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   The Iranian Navy reveals new bath tub toy that is exactly what the village people were thinking of when they wrote that song

29 Nov 2012 02:45 PM   |   25066 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
My DICK is bigger than that.

/srsly

29 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

ChipNASA: My DICK is bigger than that.

/srsly


AND full of seamen too...
/5 is a full crew?
//WHAR is the skreen door>?!

29 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
Stone Meadow     
Mildly surprised that photo showing two of them didn't have a dozen. Photoshop...how does it work?

29 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
Bondith    [TotalFark]  
That's about the same colour as the water in tropical lagoons. Clearly, Iran is planning an invasion of Tahiti.

29 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
Grapple     
whatever... I like it. it should blend right in with the turquoise blue of the deep ocean... oh wait...

29 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
cgraves67     
Turquoise subs? Clive Cussler is going to sue for copyright infringement.

29 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
Biness     
subby references village people.

article references beatles.

head hurts

29 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
mainstreet62     

ChipNASA: ChipNASA: My DICK is bigger than that.

/srsly

AND full of seamen too...
/5 is a full crew?
//WHAR is the skreen door>?!


Need a Prozac prescription?

29 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
ThatGuyFromTheInternet     
I literally laughed out loud at this. Yeah, They're a real danger that needs to be stopped.

29 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
We Canuckians have a fleet of those in a mall in Edmonton.

29 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
fluffy2097     
That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.

29 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
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Ish thish shome short of joke?

29 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
UsikFark     
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*UURT*

29 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I literally laughed out loud at this. Yeah, They're a real danger that needs to be shopped.

/ftfy

29 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
snocone    [TotalFark]  
I am going with 30 days and both will be sunk.
Anybody for a lotto?

29 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
justanotherfarkinfarker     
I think they contracted that out to some Mexican drug lords. Haven't they found some that big in south American jungles.

29 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
farkingismybusiness    [TotalFark]  
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Women and seaman don't mix.

29 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
Ecobuckeye    [TotalFark]  
That hovercraft in the background of Photo #2 is pretty cool, though.

29 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
snocone    [TotalFark]  

fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.


Wanna bet?

29 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
PuhleeZe.....
We did it first and better


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29 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
Biness     

fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.


very interesting idea, i hope the iranians don't think of that. we did the same thing with tanks.

29 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
Rapmaster2000    [TotalFark]  
In other news: Secret of Fire Falls Into Iranian Hands.

29 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
TheOtherMisterP     
FTFA:

"But it's hard to believe that the enemy won't see this one coming with the colour making it stand out like a sore thumb against the water's surface."

Methinks the author doesn't know how a submarine works.

29 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
Wicked Chinchilla     
As ridiculous as that color is close-up It might actually be difficult to see if its on the horizon. Would be curious to see how it compares with the dark grey silhouette.
Difficulty:
The last time someone optically directed fire at something on the horizon was a long time ago.
What, pray tell, is the point?

29 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
Biness     
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i just hope this isn't the crew

29 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
tricycleracer     
Colombian drug smugglers have larger submarines.

29 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
MadameX     
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29 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
fluffy2097     

snocone: fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.

Wanna bet?


Not really. I don't like the odds of survival to be honest. It's mosquitoes VS a person.

/it's just one of those mosquitoes COULD give you West Nile Virus and kill you.

29 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
Smeggy Smurf     
I hope the USN is issuing ear protection to the sonar operators. That thing is likely to be louder than a pissed off mother in law

29 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
AntonChigger     

cgraves67: Turquoise subs? Clive Cussler is going to sue for copyright infringement.


And judging by the novels Dirk Pitt, or Kurt Austin for that matter, could kick Iran's ass by themselves.

/fun books

29 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
Biness     

Smeggy Smurf: I hope the USN is issuing ear protection to the sonar operators. That thing is likely to be louder than a pissed off mother in law


not mine.

29 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

TheOtherMisterP: FTFA:

"But it's hard to believe that the enemy won't see this one coming with the colour making it stand out like a sore thumb against the water's surface."

Methinks the author doesn't know how a submarine works.


I thinks you are correct. FTFA:

Designers of the domestically-produced warship must have thought that the bizarre shade would make the craft blend in with the deep waters of the high seas.

No, they think, with some justification, that it will help the craft blend in with the bottom in shallow waters, which is where small subs like are most useful.

29 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
Wicked Chinchilla     

TheOtherMisterP: FTFA:

"But it's hard to believe that the enemy won't see this one coming with the colour making it stand out like a sore thumb against the water's surface."

Methinks the author doesn't know how a submarine works.


Why would they even be worried about someone seeing it visually if its submerged? I mean, the Persian Gulf if shallow, but major warships aren't going to be tooling around at lagoon depths, and the article specifically mentions "deep ocean water." Best bet is paint the sucker dark blue, not torqouise if thats your angle....

29 Nov 2012 02:58 PM
darth_badger     
I wonder how much baking soda it uses per dive?



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29 Nov 2012 02:58 PM
Broktun    [TotalFark]  
The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea sub at Disney is bigger. 



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29 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
fluffy2097     

Biness: very interesting idea, i hope the iranians don't think of that. we did the same thing with tanks.


