The most likely interpretation would seem to be that Iran has a well funded Ekranoplan enthusiast placed high in government who gets funding to build and awful lot of kit vehicles
To: Mahmūd Ahmadinezhād (President, Islamic Republic of Iran)
From: Rear Admiral Fiasco da Gama (Duck Creek Fleet, Parramatta River Squadron)
Subj: Availability for employment in experimental craft development
Mr President, salam!
I have attached my resume and a written application for work in your country's
experimental weapons development program. As you may read in detail I have
extensive experience in researching all kinds of practically useless but very
visually impressive vehicles. I maintain a keen interest especially in Soviet-
era weapons, especially of the impractically large variety, but also of the kind
which is cheap, disposable and inherently unsafe to its user/pilot.
In the interests of full disclosure I am a regular user of alcohol, an Australian
citizen, liberal humanist, quasi-Catholic and pro-feminist. However for the
right amount of support in developing appropriately ridiculous weaponry
I am happy to make a genuine conversion to whatever authoritarian reading
of Islam your country's political system may require.
RADM Fiasco da Gama
PS. I'm totally into military march-pasts and can bring my own uniform
So, what are they gonna use on the ground? Segways?
It's called the Goalkeeper Close-In Weapons System for a reason -- it has only a few seconds worth of ammo. Because that's all the time it's going to get to shoot at the incoming missile.
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