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by Manish_P
22 Nov 2017 21:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4039
Views: 238282

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Superjet Order order books today stand at ~ 150 aircraft with western operators operating it too. Listed are operator flying today and the numbers. http://www.airfleets.net/listing/ssj-1.htm Non-russian western operators seem to be only 3. Brussels Airlines of Belgium, CityJet of Ireland (mostly ch...
by Manish_P
22 Nov 2017 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104934

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

A 5.5” gun on a tank. What do they figure they’ll use it against? Another tank? And who’ll load the shells or oversee the auto loader to correct failures? I can’t wait for IA to ask DRDO TO install one on a Maruti 800 and then complain about how the vehicle is cramped and is too heavy for our dirt ...
by Manish_P
22 Nov 2017 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104934

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

1). Main Gun - Germany. Rhein metal has developed a new 130 mm smooth bore gun. This ought to be the most powerfull MBT gun available And the french have tested a 140mm gun on the Le Clerc Tech Demonstrator 'Terminateur' Photo of the Tank http://img.over-blog-kiwi.com/1/47/73/87/20170707/ob_caae0d_...
by Manish_P
22 Nov 2017 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1653
Views: 206914

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

DJ and Ramana Sir - the 45 squadron number was arrived at when we didnt have inflight refuellers, AWACS, MAFI, lack of swing role aircraft(except M2K) all these have made the number of available aircraft for operations higher, in that light, how much lower can we go. apologies for this arm chair br...
by Manish_P
22 Nov 2017 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 414018

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Some Baywatch C-130 style :wink:

by Manish_P
21 Nov 2017 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 92575

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Terroristan being Rapeistan An unspoken ordeal: Rape and 'forgiveness' in Pakistan's madressahs A tally of cases reported in newspapers over the past 10 years of sexual abuse by clerics and other religious officials came to 359 In 2004, an official disclosed more than 500 complaints of sexual assaul...
by Manish_P
20 Nov 2017 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 862
Views: 145889

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

http://zeenews.india.com/india/iafs-c-130-hercules-plane-sets-new-record-2058211.html NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force's C-130 Super Hercules plane has set a new record for longest non-stop flight, the IAF said. The Hercules carried out a grueling 13-hour-31-minute non-stop flight, setting not only ...
by Manish_P
20 Nov 2017 17:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4039
Views: 238282

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Yes. Mostly assembled. Don't have the absolute details, but lot of constituents sourced off-the-shelf, some from the US. Had seen his interview done by a local TV channel.
by Manish_P
20 Nov 2017 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 800
Views: 83080

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

And they will remain so, unless the geography is made to change
by Manish_P
20 Nov 2017 11:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4039
Views: 238282

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Here is one small image which should give an idea (i had other images as well... can't seem to locate them. Maybe they were from a local newspaper)

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by Manish_P
20 Nov 2017 11:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4039
Views: 238282

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^I am sure the press articles are exaggerated about building on a terrace. Perhaps he built his initial prototypes (not 19 seater or even probably 6-seater) but his initial plane models on his terrace or residential property. You would be amazed. He did built the frame for his intial plane on his ...
by Manish_P
20 Nov 2017 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1653
Views: 206914

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

shiv wrote:Would it be possible to rename this thread Tejas News & Disc or "LCA-Tejas... ... "


+1. I would like to request the words be added too: LCA - Tejas 4+ Gen Multirole Combat Aircraft
by Manish_P
19 Nov 2017 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 92575

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

It is Paki Jugaad

No need for Bullet proof jacket. All those multiple layers of fat will do just as well.
by Manish_P
19 Nov 2017 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 862
Views: 145889

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I posted recently how Canada's AVRO Arrow, the most advanced fighter of its time, a Mach 3 bird with incredible range and alt, was deliberately squashed by the US aviation industry overnight in cahoots with the then Canadian PM. :shock: As per most sources, it didn't even reach Mach 2. And it was a...
by Manish_P
18 Nov 2017 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 414018