Sherman tanks were useless against a German Panther, or Tiger in a 1 on 1 engagement. With 4 Shermans and 1 Panther or Tiger though, One guy could flank the enemy while using the other 3 as meat-shields.

/It's not a tactic America is used to anymore, since we have become squeamish about casualties.

29 Nov 2012 03:00 PM
snocone    [TotalFark]  

fluffy2097: snocone: fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.

Wanna bet?

Not really. I don't like the odds of survival to be honest. It's mosquitoes VS a person.

/it's just one of those mosquitoes COULD give you West Nile Virus and kill you.


This ain't mosquitoes.
It is toys in a small piece of shallow water.
What you might call fish in a barrel.
This is no threat, it is a photo op.
And a stupid one. Guess that is why you get to hear about it.

29 Nov 2012 03:00 PM
Summer Glau's Love Slave     
Christ, I thought it was a toy.

/I normally don't laugh at the size of another man's submarine, but dayum!
//It's not much bigger than the Hunley.

29 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
Wicked Chinchilla     

fluffy2097: Biness: very interesting idea, i hope the iranians don't think of that. we did the same thing with tanks.

Sherman tanks were useless against a German Panther, or Tiger in a 1 on 1 engagement. With 4 Shermans and 1 Panther or Tiger though, One guy could flank the enemy while using the other 3 as meat-shields.

/It's not a tactic America is used to anymore, since we have become squeamish about casualties.


Technically, our doctrine as written didn't even want our tanks engaging the enemy tanks. They were supposed to support the infantry in assaulting fortifications/artillery/etc. The enemy tanks were supposed to be drawn out the by them and then destroyed by Tank Destroyers.
/sounds decent enough on paper
//in practice.....makes you wonder why no one said "why don't we just put a better gun on the tank and have it do both?"

29 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy     
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Hmm. I wonder what painting a submarine that shade of blue could possibly be used for? It's not like Iran is near Persia or anything....

/Seriously, as fun as it is to mock Iran, it's not a bad idea for shallow-water operations.
//That shade of blue is probably less likely to make a sharp silhouette against the bright, bright, bright blue desert sky on the horizon, too.
///And hordes of inexpensive submarines can be a fairly effective weapon when your enemy's big expensive nuclear attack subs carry less than a dozen torpedoes each. Suicide attack Hunley>-style, only one has to make it through to the target.

29 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
Deep Contact     
I think Iran's plan is to have our Navy laughing so hard, that it will be successful.

29 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
oryx     
It was the only color they could get because of sanctions.

29 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
SomethingToDo     

fluffy2097: That's actually a neat little piece of military kit. I bet it could be employed quite effectively for defending against pirates and other low grade threats.

And of course, If you can produce a thousand of them and send them at a US battlegroup, you might actually get a lucky shot off and do some damage. A lot of them would be torn to shreds but some are going to get through.

America used the same concept with liberty ships in WWII, and it worked. You can't effectively stop U-boats from sinking your supply ships, but you can certainly put so many ships in the water they cannot stop them all.


Crew of five does make it sound like a WWII midget sub. I imagine that it would get deployed at the same types of targets. Maybe US ports in the region will start using magenta shark nets?

29 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
zedster    [TotalFark]  

SomethingToDo: Crew of five does make it sound like a WWII a copy of a North Korean midget sub. I imagine that it would get deployed at the same types of targets. Maybe US ports in the region will start using magenta shark nets?


FTFY

29 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
fluffy2097     

snocone:
This ain't mosquitoes.
It is toys in a small piece of shallow water.
What you might call fish in a barrel.
This is no threat, it is a photo op.
And a stupid one. Guess that is why you get to hear about it.


A harmless little dinghy did this.
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/You don't fight big expensive ships with other big expensive ships if you are a country like Iran. You fight with a swarm of small cheap ships, because all your losses will be cheaper then the destruction of one big expensive ship.

29 Nov 2012 03:06 PM
dj_spanmaster    [TotalFark]  

29 Nov 2012 03:06 PM
nodubs     

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: [eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov image 720x480]

Hmm. I wonder what painting a submarine that shade of blue could possibly be used for? It's not like Iran is near Persia or anything....

/Seriously, as fun as it is to mock Iran, it's not a bad idea for shallow-water operations.
//That shade of blue is probably less likely to make a sharp silhouette against the bright, bright, bright blue desert sky on the horizon, too.
///And hordes of inexpensive submarines can be a fairly effective weapon when your enemy's big expensive nuclear attack subs carry less than a dozen torpedoes each. Suicide attack Hunley>-style, only one has to make it through to the target.


Works fine when it's in shallow water, where our ships probably won't go anyways. Go deeper, and color doesn't matter to sonar.

29 Nov 2012 03:06 PM
Whiskey Dickens     

UsikFark: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x216]


*UURT*


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*SPLASH*

29 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

fluffy2097: snocone:
This ain't mosquitoes.
It is toys in a small piece of shallow water.
What you might call fish in a barrel.
This is no threat, it is a photo op.
And a stupid one. Guess that is why you get to hear about it.

A harmless little dinghy did this.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x240]

/You don't fight big expensive ships with other big expensive ships if you are a country like Iran. You fight with a swarm of small cheap ships, because all your losses will be cheaper then the destruction of one big expensive ship.


It's kinda hard to mistake a neon-blue submarine for a fishing vessel.

29 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  
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