American aircraft carrier was sunk by Iran, blocking the channel became a major security risk

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 American aircraft carrier was sunk by Iran, blocking the channel became a major security risk


According to the report, the sank American aircraft carrier is only a large model transformed from a barge and does not have the ability to take off and land fighters. This huge model aircraft carrier, which is modeled on the U.S. Navys Nimitz class aircraft carrier, has been sunk once in the Iranian maritime exercise in February 2015, when the exercise was conducted at the Iranian naval base near port Abbas. The model was hit by a series of weapons, including swarms of speedboats, anti-ship missiles and ballistic missiles.

U.S. aircraft carrier model built by Iran

The barge, which has little solid structure to withstand anti-ship weapons, was salvaged and restored earlier this year for re-use in drills. The US media have previously questioned the military value of Irans anti aircraft carrier exercise, because the model aircraft carrier is only a model, and will not be able to withstand repeated attacks like a real aircraft carrier. According to the report, such exercises are only a propaganda tool and have no practical training significance.

According to the report, such a result is exactly what Forbes magazine reported before: the location of the ships sinking may bring serious trouble to the Iranian navy and IRGC. Its just outside the entrance port of port Abbas, close to the main channel. The water depth of the local waterway is only 45 feet (about 13.7 meters), so the barge has become a serious threat to shipping, and Iran lacks sufficient fishing capacity to deal with this problem effectively.

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