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by sharma.abhinav
13 Aug 2018 17:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 464346

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I am living in Lucknow and I will try to visit whenever it is held and post the goodies. Yes it is being done for promoting Defence corridor in Bundelkhand and because Karnataka government said that it could not manage it. Last time such an activity was held in Lucknow was Indian Science Congress he...
by sharma.abhinav
11 May 2016 22:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 163418

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Am I reading it right or is this another part ddm. Naval Tejas taking off with a payload of 3.5 tons. As far as I know that is the maximum payload of AF Tejas Mk1. If it does so would Navy buy more and use it atop its carriers.
by sharma.abhinav
03 Jan 2016 22:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 262234

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

ADA sources said LSP-3 and LSP-4 of Tejas have been prepared for BIAS, one for flying duties and the other for static display. But test pilots flying Tejas are apprehensive. “We have problems with the undercarriage. A short-term solution has been found for this trip but it’s not a permanent answer,...
by sharma.abhinav
03 Oct 2015 14:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 128334

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

A question to gurus please:
Is it feasible/possible that Tejas MK1A be Tejas MK2 minus the 414 engine. What I mean here is that will Tejas Mk1A incorporate all the aerodynamic improvements sought in Tejas Mk2 and still be powered by 404 engine.
by sharma.abhinav
01 Jun 2015 12:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 128334

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I have a question if the guru's wont mind :P

How quickly can we get engines for series production of Mk1 and proposed Mk1.5 from GE. Will it be through a fresh order or can they be acquired through previous order it self.
by sharma.abhinav
31 May 2015 23:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 128334

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

FOC will be given on original ASR as freezed and handed down to ADA by IAF. Any additional requirement will form part of subsequent versions after FOC. Wait for it. But I think it is not going to replace Rafale or other MMRCA only MIG 21 Bis. Indeed Tejas can't and won't replace Rafale but the two ...
by sharma.abhinav
31 May 2015 22:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 128334

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Sensors of Dassault Management and other companies are being bombarded by conflicting signals. Probably unable to make out the real image amidst clutter. Even IAF does not know what to do next.They may get their Merc/BMW but no more..... Well to me the picture is pretty clear. The way MMRCA tender ...
by sharma.abhinav
12 Aug 2013 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 618346

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

I do agree with Philip sir on it. I think they should do away with AMCA and instead should focus on building a fifth gen fighter bomber kind of aircraft with either the engines from Su-30 mki or from the FGFA itself. Make it big pack it with long range precision guided bombs and mid ranged cruise mi...
by sharma.abhinav
31 Mar 2013 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 129729

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Just in from Tarmak007 on FB

Tejas LSP-8 goes supersonic, and achieves Alpha 20 -- both key IOC parameters. More soon
by sharma.abhinav
27 Jan 2013 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 155757

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

I thought the JF-17 bandar was a Mig-21, with Chinese makeup. However, I always wonder. We have had ToT for decades. Whether we bought MiG-21, 25, 27 or Mirage or Su-30MKI, we must have had ToT as part of the scope. Then why did it take so many years for us to develop an LCA that is still IOC and a...
by sharma.abhinav
26 Jan 2013 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 155757

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

I know that...it was just to point to working with Russians instead of the Americans...and despite all of this, we got a MiG++ ! It is not that we didn't approach Russians, we did but they wanted us to shelve LCA and instead offered us license manufacture (or was it co-development, cant remember) o...
by sharma.abhinav
26 Dec 2012 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 129729

Re: LCA News and Discussions

nash wrote:i think it is R-73 or R-60..


