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    Iran building fake US aircraft carrier to destroy in propaganda attack

    Iran building fake US aircraft carrier to destroy in propaganda attack
    March 22, 2014


    USS Nimitz.
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    Iran is building a basic mock-up of a US aircraft carrier in a shipyard on its Gulf coast with an aim of destroying it in a propaganda attack according to reports.

    Commercial satellite images show the vessel, which appears to be similar in shape and size to a Minitz-class carrier and complete with fake wooden aircraft on deck, is being constructed near Bandar Abbas.

    Iran has made no attempt to hide the construction and have not outlined their plans for the fake carrier, but Navy and other US officials have proposed that the "Target Barge" could be towed out to sea, blown up on camera, so that Iran could use the footage for propaganda purposes according to the New York Times.

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    if only Iran could bomb the real thing and teach the silly Americans a lesson

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    Mid Eighties I worked in the Persian Gulf for B+R when the Iranians started to lay mines against the oil tankers from Iraq.
    A few US. mini-choppers flew out and blew the mine layer to bits and the bodies and pieces ended up on one of our vessels to be repatriated.
    The think the Derrick Barge was Hercules, god forbid they ever make it to a nuke bomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Minitz-class carrier
    is that a smaller version of this class ?

    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Maybe they hope some returning planes will confuse it for the real thing, land on it, and gift to Iran some useful hardware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    if only Iran could bomb the real thing and teach the silly Americans a lesson
    may god have mercy on the soul of the buggers who fly a hostile warplane within 50 miles of a US aircraft carrier! That could be a bad day on the job!

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    ^Or a completely non hostile civilian one as well

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    ^^^
    touché!

    but I don't think that was an aircraft carrier.... it was a missle destroyer...

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    ^ and ^^, There will be no confusion as both civil and military planes send out distinctive signals so no worries there,
    The US shootdown in the gulf and the Russian shootdown of the Korean airliner in the eighties will not happen again as an accident.

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