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.