move.

Likewise, just because you have a big boat doesn't mean much if it's constantly refueling because it doesn't have a nuke plant running it or if it's armor and whatever the technical term for "doesn't sink when you poke a few holes in it" are insufficient.

Iran's real threat is the same as it always was, kamikaze tactics.  They fought Saddam with suicide charges, running children ahead of troops as minesweepers, and stuffing explosives into all sorts of crazy things.  The last wargame the navy played out had the US navy lose* because the guy playing the Iranian side used the ol' "Rock beats laser" trick with a heaping helping of "civilian suicide-bombers defeat professional-but-restrained soldiers."

*sort of, it's a whole, long story with competing admirals, tactical doctrines, and careers muddying the water.  It's really interesting.  Sadly the lessons to be learned are also muddied, for various reasons.

The wiki link leaves out fascinating details, but it has links to other sources.
 
2014-03-20 11:10:29 PM  
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2014-03-20 11:15:11 PM  
Maybe they forgot to check the scale when they printed the plans.
 
2014-03-20 11:23:55 PM  

Eps05: TuteTibiImperes: fusillade762: Maybe they're actually building one of their own?

France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and it's a pale shadow of a Nimitz class vessel even when the Nimitz class is about to be replaced.

I suppose Iran could build one that looks like a Nimitz class ship but uses conventional diesel engines, but given that the Iranian Navy spends most of it's time getting rescued by the US and other western powers when their ships fail at sea, I doubt that Iran could field an actual carrier support group.

Really? I haven't been paying attention all that much but I thought the British would have a couple. Or am I just confusing them with helicopter-carriers / amphibious assault ships?

Or do you specifically mean nuclear, as in they have diesel powered aircraft carriers?


I meant nuclear powered carriers, there are other countries that have diesel powered carriers, but most of them are still fairly modest compared to the Nimitz class ships.

This is a Nimitz class next to Britain's largest carrier, and the Illustrious is pretty big compared to most other nation's carriers.

upload.wikimedia.org

Russia has a couple nuclear powered battleships (one operational) and a few nuclear powered icebreakers, but no nuclear powered carriers.
 
2014-03-20 11:25:37 PM  

spawn73: I May Be Crazy But...: TuteTibiImperes: France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier

Really? I had just assumed others have done it, too.

The Soviet Union started one in 1973, scrapped it, and then as Russia sold the plans to China, who apparently is building 2 of these old Soviet Union 1973 nuclear carriers.

I guess the age of the design doesn't matter that much. as long as its nuclear powered and has modern aircrafts.

---

I think Iran knows its Kim Jong Uns birthday soon, and this is the perfect birthday gift for him.


If that's a cake it's gonna need a shirt load of icing...
 
2014-03-20 11:26:04 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: TuteTibiImperes: France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier

Really? I had just assumed others have done it, too.


whether this is an example of american exceptionalism and engineering know how, or that we are just the only suckers to waste trillions on 'projecting power' is left as an exercise for the reader
 
2014-03-20 11:28:35 PM  

mr intrepid: Maybe they forgot to check the scale when they printed the plans.


They missed the "Scale correct when printed 30x42" and let it plot at the default 24x36.
 
2014-03-20 11:36:49 PM  

the_innkeeper: Eps05: TuteTibiImperes: fusillade762: Maybe they're actually building one of their own?

France is the only country other than the US that's managed to actually launch a working nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and it's a pale shadow of a Nimitz class vessel even when the Nimitz class is about to be replaced.

I suppose Iran could build one that looks like a Nimitz class ship but uses conventional diesel engines, but given that the Iranian Navy spends most of it's time getting rescued by the US and other western powers when their ships fail at sea, I doubt that Iran could field an actual carrier support group.

Really? I haven't been paying attention all that much but I thought the British would have a couple. Or am I just confusing them with helicopter-carriers / amphibious assault ships?

Or do you specifically mean nuclear, as in they have diesel powered aircraft carriers?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_carriers_of_the_Royal_ Na vy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth_class_aircraft_carrier

Brits have a decent fleet still. France has a carrier, and the Russians have built carriers as well. The Chinese will have one as soon as they finish refurbishing the ex-Russian carrier they bought.


From your Quees Elizabeth link:  "The Ministry of Defence decided not to use nuclear propulsion due to its high cost "  So the original claim of nuclear is still accurate I believe.  China couldn't get a tug boat to sea.  According to this article Russia not only doesn't have a nuclear aircraft carrier (obviously they have submarines) but makes the claim Russia does not have an actual true blue aircraft carrier of any type.

http://english.pravda.ru/russia/economics/15-10-2013/125908-russian_ ai rcraft_carrier-0/

And by the way aircraft carriers are obsolete.
 
2014-03-20 11:41:32 PM  
Maybe they plan to scuttle it in the shallows of the Straight of Whoremuz.
 
2014-03-20 11:41:32 PM  
The only threat this barge would be is if a tired USN Aviator mistook it for the real carrier in a night landing attempt.
 
2014-03-20 11:42:48 PM  
Why would Iran want a carrier?

They have an entire half of the Persian Gulf coast, so they don't need a carrier for that to threaten that. If they had a carrier and it could get through the Suez Canal, it would probably be sunk a few feet beyond Egypt's border.

What enemies does Iran have that a single carrier or three would help them?
 
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