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by krish.pf
16 May 2019 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Kopyo has relativy decent scan angles. And at a distance, I doubt f-16 can manuever out of the cone quicker than a bison turning the nose a few degrees to compensate. Jamming is a very real possibility. And no need to get worked up. I'm not questioning his war fighting capabilities. SOP of not firi...
by krish.pf
16 Apr 2019 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Yup, I know the ranges of that dogfight. I'm not questioning his decision to use R-73. I'm trying to understand the situation which went on up there, by the facts at hand. Even with a low scan angle, the cone would have been sufficiently large enough for a track, lock and fire, given the distances ...
by krish.pf
16 Apr 2019 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

And also, wasn't the story floating around that the pir panjal range was inbetween them and their saab awacs couldn't see them as they took off from Srinagar? These guys were SOUTH of Jhangar and even south of the lead F-16. They DID NOT take from from Srinagar! Or they must have already been in CA...
by krish.pf
16 Apr 2019 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

15-20km isn't close combat. Sneaking up after crossing into hostile territory and engaging in dogfight in that hostile environment? With their AWACS and ground radar painting them, they are trying to sneak up? Instead of firing their R-77s at the earliest possible opportunity during an interception...
by krish.pf
16 Apr 2019 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Isn't that extremely risky? They were doing all that INSIDE ENEMY AIRSPACE, all the while assuming the enemy AWACS and ground radar would not pick them up and alert the F-16s, turning the predator into prey. The enemy had both quantitative and qualitative superiority in that time and location. So th...
by krish.pf
16 Apr 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It could be a simple case of 21s sneaking upon the 16s at a range which was closer to R-73s wheelhouse as against R-77s , at close ranges it's always better to engage using shorter range missile, besides R-73 is truly fire and forget . Close combat missiles like the R-73 and Sidewinder are far supe...
by krish.pf
16 Apr 2019 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

And also, wasn't the story floating around that the pir panjal range was inbetween them and their saab awacs couldn't see them as they took off from Srinagar? These guys were SOUTH of Jhangar and even south of the lead F-16. They DID NOT take from from Srinagar! Or they must have already been in CAP...
by krish.pf
16 Apr 2019 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Didn't notice that in that map. The distance between Naushera and Bimbar is 25kms. So these guys were approximately 5km and 10km inside LOC. And the distance between the lead aircraft(abinandhan), and the lead F-16 is less than 15km. That is well within the NEZ of R-77. In the press conference, was...
by krish.pf
16 Apr 2019 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

In the radar images released by the IAF, where the hell is abinandhan's wingman? Edit: He did say "radar image". So the question is where is his wingman? The 2 triangles south of Jhangar are probably Wingco and his wingman which would mean that both of them had already crossed the LoC in ...
by krish.pf
16 Apr 2019 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

In the radar images released by the IAF, where the hell is abinandhan's wingman?

Edit: He did say "radar image". So the question is where is his wingman?
by krish.pf
12 Apr 2019 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^ Precisely. That means they precisely knew were the Su-30s were lurking. It was partly(or primarily) a Flanker kill mission to save their reputation after Bin Laden and Balakot strike. The tag of the first flanker kill will forever crown them and they would have never shut up about it for the next ...
by krish.pf
12 Apr 2019 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

If one listens to the DGISPR, he says clearly that the second aircraft crashed in Indian territory. Now why would he say that? A: That is because it fell in an unpopulated very remote difficult to reach area, with steep hilly features. Which explains why even the IAF and our intelligence has trouble...
by krish.pf
12 Apr 2019 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir



New Eyewitnesses claiming 2 parachutes and 2 pilots!
by krish.pf
03 Mar 2019 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Talking about the Bison, the Russians offered an engine upgrade(a modified RD-33 IIRC) too, but the IAF didn't opt for it because the Bisons were supposed to be on air for not for very long. The first bisons we got were in 2001. In 2006, IAF requested to extend the life of the Bisons to another 1500...
by krish.pf
03 Mar 2019 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Still cannot wrap around choosing a LGB attack. They probably thought using a long range stand off weapon would be a further escalation to the ammo dump they targeted in the brigade HQ. If long range weapons get employed what next? Cruise missiles and ballistic missiles with conventional payloads? ...
by krish.pf
02 Mar 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It was a WVR engagement with R-73 so radar lock is not relevant to this. A radar lock speeds up the locking process as the co-ordinates are quickly transferred to the R-73 before it is launched. Or the missile's seeker is slaved to the radar to point it in the right direction. It can also be launch...
by krish.pf
01 Mar 2019 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755183

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Some more on the Radars on the Bison. Kopyo-21I Can Track- 8 Targets Can Simultaneously Engage - 2 Targets Max Detection for 5 sqm RCS - 57 km Kopyo-M Can Track- 10 Targets Can Simultaneously Engage - 2 Targets Max Detection for 5 sqm RCS - 80 km Some Bisons are equipped with Kopyo-21I and some with...
by krish.pf
28 Feb 2019 18:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905361

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

India today showing the remains of AIM-120 C5 which missed the wingman according to the ndtv report!!
by krish.pf
28 Feb 2019 14:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905361

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

Kashi wrote:
krish.pf wrote:Almost all people have no longer term strategic mindset.


Please elaborate on what you mean by that and how would you go about correcting it.

