Iran unveiled three squadrons of new flying boats on Tuesday, Iranian news agencies reported.
The craft, dubbed the Bavar 2, is armed with a machine gun and carries surveillance cameras, according to a report from the Iranian Student News Agency.
"Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the few countries which managed to design, build and use flying boats in a short time," said Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi, who oversaw the delivering of the aircraft at the Bandar Abbas naval facility on the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz.
The delivery comes as Iran celebrates its Week of Sacred Defense, which commemorates its eight-year-long resistance to the 1980 Iraqi invasion, according to the Fars News Agency.
The flying boats look like one Iran used during Persian Gulf war games in April 2006. Media reports from the time include a video of a flying boat taking off.
After those 2006 reports, bloggers poked fun at Iranâ€™s so-called stealth technology, saying the flying boat looked like something anyone could buy in kit form from mechanical magazine ads.
what is the world comin to i think its time to stop worring and take action asap
What? Your're worried about a prop pontoon boat plane with a machine gun?! The Red Barron would eviscerate them in his biplane.
What, me worry?
That picture alone should put USA at ease when worried about Iran. That nation is a joke and their military is pathetic. Whats next? A jetski with a torpedo tubes?
Attack formation. Go on stealth......now. We'll hit them with all we got coming in low and fast.
Yes, the entire world SHOULD take action immediately!
I'll start with an inquiry in price and availability for civilian use.
The only way it's radar evading is because it's REAL low on the water and would have to fly low to remain radar unobservable.
But for a rapid response aircraft for civilian emergencies, it'd be quite a good craft!
I think these POS planes were built just so the US would waste $ on missiles to shoot them down.
I imagine that you could only land this thing in the calmest of waters. Watch out pro-democracy demonstrators, there is a camera on you. Is this not against their religion. If people were meant to fly.............. Everything is against their religion. I read that they can no longer own a dog. It is highly frowned upon to keep it in the house because dogs are known to be dirty. They are obsessed with things that are dirty. The unelected mullahs also say that pet ownership is too western and that anyone who owns one is just copying western civilizations. These people are psycho. Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to walk their dogs for fear of attracting young men. Poor dog. It has to wait on a gender specific walker. Religion is weird and religious conservatives in America won't be happy until we have become Iran.
for some reason this reminds me of duck hunt.
Awww. How adorable -Pats Iran on the Head-
The add to order one of these can be found next to the ad for X-Ray glasses on the back of any comic book...
Yeah that engine hanging out in the breeze is a real radar fooler. I'm pretty sure a washing machine sized piece of metal is going to be stealthy as hell. I wouldn't mind having one though. Might be a little tricky to land in anything less than a .5 meter wave.
does this qualify as a WMD?
yes they are flying boats with guns that are radar evading. Now imagine them repurposed, packed full of explosives and hurtling at any one USN ship in the region.
What are you afraid of?
Speed Boats with a propeller ? That is just sad you and Glenn Beck get your undies on a bunch because of this, so now the US has to police every country and act if they don't like what they see? Grow up!
If you apply the same rationale to the US, then what should happen to us if we develop Flying Boats?
We, America have enough power to turn Iran into ashes, that does not means that we have to and I am pretty confident that we will if attacked.
Austin Powers is raging mad, the Iranians copied his exclusive design of the Shagmobile.
As a offensive platform, these are a joke, as a maritime patrol craft these are awesome. Radar evading? have the Iranians not heard about lookdown shoot down radar tech that was perfected in the 80's? Interms of protecting territorial waterways, this is a nice craft.
If you're worried about these things being packed full of explosives and being flown into our ships, just do a quick youtube search on "phalanx system" and your mind will be quickly put at ease. These things shoot down antiship missiles which are much faster, stealthier, and smaller than these antiquated planes. On the other hand, they do look like a lot of fun to fly.
I wonder how many flight hours it will take on the engine,before it rips away.
LOL Frekn Cobra Commander (AKA ahmadinejad) at it again. Don't Fret Chuck!! Go Joe!!!
I am sure the good ol USA forked up the money for these.
It's a boat, it's a plane, no it's just Iran again.
Wow! If this is the Bavar 2 model, I can't wait to see the Bavar 3!
