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by Wickberg
15 Nov 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1511
Views: 440771

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Producing is not the same as engineering. As i said, over 50% in the RM12 is uniquely designed (and produced) by Volvo. The rest of the engine is also prouduced by Volvo. Does this fact make it a GE404? No, it makes it a RM12. 50% of the engine by value is uniquely designed and engineered by Volvo ...
by Wickberg
14 Nov 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1511
Views: 440771

change Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Indranil wrote:Let Wickberg ji have his pie. Enjoy it Wickberg. Whatever you say!

This is Tejas Mk1 and Mk1A thread.

So why did Rakesh post a video demonstrating an enginechange of a Gripen C and inaccurately calling the engine GE404?
by Wickberg
14 Nov 2019 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1511
Views: 440771

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

No. But I do know how to read english. I don´t know if you can read swedish but this link https://techworld.idg.se/2.2524/1.174315/reaktionsmotor-12---bade-vacker-och-stark clearly states I was saying. HAL produces 80% of parts for the Su30's engine, doesn't make it an Indian engine. Producing is n...
by Wickberg
14 Nov 2019 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1511
Views: 440771

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Still, its not F404. The RM12 contains over 50% Volvo Aero specifically designed an produced parts by hence company. Actually the 414 is based on the RM12. You too could read a little about General Electric and Volvo Aero. Where are you getting this kind of information? Have you actually worked on ...
by Wickberg
14 Nov 2019 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1511
Views: 440771

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The Gripen C does not use a GE F404. It uses the Volvo Aero RM 12. The Volvo Aero RM 12 is a variant of the GE F404, produced under license in Sweden. See below.... https://www.geaviation.com/sites/default/files/datasheet-F404-Family.pdf Still, its not F404. The RM12 contains over 50% Volvo Aero sp...
by Wickberg
13 Nov 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1511
Views: 440771

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

A must watch video on a regular overhaul of a fighter jet. This video is about the Gripen C, similar in performance to the Tejas Mk1. Some major components aboard both aircraft - Tejas and Gripen C - are similar. For example....both aircraft operate with a GE F404 engine and both aircraft use a Mar...
by Wickberg
17 Oct 2019 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2968
Views: 371873

Re: International Military Discussion

Manish_P wrote:Question to the knowledgeable. Is the 'Strix' in development? How effective would it be against a MBT (especially a moving target), given that the least armored part is the top.

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Strix has been in service for 25 years and is pretty effective.
by Wickberg
18 Apr 2019 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 266089

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Aditya_V wrote:Doesn't the Erieye use Link 16 system which can be used on the by F-16's, so JF 17 will use radio commands only?

Erieye in Sweden use the Swedish system, perhaps it´s possible to program it to use an indignious pakistani system?
by Wickberg
18 Apr 2019 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 266089

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Let us be clear that it is not Saab responsible for this but Ericsson. The GOI should make it's displeasure known by blocking Ericsson from the 5G market, but along with babooze will probably soundly sleep through the whole episode. :( Ericsson spun off its Military and Space businesses to SAAB mor...
by Wickberg
02 Apr 2019 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 261
Views: 66793

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The effects of a Israeli laser guided steel penetrating phosphorous filled hand held rocket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5cg57z9100 Quite spectacular very detremental to enemys war fighting physcic Pretty sure that's an old British test. No, it´s a Swedish BILL 2 ATGM missile agianst a Strv81 (...
by Wickberg
31 Jan 2019 06:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 923002

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

So the LCA is dead now? IAF should have gone with the Gripen 25 years ago...
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Warning issued for un-subtle trolling. Wickberg, you have a long history of posting rubbish and trolling. Don't push it.

