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It has not been used as of yet so I am not going to heavily speculate on why the Iranians are constructing the mockup.
I personally think it is a propaganda set piece that they will tow out into the Gulf, fire a missile (or two) at and sink for their state run television stations. Their premise will be, 'Look, we have the technology to sink an American super-carrier.
Likely tactic on their part but we do not have to engage at any close distance by vessel; aircraft and missiles can certainly handle their littoral assets.
edit on 22-3-2014 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer
Layout the circumstances were anyone would be duped by a fake carrier hiding another ship. Please be detailed on how it would go unnoticed until it was time to strike.
Who in Iran Military said that, and how did you find out?
Source: Iran Military
So if I make a facebook ID "US Military", will you quote what I say as "Source: US Military"? That would be cool, even though I have nothing to do with the US military.
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on the facebokk page www.facebook.com...
I doubt they would make it in full view of satellites, after all they do know about satellites, they have sent their own up into space
You know what 'speculation' means...so why would you be unwilling to speculate in a speculative thread?
Could it be that you have a morbid fear of being incorrect, even while just innocently speculating?
I thought the 'brotherhood' were made of sterner stuff?
And another of your quotes to my assertion that faked carriers MAY be used to fool an enemy..
You can't have it both ways matey.
Either it's convincing for the role, as you assert above, or it's not.
So would a faked super-carrier be convincing or not, even for a slight military tactical advantage that could make all the difference in a heated and nervous pre-battle situation?
If not, how do you think it would fool a static public who are certainly not operating on split-second, life or death principles and would have the luxury of detailed examination at leisure?
One way, or the other...not both.
uhmm....no navy leaves planes on a flight deck when it goes into dry dock, and even for routine scheduled docking, all planes are flown off even before it gets close to a dock. this isn't real, there isn't a conspiracy.
carrier, complete with fake U.S-style airplanes, near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
The mock supercarrier seems to have been modeled off of an American Nimitz-class (CVN 68) carrier, down to the number "68" painted on the flight deck, though its intended use remains a mystery.
Pretty Crazy... Possible mock up for propaganda? hmmm
Commercial satellite images obtained by CNN reveal that Iran is constructing a large-scale replica of a U.S. military aircraft
Why is Iran building giant mock-up of U.S. aircraft carrier?