|Officially Dubbed The Sea Pew|
This report from Yahoo is a crack-up if you really think about it. The Iranian Navy just launched a submarine in its all out battle for Naval Supremacy. All of the U.S. Navy's Boomers and Hunter/Killers had better beware - there's a new kid on the block!
And as I read the story the Persians were bragging about the ship's ability to fire anti-ship missiles and defend the islamic "republic". I'll bet the "anti-ship" missiles the sub carries are in reality hand grenades. All they have to do is surface and the Iranian with the best pitching arm starts tossing them at anything that gets in its way.
The story didn't mention what the power source is for the sub. This is just speculation but I can visualize it now - thirty guys named Mohammad are now gainfully employed by the Iranian Navy. They just had their treadmill training and are ready to "roll". Either that or the damn thing has a couple of small-block Chevy engines converted over to Diesel. Wait until the EPA and the U.N. get hold of them!
Now here's the funny (and really really really stupid) part of the story. As you can see in the above photo the sub is painted blue in some dumb-ass attempt to have it "blend in" with the ocean according to the Iranians. Now someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought that subs didn't have windows. For some dumb reason the word Sonar comes to mind. IOW subs are visually blind underwater. I guess the Persians have come up with a new way to temper those old windshields laying around in the Persian version of "Pick Your Part" junkyards.
I guess we're really in trouble now in the Persian Gulf. There goes the U.S. Navy and its dominance of the Seas. Blockade anyone?