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PostPosted: 19 Oct 2012 04:00 
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Nick_S wrote:
Just curious, how much time do you spend in a week or month spotting planes?

Thing aren't the greatest in this country when it comes to spotting and so a lot of factors come into play. Read This

As world airports & communities move forward embracing & encouraging the already Mega-Popular hobby, Babus here (still stuck in the Stone Age) regress further into outright STUPIDITY.
The world's most security crazy country (Israel) - Tel Aviv has 2 Big distinct spotter groups.
Checkout what they shot last week. Heck, spotters even get their wedding photos done rampside

It depends really. Whenever that calling in your heart gets stronger, we go..........

Also when there's something new/exciting.
Like last month was a major spotting extravaganza due to Air India's 787 DREAM)LINER's arrival, i missed all of that as i was shooting it from the tarmac

This month is big because of the Hajj season, Saudi leases some insane a/c's from the world over. Like this one shot by my friend yesterday, read the remarks.

Nick_S wrote:
Sounds like a great hobby

IMO, its THE Greatest Hobby after Flying ⇒ Examples

Nick_S wrote:
especially after you get those expensive cameras & lenses.

I guess :wink:
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shiv wrote:
Nick plane spotting does not require a camera. I became a plane spotter decades ago with no camera. All it requires is a desire to spot planes. That means rushing out and looking at the sky every time you hear an aircraft. But my desire was restricted to military aircraft......

^ +1
Shiv you should subscribe to ⇒ PlanesTV on YouTube they'd fill your appetite aplenty!

Nick_S wrote:
the thing with taking pics is that you end up capturing the moment much better. Plus you can share those pics.

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PostPosted: 19 Oct 2012 10:17 
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Nick_S wrote:
especially after you get those expensive cameras & lenses.

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Somebody's got lot of $$$$ ! :rotfl: :lol:


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PostPosted: 19 Oct 2012 13:01 
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Those look like $5000 lenses.... :shock:

Too bad there is no envy emoticon. Its about the right time to use it. :)


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PostPosted: 19 Oct 2012 17:11 
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Vishal, one thing I always wanted to know. Just how do you get permission to photograph these flying thingys? I mean official permission in that you are not sneakily taking photos from public roads but taking it from the tarmac/apron/runway side, etc.


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PostPosted: 22 Oct 2012 23:38 
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just stumbled upon this photo

tha caption is really interesting -

Douglas DC-3 N347DK at Weston, Ireland

Formerly G-AMSV and recently arrived to take up residence at Weston. However in June 2011 it was sold to the Indian Air Force Historic Flight and flown to Kemble for restoration.


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PostPosted: 23 Oct 2012 07:53 
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shiv wrote:
merlin wrote:
So what is an unauthorized use? I have seen many black Amby's and other cars having the star plate covered with a black rexine based cover.


I think the stars are covered up when someone other than the person for whom the stars are intended is using the car. The vehicle is probably reserved for the starred officer's official and limited personal use. The stars are for official use. The man may attend a function in an unofficial capacity or have the car pick someone up. The stars are covered for that (I guess)

Yes. The officers can use the cars for private use also. So they have to cover the stars and the red beacon at that time. They are uncovered only when the officer himself is in the car.


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2012 15:52 
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Vivek mian, In case of conventional hostilities breaking out between India and pak or china, there would be an step wise escalation of the situation, which would reflect in the number of security rings thrown around the base. Also we need to consider the fact that the civil aircrafts also operate from the same base, so the real deal should be hidden in so that every tom, dick and harry doesn't see what the real measures are. What you have seen may just be what you need to see not what is actually there..


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2012 19:32 
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X Posted from the Indian Naval Discussion thread.

Two photos out of many taken by Clinton Wyness on Indian navy ships participating in the currently ongoing Trilateral IBSAMAR III naval exercise in South Africa.

