A real aircraft carrier type “Nimitz” is 300 m long and 75 m wide


Iran constructed near the port of Bandar Abbas, the layout of the ship, resembling a small copy of the American aircraft carrier, reports “Interfax” referring to Agency Associated Press (AP). It is assumed that this is done in preparation for the exercises.

On satellite images the company Maxar Technologies at the disposal of AP, it is clear that externally, the ship is reminiscent of an American nuclear aircraft carrier type “Nimitz”, which regularly comes to the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz. On the deck of the model ship, you notice 16 aircraft models.

“Aircraft carrier” is located near the place where last may the Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) introduced to the public 100 new high-speed ships.

A real aircraft carrier type “Nimitz” is 300 m long and 75 m wide, and its Iranian copy – 200 m in length and 50 in width.

The Fifth fleet of the U.S. Navy based in Bahrain, to comment on the information for the AP did not.

The Agency reminds that in February 2015 the Iranians have carried out maneuvers using the model of an aircraft carrier. Then speedboats of Iran attacked the target with guns and missiles, and the layout of the ship was destroyed by missiles “land-sea”.

In April of this year, 11 military Iran ships approached close to U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf. The Americans called these actions “provocative”.

The President of the United States Donald trump announced that he had ordered the Navy to strike at military boats in Iran, if they will prevent activity of the American ships at sea.

However, the Iranian Navy said that they are going to act, as before, in the waters of the Persian and Oman gulfs, despite the warning of the Bahrain-based Central command of the US Navy not to approach the American ships in the Persian Gulf closer than 100 m.