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#1 HappyAccident

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

http://news.yahoo.co...-211724188.html

Well it's not letting me post the image again. Here is the link or go to the article: http://l.yimg.com/bt...ow/BlueSub2.jpg


It looks like the Iranian Navy really wanted people to see its new submarine. In a live broadcast on state TV on Wednesday, the Islamic Republic showed off a new Sina 7 submarine that is painted in an unusually bright turquoise blue hue.
So, why exactly would any military want to design its ship in a color that can be easily spotted ? TheDaily Mail speculates that the ship's designers mistakenly chose the color, believing it would help the craft blend in with the ocean's waters.
Launched from Bandar Abbas, near the Strait of Hormuz, the Sina 7 and two Ghadir-class submarines represent the first wave of the country's "indigenously built" warships, Iran said.
"Since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, we have learned not to ask for help from other countries and stand on our own feet in meeting our demands," Iranian Navy commander Habibollah Sayyari said during the broadcast.
"Thanks to the Islamic Revolution, Iran has acquired the know-how to build submarines. No one believed that we would reach a point where we would build destroyers capable of carrying helicopters and missiles in the Sea of Oman and oceans … because it's a very difficult task to build destroyers and submarines."
The Sina 7 is reportedly capable of firing anti-ship missiles, which the Iranian government says is a centerpiece of its new defense strategy.
Two repaired hovercraft vehicles were also showcased during the broadcast.


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Edited by HappyAccident, 30 November 2012 - 03:57 PM.


#2 Waser Lave

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:13 AM

If they still think it's a "very difficult task to build destroyers and submarines" it kind of makes you wonder why we're apparently so worried about them trying to make a nuclear bomb. :p We've been building destroyers for at least 100 years and submarines for probably 250 years so they're slightly behind there. :p

#3 Pilot

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:01 AM

Jokes aside, this thing is actually smaller than a WWII torpedo.

#4 Sweeney

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:39 AM

Why does it matter what colour a submarine is? Below 30m underwater, everything looks roughly blue anyway.

Besides, if I wanted to develop some covert submarines, I'd pretend I'd painted them all a stupid colour too.
The black ones would be halfway to their first mission.

#5 Waser Lave

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:44 AM

Why does it matter what colour a submarine is? Below 30m underwater, everything looks roughly blue anyway.

Besides, if I wanted to develop some covert submarines, I'd pretend I'd painted them all a stupid colour too.
The black ones would be halfway to their first mission.


They can't stay below 30m for that long though given the size of it and given that they don't have nuclear technology (yet). :p

Then there's also their recent drone announcement to consider:

http://www.theregist.../28/iran_drone/

#6 Sweeney

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:52 AM

They can't stay below 30m for that long though given the size of it and given that they don't have nuclear technology (yet). :p


Seems like that'd be an issue regardless of the colour :p

And that drone malarkey is ridiculous.

#7 Waser Lave

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:05 AM

Seems like that'd be an issue regardless of the colour :p


It's probably a bit more of an issue for a bright turquoise submarine though. :p



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