Karan M
by Wickberg
08 Jan 2019 18:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 923002

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Feels like I´m the oldest one here. I remember reading about the LCA in a Jane´s book in the 80´s about future fighters, It feautured a Gripen in a smashing splinter-camoflage alá Viggen, it also had an Israeli fighter called "Kfir" (wich was ¨the name of a fighter in south america but the...
by Wickberg
19 Jun 2017 03:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 657465

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

But how long are you ready to wait for the "India First" to bear fruit? I mean the LCA and the Gripen projects were started at the same time in the early 80´s and look where they are now, The Gripen being operational in the SwAF for 20 years, has been exported to several countries and are ...
by Wickberg
27 Jan 2017 06:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 452351

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Strange that in all those videos the tanks never attempted to get out of the atgm's way using smokescreen or any such mechanisms.. Could it be that the crews were not aware of the oncoming missile?? Well, the "RAW: Iraqi M1 Abrams tank hit by ISIS Kornet guided missile near Mosul"-video i...
by Wickberg
29 Dec 2016 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821087

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Paul wrote:Jaguar was a mistake all right. But the alternative should have been the Mirage F1.


Or a Viggen. It would be interesting to see how an updated Viggen a´la India in 2016 would look like.
by Wickberg
06 Jan 2016 10:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 314773

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Yes, static margin management matters a lot. Designers put in ballasts for missing hardware which they are somewhat sure of coming on board pretty soon. In other cases, ballasts are used on special purpose airplane to compensate for removed/replaced or added components. None of these is the case wi...
by Wickberg
01 Nov 2015 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2968
Views: 371873

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12189942_555649894589756_3461423697226588955_n.jpg?oh=d844398743462c239c71de61179a0dd6&oe=568476CF Not right to judge a book by its cover, but damm. I hope that things aren't as bad as they look. Don´t know why you think it looks bad ...
by Wickberg
13 Oct 2015 15:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

All this talk about "India should not have taken such a big bite in the 1980s and trying to build a multirole fighter, it was too ambitious" I think is bollocks. What was India suppose to do? The project was overambitious in trying to come up with engine, avionics (eg mmr) and cutting edg...
by Wickberg
12 Oct 2015 18:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

All this talk about "India should not have taken such a big bite in the 1980s and trying to build a multirole fighter, it was too ambitious" I think is bollocks. What was India suppose to do? All, I say ALL, fighter-projects from that era was multi-role, Gripen, Rafale, Eurofighter, Novi A...
by Wickberg
11 Jun 2015 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I was a very early supporter of LCA having followed the HF-24 -> HF-74 saga. Used to scour Interavia, Flight and other obscure mags to get an idea of LCA progress since 1986. I thought after 1995 rollout of LCA TD1 its matter of time the plane will be complete. After the first flights of the series...
by Wickberg
10 Jun 2015 08:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

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by Wickberg
10 Jun 2015 07:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

indranilroy wrote:^^^ GEntlemen no more discussion on this. If you have nothing to add about LCA, then please don't post.


Does the two-seater trainer version of the LCA have the 23mm gun installed?
by Wickberg
09 Jun 2015 04:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Its now June 2015, has Cobham delivered the two critical items : IFR and Radome? Should be Jan 2015 for IFR and Feb or March for the radome. As you said. I remember reading the "Janes books of future fighters" in the early 80´s and reading about LCA and the Gripen. Now over 30 years later...
by Wickberg
10 May 2015 02:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Guys ...pls stop these personal attacks. Bharat - India Rakshak - defender It is a local defense forum but everyone is welcome with positive contributions. No pissing compitition or scoring goal pls. Oh, thanks. So it´s kinda like that Pakistani defence forum (wich I have´nt visited in years and ha...
by Wickberg
10 May 2015 02:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Karan M wrote:Funny how angrezi becomes an issue, and thoughts of sab jahaj acche hain, bhaichara come into play when the laathi starts taking effect.


