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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 16:32 
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lets have this only of the LCH as we have for the LCA ,MRCA ext


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 16:37 
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First media report..


India test flies light combat chopper successfully
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 743118.cms


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BANGALORE: India has successfully flight tested a prototype of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by the state-run Hindustan
Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), a top official said Tuesday.

"The maiden test flight of the LCH Monday evening was successfully. Though it was a short haul lasting about 20 minutes, the performance was good," HAL chairman and managing director Ashok Nayak told IANS.

The 5.5-tonne attack copter is a derivative version of HAL's flagship product Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), christened Dhruv.

"We will be conducting more test flights to evaluate its various parameters at different altitudes and conditions. We are looking at reducing the weight considerably for better manoeuvrability," Nayak said.

Made of lightweight composites, the LCH can operate at high altitudes up to 6,000 metres or 18,000 feet.

The prototype was flown with Shakti engine, developed by HAL in partnership with Turbomeca, the French manufacturer of aero engines for global aerospace majors.

"Plans to launch the flight trials of LCH have been going on over the last couple of months but got delayed due to reassessment of its various functions and flight control systems," a official of the company's copter division said.

HAL plans to hard-sell about 150-175 units of the LCH to the Indian defence services, mainly Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army, which already operates the military version of Dhruv for various functions.

Senior officials of the company's helicopter division and IAF were present at the HAL airport to witness the test fight.

The LCH will be equipped with a helmet-mounted targeting system, electronic warfare systems and advanced weapons systems.

The LCH will incorporate a number of stealth features and crash-worthy landing gear for better survivability. It will have a narrow fuselage, with two crew stations.


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 16:39 
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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 16:42 
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India test flies light combat chopper successfully conformed reports from the E.T
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 743118.cms
the mombo jumbo in pak about the LCH http://www.defence.pk/forums/india-defe ... ght-2.html


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 16:44 
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sathyaC can you look one post up and check the content of that post ? it is same as this article, kindly delete your last post. please check before posting same news articles.


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 16:51 
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Borrowing a page from GJ

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HAL is turning out to be more secretive than the Russians in the 80s


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 16:58 
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FWIW HAL is media shy these days, more than secretive.

p.s. where's his favourite multi-coloured fonts ? :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:06 
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Just saw the news online. Cheers to HAL :D :D

OT - @ Rahul M, I noticed that you've changed your location :D Revolutionary spirit if I may say :D


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:22 
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Jagan wrote:
Borrowing a page from GJ

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HAL is turning out to be more secretive than the Russians in the 80s

They better be. Any delays / failures in future (God forbid) will only embarass them, a la LCA. Some of us BRFites are champs at that!


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:25 
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Some Snaps....waving around the corners...!

http://karosszek.blog.hirszerzo.hu/__up ... wz10_1.jpg
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1881 ... icozh1.jpg
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9999/lchmockup.jpg
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/aer ... alNumber=2

one much old video..Just for reference...!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWlXS2s5X3M


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:29 
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sumshyam wrote:
Some Snaps....waving around the corners...!

http://karosszek.blog.hirszerzo.hu/__up ... wz10_1.jpg


What exactly is the reason to post the above link in LCH?


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:30 
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First image of LCH on my page ...

ndtv.com/vishnu

Please do join the page

Vishnu Som
Associate Editor and Senior Anchor
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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:32 
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Vishnu wrote:
First image of LCH on my page ...


Do you mean this

But the Image you posted shows a gun attached..But I remember reading somewhere that it is yet not weaponised..!


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:33 
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Image

I believe the above pic shows the first flight of LCH. Enjoy :)


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:35 
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sumshyam wrote:
Vishnu wrote:
First image of LCH on my page ...



Do you mean this


The pic matches the description given by Chetak in Ind-Mil Aviation thread....'tiger painted on both sides".... :twisted:


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steve wrote:
Image

I believe the above pic shows the first flight of LCH. Enjoy :)


nope..it is photoshopped and the blog owner says so..... :P ....


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Large Size

http://static.social.ndtv.com/files/wal ... 951349.jpg


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The pic on ndtv.com/vishnu was forwarded to me by HAL ... Thanks


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nope..it is photoshopped and the blog owner says so..... :P



Opps sorry :(


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:42 
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shravan wrote:


yipeeee!!!!!!...that one has gone straight to my desktop as wallpaper.......Lungi dance time......."apdi pore pore.."