Oh ya R-73, R-77 is a bvr missile, my mistake :P
by sharma.abhinav
26 Dec 2012 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 129729

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Here it is http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/10/first-combat-drill-with-tejas-in-3.html http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0DD4Q1z-GTw/UG7ik9yhFaI/AAAAAAAARRY/4e5ls43pVx0/s1600/406926_206759236085199_103329156428208_427672_747920768_n.jpg Is that FLIR or RECON(TAS/IFF) on the port ? I think that is a Laser D...
by sharma.abhinav
01 Dec 2012 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122987

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

We have a indian product which suits us and quite good and they why multy bulty deals from around the world??? Product which suits our requirements and which can be made and further developed is readly there and the user for obvious reasons do not want it even though it is the better product than t...
by sharma.abhinav
01 Dec 2012 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122987

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

I think one way of setting this right is by having an MRCA styled competition where RFI's are sent to major tank manufacturers and let Arjun and T-90 compete with other tanks. Whichever tank wins the competition takes the cake. Why have a single vendor situation in tanks. When every thing else is be...
by sharma.abhinav
10 Nov 2012 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 129729

Re: LCA News and Discussions

With this planned production rate for LCAs, the first squadron inducted in 2016 with be almost obsolete and IMO the LCA MK1 would be immediately taken for upgrades with technology and systems infusion from MK2.. http://idrw.org/?p=15567 the production rate could have been better though :( Can you k...
by sharma.abhinav
07 Nov 2012 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 121315

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

So now we know whose mind is narrowly focussed on robotic arms reloading. Those with broader perspective solved the problem 48 years ago in 1964, probably before you were born.


Why is there not a like button. :D
by sharma.abhinav
06 Nov 2012 19:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 167317

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

the IN KA31 AEW would be operating at an alt of around 15,000-20,000ft max. would this underslung radar be able to see above that altitude? all sorts of fighters and bombers can sneak in above that height incl the backfire if this is a blind spot. is it optimized for detecting sea skimmers and low ...
by sharma.abhinav
15 Sep 2012 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 155757

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

^^^^venug, Are you saying that "Katrina" is as near-and-dear as the ancient Swastika? Is the name of some Dutch girl really the best for this usage? Is 'Katrina' really apropos? I'm not exactly a Francophone, but I do speak French pretty well, and 'Katrina' for a French warplane is like t...
by sharma.abhinav
29 Aug 2012 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 129729

Re: LCA News and Discussions

the intake for LCA shown is two in no. or the serpentine intake F16Xl have intake similar to f16 i.e single straight forward intake


I guess I said wings and not the entire aircraft.
by sharma.abhinav
29 Aug 2012 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 129729

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Image Though it is just an artistic impression, found this image of stealth LCA on the web interesting. It seems to be a fusion of wing planform of the FGFA and fuselage of the LCA with a flat belly To me its wings look more like F-16 XL http://instapinch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/F-16XL-...
by sharma.abhinav
28 Aug 2012 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 129729

Re: LCA News and Discussions

just thinking why did paf get j17 very quickly with rd33 engine which we have for 10 year or so with our mig29 & we go for ge404 & ge 414 engines & then take lot of time evaluating & improving..... i realized we are to replace mig21 which was a superb fighter of that time & stil...
by sharma.abhinav
11 Aug 2012 00:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 647595

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

Don't forget next Arihant (s) will be a lot bigger and are under construction. I wish for that to happen but I think next Arihants will of same dimensions as current one. The reason I say so is because hulls for other 2 subs in series were already getting fabricated (read that earlier on BR itself)...
by sharma.abhinav
11 Aug 2012 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122987

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Indian FMBT is already decided, so lets stop further development of Arjun and save the public money n time of DRDO. What has been decided of FMBT, no firm specs are given, only vague terms like FMBT to be better than both T-90 and Arjun in mobility, firepower and protection and yet with a weight of...
by sharma.abhinav
10 Aug 2012 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122987

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Oops my bad got confused between Vickers and Centurions
by sharma.abhinav
10 Aug 2012 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 647595

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

Troimphant class subs are really the right pedigree to follow. In tonnage they are almost twice that of Arihant and carry 16 silos for SL-IRBM/ICBM.
by sharma.abhinav
10 Aug 2012 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122987