I totally agree with you Charles. Unfortunately, we have been reduced to a bunch of ninny's worried about "political correctness" (phewwwwt!!) and our own shadow!! What we have become!!! I can still remember when America was the most respected country in the world. Now, .................... ????
These are copies of a 1980s-vintage, German-built wing-in-ground-effect (WIG) craft. With their large, angular tail units and broad ground-effect wing, they certainly aren't "stealthy." Moreover, the high-mounted engine and its large propellor will be clearly visible both on radar and on thermal imagers. I'd hate to be the guy who tries to "fly" one of these contraptions in combat.
Give me a worn out piper cub and a BB gun and I'll take the all out!
For those of us who spent time in military aviation, just the name IRAN has a specific meaning, which is Inspect and Repair As Needed. I think any inspection would uncover needed repairs, not only for these new fangled flying boats, but for the whole country!! We shouldn't worry about attaching Iran for any reason. All these clowns have to do is look like they are doing something we don't like, and we will spend millions trying to find out what it really is. Our enemies don't have to attack us on the battlefield. All they have to do is make us spend ourselves to death. Right now, they are doing a pretty good job of it. We'll still win, but we will be poorer for it.
Whats next, sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!
Take action over WHAT, exactly? A nuclear program no one can prove exists? Maybe we should be a bit more concerned with Israel's nuclear weapons... not program.. they already have weapons. They have a far far far worse record when it comes to attacking other nations.
Why in the world should we even bother worrying about Iran building prop-power flying boats with BB guns when we have the technological know-how for building jet-powered variants with stealth technology? Also, does Iran actually think it found new technologies? This is old-school tech. Heck, a Russian from decades past figured out how to create a flying boat that can submerge.
What are they planning on doing; crop dusting the worlds waterways?
Let one of these hobby planes get within range of the U.S. Navy, the laughter aboard will take one out..
lol.....Its like a bunch of kids took over a country and made little toy soldiers and planes...lol...there so cute...bless thier little hearts...
did every single reply completely miss the sarcasm?
BRAD: you a dope shut it!
You're absolutely right! We should take action! I will round up Snoopy and the Red Barron, or call on the WWII vets that are still alive and know how to operate a mounted machine gun on antiquated equipment to take these "high tech" planes on. Ha ha!! Oh man, Iran,,,.REALLY?!!!!
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I think I made one of these with my Dad when I was 6
They go for $1,999.99 on Ebay and come with a free fishing pole.
Good lord! What has Iran done? They've put in motion the terrible wheels of an unsustainable flying boat technology escalation that will surely end in a terrible all out World Flying Boat War the likes of which this world has never seen. Undoubtedly, the creator of this evil technology must have paused when the idea as executed, and realized that he was the destroyer of worlds. Flying boats will destroy us all! (...at least those of us near the water.)
Rule#1 When building a stealth plane, be sure to paint the bottom red so that it is camouflaged against the blue sky...
I wouldn't worry about these flying boats, we've had these things since the 50's. The Iranians are a little "behind the times".
those are cute
looks like they are lining up to race around the gulf. and wheres the machine gun, oh, i see it an AK47 carried by the pilot
You have to give them credit for originality and they look kinda cool, but if I were being attacked by one of these, I would probably just laugh...haha.
Please, you wouldn't even have to build anything special to disable this POS. Look @ how exposed the engine is. 1-3 good AP rounds through the engine and it's time to send the rescue choppers. the only real worry would be if these could some how carry a dirty bomb or something similar. but even then, a couple of well placed rounds through the engine and it's toast...
Dont need a missle. Phalanx CIWS will wipe a squadron before it can get close to a mile.
The Russian's where bluiding these in the sixties and seventies, could find no real good use for them, so they stopped building them.
This is a serious news report? Oh Snap! a flying canoe with a gun strapped to it. What are these supposed to be used for? They seem kind of point-less and unable to combat anything real. I doubt all three squadrons of these things could take down one F-22 or Apache.
Did they really copy the Lake Aircraft design and call it their own?
Well I am glad the Iranian military has finally gotten WW2 tech. Just watch, next they will announce they have tanks! lol
Pa, quick! Grab the shot gun! hehe
The real nuclear threat. Watch out america!
