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by Daedalus
09 Apr 2015 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1961
Views: 232622

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

It looks like INS Vikrant does not have a Bulbous Bow.

Anyone know why?
by Daedalus
29 Oct 2010 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 547
Views: 73869

Re: Design your own fighter

This is not related to the current discussion. But since this is the Design your own fighter thread. I would like to bring these pics to your attention. PIC 1 PIC 2 PIC 3 PIC 4 PIC 5 This thing looks sexy form all the angles. I am not an expert in aircraft design, so can someone tell me if this can ...
by Daedalus
14 Oct 2010 07:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 991351

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A few more months before the float out. I don't think so, even from the Col's picture the aft is still no where near completion. I don't think the completion of outer hull, painting and other necessary things can be done in few months so as to launch this. But I have also heard somewhere that the e...
by Daedalus
07 Jan 2010 13:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 752826

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

AdityaM wrote:Can a SU30 to increase its speed fire a warheadless Brahmos without releasing it from the Pylon?
:rotfl:

I know this is silly, but if the pylons could be strengthened, why cant such a device be used for aircraft speed boosts?


I think that is why they are designing AVATAR.
by Daedalus
16 Dec 2009 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5244
Views: 1118034

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

there was a report by klimovs doing research on introducing plasma for increased thrust and decrease drag. any thoughts there from our halal designers? plasmas are highly ionized mass streams. From what I recall, russian research in this area was directed at achieving fluidic thrust vectoring. ie c...
by Daedalus
16 Dec 2009 22:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 815989

Re: LCA news and discussion

^^ I am talking about he shape of the inlet here. What I am trying to say is that the oval shape was changed to rectangular shape from hornet to super hornet. Anyway MK2 the inlet is being redesigned, the question is, dose this cut down on the RCS and is this a huge design challenge?
by Daedalus
16 Dec 2009 21:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 815989

Re: LCA news and discussion

air intakes will be enlarged in Mk2. according to knowledgeable folk that should do the trick. Also will it under go the same shape change as happened in the case of Hornet to Super Hornet upgrade. I think this will do good to reduce RCS. The design of the engine inlets reduces the aircraft's front...
by Daedalus
16 Dec 2009 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5244
Views: 1118034

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Wallah, Grand ayatollah mullah enqoob-ud-din-al-gas-turbiney may pardon the young SDRE mujahid's haraam attempt to tread on his turf. You see, a turbojet / turbofan engine built for high speed flight employs axial flow compressor / turbine design for their relatively low drag. However, stage compre...
by Daedalus
16 Dec 2009 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5244
Views: 1118034

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^^ Any study/attempt towards that you know of.
by Daedalus
16 Dec 2009 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5244
Views: 1118034

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I am just thinking out loud here, don't know if this was discussed here earlier. Can the Kaveri core, Kabini, be used to develop a turboprop. If this can happen may be it can be used in Saras or in aircrafts with similar kind of configuration(using prop) which we may develop in the future. Added lat...
by Daedalus
16 Dec 2009 09:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 815989

Re: LCA news and discussion

They are clear here. http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/3196/medium/ada-lca-naval-01.jpg I've changed it and am uploading the corrected one on wiki. http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4176/lcadesignnaval.jpg Thanks Negi saar. Also continuing from here . Let me start of by saying nice work, I ...
by Daedalus
16 Dec 2009 07:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4158
Views: 766989

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Gagan wrote:PS: I put up two diagrams on the wiki LCA Tejas page.


Isn't this the trainer. I thought the navel version is a single seat one.
by Daedalus
03 Dec 2009 09:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1149144

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Expected tonnage of displacement could be ~ 80,000 ton. And which yard in India will be able to build such a ship? Check out this page . Few lines are quoted below. Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) is the largest shipyard in India located at Kochi, Kerala. This yard has facilities to build vessels up ...
by Daedalus
17 Nov 2009 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 815989

Re: LCA news and discussion

would the chromium coatings [the other news from IISc we heard under the missile thread] help in reducing drag for a/cs? I think this is a one time deal. Once the coating evaporates the effect is gone, then the a/c will have to be re-coated. More over the coating process may be real expensive like ...
by Daedalus
05 Oct 2009 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 815989

Re: LCA news and discussion

Nice look at the three engines here . May I also add this point, that F414 is an uprated version of F404. They did this by shorting the combustion chamber and after burner . I think they have squeezed the max out of this platform. But the EJ200 and the RD-33MK hasn't been squeezed(in their component...
by Daedalus
05 Oct 2009 17:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 622108

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Dude, The F-18 E/F are as much for carrier operations as 29k and Kub, so why not 29Ks. The Mig-35 is only going to be ready for production by 2013 by which time we could have a couple of squadrons of the Mig-29K already in service since the 29k are already being manufactured. Not to mention commona...
by Daedalus
05 Oct 2009 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 622108

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Instead of the Mig 35 we should just go for the Mig 29k. That plane is already in production and the production can be pumped up to supply the IAF too. If we can have the f-18 E/F contending for the competition why not the Mig 29K ? The Russians should have thought about this earlier. All or many o...
by Daedalus
21 Sep 2009 17:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 815989

Re: LCA news and discussion

Did anyone notice the roboLizard on the glass canopy of LCA in Shukla ji's blog? I am sure that is an ultra advanced automated cockpit cleaner robot that India has developed. I see it :D and by the way nice find, its hard to spot. May be you should become an analyst for the RAW (or some intelligenc...
by Daedalus
26 Aug 2009 15:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 657319

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

note:I think the term reactor used here is misleading. Adapting a chemical process they originally created to extract metal, the Cambridge team has designed a reactor that strips the oxygen from the metal oxides found in moon rocks. The term reactor is not misleading, you are not fully informed. Re...
by Daedalus
24 Jul 2009 20:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 27822

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

p_saggu wrote:Didn't know where to post this, what is this at cochin shipyards site?

