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by Vinito
08 Oct 2011 05:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 615995

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I came across this picture in a magazine that in the 80's the Ukraine had looked at the possibility of using a bustle mounted loader in order to accomodate a 120mm Leclerc type gun and one piece ammo. They had even exhibited the concept in many Middle East countries as well. Isnt moving to this type...
by Vinito
25 Sep 2011 22:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 872770

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

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by Vinito
25 Sep 2011 22:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 201330

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Found this article in Janes Defence Weekly..Never knew that the Mark2 version was gonna be so expensive

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by Vinito
25 Sep 2011 11:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 872770

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

a bit confused.. The super sukhois order is different than the original su 30 mki order or is it that the remaining su 30 mki's to be delivered will be converted to super sukhoi plus some more? As I mentioned in my speculative write up, it will be the the 18 SU-30k's that are expected to be replace...
by Vinito
29 Jan 2010 18:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: PAK-FA Thread - First flight
Replies: 495
Views: 181242

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

KrishG wrote:Internal weapon's bay
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If we try to put in brahmos there it will eat up all the space...does the pak-fa also have the provision to carry external loads?
by Vinito
29 Jan 2010 18:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: PAK-FA Thread - First flight
Replies: 495
Views: 181242

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight



are it that my eyes are deceiving me or is the PAF-FA HUD much broader compared to the MKI?
by Vinito
18 Jan 2010 17:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 487154

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

singha ji, the number would be closer to 2000 now I think. rohit can answer better. if there's a situation/sector where PLA can deploy tanks and we can't, only then something like the NAMICA as a stand-alone option is a possibility. but newer tactics would be needed to exploit its shoot and scoot p...
by Vinito
18 Jan 2010 17:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 424781

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

A400 which is smaller than C-17s seems to be going towards US$ 300-400 million a pop. Il-76 using the estimate of recent cancelled tanker bid seems to be in the range of US$ 170 a pop. So s C-17 which is way bigger than both of them seems ok at US$ 220million a pop. Russians can be sweetened with a...
by Vinito
05 Jan 2010 04:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 682676

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Hmmmmmmm.................... Bakis STILL have hope getting UAV feeds: Iraq insurgents 'hack into video feeds from US drones' Now only if they can hijack one of them .......................... It may not be a surprise if the Pakis must have given them access to review the predator drone that was pro...
by Vinito
05 Jan 2010 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3445
Views: 526394

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

realistically, capital ships like carriers will not operate alone - a group of DDG and FFG plus atleast one SSN can be expected even for Russia. so instead of wasting volume on 196 SAMs and 24 huge Granit missiles, the Kuz could have used them for additional hanger space for ASW helis/Su33, extra f...
by Vinito
05 Jan 2010 01:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 731475

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

India readies 'satellite killer' "India is putting together building blocks of technology that could be used to neutralise enemy satellites," Defence Research and Development Organisation Director General V K Saraswat told reporters on the sidelines of the 97th Indian Science Congress. Ho...
by Vinito
05 Jan 2010 00:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 487154

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The current issue of the force magazine says the Arjun performed well in the desert trials where it was pitched against the T-72 and the T-90 tanks. This made army to rethink on arjun and a order of total 250 will be made for the MK1 and another 250 for MKII. :D :D What are the improvements in the ...
by Vinito
30 Dec 2009 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3445
Views: 526394

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Apologies of already posted, but was browsing for Vicky pics in google and found a very informative post on AC's and their complements. Sad part is that they did not include India in the list countries operating aircraft carriers. Don't know if I can add the link of a post from another forum in a B...
by Vinito
30 Dec 2009 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2972
Views: 394540

Re: International Military Discussion

R-36M2 Voyevoda ICBM was developed in the 1970s and put into service in 1988. At present, about 70 R-36M2 missiles are in service with the Strategic Missile Forces http://en.rian.ru/images/15740/41/157404187.jpg Now this is the pinnacle of the Russian ICBM fleet. I always wondered why the Russians ...
by Vinito
30 Dec 2009 21:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 900095

