Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Look Familiar?

It certainly does to me.

The above is Iran's new "Karrar" UAV. Don't let the name fool you though. Aren't ALL missiles technically Unmanned Aerial Vehicles? There is no evidence to tell anyone that this is anything more than a dumb bomb attached to a rudimentary launch/flight system. There is nothing that shows that it is capable of any kind of sophisticated remote control which would mark a step up for Iranian capabilities.

In fact its lauded statistics are underwhelming. Top speed--560 mph, Payload--450 pounds, Range--620 miles (and that's if we accept Iran's figures at face value).

Now take a look at the statistics of the German V-1 from WWII. Top speed--400 mph, Payload--1,900 pounds, Range--150 miles.

Then take a look at the following picture:
and compare...

Congratulations Iran!! You've caught up to the 1940's!!!!

Then again...The US and Russia both developed atomic weapons in the 1940's as well now didn't they...

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