Skip to comments.Video Shows Massive Iranian Navy Submarine Being Moved By Road
Posted on 07/28/2020 5:56:45 PM PDT by texas booster
Irans three Kilo Class submarines are the most potent warships in their navy. A video has surfaced on social media showing one of them being transported by road. ...
The implication is that at least one of the boats is not currently seaworthy.
The footage shows the Project 877 Kilo Class submarine on a special low-loader. Although the video is undated, it appears current. It has been picked up by Iranian-language media outlets such as the Jamejam Daily, after it was posted on social media. The description being passed around says that it is on its way to (or in) Bandar Abbas, the main naval base in Iran. This is the base for the Iranian Navys three Kilos, plus most major warships and midget submarines.
Iran received the submarines from Russia in the early 1990s. They are currently the largest and most potent submarines in the Persian Gulf, provided no U.S. Navy or Royal Navy boats are there. These diesel-electric boats are capable, but increasingly dated. They can carry heavyweight torpedoes and likely have a modest anti-submarine capability...
While moving a submarine by road isnt unique, it is unusual. It is more often seen when boats are moved inshore to become museum ships, or during construction. The Kilo Class is 230 feet long, 32 feet wide and have a displacement (in water) of around 3,000 tons. So they are not easy to move by road. It strongly suggests that the boat is not capable of being moved on the water, whether under its own power or being towed. Even for routine maintenance they are normally moved on the water. Iran has a dry dock in Bandar Abbas where the Kilo Class submarines are routinely overhauled.
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Thankfully, they are not always competent.
Big whoop, Iran has a used Russian Kilo
I think they do better in water....
I think they are doing it wrong.
When conflict comes Bandar Abbas will be a smoking ruin in short order.
How do they know which way to pray when they are under water?
Considering we are capable of being independent of middle eastern oil, why are we still in the Persian Gulf?
Shhhh.... Dont tell that to the Iranians; they still call it the iron camel.
This is all part of their cunning plan. Who would expect a submarine attack from land? Hence, the element of surprise...
That’s pretty bad when you can’t move a ship by water.
Maybe it leaks?
What is the distance by water?
Q: How far can this sub take us?
A: All the way to the bottom.
They just sick their face in another crewmembers butt
Close enough for Allah
Oil change perhaps!
They open the hatch, and an instant later Satan points straight up and tells them, Meccas that way.
Actually, Iran has worked overtime to build a mostly indigenous military construction complex. While they are still very dependent on Russia and China, they are getting better at engineering and maintenance.
Lets not all jump to conclusions. Maybe the submarine was chasing a land shark.
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