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

According to Livefist, IA is looking to procure cornershot system. http://livefist.blogspot.com/2009/12/indian-army-wants-cornershot-weapon.html the cornershot version comes in different flavours all the way from a regular 9mm handgun to a 40 mm grenade launcher. It has also been tested with a AT4 ...
by Vinito
30 Dec 2009 21:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 923493

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Photo in Livefist: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/SztMEyvewhI/AAAAAAAAJEo/y25YFdd6IRw/s1600/img_449-798926.jpg My word, she's a beauty. This one bears an uncanny resemblance to the Mangusta LAH. Rather than placing the sensor pod on the top of the nose wouldnt it have been wiser to place is ...
by Vinito
30 Dec 2009 01:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 434451

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

some news on PAK-FA ( from so called insiders ) posted at keypubs , pasting it here for the benefit of others. Otaku "I'm able to say that the aircraft [undertook] taxi trials on 23rd of December. However, this is not the flying prototype, you could call it the T-50-01, and it is a ground-base...
by Vinito
30 Dec 2009 01:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1115948

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1091229/jsp/nation/story_11919544.jsp New Delhi, Dec. 28: The Indian Navy has invited five global makers of combat planes, including the US-led F-35C Joint Strike Fighter, to participate in a competition for deck-based aircraft that it wants to buy. Deck-based aircraft...
by Vinito
30 Dec 2009 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2972
Views: 394540

Re: International Military Discussion

Russia must develop weapons to pierce US missile shields: Putin MOSCOW: Russia will have to develop new offensive weapon systems capable of piercing American missile shields in order to maintain balance with the US and prevent it from feeling it "can do anything" it wants, Prime Minister ...
by Vinito
29 Dec 2009 20:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 923493

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Why is it that Indian industries make claims that they can compete with the world with their own designs but when it comes to delivering the goods they fail miserably and end up saying "we are facing difficulties with certain parts" and then end up either looking at a TOT from the same com...
by Vinito
29 Dec 2009 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 488716

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

thanks for that Soutik Ghosh. By the way given BEML's interaction with Bumar from Poland did they also look at the KRAB 155 mm. given that its based on a T-72 derivative (PT-91 probably ) chassis with AS-90s gun? I am talking about the tracked requirement here of course. Isnt the Russian Giatsint 1...
by Vinito
29 Dec 2009 06:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 872770

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Hmmm thats likely to be DDM. There is no concrete information that air launched Kh-35 is in service with IAF, though there is some evidence that IN may have inducted it. Now especially with induction of MiG-29K. http://vayu-sena.indianmilitaryhistory.org/pix/Indian_Navy_IL-38SD_Kh-35_Uran.jpg The o...
by Vinito
29 Dec 2009 05:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1115948

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

this pic of the MiG-29KUB shows that its just going for a touch-and-go landing..the aircraft just touched down between the 2 arrestor wires, but the arresting hook isn't lowered, so it definitely didn't catch. here however, the arresting hook is lowered while he's just touched down. and this pic is...
by Vinito
24 Jul 2009 19:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 16245

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

my take is - Call off MMRCA , update existing aircrafts / Replace them with Rafale /Mig 35 and release the balance funds in FGFA and NGFA Well which one? Rafale or MiG-35? I know! Maybe we should have a competition to choose the best one . . . in the long range the Rafale will triumph given its exc...
by Vinito
23 Jul 2009 00:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 16245

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Given that both the F22 and F35 are made by LM, I see little impact IMHO, if any. Jobs in several states are at stake and hence the fight. Historically, F22 may be viewed as a logical successor to F15. Question is : How many times did the F15 fight in a real battle versus the number of times either...
by Vinito
16 Jul 2009 03:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 434451

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

My casual snooping around provides reason to believe that the PAK-FA to fly in 2009 will be a Su-3X in a PAK-FA skin. This PAK-FA will have a simple engine, a simple radar and very simple avionics. A very, very basic technology demonstrator. For it is worth, the F-22 took 10 years during which they...
by Vinito
16 Jul 2009 03:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 22107

