New photo of Iranian Aircraft Carrier spotted.

We can now see the flight deck

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Before you ask
    Yes it has a ramp

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/ClOn6Ia.jpg

      We can now see the flight deck

      Weird, you have to launch in a wicked curve to get a full run at the ramp.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is the one that's literally just a cargo ship they're slapping a flight deck onto, right?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yup
      Well they actually built something to add the flight deck too as well

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        is this AI generated?
        that platform doesn't look very secure. shouldn't the majority of the ship be under the flight deck?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I can only assume they're going for an angled flight deck but have to work around the existing tanker superstructure. as far as anyone knows they only plan to launch drones so the deck probably doesn't need more than what you see.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            People keep saying just drones but that runway is too wide for simple drones

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >too wide
              wat?
              nobody has ever said "we can't land there, the runway is too wide"

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I meant more its too wide for JUST drones

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                depends what they're using.
                some of them drones get pretty w i d e

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              This thing is never going to do any aggresive turns that might compromise the stability of the structure, so it probably doesn't cost much to do it as wide as possible for ease of landing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's just that easy in shipbuilding.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      To be honest with you the idea of converting a cargo ship into a relatively cheap sea mobile drone and helicopter launch platform seems sound enough on a theoretical level, I'm just not sure how the intend to keep it protected given its size and value as a target.
      Maybe its just never supposed to leave the range of ground based fighter craft and/or air defences
      I could even see the US getting use out of a similar (though presumably smaller and more efficient) design to rapidly increase things like wingman drone carrying capacity for its CSGs in the event of a sudden outbreak of hostilities

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The cost of any substantial airwing being on the ship means it's worth investing the money to protect it properly, which means proper shipbuilding instead of taking a lowest cost cargo ship and loading her up.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Lewis_B._Puller_(ESB-3)
        the USN basically already has that

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >mobile wiki link to something totally unrelated
          pottery.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's way too vulnerable. Drones can't protect against air attack and Iranians lack the proper escorts or aircraft to protect it from a concentrated air attack from the likes of Israel/US. In the first minutes of a hot war this thing is at the bottom of the sea.

        It's also going to be tracked 24/7, so its usefulness in drone strikes is questionable

        Overall it just is a propaganda/prestige thing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing new to this, brits did ocean liners conversion in the 1910s. I guess Iran is at 1910s levels, good for them, I guess. Thirdies still have quite a bit of catch up to do.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's a converted ocean liner, not a cargo ship

        https://i.imgur.com/nuRHxBS.jpg

        That's a converted battleship hull, not a cargo ship. Many battleship and cruiser hulls were converted to aircraft carriers, especially after the washington naval treaty.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Does this count?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know if escort carriers really count as carriers but I guess that's close if nothing else

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know if escort carriers really count as carriers but I guess that's close if nothing else

          Here's one that actually IS a converted cargo ship, started as a regular oil tanker and just had a deck put on top. (While still functioning as a tanker underneath.) The British later built a bunch of these, as well as grain carrier versions, from scratch but the first few were conversions.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the difference is that the designers back then had the neurons to realize that a fricking huge box structure on the deck was not a effective way of maximizing the flight deck space. This concept alluded these morons

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        moron the RN did the exact same thing as the Iranians are doing (well way shittier actually) in the Falklands wtf are you talking about

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    am i supposed to hate it? if its stupid and it works is it really stupid

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >am i supposed to hate it? if its stupid and it works is it really stupid
      it will be operated by muslims so it will only be effective against other muslims, not israelites or yanks.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        they are the most competent muslims, so...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >they are the most competent muslims, so...
          how deadly are they on a scale of 1 to 10
          with 1 being a lone incel with a banana
          and 10 being any single one of the major allied or axis powers in wwii

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Persian IQ is stable while the mutt IQ keeps going down, so at some point it will inevitably cross...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >The Persian IQ is stable while the mutt IQ keeps going down, so at some point it will inevitably cross...