Sadly, the Bavar 1 had a minor design flaw and many iranian pilots were lost to the sea. The fuselage was made entirely of cardboard, elmer's glue and toothpics.
Don't laugh. We can produce one of these planes every 90 days, and some of them can also fly.
Wow!! So impressive! Its only about 80 years BEHIND the development of flying boats in the USA. Whats next? Electric toasters? Maybe ground troops using flourescent hoola hoops to confuse their enemies? Can't wait to see what's next!!!
Oh my lord I needed a laugh today! ha! ?Seriously, gather all the women and children, get to the bunker quick! The Iranians are invading with their... wait, what???? flying boat????? HA!
American Catalina Flying Boat- Maiden Flight 1935
Maximum speed: 196 mph (314 km/h)
Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h)
Range: 2,520 mi (4,030 km)
Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (4,000 m)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
Wing loading: 25.3 lb/ftÂ² (123.6 kg/mÂ²)
Power/mass: 0.034 hp/lb (0.056 kW/kg)
Lift-to-drag ratio: 11.9
3Ã— .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine guns (two in nose turret, one in ventral hatch at tail)
2Ã— .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns (one in each waist blister)
4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of bombs or depth charges, torpedo racks were also available
@Charles, Tony: You see a threat here? I'd suggest you get off your FoxNews diet for a while. It will allow your brain to think.
@Andrew: I don't know what you're looking at ! These things do not go fast anywhere.
I'm pretty sure that a boat that flies is called a "plane", and those were invented over 100 years ago...
hello iran welcome to the early 1900's when the first airline was opened between tampa and st petersburg using a flying boat. Orville Wright is gonna sh&* his pants...
Seriously Charles? You can't be serious. That little thing can be plucked out of the air with a wrist-rocket. We should seriously be scared though, of laughing our tails off at this thing...and to think they built a squadron of those kiddie planes, fair must be in town.
This just in: The Iranians have gained access to our GI Joe reruns! What are those things for? Was Cobra commander behind this? To think weâ€™re wasting our time with these a$$ clowns! Their more of a threat to themselves.
Cool! More easy targets for the US Navy to shoot down. What are they called, Iranian ducks?
Of course we will have to resort to old technology and start arming our troops with shotguns, double OO should do the job.
One advantage it has over an F15 is that an F15 canâ€™t fly that slow! Haaaâ€¦
One EMP pulse and those things come down like a wet sack of cement.
This crap reminds me of the ending of a King Kong movie.. What a joke!!!! lalalahaahahhahahaha
Oh come on charles, there on the other side of the world, leave them alone, they have a war to fight in. Its not illegal to make weapons. I agree with Brad, grow up buddy, and like i said, leave them alone.
flying boats circa 1935
Dont think too much action needs to be taken. If a $500 Million US warship cant shoot down an appraching "flying Boat" powered by a lawnmower engine it deserves to be blown up!
Really Chuck? Equating Christian Conservatives in America with Islamic Conservatives? You absolutely have to be the most naive fool or the biggest idiot the American Commies have ever recruited. Grow up.
Why do we have to worry? Its not like this is an actual threat. If we needed to we (USA) could build the exact same thing within a week.
LMOA.... come one iran you got to come up with something better than that if you want to compete. they are using propellers, its like the US army trying out bows and arrows for R and D.
Is this country run by nothing but suicidal idiots? The high-speed Gatling guns on board every US Naval vessel will tear these things to shreds in mere seconds, miles before they even get close. This is old Soviet style Ekranoplan technology, but the design comes from Germany. No viable commercial applications.
They may look ridiculous, but imagine 20 or 40 of these things attacking and sinking an oil tanker as it leaves the Persian Gulf. When your gas is at $10 a gallon and no more container ships or tankers are leaving the Gulf, you will wish we paid attention to these things earlier.
Holland shows goalkeeper and new range 1000km radar( 625 mile radar, USA has 300 mile) that can shoot a fly out of the air.
What were the Iranian's thinking? Any NATO boat's phalanx guns will shred the S&^t out of these. This is world war 2 technology.