I'm talking about the aam aadmi who have no clue in defense and strategic issues and are only discussing it now because of the current tensions.
by krish.pf
28 Feb 2019 13:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905361

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

The sad fact is even our own MEA has not confirmed it was F-16 . It's only the DDMs who are saying that along with their every breath. While they have a pilot and a wreakage to parade in front of the media, we only have the go by words of our MEA. Looking at the kind of language of third part observ...
by krish.pf
27 Feb 2019 16:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 200418

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Pakistan will do their outmost to show how caring they are for POW. IAF polit will be given a "royal" treatment and it will be used as PR. Problem now for India is that it will have to escalate and show Pakistani damage. My only fear is that their F-16's armed with sidwinder L are good an...
by krish.pf
27 Feb 2019 15:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 200418

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

MiG-21 Bison shot down pak aircraft, confirmation by MEA.
Which pak aircraft is not officially confirmed by MEA.
by krish.pf
07 Jun 2015 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 316102

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Yes, which is what we WERE trying to avoid in this Rafale's case. I hope we still are.
by krish.pf
07 Jun 2015 10:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 316102

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

It is one of the solutions. Now, do you really think this would not have been considered? The Govt is not the Defense ministry alone, there are other arenas where India needs French partnership. From technological cooperation to International political backing. And then there is the IAF that vocall...
by krish.pf
01 Jun 2015 05:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 316102

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

IMO, the best would have been to get additional MKIs and improve the operational readiness of the existing ones, and stick with Tejas. And if IAF insists on the 3rd fighter logic, when the rest of the major airforces only have a 2 fighter types policy, then get them some new mothballed MiG-29S's and...
by krish.pf
31 May 2015 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 316102

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Thanks for dumbest decision yet in the history of the IAF, Modi. You will always be remembered for this stupidity. Is the contract signed? Is it close to being signed? Is there a surety that it will be signed? Why pronounce judgement even before the charges have been read? The contract was initiate...
by krish.pf
31 May 2015 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 316102

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

NEW DELHI: Terming the UPA's proposed deal for 126 Rafale fighter jets as "economically unviable" and not required, Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said the NDA government will buy only 36 of the French aircraft, to be used for strategic purposes, and no more. Parrikar also raised q...
by krish.pf
23 May 2015 02:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 225424

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Not a good decision to cap it to 36 ....would lead to expensive fighter to maintain and procure. If they really wanted to support tejas then why buy those 36 at all just invest all money in Tejas program. They should buy 5-6 squadron and build MRO and local production facility in India The most nor...
by krish.pf
14 Apr 2015 09:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 225424

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Wow.. getting 2 squadrons in a govt to govt deal with absolutely no chance of overhaul or deep maintenance capability in the country. What a master of cunning-ness the current govt is. Way to go BJP, good one there. Just goes to show the experience the party has when it comes to dealing with situati...
by krish.pf
22 Feb 2015 06:03
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2015
Replies: 305
Views: 23837

Re: Aero India 2015

Krish - You can buy directly at the venue but 21st and 22nd Feb being Saturday and Sunday so there will be crowd, hence I suggest you to register online. Simply register for ADVA Rs600/- registration, carry the confirmation payment page which also shows you your unique registration & get the pa...
by krish.pf
20 Feb 2015 17:28
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2015
Replies: 305
Views: 23837

Re: Aero India 2015

Hi all, I need some info on the online booking for general visitors. While booking online, it says - 6. Your payment will take a minimum of one working day to reach the DEO account. You should take this into consider while making your payment. How long does it take for the payment to get processed? ...
by krish.pf
17 Jan 2015 21:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 232680

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

Aircraft taking of from ski jump on a carrier say a 200m run not only depends on TWR but also say approach speed of the aircraft i.e, wing design or say take of speed of aircraft on full load. If my memory serves right for earlier version of mig 29 take of speed was 125knots, Su27 take of speed was...
by krish.pf
10 Dec 2014 01:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 309965

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

From their IDEAS 2014 poster which got over last week. http://s1.postimg.org/5oxxp3xb3/jf_17specsphotoshop.jpg http://s3.postimg.org/yz3iu0zw3/jf_17specsphotoshop.jpg http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i65/elite-falcon07/2010122615257ff30761.jpg This fan made photoshop came out more than 2 years ago....
by krish.pf
06 Feb 2014 01:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 179501

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

^ Exactly. The level to which some posters stoop to peddle this flying box so that the country of their residence and the country of their origin come closer, is nauseating to say the least. :rotfl: I live in India. Mihir lives in the US. Keep talking. I have been following this thread regularly fo...
by krish.pf
06 Feb 2014 00:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 309965

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Apologies if posted before. JF-17 evolution from the MiG-21(F-7), and Family tree. http://s13.postimg.org/l52243t13/grumman_super_7_sabre_II_1_big.jpg http://s13.postimg.org/3t1pinzjr/grumman_super_7_sabre_II_2_big.jpg http://s13.postimg.org/u2ms1glh3/grumman_super_7_sabre_II_3_big.jpg http://s13.po...
by krish.pf
06 Feb 2014 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 309965

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

All is not well in the JF-17 world. Chinese are smart businessmen. They are peddling their F-7s and K-8s over JF-17 in the JF-17 target market. In the end money is tallel and deepel than anything for the Chinese.

Image
by krish.pf
06 Feb 2014 00:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 179501

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

^ Exactly.

The level to which some posters stoop to peddle this flying box so that the country of their residence and the country of their origin come closer, is nauseating to say the least.
by krish.pf
18 Jan 2014 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 309965

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

http://i.imgur.com/xO1ZRgw.jpg http://i.imgur.com/xTW8Qun.jpg http://i.imgur.com/jSMKcAH.jpg http://i.imgur.com/obwAn9I.jpg http://i.imgur.com/y0DSfOx.png ^ Interview on the JF-17 Thunder (Feb 2014 AFM). Lot of important info. Some of them off the top of my head- # Radar is KLJ-7 V2 # It seems SD-10...
by krish.pf
18 Jan 2014 02:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 852820

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Sad news. May she rest in peace, and the only way she can rest in peace is if STharoor rots in prison. Corruption, shady dealings in the gulf and now this. I hope he doesn't go Scott free atleast after this.

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