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Re: Ships!
« Reply #285 on: March 21, 2014, 04:59:57 AM »
you just can make stuff up like this.  my guess is that it will be almost completed and then sold to the Chinese.

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Washington: Iran is building a nonworking mock-up of an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that US officials say may be intended to be blown up for propaganda value.

Intelligence analysts studying satellite photos of Iranian military installations first noticed the vessel rising from the Gachin shipyard, near Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf, last summer. The ship has the same distinctive shape and style of the Navy's Nimitz-class carriers, as well as the USS Nimitz's No. 68 neatly painted in white near the bow. Mock aircraft can be seen on the flight deck.

The Iranian mock-up, which US officials described as more like a barge than a warship, has no nuclear propulsion system and is only about two-thirds the length of a typical 1,100-foot-long Navy (335 metre) carrier. Intelligence officials do not believe that Iran is capable of building an actual aircraft carrier.

"Based on our observations, this is not a functioning aircraft carrier; it's a large barge built to look like an aircraft carrier," said Commander Jason Salata, a spokesman for the Navy's 5th Fleet in Bahrain, across the Persian Gulf from Iran. "We're not sure what Iran hopes to gain by building this. If it is a big propaganda piece, to what end?"

Whatever the purpose, American officials acknowledged Thursday that they wanted to reveal the existence of the vessel to get out ahead of the Iranians.





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« Reply #286 on: March 22, 2014, 12:45:33 PM »
maybe a theme park/hotel like they did with the old russkie carriers in China years ago? Weird.
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« Reply #287 on: March 24, 2014, 04:10:40 PM »
those are pretty shitty welds on that thing
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #288 on: March 24, 2014, 04:35:50 PM »
those are pretty shitty welds on that thing

It probably wasn't built to, like actually... uh, float or anything.
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« Reply #289 on: March 24, 2014, 06:03:06 PM »
Im not sure theyre even welds.
my bet is on Chinese gorilla glue.
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« Reply #290 on: March 24, 2014, 08:58:14 PM »
I kinda have to give the Iranians credit for even building something that shitty.
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« Reply #291 on: March 25, 2014, 10:29:04 AM »
I kinda have to give the Iranians credit for even building something that shitty.

its unbelieveably bad... it could even be stretched canvas, doped and painted ....
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #292 on: March 25, 2014, 03:20:30 PM »
how about a big-ass walrus sleeping on a Russian sub

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« Reply #293 on: March 25, 2014, 04:54:41 PM »
lol nice find.

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« Reply #294 on: March 25, 2014, 04:56:11 PM »
"I will return before you can say 'antidisestablishmentarianism'."

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« Reply #295 on: March 25, 2014, 04:58:09 PM »


They dropped in to add their seal of approval.
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« Reply #296 on: March 25, 2014, 07:58:37 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #297 on: March 25, 2014, 08:00:41 PM »
Cuban Osa II missile boat, 1984.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #298 on: March 25, 2014, 08:05:16 PM »
USS Santa Fe (CL-60) during Typhoon Cobra


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« Reply #299 on: March 25, 2014, 08:06:18 PM »
USS Cowpens (CVL-25) during Typhoon Cobra.

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