WORLD TRADE HAS PUT ME OUT OF BUSINESS .CLOSE OUR BORDERS, NO DRUGS, NO EXPORT WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED TO LIVE AND TAKE CARE OF AMERICANS THEN WE CAN WORRY ABOUT THE WORLD
Iran is developing its own amphibian air force. US went through the same trial and tribulation. This is good start. Next, they will improve the design, engine, and then its range. Then Israel and US will complain about the weapons of mass destruction being carried by 'draconian super fast boat-planes that can deliver a devastating blow to the Freedom loving Western nations trying to protect their local dictators while suppressing their populations.
Oh no now my boathouse at the lake is not safe from Iran. They can land the lake and invade my home now.......
Let's send them an Atari 2600 console. THAT technology should render them speechless
So what is a pilot of one of these flying junk heaps going to do when he's locked on by surface to air missiles or air to air. I hope he has life insurance
Flying boats in a desert. Win.
correct me if i am wrong, but im pretty sure we have had water planes for years. acually, i think we have advanced past those, made aircraft carriers, and loaded them with superhornets. but im sure those flying boats are good too
It's time to send in the Wright Bros.
These are ground effect type aircraft. Similar to the Soviet Ekranoplan. These aircraft have been build by amateurs, but are very limited in their capabilities. They are unstable outside of ground effect. They have a lot of drag and are underpowered. They have, in their current form, a maximum load of around 800lbs, including pilot and fuel. They have a top speed of around 100MPH. They can't follow terrain, so they're useless against land troops. They are only usable on calm seas, so they have limited value against water based forces.
Their only value to the Iranian military is as a propaganda tool to try to impress their own citizens. The actually military value of these things is nil.
And these guys are building nukes...
Persian Technology=Today's oxymoron, but it stil beats a Segway.
In fairness to their engineers, they had to design something that a Persian could drive.
We'll see one of these on Miami Mall Cop.
Eric: LOL, but not the same. The Oz flying monkeys scared a skid out of me when I was eight.
The US has had planes for years that could run in the Water and Fly both!!! Ours is a lot better...
Can anyone see the next "James Bond" movie with these thing-a-ma-bobs in the starring role chase scene painted red/white/blue???
So this is where Toyota dumped all their defective motors and steering links. Hope they don't have any of those Asian flying carps over there.
This is the best laugh I have had in a very long time. Thanks for all the posts...you guys MUST be professional comedians to come up with such hillarious one-liners. THANKS!
Seriously, is this real?
These things would be target practice for any Navy ship. ONE good destroyer could probably take out most of their fleet. This thing is a joke.
We'll have to respond with a squadron of an advanced version of the Sopwith Camel. Of course we'll have to add some pontoons and supercharge the Gnome Monosoupape 9N Rotary engine to bump it up to maybe 250hp but desperate times call for desperate measures.
these dopes better stop agravating us....if they come anywhere near our forces with that toy it will spell doom. its just too silly.
Really cute. I wonder how much one would cost. The wing span doesn't look large enough to support flight though. I can't help wondering if this is a product of photoshop.
You all just don't get it... we are obviously in a "Flying Boat Gap..." "WE need squadrons... (Buck Turgidson)"
O.K I admit the average Texas Game Warden can cite these guys out of business for short fish and using treble hooks...
actually, maybe they just want to help us and spray oil dispersant over the Gulf?...
Obviously, these are decoys to take our eyes off their secret wheel-less car subs armed with bubble guns...
Laugh now...If only one gets through with those nukes they're building, we'elll beee sooorrryyy....
don't worry those flyin boats will never get close to a US Naval Ship.
20mm Phalanx CIWS
I think I saw those on Gilligans Island. Bonus points if their parts are made in China.
How could you people sleep! CNN just reported all the planes, including the ones we did not detect – in Stealth Mode – have all disappeared and were last reported to be headed towards the critical infrastructure target of Shreveport!
A reported witness stated, "look up in the sky, It's a Plane... No, its a friggin Boat????"
