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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 10:32 p.m. PST

….Flying Boats.

"Iran has fielded a variety of unusual weapons over the years: F-14 Tomcat fighters hotwired to fire Russian missiles, homemade mini-submarines, and remanufactured Cold War jets…."
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john snelling09 Nov 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

Reminds me of a WW1 flying boat but, it goes slightly faster.

Andrew Walters09 Nov 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

Not impressed.

They say this aircraft can carry two missiles, but the missiles they name weighs 700 lbs. I'm skeptical. Even with the efficiency gains from wing-in-ground a fuselage that small is unlikely to carry the fuel for the range they claim, much less haul nearly half the bomb load of a B-17.

As for reconnaissance, wouldn't a UAV be handier? I think maybe they invented a manned UAV.

These apparently came out in 2010.

I think this is another instance of Iran claiming marvelous weapons when what they have is pretty ordinary.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 11:31 a.m. PST



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