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by Bob V
25 Sep 2018 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 975
Views: 162304

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Just looked it up & found that its just a plain vanilla RC engine, connected to the prop via a reduction mechanism. The boxy thing in the front is just a radiator :oops:
Nevertheless this crude concept for implementing stealth was very innovative for those days.
by Bob V
25 Sep 2018 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 975
Views: 162304

Re: Aircraft Recognition

^^ first impression - looks like a tractor propeller driving the LP compressor stage of a hidden turbojet ? A predecessor to the Unducted fan /Prop fan engine ?
by Bob V
18 Jul 2018 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 403
Views: 32799

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Bob V wrote:What was the name of that Russian ship, which had first implemented this concept & was discovered subsequently by the US intelligence ? I can't seem to find any reference of it, on the internet.


I think I just found out the answer to my own question - Soviet cruiser Ordzhonikidze
by Bob V
14 Jun 2018 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 403
Views: 32799

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Praveen Swami on an alleged Indian Coast Guard operation 50 km off the coast of Goa involving among other assets offshore patrol vessels ICGS Samarth and ICGS Shoor to ”intercept a yacht carrying runaway Dubai royal Latifa Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum” .....The unprecedented March 4 operation inv...
by Bob V
11 Jun 2018 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3669
Views: 483924

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1002469870313693184 PRESS RELEASE | Tata Boeing Aerospace Ltd announced delivery of the first AH-64 Apache combat helicopter fuselage ahead of schedule from its state-of-the-art facility in Hyderabad. The fuselage will now be transported to Boeing’s AH-64 Apache...
by Bob V
11 May 2018 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2885
Views: 289251

Re: International Military Discussion

Hope this is the correct thread.

A good read into the conflicts that exist within the SF community.
The Navy Seals allegedly left behind a man in Afghanistan. Did they also try to block his Medal of Honor ?
by Bob V
20 Apr 2018 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Alright then. Have taken them down. No more pics from the port.
by Bob V
20 Apr 2018 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Removed pics, as requested.
by Bob V
20 Apr 2018 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Some more pics, from the port: Main mast of INS Airavat http://i66.tinypic.com/2zxv9s4.jpg Another view of INS Airavat http://i68.tinypic.com/2je4dad.jpg Another view of INS Sumitra http://i64.tinypic.com/2e1yeld.jpg *have removed pics taken onboard
by Bob V
19 Apr 2018 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Few more from the port visit : INS Sumitra, at berth followed by INS Kamorta & INS Airavat http://i63.tinypic.com/wi7w5x.jpg INS Sumitra with the flag-mast on INS Sahyadri, in the foreground, followed by INS Kamorta & INS Airavat in the background. http://i66.tinypic.com/2w7lauc.jpg INS Kamo...
by Bob V
18 Apr 2018 16:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4721
Views: 347533

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Banking executive killed after being sucked out of window at 32,000ft

This is tragic. Engine explosion on SWA resulted in sharpnels flying around & piercing the fuselage.
by Bob V
18 Apr 2018 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

SSridhar wrote:Bob V, nice pictures.


Thanks sir. Will be posting the remaining ones tonight. Or if its getting too cluttered here, then I can mail the pics to the Mods & they can maybe put them in an album.
by Bob V
18 Apr 2018 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

HAL Rudra tail rotor detail
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by Bob V
18 Apr 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Outdoor exhibit at the expo -
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by Bob V
18 Apr 2018 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Another one -

INS Kamorta & INS Airavat
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by Bob V
18 Apr 2018 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Sure sir. Infact, most of the pics are over there. Except that I forgot to add watermark.

Here's a sample, btw.
INS Sumitra, as seen from the foredeck of INS Sahyadri.
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by Bob V
17 Apr 2018 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I finally got my pics sorted out. Will post a few over here. Which is the best medium to upload pics over here ? Imgur /tinypic/anything else ?
by Bob V
16 Apr 2018 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

That's the conceptualized design for the P-17A class & according to the gent at the MDL stall, the construction is well in progress.
by Bob V
14 Apr 2018 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Anything is fine sir. Dess code matters only if you are invited as a guest. Here you are just a visitor.
by Bob V
14 Apr 2018 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Wheeled amphibious platform....The new name for Tata Kestrel
by Bob V
13 Apr 2018 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Just got back from the naval visit. One word: AWESOME!! I managed to visit all 4 ships, INS Airavat, INS Kamorta, INS Sumitra, and INS Sahayadri. How long did the whole process take, from checking in at Island Grounds to finishing the tour? And can one optionally tour just one or two ships or is it...
by Bob V
13 Apr 2018 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I'll be wearing dark blue denim shorts and an INS Sahayadri cap . How did you manage to lay hands on that ? Me & Kakarat were standing near the main gun of INS Sahyadri, for more than 30mins, interacting with very friendly officer. We managed to develop a very good rapport with him, over the co...
by Bob V
12 Apr 2018 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Missed putting out this earlier. So, me & Kakarat visited the Expo yesterday. First impressions regarding the choice of the venue - a bit far from the city but conveniently located on the ECR (which hardly encounters any traffic snarls). The Air/Sea display viewing area couldn't have been more a...
by Bob V
12 Apr 2018 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4264
Views: 697858

