As tensions flare between the U.S. and Iran over the series of attacks last summer, Iran has built an aircraft carrier made to resemble the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class carrier, for what I could only imagine being used for target practice seeing there is a giant red circle target painted on the deck.
From a distance, it looks good but with a closer look, it is just a barge made to look like the Nimitz-class carrier a ship used by the U.S. navy. complete with fake aircraft on the flight deck. Although, not the type of aircraft one would expect to find on any carrier.
That just the beginning of what they got wrong on the ship, it lacks the lifts, masts, and weapon station. Not just that they got the entire scale completely off it is only about two thirds the length of a Nimitz-class carrier and about half the width.
According to DailyMail
Iran has built a fake aircraft carrier that closely resembles US navy vessels for use in live drills, amid escalating tensions between the two countries.
The fake carrier, seen in a series of satellite photographs, is similar in appearance to the Nimitz-class carriers routinely sailed by the US Navy.
The replica holds 16 mock-ups of fighter jets on its deck, satellite photos taken by Maxar Technologies revealed.
While not yet acknowledged by Iranian officials, its appearance in the port city of Bandar Abbas suggests Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard is preparing a repeat of a similar mock-sinking in 2015.
The vessel appears to be some 650ft long and 160ft wide, smaller than a real Nimitz which is 980ft and 245ft wide.
The fake carrier sits just a short distance away from the parking lot in which the Guard unveiled over 100 new speedboats in May - the type routinely deployed in encounters between Iranian sailors and the US Navy.
Those boats carry both mounted machine guns and missiles.