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

It can not happen that a GSGR for a tank does not carry an upper limit of Gross weight. Arjun initially was conceived as a tank which would provide enhanced performance in all parameters over Centurions (Vijayantas), now Centurions already weighed around 52 Tons with 105 mm rifled gun, so a tank ha...
by sharma.abhinav
10 Aug 2012 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 647595

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

What puzzles me is the range of Sagrika. TSP can be hit by air and land. No problem. To hit china from sea, India would require at least 2000KM range with a payload of a 1000 KG (assuming India does not have the H bomb, it claims, but has yet to prove) to hit the guangdong priovince. it would requi...
by sharma.abhinav
09 Aug 2012 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 647595

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

I understand that K-15 has a range of 750km, whereas Islamabad is over 1,100 km from the coast (Karachi to Islamabad is 1,143 km). On the other hand, Srinagar to Islamabad is only 164 km. Is the idea to deploy INA Arihant in the Dal Lake? Presume our neighbour would never dream of lobbing one on Sr...
by sharma.abhinav
08 Sep 2011 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 778608

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Over 300 Sukhoi-30, Tejas aircraft to be inducted into IAF Can some one explain what is the meaning of this news. :) I think our beloved mantri ji meant that the IAF would be inducting 270 Su-30 + 40 Tejas = 310 brand new 4th gen fighter aircrafts. Or the IAF would be inducting approximately 300 Su...
by sharma.abhinav
22 Jul 2011 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 415700

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

I think a couple of Exocet or Harpoon class anti-ship missile could be carried in internal weapon bays of AMCA.
by sharma.abhinav
22 Jul 2011 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 834647

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^ The fact that they advertise 200 kg payload might be to show that it is a non-nuke mizzile onlee... ( IIRC, our bums start from ~300 Kg?) Hmm what about sub-kilotons tactical nukes for battlefield use. Now I don't know whether or not we have them, but have read somewhere long ago that those can ...
by sharma.abhinav
09 Jun 2011 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 616695

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Unidentified store on LCA:


That sir I think is not any unidentified store on the outermost pylon, but if I am right its the launcher for the R-73 missile that Tejas carries. It only is empty (without store) which would mean that the missile had been fired before this pic was taken. :mrgreen:
by sharma.abhinav
23 Sep 2010 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 996
Views: 172128

Re: Aircraft Recognition

I managed to get only 14/20 correct, a score of 8299 :(. I guess am a noob
by sharma.abhinav
16 Aug 2010 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Independence Day Wishes !!!
Replies: 99
Views: 9376

Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

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Happy Independence Day To All BRF members :)

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by sharma.abhinav
12 Aug 2010 22:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 934864

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Just my two cents on canards and tvc on LCA. As far as canards are concerned then the reason they are absent from Tejas is because IAF insisted on not having canards on Tejas, as they didn't have any experience with canards (Su-30 mki wasn't there when Tejas was being designed). People who have foll...
by sharma.abhinav
01 Mar 2010 19:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Holi !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1810

Re: Happy Holi !!!

Happy Holi to all.
by sharma.abhinav
24 Feb 2010 13:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 854232

Re: Indian Military Aviation

A noob question to all gurus. What are the chances of DRDO/ADA developing MCA in collaboration with French Dassault, as they don't seem to have a 5th gen fighter in plan or development. Besides we are already collaborating with them for Kaveri. :?:
by sharma.abhinav
24 Feb 2010 02:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 824453

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Actually it has been approved. It is explicitly mentioned as one of the projects on which DRDO will focus during the year 2010 as per their Monthly report that came out in January 2010. Thats where the name AMCA came from. But yes, it will be at least 6-8 years before a prototype emerges as a lot o...
by sharma.abhinav
24 Feb 2010 01:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 824453

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

If Tejas platform can deliver all this we have no reason to buy a medium weight fighter and nor do we need to start work on Medium Combat Aircraft! Although we have come far, I would still not like to have an Indian product that needs more work to be inducted into service! These aircrafts are serio...

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