Do you remember Iran’s mock Nimitz class flattop? Here’s what it was built for.
On Feb. 25, a mock U.S. aircraft carrier, was destroyed by missiles launched by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps missiles during the IRGC Navy’s massive Payambar-e Azam 9 (The Great Prophet 9) drills in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
The model had first appeared in April last year, when images of the mock USS Nimitz class ship being assembled in an Iranian shipyard on the Persian Gulf had spread through social media.
Although the purpose of the fake carrier was not clear back then we mentioned the possibility the giant warship (adorned with several airplanes) might have been built to test weapons or serve as a training tool to develop tactics to attack a U.S. flattop in the Persian Gulf exploiting its vulnerabilities.
According to the FARS News Agency, the model came under attack and was destroyed by missiles and rockets fired from tens of IRGC speedboats; also a number of the IRGC cruise and two ballistic missiles were fired at the mock US aircraft carrier.
H/T to Giuliano Ranieri for the heads-up
That is nice but they forgot that there will be many assets protecting said carrier.
Not to mention the armour, damage control people, fire suppression, etc.
How do you know they forgot? This was a demonstration of hitting an aircraft carrier, not “many assets”.
They still didn’t manage to sink it!
They don’t want to sink their only aircraft carrier.
It’s like that “optimism, pass it on” commercial. With the dorky kid with a bat and a ball that says, “I’m the best hitter in the world!” and he tosses the ball up, and whiffs. Tries it three times, and realizes, “I’m the best PITCHER in the world!”
Iran: “We’re the best Navy in the world!!!”…… hits the “carrier” with everything they’ve got, and it’s just happily floating.
They look around at each other, shrug, and: “We’re the best *shipbuilder* in the world!”
But then again America has the ability to sink their fleet and make sure they never leave port
not only forget the defensive assets, but they almost killed each other with the 2 misfires from the small boats.
Glad I’m not the only one who noticed this. Talk about danger close.
Iran destroyed the new carpet?