          Average IQ doesn't matter. USA still has 100 million or whatever Anglo-German-Chink-israelite males.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >and it works

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They are going to need escorts. It's a great idea, the days if manned aircraft are over.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its going to be hilarious watching this thing get sent to the bottom of the ocean within 1 week of it's completion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's going to be deployed to Yemen apparently

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        god I hope so

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >take a fricking cargo ship with zero defenses
      >cram a bunch of your irreplaceable air force jets on it
      >shocked pikachu face when israel sinks it and takes out a huge chunk of your air force with one missile
      It'll be funny but the meltdown will make this board unusable for days after it happens

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I am SO FRICKING READY
        For this thing to be completed
        I want to see everyone argue over it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think the funniest part is knowing that this hunk of shit is almost certainly more seaworthy and capable than the chinese carrier that's like a decade behind schedule

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            China's carrier program is so funny to me
            Rather than just move to helicopter carriers like Russia is doing which are cheaper and better to use for smaller operations
            They want the big boy carriers
            But instead of doing the time and effort into it they just bought a rotten Soviet husk
            And copied it and modified more of then to make it look modern without actually doing anything to make it...modern

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Someone convinced the higher ups in the CCP that they can win an open sea war against the USN

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Imagine if it actually works though... Every nation with even a hint of shipbuilding ability and delusions of grandeur bubbaing their freighters into carriers like this is some fricking space opera. Maybe some madlads will even start building arsenal freighters packed with dumbfire rockets...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I mean
            It COULD work
            There's nothing wrong with using a cargo ship as a base. Older aircraft carriers were converted ships
            It's just Iran doesn't have the aircraft for this. Even drones don't make sense to use this

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Maybe it's for Russian planes to land on? Doing that will make the carrier immune from Western attack since there's Russians on board.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                This hasn't saved individual Russians in the past why would it save them now because of dumb deescalation policies.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Shhh! Don't discourage him! Are you staying we shouldn't let Russian pilots land on that thing? You know they have the planes and pilots to pull it off 100% successfully. They're totally not going to overshoot or overestimate the landway length and totally not explode crashing into the command bridge! Cmon dude....

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Older aircraft carriers were converted ships
              Actually a frickton of WW2 carriers began their life as something completely different. Battleships, cargo ships, oilers, liners, whatever.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >It's just Iran doesn't have the aircraft for this. Even drones don't make sense to use this
              absolute dumbshit /k/ poster

              the *drones* dont need to come back and land, its sending 90% of them on a 1 way trip
              do you understand that?

              >take a fricking cargo ship with zero defenses
              >cram a bunch of your irreplaceable air force jets on it
              >shocked pikachu face when israel sinks it and takes out a huge chunk of your air force with one missile
              It'll be funny but the meltdown will make this board unusable for days after it happens

              lmfao
              >nu /k/ muses on how israel and the US can totally sink this POS "Iranian backed ship" and "glass those towelheads" afterwards (ez) in the process

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Imagine if it actually works though... Every nation with even a hint of shipbuilding ability and delusions of grandeur bubbaing their freighters into carriers
            but this was proven to work 100 years ago

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          how the frick are planes supposed to land on this thing anyways? if you frick up your approach or landing at all you just end up slamming into the tower

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have not been following this development as closely as I should've but if it's slinging suicide drones at sea landing won't be a problem.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >that water line
          Do they even have a port deep enough to berth fully fueled and loaded?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          theres so little dock equipment, im guessing this is just for show

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's been confirmed to be a drone carrier pretty sure

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >That’s the tipping point that will make /k/ unusable
        Have you been paying attention at all over the past few years? The desperate Ukie shills and salty assmad VatBlack folk have ruined our little shithole of a board.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why would Israel sink the flagship of a nation that is not attacking them also in international waters? That's an act of war.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Whewwww boy who wants to tell him

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yep. Israel loves to attack ships. Americans have a good story about it, USS liberty was called?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              meh

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                This guy got molested by his mega church pastor hard enough to shrug off actual war crimes on US sailors by "our greatest ally" that's actually pretty impressive k4xk

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this shit is a silver platter for US/Israel.

        >no radar/EW
        >no anti-aircraft capabilities
        >no rapid fire guns

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >shocked pikachu face
        you have to go back

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >kym filename
          so do you apparently

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >but the meltdown will make this board unusable for days after it happens
        are you kidding, it will be worth it's weight in gold

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >no through deck

    Would it even be possible to modify it that way?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Could you explain sorry I don't know what you mean

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think he means that the giant block superstructure is still right there in the middle of the thing. Can they not remove it and make a more compact island more out of the way? It looks super uncomfortable to land on that thing with the island that close.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think you can remove it but maybe they don't have the ability to create a structure on the side

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Could you explain sorry I don't know what you mean

      I think he means that the giant block superstructure is still right there in the middle of the thing. Can they not remove it and make a more compact island more out of the way? It looks super uncomfortable to land on that thing with the island that close.