INS Delhi Oct 21, 2012:

INS Delhi

INS Deepak Oct 21, 2012:

INS Deepak


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2012 20:26 
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New kit for the BSF as evident at least to me from a picture captioned “ An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier holds an Israeli manufactured X-95 Assault Rifle during a patrol at Border Pillar No 1175, the last international border pillar along the horizontal segment in the Rann of Kutch region”:

What is the tracked vehicle in the picture :?: Something supplied by Sweden's Hagglunds ?

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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2012 20:48 
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looks like the Bandvagn 206 and the Sisu Nasu, but I think it's latter one as Sasu Nasu's wiki page shows India as a user.


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2012 21:27 
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arun wrote:
New kit for the BSF as evident at least to me from a picture captioned “ An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier holds an Israeli manufactured X-95 Assault Rifle during a patrol at Border Pillar No 1175, the last international border pillar along the horizontal segment in the Rann of Kutch region”:

What is the tracked vehicle in the picture :?: Something supplied by Sweden's Hagglunds ?

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Oh my what the flurk is that vehicle? :shock:


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2012 21:30 
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That is eerily similar to the Saab Arthur Artillery Hunting Radar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgRiyDauBGs


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2012 21:51 
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Oh my what the flurk is that vehicle?


useful for icy, marshy,sandy areas


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2012 21:53 
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Indonesian Red Cross seems to use exactly the same version though the trailer part can be modular I guess

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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2012 02:35 
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shiv wrote:
arun wrote:
New kit for the BSF as evident at least to me from a picture captioned “ An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier holds an Israeli manufactured X-95 Assault Rifle during a patrol at Border Pillar No 1175, the last international border pillar along the horizontal segment in the Rann of Kutch region”:

What is the tracked vehicle in the picture :?: Something supplied by Sweden's Hagglunds ?

Picture


Oh my what the flurk is that vehicle? :shock:


DT-3P


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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2012 12:06 
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It's not the DT-3P. That much bigger, it's the Sisu Nasu


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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2012 14:23 
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Hahaha... you should see how regular tyred vehicles get stuck in the White Rann. It especially gets worse as the tide is coming in and can be very deceptive. The water first soaks underneath before you see it on the surface. Tourists go there to see the tide coming in and park on the salt. On the way back when they put the vehicle in 1st gear, whoops they sink the minute the tyre turns!


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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2012 14:43 
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arun wrote:
New kit for the BSF as evident at least to me from a picture captioned “ An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier holds an Israeli manufactured X-95 Assault Rifle during a patrol at Border Pillar No 1175, the last international border pillar along the horizontal segment in the Rann of Kutch region”:

What is the tracked vehicle in the picture :?: Something supplied by Sweden's Hagglunds ?

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On the other hand what is the use of such gun in desert where thing can be ugly from far not from close they should adopt 7.62 assault rifle like our Old work horse SLR.


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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2012 10:36 
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Right place to post these and more?

Apache
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C130J
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C17 Cockpit
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PostPosted: 01 Nov 2012 04:06 
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INS Teg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/angad84/81 ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/angad84/81 ... otostream/


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PostPosted: 02 Nov 2012 08:50 
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hi-res pics of the KUB operating off the Vik

http://www.aame.in/2012/10/indian-aircr ... r-ins.html


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PostPosted: 02 Nov 2012 09:50 
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cool stuff..... mig29 on vik

when deployed with Indian Navy it will be a potent platform & game changer ..........

just look how professional & cool the platform looks with weapons load..


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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2012 08:27 
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Hiten wrote:
hi-res pics of the KUB operating off the Vik
http://www.aame.in/2012/10/indian-aircr ... r-ins.html

Nice Pics Hiten, thanks.. would have loved to see IN Mig-29Ks on the Vik... now we have to wait for one more year for the that sight.


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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2012 14:19 
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NSG Snipers @ Ramlila Maidan:
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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2012 16:49 
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^^ Arent they a bit too far to take an accurate shot?


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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2012 17:11 
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vdutta wrote:
^^ Arent they a bit too far to take an accurate shot?