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

$40 million for the aircraft with the RBE-2 radar...quite unlikely the French will sell it at that price. If its the older version it will not be worth the price with the PESA radar when the others are offering a much better radar. Could you please make your response a little more readable? What ar...
by Vinito
16 Jul 2009 02:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 22107

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I have a right off to declare. After the government's decision to upgrade the Mirage. I am pretty sure the MMRCA is going to go the Super Hornet way. Watch my words....hmmmmmm!!!!! Actually...I am surprised uncle sam did not send its silent eagle accross....that would have been the real juice. You ...
by Vinito
14 Jul 2009 23:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 22107

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Cost wise the Mig-35 is better than the others, well right now it is but come negotiation time i doubt the price would stay the same, Russian would probably jack it up. Performance wise it is not as capable as my fav the EF :D in the A2A role. Its not as capable as the Super Hornet in the A2G role....
by Vinito
14 Jul 2009 21:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 21262

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Why can we not explore the NOTAR concept in the ALH. It will improve the survivability even further now that we have removed the tail rotor.
by Vinito
14 Jul 2009 13:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 37843

Re: International Military Discussion

Israel wants 50+ JSFs including the VSTOL version. Excerpt: Israel-US F-35 deal 'targets Iran, Syria defense' Sun, 12 Jul 2009 An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Israel's plans to buy US F-35 fighters indicate its desire to be able to penetrate the Russian air defense systems Iran and Syria are set to re...
by Vinito
14 Jul 2009 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4128
Views: 751889

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Shotguns are used extensively by lot of special forces units for breaching especially in CQB.My question what do Indian special forces units use for breaching ? do you think we may use explosives for blowing open doors? Sounds weird but I do recollect that during the Mumbai siege one NSG commando w...
by Vinito
14 Jul 2009 01:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 731475

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

vasu_ray wrote:helina at 7km range puts Dhruv just outside enemy's shoulder fired SAM range, got to have a better one that can target multiples


Is it possible for a infra red guided helina to have a 7 km range...wont we need to have it laser guided or mmw guided to have that reach?
by Vinito
14 Jul 2009 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 402573

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Lockheed Martin says open to Indian parts in Aegis This means that the P-15B Kolkata Class will indeed deploy an AEGIS like system, hence this offer. Given the Aegis system is more or less a complete system what kind of indigenious systems are they talking of integrating with their system? Also sin...
by Vinito
14 Jul 2009 00:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 25350

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

If India would have had Backfires there would have been atleast a hundred paper/articles published by NPA's and wannabe arms control freaks on this subject ; it is virtually impossible to conceal the existence of a inducted and operational aircraft as against the one under development . Just for th...
by Vinito
14 Jul 2009 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3445
Views: 526394

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Reports are around that the Chinese will build 4-5 carriers. Also there's mention of 5 carriers from time to time. Hope they are true carriers above 60000 and not the itsy bitsy ones that are being built. But then when has to learn to walk before one can run :) Let chinese have 5 Carriers, who real...
by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 15:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 22107

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

People worrying about possible US arm twisting in case of any conflict should note that MMRCA is primarily to deal with China. There are more then sufficient(Quality and quantity) aircraft to deal with any future threat from Pak. The SH will be the best bet to cripple any aggressive formation by en...
by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 14:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 682676

Re: International Aerospace Discussion



isnt this the german discovery during the end of WW2 that led to US research into blended wing body design....?
by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 14:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 488716

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Why the Army loves the Bofors gun Press Trust of India, Wednesday July 8, 2009, Kargil http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/why_indian_army_loves_bofors_gun.php The Bofors gun continues to give India "an edge" over the adversary on the Line of Control (LoC) and has helped the country to win &qu...
by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 872770

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

There is a indian newsmedia video with the interviews of the IAF guys immediately after they came back, the overall thing states: -IAF was the top scorer in terms of performance ie amongst French, SoKo and USAF regulars themselves, the video/interviews both give the impression, AM Naik also appears...

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