Re: Small Arms Thread

I managed to lay my hands on the black kit INSAS & the JVPC(MSMC) at the OFB stall. I'm not a gun enthusiast but from first looks, the JVPC has clean design lines, with neatly machined upper & lower receivers. On the downside, it weighs twice as much as the INSAS. I had great difficulty in a...
by Bob V
12 Apr 2018 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4264
Views: 697858

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thakur_B wrote:https://i.imgur.com/v7SQo8z.jpg?1
OFB R-2 with improved muzzle brake.


We did check it out, at the OFB stall - 7.62 x 51 (full-auto). It's a huge improvement from the 1A1.
by Bob V
12 Apr 2018 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

kakarat any brochures or pics from the indian exhibits, DRDO, BEL, Pvt companies Saar, we got one bag full of brochures. I was literally dragging it around. We almost ransacked every stall we visited. :mrgreen: And a minimum of 500 pics. Rest assured, there's a lot of data for you guys to ponder ov...
by Bob V
11 Apr 2018 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Alright folks. On the way to the expo venue. Send in your questions, if you want anything to be asked around.
by Bob V
10 Apr 2018 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Thanks Sridhar saar for the kind offer. But my plan is 11th - Expo, 13th - Port & 14th - Expo. I'll be going to the Port early, on that day. If I hopefully get picked up among the first few batch of visitors, then I should be able to wind up the visit by 1pm. Post that I will try to visit the Ex...
by Bob V
10 Apr 2018 00:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Yep. Shouldn't be a problem registering for a Business Pass, even if you are not connected to the industry. I had mailed the organizer earlier, regarding the same & they gave the go-ahead.
by Bob V
09 Apr 2018 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Done. Have mailed you.
by Bob V
09 Apr 2018 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

They have changed the timings, now 11th is a full day and 12 is between 1 to 5, Now I have to change my entire plan https://defexpoindia.in/Exhibition%20timings.pdf Anyone planning to go on 11th :x Now I need to reschedule my entire routine. I had planned to visit the expo on 12th, port on 13th &am...
by Bob V
09 Apr 2018 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

thinking of posting a few wallpaper quality images with less intrusive watermarks, can someone suggest the size? I hope you are asking about the resolution. 1280 x 1024 would be ok, I guess. Not sure, if we can regulate the file size. If it's possible, then anything under 5MB per pic, would be good.
by Bob V
09 Apr 2018 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Kakarat wrote:Indian Navy ships at Defexpo
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One of those Saryu class ship, is also off Marina. I did spot it yesterday morning too.
by Bob V
09 Apr 2018 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Pity I can't be there.Other fish to fry. As seen from the report,no wretched hotels close by and getting to the venue will be a real task.There should've been 2 biz days as the first will use a lot of time with the official opening,PM's visit,etc. taking up at least half a day as with the first day...
by Bob V
09 Apr 2018 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Prasad wrote:Anyone going from adyar, mylapore side? Sridhar saar? No vandi :(


I'm closer to you but don't have a vehicle too. Will have to take a taxi, all the way.
by Bob V
08 Apr 2018 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Kakarat wrote:I am planning to go to see the demo for journalist at 11:45 if anyone wishes to join please contact me


I wish I could join you but held up with some work tomorrow :(
My plan as of now, is to visit the port on 13th & the expo, the next day.
by Bob V
07 Apr 2018 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

So, on which day are you planning to visit the Expo ? I might be there on 13th /14th.
Mods - any BRF meet on the sidelines ? Do we have a stall for ourselves ? Like we had at AI, many moons ago.
by Bob V
06 Apr 2018 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I guess its the same procedure when visiting any restricted area. Bring your Govt. IDs, no bags/food/water bottles, no phones etc. What I am concerned about, is the exact location where these ships are berthed & how to reach there ? I have been to the port only once & that too, only to the c...
by Bob V
05 Apr 2018 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Had done so, a couple of days back. They don't even bother to reply. Have noticed several people on twitter posting similar questions to their handle but haven't seen a single response to them. Typical sarkari mentality in this age of SM.
by Bob V
05 Apr 2018 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34735

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I did check that but they update the info only on the vessels which are berthed on that particular day or are planning to berth.

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