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Vishnu wrote:
The pic on ndtv.com/vishnu was forwarded to me by HAL ... Thanks


hmmmmm.....well then let it be...exactly it good that earlier report was not that close.. :twisted: ..!

Well, Just to say..an OT...I remember one statement that some people were ready to lie down under the rolling Indian Tanks and blah blah....now what they will do...!


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 17:46 
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Thanks Vishnu for saving this thread :D


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:07 
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awesome vishnu ! thanks a lot !

some comments :

> can't quite place the helmet, looks similar to the ELBIT HMS. not quite like the top-owl.

> FLIR ball is a mock-up right now ?

> z is army registration IIRC. (added later : wrong info, ignore.)

> lastly but most importantly, they need to re-do the eye, add a little red may be. right now it looks a decidedly gandhian tiger.


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:09 
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^^ the pic made the day. Awsome beast. Beautiful contour lines. Bravo scientist engineers and most of all "Project head". I want Gatling Gun on it... :twisted:


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no complaining people

time to just enjoy


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:19 
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Awesome image!!!!!


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:22 
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check out the number on tail= "ZP 4601"
As posted by me on blog.
http://angle-of-attack.blogspot.com/201 ... light.html


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:33 
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Great pic.However,it shows what I find to be one crucial difference when seen in comparison with attack helos worldwide,in that the second cockpit is located much lower than in rival helos.The view of the pilot/gunner to either beam is excellent,but the rear crew member's view straight on leaves a lot to be desired.Whether this is going to be a handicap only the testing regime will tell.Otherwise the shaping of the chin/fuselage (look at the similar approach of the Chinese attack helo) indicates RCS/stealth features incorporated.Now fo a swift testing programme and induction into service.


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:37 
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re: rear seat's view

he will get his info from the HMS. for his job he won't need to depend on eyeball Mk1.


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:41 
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This is so awsome.. the cockpit looks spacious compared to Tiger/Apache/Ka 50.


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:45 
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I'm crying tears of joy :((


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Another image and HAL press release on my page ndtv.com/vishnu

Please do join the page ... Am getting flak for not doing enough to bring in viewers onto my NDTV page !

Cheers
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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:46 
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as it is a attack helo fire power is very important as we look the side wings or what ever it is know as it seems it can not take much load, as it very small, we some thing with lot fire power, as was looking something more MEAN


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It's really beautiful .....

http://livefist.blogspot.com/2010/03/he ... er-in.html

enjoy ...


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:51 
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Time is indeed for a Lungi Dance.

I was under impression for sometime that the rear wheel is just gonna stick out straight, but looking at the pics, the rear wheel has a pneumatic lever to pull it up, but I don't see any significant space on the tail to pull the rear wheel in. Is it just going to stick to the tail on bottom side and be outside horizantally during flight compared to vertical position while landing or hovering??? Any gyan wud be greatly appreciated !!!


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 18:53 
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any news on the Helina which was to arm the LCH :((


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 19:10 
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LCH looks good. However the cockpit is a bit too much exposed. Would have preferred a higher back seat and less glass on the cockpit like this one has. Maybe they needed to put this much glass due to the weight. Hopefully the final version will address these issues.

Great effort by HAL.


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 19:25 
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neeraj wrote:
LCH looks good. However the cockpit is a bit too much exposed. Would have preferred a higher back seat and less glass on the cockpit like this one has. Maybe they needed to put this much glass due to the weight. Hopefully the final version will address these issues.

Great effort by HAL.

Looks like the same amount of glass as that on an AH-64 Apache or a Eurocopter Tiger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AH-64_JGSDF_20080518_2.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Australian_Army_ARH_Tiger_front_view.jpg
Less glass = less visibility. So add some more metal in the way and then people will come out and say that LCH has less visibility than AH-64 or Eurocopter Tiger. You can't win 'em all.


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 19:26 
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Does the cockpit have bulletproof glass... also I wonder if it wud have been better to have a Comanche style tail to complement the stealth features


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2010 19:32 
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Compared to other Heli's, LCH has a "boxy" structure, i.e. fuselage is made of few straight panels, joined together sharp angles.

Is this a stealth feature? Like Ships have now boxy structures covering pretty much everything? But Helo with a huge fan up there and stealth dont necessarily make sense?

Any gyan? For better armor?


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