Iran's 'flying boats' go on display

Discussion in 'Modern' started by comiso90, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. comiso90

    comiso90 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Video and multi-media communications expert
    Location:
    FL
    BBC News - Iran's 'flying boats' go on display at sea



    Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have taken delivery of three squadrons of flying craft named Bavar 2', according to the country's state TV.

    The craft have a hull which enables them to land on water, and can be used for surveillance.

    They were filmed on display at sea in Hormozgan.

    .
     

    Attached Files:

  2. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,093
    Likes Received:
    657
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    :lol:

    I guess there goes the master plan of invading them with canoes
     
  3. verner

    verner Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Third Stone
    Holy Batman!
     
  4. Colin1

    Colin1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Engineer and overgrown schoolboy
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    It's not a new idea
    it's an up-to-date rework on the Soviet Ekranoplan, borne out by the reverse-delta wing config for exploiting ground effect when it's skipping along close to the water.
     
  5. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    Didn't the Soviets have one of these things to transport goods? Rather than using ships for faster delivery?
     
  6. Colin1

    Colin1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Engineer and overgrown schoolboy
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #6 Colin1, Oct 11, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
    Pretty much
    but I think it was for ferrying holiday-makers around the Black Sea

    Edit: it was nicknamed The Caspian Sea Monster so I guess it wasn't the Black Sea :)
     
  7. mudpuppy

    mudpuppy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Appalachian Foothills in Virginia
  8. Colin1

    Colin1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Engineer and overgrown schoolboy
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Sorry Derek
    spent too long in Edit mode...
     
  9. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,775
    Likes Received:
    687
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    I think it is so funny how advanced they think they are.
     
  10. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    Its propaganda for the masses. Keep them fed with images of how the theocracy is defending the poor Iranian public from the Great Satan US in hopes that the Iranian people wont rise up and hang them all from the lamp posts for keeping them in the 8th century while the world races away into the future. :rolleyes:

    Iran and North Korea are becoming more and more the same.
     
  11. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,775
    Likes Received:
    687
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    I agree. I just hope that someday the people of both Iran and North Korea rise up.
     
  12. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    Me too. Would be nice to see somebody else sacrafice for betterment of their society than the men and women of the western world.
     
  13. timshatz

    timshatz Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    4,441
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    MGR
    Location:
    Phila, Pa
    Those things look like target drones. Maybe the designer had that in mind.

    They also look too slow to run, to underarmed to survive a stand up fight and too small to be a threat to anything other than the pilot of the craft (or some poor SOB out in the gulf fishing or some such).

    In any kind of fight against a serious threat, they're just toast.
     
  14. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    If they go up against F-18's or F-35's, they will be.
     
  15. pbfoot

    pbfoot Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    niagara falls
    It the Straits of Hormuz they might be a very interesting option , low radar and accoustic signature . In that busiest of sea lanes ...its a cheap option
     
  16. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    versus a small boat that can actually carry a viable payload? Nah... it's a boondoggle to amuse the masses.
     
  17. comiso90

    comiso90 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Video and multi-media communications expert
    Location:
    FL
    #17 comiso90, Oct 11, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
    I think its a cool looking patrol aircraft for a nation w/o satellites. I bet it as a poor service radius though.

    .
     
  18. comiso90

    comiso90 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Video and multi-media communications expert
    Location:
    FL
    #18 comiso90, Oct 11, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
    I dont believe its a ground effect craft anymore than the Lake. Just a simple seaplane with an attempted stealth airframe. The video clearly shows it flying higher than ground effect height.



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    Looks like a kit build POS.
     
  20. Colin1

    Colin1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Engineer and overgrown schoolboy
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I still think it is
    the reverse-delta wing config is an accepted technique employed in ground effect vehicle design WHEN skipping along close to the water, which implies that WHEN it isn't, it's doing something else - like flying out of ground effect.

    I still fail to see the overall bang-for-buck, unless 'being alot of fun' counts
     
Loading...

Share This Page