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by Mark Walpole
03 Apr 2013 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 679576

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

^^ Buying of these helicopters looks to be more of a stop gap measure to fill the capability gap left by the low availability/ age of mi35's. unfortunately I don't think we can have a linear relationship wrt an x number of lch being equal to y number of apaches in the lch one might have just send tw...
by Mark Walpole
03 Apr 2013 22:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 679576

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

^^^ Is the battlefield ever going to present a situation where the only a specific weapon can be used by a force? That justifies the use of Apache over LCH in the Indian context. If not then why buy the Apache. One can only guess on what the battlefield will throw at your forces. I do not promote a...
by Mark Walpole
03 Apr 2013 02:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 679576

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

IAF, not Army, will get first of the Apaches attack helicopters: Govt Remind me why we are buying the Apache. What purpose will be served by it. What will be the cost of not having it and why the jobs envisaged from the Ah 64 cannot be executed by the LCH. Also will the enemy line up his assets to ...
by Mark Walpole
30 Nov 2011 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1480163

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

from what I can discern the IR sensors in use do not measure the heat but the IR radiation emitted by a heated source. I guess there is some material in the clothing which is changing the wavelength of the radiation being emitted using either some type of coating or the fabric itself. If what I thin...
by Mark Walpole
09 Nov 2011 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 84440

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

A way of looking at this F35 debacle was to look at this as a pre-cooked turkey it comes in funky packaging with added trimmings but on the ingredients list u find what's truly in there. The added taste enhancers ,additives etc. Which as a common consensus are not beneficial to a healthy living. :) ...
by Mark Walpole
14 Oct 2011 11:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1480163

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^ That first ship is RFA Diligence its a fleet repair and support vessel for the Royal Navy
This link sheds more light on it:
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/R ... -Diligence
by Mark Walpole
15 Aug 2011 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own Ship
Replies: 74
Views: 8693

Re: Design your own Ship

Wont it be more desirable and prudent to create a single modular platform with removable mission components and weaponry to suit the required mission profiles. A 3t to 5t vessel with the same external hull and similar super structure. Mission components manufactured as blocks to be added when requir...
by Mark Walpole
11 Aug 2011 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 679576

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Is it viable to compare the records of the Chinook with any other presently flying helicopter as it is one of the longest serving helicopter in the world. Also it has served more operational hours in active combat zones than most helicopters if not all starting from Vietnam onward's. There aren't ma...
by Mark Walpole
07 Jul 2011 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 452265

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

We have something around 30 Regiments of D-30 122mm guns. As for 160mm mortars, IIRC, they were slated to be phased out but proved their mettle during the Kargil conflict and were retained post that. I'm not aware about numbers or if there was any increment in the number of regiments post that. Als...
by Mark Walpole
06 Jul 2011 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 452265

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Cross posting from the Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments thread Indian Army Looks Overseas for Acquiring Variety of Ammunition The Indian Army is planning to procure a variety of ammunition and assault rifles to the tune of $ 1 billion from the overseas market in order to arm th...
by Mark Walpole
17 May 2010 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 552886

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Just a quick question..
Can anyone tell me approximate figures for the pressure inside the barrel of a t90 or even an arjun..also when we mention 120mm or 125 mm are we talking about barrel length or its caliber??
Thanx

MS
by Mark Walpole
15 May 2010 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 552886

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Is there any idea on how heavy they want this FMBt to be...as the earlier gripes about the weight of the arjun were an issue.. also isnt htis another issue of not improving what we have now and jumping ahead without even letting the present tech to mature...and for the industrial base to catch up?? ...
by Mark Walpole
05 Mar 2010 03:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 369166

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

A quick questions to ppl who know more about this issue than me...but is the procurement of a heavy lift aircraft somehow based on its ability to transport tanks to an area i.e.in most cases discussed here Leh, because as i can see from satellite imagery and the little i remeber of when i went ther ...
by Mark Walpole
03 Mar 2010 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 452265

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Just a noobie question... In the forseeble future Will it be tactically and strategically (and monetarily) viable to have a navy ship designed from start to be able to carry a large payload of uav's,ucav's,auv's and unamanned surface craft (like the Isreli protector)..A ship containing a moon pool f...
by Mark Walpole
03 Mar 2010 06:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1048431

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

MRE does mean Meals Ready to Eat as u said but the standards of these are pretty questionable..they are meant to provide a high calorie intake for a soldier...but taste, consistency etc generally take a back seat...ive had a few british MRE's and well lets say the best bit was a packet of sugary dri...
by Mark Walpole
01 Mar 2010 06:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 369166

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

I am a novice at all of this and completely inexperienced but as i look at it the only way the An-124 would be of any use to the indian armed forces is if in the forseeble future we are required to deploy an armoured regiment at a moments notice to a forward area and that too out of asia... if we ar...
by Mark Walpole
28 Feb 2010 21:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 857015

Re: Indian Military Aviation

i dunno y but for some reason the commentary at all these armed forces events sound like the tombola numbers being read out at army parties....just a view no diss to the commentators :D
by Mark Walpole
15 Oct 2009 23:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Ideas and wish lists for defence related technologies
Replies: 26
Views: 3411

Re: Ideas and wish lists for defence related technologies

I am not sure if this has been said before but i would think that we need a CAS platform on the lines of the usaf ac-130 gunship under the command of a dedicated army air wing. I think in one of the old scenarios there was an an-32 converted for this role used. i would think this kind of platform wo...

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