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

This was not what the commander meant when he asked to maintain a racetrack pattern and be on a look out for emitters. US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky He should have been more subtle about it.... Cheeky RAF pilot shocks plane watchers as he appears to draw a 35-mile-long penis in the s...
by Manish_P
18 Nov 2017 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1653
Views: 206914

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

New Video: Who is trying to sabotage the Tejas? Do not kill the Tejas https://youtu.be/4Lzh5LZ5L3M 4Lzh5LZ5L3M :shock: Wow. Great work Shiv Ji. Thank you for your efforts. Really liked that you so concisely covered the major points including the computer control minimizing/eliminating accidental ov...
by Manish_P
17 Nov 2017 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233183

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Not worried overly about fighting Cheen either. The chins are not warriors. Far more worried about what would happen if there were NO war and their MIC continues to flood the gray zones. The art of fighting without fighting. Now was that Sun Tzu or Kung fu? :mrgreen: Let’s face it, large powers alm...
by Manish_P
17 Nov 2017 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4982
Views: 414699

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

He (P Sprey)) seems to have gone a bit quiet on the F35s flight dynamics after it's demo earlier this year (Paris?)
by Manish_P
17 Nov 2017 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233183

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Agree. But like you have so often pointed out, AMCA just need to be able to beat the Chinese. S Korea for sure and Turkey to a reasonable extent do not seem to be our problems in the near future. As for the Pakis.. well by that time they would well be a colony or a paw (like NoKo) of the chinese. So...
by Manish_P
17 Nov 2017 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233183

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

All of them look quite like the F22. But with compromises on rear aspect. I have read that shaping (with the correct angles) is a very important aspect towards stealth but composition of materials, RAM coating, quality/smoothness of finish and EMCOM are important too. How close will these come to Kh...
by Manish_P
17 Nov 2017 12:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7675
Views: 514662

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Nine of bullion trader’s city properties, worth Rs 21cr, attached by ED The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached nine city properties worth Rs 21 crore belonging to Chandrakant Narsidas Patel, one of the directors of Pushpak Bullions Private Limited (PBPL). ED holds that Patel had purc...
by Manish_P
17 Nov 2017 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16894

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Exactly. The clerics he has a hand in arresting a few months ago (I posted a link earlier) were the less rabid ones, not the rabid salafists who have been backing the house of Saud. MBS's pretensions of "moderating Islam" sounds like a load of bollix to me -- more likely he is just playin...
by Manish_P
17 Nov 2017 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 10652

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Wing profile and stubby nose make it look more like F86 sabre or Mig 19

My mistake. Was looking at the wrong co-ordinates. The ones at the co-ordinates do indeed look like the Fantans
by Manish_P
17 Nov 2017 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2872
Views: 120987

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Khalsa wrote:Ahem Cough ummm I think ACM might need to put in extra hours every week to pass that fitness test soon by the way.


Being short & stocky with good amount of BP is apparently helpful when pulling high G's :-)

by Manish_P
16 Nov 2017 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104934

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

When you add $8 billion Rafale deal plus the upcoming 110 SE MII and P-75I, etc and then including IA's own 155mm guns, AD, AAC and new Mountain Strike Corps, that comes out to be a lot. Where is the money? Now that is a truly multi-billion dollar question (perhaps even a trillion dollar one :) ) I...
by Manish_P
16 Nov 2017 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104934

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

"We bought what was available" (and affordable) being done by the GOI of the time is understandable... and "adapted our doctrines onto that" being done by the military, is also perfectly understandable We seem to have come some good way forward since those days, in terms of our e...
by Manish_P
16 Nov 2017 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104934

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

"So far, we bought all our armour on a government-to-government basis — from the west till late 1960s and from the Soviet Union and Russia since then." That dependence forced the army to adapt its warfighting doctrines to platforms that had never been designed with India's tactical needs,...
by Manish_P
16 Nov 2017 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1653
Views: 206914