6 planes were reported to have crashed while trying to refuel in air, and hundreds of discarded petrol cans have been found in an E/SE direction from LA to Houston... Meanwhile, thousands of flying carpets were spotted heading towards..
nothing puts my worries to bed more than that picture. It looks like to make it fair we have to only fight back with the budweiser race boats. OHH NO its got a machine gun!!! send in the f-18's hahahahaha
Ridiculous story, a good .50 cal machine gunner can take out half the fleet of "flying monkey boats". I'm just waiting for CNN to report on, when they roll out of course...sharks with lasers on theirs heads....bwah haha!
once one person creates somthing that may not be inprasive they people who make a wise comment get bitten in the ass and are in trouble because that person can just up grade and the may be a machine gun what else do u think they could put on there and then all hell will brake loose and what then:-( and u all know it is true
hakhakhakhak.. i think Iran is going to make a disneyland hakhakhak.. what a waste of time and money. look people of IRAN look what ahmadenijad is doing to your money he is making toy's for the big boys hakhakhak.... i'm so aaaffffffrrrraaaaiiiiiiddd of what's going on to the leaders of IRAN their brain is becoming sick.
You ate kidding, Charles, Tony, right? Iran already has F-14s, MiG 25s and Mirages and you are worried about the Pinewood Derby? If they want to sink a tanker they'll use one of their real planes, the kind they've had for 30 years, not this wind-up rubber-band model toy.
Directions: Wind rubber band-powered prop 50 times. While stabilizing prop with one hand, point balsa flyer away from face and launch!
iran is pathetic! nuke em and all muslim countries problem solved
generation II – http://bit.ly/dxk6nh... once they realize how much of a piece of crap Gen I is
take action? against flying speed boats? are you kidding? that's not even worth the fuel and munitions cost to destroy. if this is the "threat" Iran poses, jeez what a joke.
Seems to be useful as a patrol boat, but logically it's useless when there's a real war.
CIA:"'Mr. President, we have something to show you. I ran appears to have develuped a flying fighter boat."
Obama: "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ROTFLOL IJSMP MFer"
Did Baghdad Bob get hire to do their press releases?
Super cool little plane/boat. However, a total joke as a combat aircraft.
Once the Iranians toss their wacko government and return to civilization, they might be able to sell some really cool stuff on the civilian market.
As a former Intelligence analyst for the US NAVY one must always consider that Iran physically controlls the SOH (straight of hormus). All they have to do is let a few sea mines go in the SOH or sink a tanker and no oil tanker would be able to get insurance to transit the straight. Meaning if a ship were to sink, oil prices would hit above 10 dollars a gallon at the pumps. 70-80's ring a bell? We have to be firm, but also very watchfull since they control the worlds oil.
what exactly is there to worry about here? they look sleak, but these things are waaaay behind our technology, and we will have absolutely no trouble swatting them down like fireflies if we ever got into a conflict
These are Great! , ditch the guns, and you can sell these to every lake in the US. I know guys, including me that would want one.
Iran!, Make Peace, and then sell them here to for public use. Very Coo-ool
tell me more on their spec's
I think I saw this ride at six flags. It was a little pricey.
at least paint them black lol
That technology came in and went out back in the 1940's. You got to be kidding me, this is their most high tech weaponry?! I can shoot these backwood cookies down with a potato gun!
this is a real WMD. WORSE MADE DEVICE !
These things can be sunk; maybe they could be shot down with a bow and arrow.
Mini flying boats – how cool!
I've assembled a kit car a few years ago. Building a flying boat would be very cool.
I wonder if they would sell them in kit form?
Guys, you got to admit... one of those would make a pretty cool Bassboat. ðŸ™‚
Cool!! Target drones!!
Cute toys. I want one.
Is there really no one who can explain to the Iranians how ridiculous they always appear to the world?
News flash: This just in... desert country unveils squadrons of propellor driven flying boats. Entire world in fear!
I tried explaining it to the americans too! but they walk with their heads in the cloud..
Their president wears the same suit for a week straight!!!
They evade radar? So I'm sitting on the ground manning my anti-aircraft gun when all of sudden I hear what sounds like a loud moped in the sky and see a flying pontoon boat, what to do, what to do?
No because Iran lives in the 7th century, and you have to admit, someone living 1300 years ago would think these planes are pretty cool.
That's just what I was thinking: THE NOISE, but radar can't detect them, ha HA ! What a breakthrough...
@ Texas Pete: Missiles? I am thinking a baseball, or .50 cal, either would likely down them. Or we would install astro-turf and rubber tees down the sides of our ships and pretend they are the ball fetcher at the driving range and have everyone just slam away golf balls.
