Iran launches new destroyer

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BBC News - Iran state TV shows domestically built destroyer

Iran has launched a domestically built destroyer in the Caspian Sea, according to state TV.
The Jamaran-2 was inaugurated in the port city of Anzali on the Caspian Sea.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the deployment was aimed at bolstering peace and friendship in the region

(from the link)

There's a video of the ship on the link. Surface to air and surface to surface missiles, anti aircraft batteries and a heli pad allegedly. Although obviously whether it's real or the same as that fighter they announced a few weeks back is open to debate...
 
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I love the descriptions. Apparently it has "sophisticated radar". That'll be a third hand Decca AWS-1 unit built in 1956 then......
I bet the Russian Caspian fleet is terrified!
 
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Iran has launched a domestically built destroyer in the Caspian Sea
Would that be the land locked Caspian Sea? If so, I think I can see a slight problem.

'Bedstead' air search radar and what looks like a single target illuminating radar atop the bridge. Looks like the Iranian navy has just entered the 1960s.

It's irrelevant anyway. You just need to sneak up behind them at prayer time when they've all got their arrses in the air pointing at Mecca.
 
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Destroyer?


Looks a bit piddly to me. Barely even a frigate... corvette maybe?
 
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Looks like a copy of the old SAAM class we sold them in the late 60's early 70's. even looks like the old Italian orion fire control radar behind the bridge.
Hull looks odd. Very uniform, no "ribs" visible almost like it is GRP. Hawse pipe and capstan look duff as well.

By the way Vinnie those Mirror "dingy" kits are now a grand. Mine cost £50 odd quid in around 1979.
I was watching some in Dun laoghaire port Ireland in December. Crewed by kids in a gale I would not have gone out in they were amazing. More like sit in wind surfers.
 
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I love the descriptions. Apparently it has "sophisticated radar". That'll be a third hand Decca AWS-1 unit built in 1956 then......
I bet the Russian Caspian fleet is terrified!
Not very effective against the dreaded Mach 3 cricket ball then?
 
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Domestically built?? Does that mean it was put together by a bunch of housewives using empty fairy liquid bottles and sticky-backed tape.?
 
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Domestically built?? Does that mean it was put together by a bunch of housewives using empty fairy liquid bottles and sticky-backed tape.?
Fairy liquid bottles? Are you joking?

This is Iran we're talking about, they'd be lucky to have Lidl's own.
 

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