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Iran Accidentally Sinks Its Fake American Aircraft Carrier
submitted 10 months ago by Nemacolin from popularmechanics.com
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An Iranian barge modified to resemble an American aircraft carrier sank near the Strait of Hormuz. The “carrier,” built to take abuse in propaganda videos made by the Iranian regime, unexpectedly turned on its side near the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. The fake carrier is now a hazard for local shipping, and experts believe it will need to be towed away and salvaged.
The unnamed barge was recently a star in Iran’s “Great Prophet 14” exercises. The annual air and naval exercises are used to showcase all the ways Iran believes it can stand up to American military power. In last month’s exercises, Iranian forces launched an anti-ship missile at the barge, and commandos fast-roped onto the deck of the make-believe ship.