Once again, wise words from the expert. I bow my head and take your personal insult with a smile.
by Wickberg
10 May 2015 01:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I really don´t know what "Wick envy" is (english is not my first language) but I thought this was an international forum considering you all write in english. Sorry to interject here, but just out of curiosity - what did you think 'Bharat Rakshak' meant? I honestly have no idea. Is that s...
by Wickberg
10 May 2015 00:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

For every statement like this you make you sound more and more like a LCA-expert :) Better than being a Wickberg who seems to be suffering from small Wick envy and is hence forced to troll away in an Indian forum. :lol: (BTW, I don´t mind being called a "drunk swedish clown" or that you s...
by Wickberg
09 May 2015 23:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

LOL, look at who is talking about personal attacks.. the same guy who began on the line. BTW as regards program being at a standstill, last I checked, the program is funded to Mk2 and Sweden is begging India to buy the Gripen. Must hurt something bad when your own AF can't/won't buy 'em and you hav...
by Wickberg
09 May 2015 22:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Then thank god we all here have you, who are the expert in these things.... More expert than you at at any rate ...oh wait, that doesn't take much.. And that folks, are the words from an LCA-expert. Now I understand more and more why the project is on a standstill... Edit: Why did you delete the pe...
by Wickberg
09 May 2015 04:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 174802

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Is there an older CAG report or any other report which analyses the ASR themselves? I mean how was the Air Force allowed to set ASRs which we have not been able to meet in 30 years? If the Baseline Requirements are unattainable another CAG report on it is not going to bring to light anything new. T...
by Wickberg
22 Jan 2015 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167014

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Thank you, see how it easy it was just answering a simple question. The IAI EL/M-2060P SAR seems to be a terrific choice. Will the LCA use it as well?[/quote] AFAIK, Su-30MKI has been integrated with the EL/M-2060P SAR pod. Check out the red pod being carried: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/S...
by Wickberg
22 Jan 2015 15:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167014

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

<SNIP>Thank you, see how it easy it was just answering a simple question. The IAI EL/M-2060P SAR seems to be a terrific choice. Will the LCA use it as well? Next time, please stick to asking straight forward questions and someone will oblige. Offcourse, but the "But you missed one thing. The f...
by Wickberg
22 Jan 2015 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167014

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

<SNIP>That kind of thing is simply outdated and obsolete. India retired it's specialised recon platform , the Mig 25 and did not go for it's successor the Mig 31. In this day and age, these things are better done with satellites where India has impressive capability, from high resolution optical sa...
by Wickberg
22 Jan 2015 12:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167014

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Yes, a specialized platform like a recon MiG-25 is obsolete. A multirole-plane however is a fighter that can do all things, intercept, attack and recon. Hence the word "multirole" :rotfl: :rotfl: . Thanks. KoolAid is not my favourite drink. You are welcome to it of course. Have a nice day...
by Wickberg
22 Jan 2015 12:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167014

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

But I wanted to know if LCA had any true recon/camera-pod implemented That kind of thing is simply outdated and obsolete. India retired it's specialised recon platform , the Mig 25 and did not go for it's successor the Mig 31. In this day and age, these things are better done with satellites where ...
by Wickberg
22 Jan 2015 11:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167014

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

<SNIP>Ah, Rafael is a great company. But how come you did´nt use an indigious recon/camera-pod? Was´nt the whole purpose of the LCA to make it as much Indian as possible? MODERATOR NOTE: You're either being dense here or playing dumb by asking the above question to flame bait. And I'll go with latt...
by Wickberg
22 Jan 2015 01:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167014

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

what is the BVR missile and radar combo on Tejas mk1? is it under testing? 1. Derby is under integration. Rafael had said that they were targeting end of Dec'2014 for completing integration. 2. Astra will also be available for integration. 3. Not sure of R-77. Frankly, don't see the need. Which rec...
by Wickberg
21 Jan 2015 23:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167014

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

<SNIP>Why is this a reason for it to be this much delayed? Do you really think someone would start on thinking "we will build a 1950s MiG-21" in the 1980s ? No, there were all multi-roles and several projects started at that time area. The only lightweight project that succeded was the Gr...
by Wickberg
21 Jan 2015 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167014

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Had the programme stuck to its original plan of replacing the MIG-21s with some limited added strike capability ,but an aircraft primarily for air combat with BVR missiles to boot,we would perhaps by now have had a couple of sqds. in service. There was little chance of the program sticking to its o...

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