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All the Times the Iranian Navy Got Its A%& Kicked
« on: February 10, 2014, 05:03:40 AM »

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Re: All the Times the Iranian Navy Got Its A%& Kicked
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 07:12:55 PM »
These vessels pose no threat to the United States. Most of these vessels were built in the 1960s

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Re: All the Times the Iranian Navy Got Its A%& Kicked
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 07:25:45 PM »
I'd gently point out the Sabalan took a bomb straight to the engine room but is still not only floating but moving.

Don't knock the older tech.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 11:16:16 PM »
I'd gently point out the Sabalan took a bomb straight to the engine room but is still not only floating but moving.

Don't knock the older tech.

It was laser guided bomb from an A-6

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Re: All the Times the Iranian Navy Got Its A%& Kicked
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 11:18:39 PM »
I'd gently point out the Sabalan took a bomb straight to the engine room but is still not only floating but moving.

Don't knock the older tech.

without the engines ever having been replaced?

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Re: All the Times the Iranian Navy Got Its A%& Kicked
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 11:27:03 PM »
without the engines ever having been replaced?

Iranian forces towed the damaged ship to the port of Bandar-Abbas, and it was eventually repaired and returned to service.fAt The Pentagon, Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. William J. Crowe Jr., and U.S. Central Command head Gen. George B. Crist monitored the situation. After discussion, the men decided to spare the moribund Sabalan, perhaps to prevent further escalation
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Re: All the Times the Iranian Navy Got Its A%& Kicked
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 12:25:37 AM »
without the engines ever having been replaced?

She needed repairs, sure. Hull patch and at least one engine rebuild. Still tough as hell, Vosper really know how to build ships.

I don't know the Navy terminology, but she's what we'd call a TOB. Tough Old Bitch.  :laugh:
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