This is coolbert:
Place this one in the strange but true category?
"Iran’s Newest ‘Homemade’ Drone Is An Unmanned Conversion Of A 1940s American Jet Trainer"
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has a long history of copying U.S.-made aircraft and other weapons that the country received during the previous regime of American ally Mohammad Reza Shah, or transforming them into newish designs, before boasting about them as entirely domestic creations. Now the Iranians have added an early Cold War-era Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star jet trainer-turned-drone to the mix."
HOMEMADE BUT HARDLY HOMEMADE.
Iranian drone UAV the latest and greatest model based on an air frame and engines [?] as was originally part of the American jet trainer aircraft T-33 as designed in those years immediately after World War Two!!
Drone UAV the T-33 without cockpit or pilot instrumentation. The homemade drone nothing more than that!! Reverse-engineered knock-off copy of the T-33 but minus the room for a pilot!
"A 'knockoff' is a colloquial term which describes products that copy or imitate the physical appearance of other products"
IS THIS NECESSARILY SUCH A BAD THING?
Adequate as needed for tasks as assigned. Quick and dirty and a relatively cheap fix to a problem.
Other military hardware of World War Two ancient vintage still in operation but improved over the original version to include the American Tench class submarines and the even-being-built to this day Chinese Type 035G Ming III submainine an improved knock-off of the German WW2 era Type XXI submersible.
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