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Flying Cars? No, But Iran Now Has Flying Stealth Boats

Posted in Bizarre, Cool Stuff, General, Videos by Kurt Ernst | October 1st, 2010 | 5 Responses |

Ordinarily I’d say”cool” to a story like this, since who wouldn’t want to get behind the wheel of a flying boat? Unfortunately, the ‘Bavar 2’ wasn’t built for recreational purposes, and Iran claims to have deployed three flying boat squadrons for military purposes. Though not shown in the above video, the Bavar 2 flying boats will eventually be equipped with missiles or rockets to supplement their current machine gun armament.

The stealth claims probably refer to some sort of composite (like fiberglass or carbon fiber) being used for the craft’s skin. Details on construction weren’t released, but it’s probably safe to assume that very little metal was used in the frame and wings. You can’t build a motor entirely out of plastic, so that exposed engine atop the fuselage will ensure that the craft really isn’t invisible to radar. Or thermal imaging.

I’ll give props where they’re due: the craft was designed and built entirely in Iran, and Autoevolution says this was done within a single year. If the Iranian government embraced capitalism, I could see the Bavar 2 being the “must have’ personal transportation option for the mega yacht crowd, less machine guns and missiles, of course.

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5 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    This reminds me of some GI-Joe vehicle I would have had as a kid.

  2. Kurt says:

    Dave, they would have looked cooler, with bodywork covering up the motor. And they would have had rockets, bombs and machine guns as standard equipment.

  3. DaveMofo says:

    Ooooooooooooooo I’m SO scared, Mr Ahmedinejahd. ONE Apache Longbow heli would kill their entire squadron of flying boats. BUT!
    We’ll probably let a pack of ‘em do the job just to spread the fun around a bit.
    That’s not to say I WANT to go to war with Iran, I’m just saying the initial crushing of their military would be fun to watch. Hopefully they’ll keep giving nuclear capabilities continued lip service and saber rattling. We’ve got enough debt on our plate as it is.

  4. Austin says:

    These kinds of boats/aircraft are called Wing In Ground Craft, or WIG for short. Google that shit.

  5. eddie_357 says:

    your right about that they could at least put a engine cover on it, if not for aerodynamic reasons but for looks to mask those curtis bi-plane engines or some thing.