Looking at it, the wing is a high lift, low-efficiency design, and very short, so I am guessing this thing walks(flies) a very fine line between controlled flight and chaos. It is all the pilot can probably do to keep it aloft, much less line it up for a gun run. As far as radar evading, pretty tough to claim that with an engine block exposed like that, plus a pure vertical vertical stabilizer and T-Tail horizontal one. I think the Iranians had the radar turning in standby when they ran that test, not actively transmitting. Last, any IR weapon will have a hayday with that glowing engine in the air.
It will s*ck to be the pilot of that thing in an engagement, his survival is only hooked to the low and slow, and certainly not any stealth characteristics this sled has.
I'm impressed! Iran is finally ready to fight the air war of the First World War! Oh, wait.......
Why does this remind of the old joke about the Polish solar powered night fighters...
I think Iran has a better chance of killing Americans by making us laugh ourselves to death. XD I mean, I can probably hear those planes with their noisy props in a moonless night and still be able to get a good shot off of them. ðŸ™‚
Cuck: They didn't make them to land!!! They made them to crash into buildings...
They already know and doesn't care!!! as long as They got the oil They can getaway with anything...
Sam, I think the Supreme Leader can explain it to his people the best: "We had our crack programmers using Windows 3.1 design our stealth fleet. Ishmeal, smuggled in Windows 95 to prepare our nuclear program but it keeps locking up with a code...says please deposit 25 cents to play again"
Dude....what are you talking about?
It may be radar evading but there are other ways of locating them. They won't make it to America anyhow.
make it to america..lol really?
you should not post with such a high IQ level..
Your joking right? This vessel may have a range of 300-400 nautical miles. Plus it's armed with only a medium caliber machine gun. The people next door to me have more firepower in their closet then the entire airwing has. Gotta love the NRA folks.
Joey,I hope they make it into a few of our amusement parks.
@Rick from LA, ahhh..yes. I "gotta love" idiots like you that will find any chance to bring up the NRA, Christians, GOP, Tea Party and the list goes on and on. Get off of your soap box moron. If it rains tomorrow people like you will blame the Republicans, the NRA.......
Just look up and see This Stupid Thing Flying in the Shy!!!
There is no way possible those ungainly looking things evade radar.
I'm pretty sure they will avoid radar as they only get about 10 ft. off the ground
They fly so close to the water that radar is not all that useful.
Yeah a shame that something that low to the water can't be seen on radar. Gotta love our radar invisible aircraft carriers which are so low to the water that they actually touch it.
They are probably very effective at evading radar as sinking is probably pretty common. Im sure the Pentagon is preparing a multi billion$ weapon system to counter this "imminent threat to US interests". Im sure every red blooded, Palin loving republican will be behind the effort to counter this major advance over the Bavar 1 flying boat technology and make the world safe for to build more Mcdonalds restaurants.
To all those who say the flying boats can't be seen on radar– Have you ever owned a boat? Did your boat have radar? Mine did and I spent about $2,000 for the radar so i could see other BOATS in the fog and at night Yes radar can see things that are close o the water and even on the water and we are talking about a $2K radar not something exotic. And YES I could see wooden and fiberglass boats although the big 700 foot long steel hull ships show up much better, small sailboats like mide show up too.
Just more things we will have to blow up.
Is that all your filthy, little mind can think about ?
yes that is what we American's think about, you build it, we blow it up.
This just in!!! The former president of the USA and mastermind of the USNaval Defense Team has spent thousands of dollars on a new fleet of unmanned, radar and IR evading planes made from standard loose leaf lined and unlined recycled paper!!!
News flash: George is still trying to mount a gun onto the things.
Tim,I think an Infantryman with a rock can take that out.
Finally a worthy adversary for our squadrons of duck hunters armed with 12 ga shotguns
Israel will have the fun doing that!!! Why should We waste Our Missile on it???
Seriously? they cry to NATO and the 'international' community so much these days, I doubt they can fart on their own.
You kidding right? This is the might of the Iranian Navy?? Flying Kayaks????
When are we going to do the world a favor and just let the Israeli Air Force turn that place into a self lighting glass covered parking lot..