Image


I looks like a barge, but its huge.
by Daedalus
29 Jan 2009 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5244
Views: 1118034

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I think this is the right thread for posting this material, if not feel free to move/delete this post. So here is my 2cents on the kaveri issiue :D . From what I have read and understood(assuming I have read and understood the right stuff), the main problem with kaveri engine is with its fabrication...
by Daedalus
18 Jan 2009 21:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 31159

Re: Indian Military Aviation

LCH's maiden flight trail in May-June Bangalore, Jan 17: The first flight of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will be conducted in May-June, defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Chairman, Ashok Baweja said. HAL had earlier fixed the trials during last March, but postponed it. "We took ...
by Daedalus
30 Dec 2008 23:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25966

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Thanks for the link. Do you have the complete paper? The above looks just like X-37. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_X-37. And it is to be flight tested in 2009. If we can beat them, cool! 8) Unfortunately I don't. Wish ISRO had some thing on their website about new techs/developments they are ...
by Daedalus
30 Dec 2008 01:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25966

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

p_saggu wrote:
AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISATION OF RLV-TD

Any pictures / concept drawings around?


Check this link out.
by Daedalus
07 Nov 2008 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5244
Views: 1118034

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Nitesh wrote:What are "tow milestones" he is talking about in kaveri?


Good question. To add to that I have some more.

- Is the weight reduction archived?
- Has the thrust improved?
- Is it K9 or has K10 already been made ready?
by Daedalus
04 Nov 2008 11:39
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 245664

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Some commends and thoughts after watching the video. In part 1 of the video he said the MKI where shot down more often in the 1st week. This could be due to lack of proper equipment, like almost not working radar etc. But the interesting thing is from second week MKI trashed every one including frie...
by Daedalus
01 Nov 2008 22:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 330990

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Acharya wrote:
sunilUpa wrote:

:shock: :shock: :shock: Wonder where else all those Apollo missions (Apollo 12 to 17) landed, if not on moon!

Area 51 - California


Area 51 is in Nevada a state next to California, also it is to the north of Las Vegas.
by Daedalus
31 Oct 2008 06:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 30769

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

K-15 missile to be tested from land Hemant Kumar Rout First Published : 30 Oct 2008 07:59:00 AM IST Last Updated : 30 Oct 2008 01:30:26 PM IST BALASORE: After successfully test-firing nuke-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) K-15 from underwater, defence scientists are now planning ...
by Daedalus
23 Oct 2008 01:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 330990

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Arun_S wrote:Full video of the launch (4 Hours length) is available on ISRO website, where all parameters are shown as it progresses. Its beautiful.

http://www.isro.org/brodcast.htm


I did follow that link but could not get to the video. I there a direct link to the video.
by Daedalus
23 Oct 2008 01:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 330990

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

I think towards the end we can see the stage separation. I can be wrong. Thats what i also thought, Thats the reason i posted this video Good video. No that is not stage separation. Is an upper atmosphere phenomenon (I cant recall the specific term). Siva-saar: Long time no see. Welcome back. I had...
by Daedalus
22 Oct 2008 23:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 330990

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Absolutely awesome. Look at those at the launch center PRIDE and CONFIDENCE.
Congratulations to every one behind this and to ISRO.
siva wrote:Launch Video

Good One

I think towards the end we can see the stage separation. I can be wrong.
by Daedalus
30 Sep 2008 05:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 30769

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Anand Barve wrote:They should start selling the Prithvis to Vietnam and other Panda haters....that'll give the chicoms a nice nasty surprise... :twisted:


That's a really good thought. I agree, revenue + scared chinkis :D . But I am sure there will be international rules against that.
by Daedalus
22 Sep 2008 22:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully
Replies: 200
Views: 64104

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission discussion

Can you cite which frontiers of space they are exactly ahead? A frontier is a political and geographical term referring to areas near or beyond a boundary, or of a different nature. If the above is true, then all the stuff outside Indian boundary. Of course we can go around the world in couple of d...
by Daedalus
20 Sep 2008 02:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully
Replies: 200
Views: 64104

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission discussion

“In the next 40 years, it will be possible to transport it to the earth,” he said. Besides He-3, India’s first moon mission will also search for important minerals like titanium, uranium- 238 and possibility water.


So India has plans to mine the moon :) , U238 :twisted:.
by Daedalus
18 Sep 2008 02:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 445013

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

I am not too sure how old it is but this is the first real pic of PAK FA that I have seen so far. Otherwise till date all the posted pics have been artist renditions. Cheers its a PS pic, check out key forums The pic is not related to the PAK-FA its from the early/mid 90s. The Russians did a LOT of...
by Daedalus
18 Sep 2008 01:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 445013

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

That is a cool picture, even if its old. It looks like a cross between conventional swept wing + forward swept wing + stelth or su-30 + su-47 + stelth. I am all pumped up to see this mean machine fly.

There will be more from where that picture came from, is there?
by Daedalus
16 Sep 2008 01:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25966

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

I don't know if this was posted here before. Now, I have read that the mission to the moon(that is the entire mission till man landing on moon) is to find and mine some kind of Helium to fuel nuclear fusion reactors. Also the program India is involved in Europe is to test and develop fusion reactors...
by Daedalus
12 Sep 2008 22:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 445013

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

the mki is enough of a bomber if it gets the right gizmos. it's airframe certainly allow that. 8t payload is no joke. only US and russia use dedicated bombers nowadays. china's bomber force is a derelict cold war legacy. No argument there and exactly my point. By the by I am new to this forum. If I...

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