      I think you can remove it but maybe they don't have the ability to create a structure on the side

      the planes will land and take off by the will of Allah. thus all landings will be perfect except for when Allah calls the pilot to his side.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Inshallah.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    implessive

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe Iran intends to operate it around Yemen. Giving it to the Houthis would make it vulnerable to coalition strike so it would be under Iranian command. All bets are off if Trump is elected though.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If this cargo ship with a ramp proves feasible, then many 2nd and 3rd world navies would realize that they could also build one even if the all the planes they will use are propeller driven ones or even cheap drones. Its like the 1930's all over again.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty cool. Close to a US carrier concept from the 60s.
    The landing strip is at the front and angles towards the centerline. That way you get this large space on the flightdeck that can be used for parking and rearming while on the conventional flightdeck you have to move the aircraft to the front after landing and then for take off you have to taxi them onto the back to clear the space near the catapults.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there was a reason why this was not chosen, also this is still a better deign because of the size of the flight deck, the Iranian one is 1/4 of the size. so everything is going to be cramped as frick. Not to mention the risk of the plane crashing into the tower on landing. Which to a mind of a middle eastern pilot a large square tower is hard wired to be a place to land

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Which to a mind of a middle eastern pilot a large square tower is hard wired to be a place to land
        kek

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is there any expectation this will be anything more than a drone platform with maybe a few helos on it?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    future thinking

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      always like the idea of this shit-pile, but I've never once managed to make it combat effective.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is it actually meant to carry fighters or just shahed drones?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Drones. Probably more than just shaheed. Probably reaper we have at home as well. Hopefully some kind of asw drones too. I have significant doubts about this thing having proper support elements.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Guys I'm starting to have doubts this is for drones
        This is way too big and expensive for drones when you can just use any normal craft to launch them

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That thing is gonna get sunk by Trump within a year.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      *Biden

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >He thinks Trump will win

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >He thinks sleepy Joe will win

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It would be cool as frick if they treated this cargo ship conversion like a real carrier and conducted actual flight ops training with it, deployed it and ran it as if it were a serious warship working to fulfill Iranian policy objectives on the seas. But…that’s not how it’ll be used and everyone damn well knows it; it’ll just a budget prop for internal optics and regional sand peasant propaganda. This is a nation whose main naval arm is fricking motorboats, they’re simply not serious about this. Considering how corrupt the shithole is maybe this is all they CAN do.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is written in blood why converted "carriers" are not a serious proposition beyond support functions in low threat environments.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is it? Most MACs were normal

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Normal for what? Normal for nearly 80 years?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes? They're just normal cheap aircraft carriers that went away after the Falklands

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh that part jutting out the side seems not good. What are they planning to land on it?
    ...and I have to ask what do they want an aircraft carrier for? Are they planning to project their power to the western hemisphere? That's way not a good idea.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably spying for Yemen

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's to stop a USN/IAF from launching like 2 Fighter jets with Harpoons and sinking it? It lacks modern air defenses, drones can't dogfight yet, and Iranian navy doesn't have much in the way of escort vessels

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All of this and more belies the fact that Iran is even dumber than it seems. Not only will this ship never be capable of doing shit, there isn't anything useful for it to do.

      Iran already has carriers deployed to each of its strategic waterways: one is Iran, and the other is Yemen.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Be Iranian military
        >launder resources from your own country as its population waits in breadlines
        >Want prestige project like a carrier
        >still too poor to afford one
        >make this one anyway
        It's just for vanity and spying in the Gulf. It's not a carrier in the real sense at all.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      International law

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Iran is basically cousin fricking north korea, a bratty carrier getting the jdam correction wont bother anyone who could do something about it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Iran is basically cousin fricking north korea, a bratty carrier getting the jdam correction wont bother anyone who could do something about it
          how many more jdams untill the pool opens up tho?
          those bratty "iran backed" lifeguards took away my swim pass

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if car/truck carrier ships (PCTC) would be the best options for aircraft/drone carrier conversions?

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