You are aware, that the majority of people don't want this regime, right? But with your response, millions of innocent people should be nuked... ? Very smart! Typical gun-toting Yank!
For what? What have they done to deserve that? So some college kids killed some Americans, sorry, that sucks, wish it hadn't happened, but it's in the past. So what is your reason now? Oh, because they aren't our best friend? Who cares, as long as they aren't attacking us, why do we have to be friends? People like you want to go to war soooo easily. You know what would happen if we turned them to a glass table top? Other muslim countries would declare war, then what, we turn them to glass tops? Now every country in the world is our enemy, so what, we turn the whole world into a glass top? Idiots always resort to violence first, and that is why the word is in the condition it is in. Do the world a favor, shut up.
Brad, Iran is one of the largest state sponsors of terrorism in the world. They routinely funnel weapons and money to poeple who want to blow themselves up and kill Americans (you!). Don't you understand that they don't want to live peacefully? They only want to export jiihad against western ways of living. They don't think like you do. They want you dead, not to exist peacefully with you!
"They want you dead, not to exist peacefully with you!"
I just had to reply to that.
Actually, that's not true. Most dictatorial regimes, like Iran, want to be left alone, so they can control their citizens. This whole bravada is just to show their citizens that they are a strong regime, that can even threaten American.
It is their citizens these regimes fear most.
@Big Dave – Well I guess it's a good thing we Americans occupy the moral high ground. Our intelligence services have NEVER funneled money to insurgent groups fighting against countries we considered to be enemies. Never.
Hopefully you get the sarcasm.
Big Dave, are you bothering to look at the bigger picture? The Iranian government and conservative religionists posture against the USA, but it is calculated, I believe, rather than based on unchecked emotion. In fact, my research and correspondence lead me to conclude (along with many others) that the Iranian PEOPLE in general like the USA. Bombing Iranian civilian populations (which is unavoidable in nuclear strikes) would be so counter-productive as to make it absolutely not worth doing. When we start throwing nukes around innocent people with no clear national-security emergency we have forfeited any moral high ground.
Big deal. Ever hear of a Lake Aircraft? I could buy an automatic rifle from a gun show, strap it to a Lake, and have the equivalent of what Iran is celebrating in this photo for under $100k. Iran flying boats=Fail
Were are these gun shows selling automatic weapons? I would like to buy one too. These government forms and the high cost of NFA approved class III is just killing me.
At Least Iran is wasting their money on those than guying something that could do damage to us!!!
Appears to be somewhat miniscule, and rather ineffective.
I'm still looking in the photo for the cables that attach them to the rest of the carnival ride.....
flying boats went out with reliable landing gear in the 1930's, this a toy, a useless showtoy that wouldn't stand a chance against a real fighter. Mount a machine gun on a kit plane and you could take one of these out. I'd like to have one though....
I wish I could come up with a clever comment here, but I can't stop laughing long enough.
This made my day.
To "huge" - my comment applied to the news, not to your comment. I just hit the wrong "reply" link.
I'm no supporter of Iran, but I think they have god's given right to develop any weapons they want (including Nucs). why shouldn't they? Israel has them, we have them.
We can set here and laugh all we want, however, we still don't have the balls to attack, do we now????
WOW. That wont be easy to shoot down. Fiberglass is so strong, missles will have no effect. SARCASIM.
Iranian Flying Boat pilot: "OH NO. They've found my one weakness...bullets"
That's ok. They will sink fast enough.
Ah, I believe you've identified how they are "radar evading". Radar is ineffective in locating sunken objects.
Only good for patrolling their own waters and controlling fishing boats, etc. They pose no military threat. I'm sure "radar evading" means just that...flying very low to evade radar. Certainly with that engine and prop mounted high...they are NOT "low observable" by any means.
i would love to see what they look like on fire
lol i give them 2 weeks then next time they take em out and try to manuver them into a tactical formation, and 8 of them crash into each other and the resulting debris takes out 4 more. lol but cnn wont be allowed to broadcast that.all we will get to see is a crappy cell phone vid.
OMG I want one SO BAD!!!!!!! LOL
Go to Toys"R'Us...they are on sale...lol.