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Take it from me, don't make promises you can't keep. You will be reminded every time you visit BRF. They call me Admiral not out of respect :) Don't worry Admiral, I will not allow them to make me a Wing Co :-) I did say Kgs and not tonnes. And I didn't specify the F22 of mithai either, it will be ...
by Manish_P
15 Nov 2017 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2942
Views: 313114

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

^ and so the Naval UAV/UCAV progresses. Thanks for sharing Prem ji
by Manish_P
15 Nov 2017 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1653
Views: 206914

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The Tejas program is on the verge of major success, after all. I think this "single-engined fighter" procurement will be canceled and the Tejas will receive a total order of 300-400+. If/When that happens, aapke mooh main ghee-shakkar, Sir. 300-400 kgs mithai from my side to BRF-ites :wink:
by Manish_P
15 Nov 2017 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2896
Views: 260681

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

[ So AM Bhadauria took a ride in LCA today. This is the kind of moral support from IAF, LCA can use. Turns out he was Test pilot for LCA in initial years. Another good one to see a test pilot raising up the ranks and occupying very important position in IAF top brass. +1. Not too long ago, i seem t...
by Manish_P
14 Nov 2017 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1372
Views: 71981

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Pak boy arrested on charges of sexually assaulting hen A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a hen in Pakistan's Punjab province of Pakistan, a media report said today. Mansab Ali, a resident of Jalapur Bhatian police station Hafizabad, some 200km from Lahore, told p...
by Manish_P
13 Nov 2017 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1011
Views: 90473

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Time for good friend India to step up? Russia’s Future Armor Force Could Be in Trouble The Russian Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) Armata program, a universal chassis system that is intended to be the foundational element for Russia’s future armor force and includes the third-generation T-14 main battle...
by Manish_P
11 Nov 2017 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104934

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I'll disagree with tsarkar's friend's view that "German heavy tanks performed superlatively in WW2". They didn't. They were shitty tanks that suffered from high rates of mechanical failure, high fuel consumption, and bad mobility. I had touched upon these issues in my post here. <OT> Mihi...
by Manish_P
11 Nov 2017 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3210
Views: 434975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

LEMOA in place, US tanker refuels Indian Navy ship in Sea of Japan INS Satpura, an Indian Navy stealth frigate, was refuelled by USS Chafee, a US Navy tanker, as a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) activity carried out under Exercise PASSEX (participation exercise). “The refuelling from a US Navy tanker e...
by Manish_P
10 Nov 2017 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104934

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

That T90 which cannot even finish a simple competition under ideal conditions..? What can be expected from it under War conditions where nothing goes as per plan...? Even junk Chini maal was faring better... :P Was the reason for the breakdown disclosed ? Added later - It was reported that 'engine ...
by Manish_P
10 Nov 2017 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104934

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Tsarkar sir. Good post (as posts from services usually are). Eagerly waiting for the post on Arjun. Pratyush ji. Good points you make. However electronics do have a disturbing tendency of acting funny or sub-optimally under extreme conditions. IMVHO always better to have backup (dumb) measures. Kind...
by Manish_P
09 Nov 2017 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 862
Views: 145889

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

ramana wrote:Philip, It will be settled in combat.

I am willing to bet the Tejas will out fly, out maneuver, and out shoot any Bandar, any day.
I am talking as an engineer.


+1

(Not an engineer)
by Manish_P
08 Nov 2017 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 92575

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

He would. He got double of what he himself had
by Manish_P
08 Nov 2017 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1011
Views: 90473

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 bomber to remain state-of-the-art for four more decades Military & Defense November 01, 14:45 UTC+3 The serial production of Tu-160M2 bombers will start in 2023, according to the Russian Defense Ministry More: http://tass.com/defense/973656 Is that an oblique way of h...

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