Shouldn't judge from a wide angle lens photo


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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2012 22:47 
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shiv wrote:
arun wrote:
New kit for the BSF as evident at least to me from a picture captioned “ An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier holds an Israeli manufactured X-95 Assault Rifle during a patrol at Border Pillar No 1175, the last international border pillar along the horizontal segment in the Rann of Kutch region”:

What is the tracked vehicle in the picture :?: Something supplied by Sweden's Hagglunds ?

Picture


Oh my what the flurk is that vehicle? :shock:


Oh my what is "flurk" ? Never heard of it. A new super doopper PAF/PLAF/PLAAF/PLAAAAAAAF aircraft ?


Kersi

P.S. I have heard (and used!!!) similar sounding words. Any relations ???


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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2012 09:52 
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Kersi D wrote:
P.S. I have heard (and used!!!) similar sounding words. Any relations ???


Sir are you referring to carnal relations? Please note that you are talking about someone being "on top" but better to stay on top-ic. :lol:


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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2012 23:01 
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My Latest Photo:
JAS 39 Gripen: Fredrik Müchler's reverse rwy/tail-wind rotation ⇒ http://www.airliners.net/photo/2184928/L/


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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2012 23:39 
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AdityaM wrote:
Right place to post these and more?


AM,

Any idea when the C-130J and the C-17 were built?

The IAF versions should be far more advanced - specially the C-17 cockpit.


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PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012 18:41 
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Service photographs of Pilot Officer Anand Singh Giri
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galle ... 0s/ASGiri/

China repatriating Indian POWs
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galle ... 1962/POWs/

If I'm not mistaken Jagan Sir is in-charge of the IAF section at BR. Great job.


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012 11:11 
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Latest Satellite Imagery Eyeballing Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya in Russia

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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012 11:21 
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^^ I hate to say this but flight deck on this ship is just too narrow. In a bad weather it will be a nightmare to land planes on this small deck.

Harrier jump-jets are more suitable for this platform then Migs.


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012 11:32 
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^^ I hate to say this but flight deck on this ship is just too narrow. In a bad weather it will be a nightmare to land planes on this small deck.


Why do you hate to say this? Your warning to the Indian Navy will be well taken I am sure. I bet they didn't have a clue. I am sure they can now start looking for a wider deck which will be safe in bad weather just like all land based airfields are safe in bad weather.


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012 11:43 
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^^^ Shiv Garu I have a post addressed to you in Missile Tech thread please take a look.


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012 12:23 
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The width of the flight deck is why Mig-29K and N-LCA are ideal for this ship and not Su-33. The harrier is a relic and belongs in a museum.


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012 12:57 
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shiv wrote:
Sid wrote:
^^ I hate to say this but flight deck on this ship is just too narrow. In a bad weather it will be a nightmare to land planes on this small deck.


Why do you hate to say this? Your warning to the Indian Navy will be well taken I am sure. I bet they didn't have a clue. I am sure they can now start looking for a wider deck which will be safe in bad weather just like all land based airfields are safe in bad weather.


Just because Navy took the decision of purchasing this carrier does not make them right, or does it?

You don't have to jump on every one on forum who are critical of armed forces decisions.


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012 13:05 
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^^^ Is it just me or a part of the flight deck in the above pic appears to have been taken off? Is that where the boilers are? I would have assumed that the boilers were further down towards the props.


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PostPosted: 15 Nov 2012 02:18 
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Indian Navy Pilots Posing In Front Of The MiG-29K Fighter Aircraft

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/W ... directlink


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PostPosted: 15 Nov 2012 05:45 
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Sid wrote:

Just because Navy took the decision of purchasing this carrier does not make them right, or does it?

You don't have to jump on every one on forum who are critical of armed forces decisions.

Sorry. I don't see the problem. I said the Indian Navy is wrong and you are right. I am agreeing with you. What is it that you are upset about?


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