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by Indranil
14 Dec 2018 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3697
Views: 495916

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There was a mistake in my earlier reply. What I thought I was typing is not what I typed :roll: . Happens to me when I type on a flight. What I wanted to type was that HAL always wanted to design the LUH around the a derivative of the Shakti engine. And it did so, Shakti is Ardiden 1H1. LUH uses the...
by Indranil
14 Dec 2018 02:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Mody ji, Please don't worry about Astra integration with the 2032/2052. One doesn't need to open up the source code of a radar to integrate a radar to a missile. The missile just has to use the same interface as extended by the radar. All modern radars are designed this way. The Russians did not giv...
by Indranil
13 Dec 2018 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3697
Views: 495916

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Haridas ji, I don't know which model you saw. But, there were a few ostensible changes from the original design: The original design envisioned a 2 bladed tail rotor. But, a decision was made quite early to change to 4 blades. The fairing for the engine and transmission has seen major changes. The i...
by Indranil
10 Dec 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

You will have all SPs up to 16 by March. Don't worry.
by Indranil
10 Dec 2018 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3301
Views: 606644

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

As Haridasji said, the race is not for capacity, but price! ISRO, like others, have to crack that. From all signs GSLV Mk2 will be retired once Mk3 stabilizes for the same reasons. They are currently designing multi payload adapters for Mk3.
by Indranil
09 Dec 2018 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969196

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Helina has been renamed as Dhruvastra.
by Indranil
08 Dec 2018 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3301
Views: 606644

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

the PSLV is like the soyuz/proton - reliable but dated. we need a new cleansheet PSLV on the lines of Angara, light and small as possible to save on cost. and once Mk3 GSLV stabilizes it will be time to take a leap and got for a new design heavy better than Ariane5 in $/kg Their focus is not on new...
by Indranil
08 Dec 2018 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Kartik,

I am going to let you manage this thread. Let me know, if you need help in any way. You know how to get hold of me.

After we have made some progress, I will remove all these black squiggly texts. You know the etiquettes of our picture only threads here.
by Indranil
08 Dec 2018 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969196

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I have not seen any drawings of Rudra 2 except for its warheads. I have seen line drawing of Rudra 3 on tenders. If Rudra-1 is NGARM, then Rudra 3 doesn't share its airframe.
by Indranil
07 Dec 2018 23:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2920
Views: 356828

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I don’t understand your point on how coupling them solves the problem. The pilots are only in the “front” cabin. As Singhaji says, the visibility in the front is same as the standard WDG/WDP3. And why would pilots need visibility to the rear? Huh? Because engines are run in both directions, and mor...
by Indranil
07 Dec 2018 10:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2920
Views: 356828

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

the pilots cab in the WDM3 type locos have vision on both sides from the flanks. been operating like that for decades now. Please look at the photo provided by the original poster. The frankenstein loco mates a WDM class with a WAG class, and the "long hood" side visibility is zero. Unles...
by Indranil
07 Dec 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Just go ahead and state the A2A details, just mentioning it out did other platforms or generic info on A2A/BVR etc capability, is not giving any classified details IMO. Karan, GS was strictly confidential. Remember, Pakistan honeytrapped people to get the details. LCA was excellent even in A2A. The...
by Indranil
06 Dec 2018 23:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2920
Views: 356828

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Next in line
1. WAG 11, which is a similar conversion from two WDG4s. 12000 HP
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2. And the dual powered WADP4. 5000 HP electric and 4500 HP diesel
by Indranil
06 Dec 2018 22:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2920
Views: 356828

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Not just that, they have coupled two of these to create 10,000 hp loco. Very nice!!!
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by Indranil
05 Dec 2018 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3301
Views: 606644

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

At current rate, I would be happy to see Gslv Mk3 with SCE200 by 2023.
by Indranil
05 Dec 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I did not know that Nambiar sahab had spoken about the range scores. So, there you have it from the horses mouth. 1. Tejas has the best A2G scores 2. Its availability was the highest too. At times there more planes ready than pilots. 3. I will wait for officials to speak on A2A as well. Tejas did re...
by Indranil
05 Dec 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144509

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Chetak ji,

Sab paison ka khel hai. Paisa nahi hai humare scientist/designers ke liye. Toh bas aise hi chal raha hai!
by Indranil
05 Dec 2018 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3237
Views: 529456

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

How does a H-6k beat a Tu-22?
by Indranil
05 Dec 2018 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3523

Re: Aero India 2019

I have seen it in Bangalore a few times too. ISRO often uses its services. The 124 is such a beautiful aircraft in spite of its size.
by Indranil
05 Dec 2018 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144509

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Chetak sir, If we start from a completely clean slate, it will take us 25 years to field an aircraft (anything less, and we will be kidding ourselves). Besides who will fund this development? We are speaking of 10s of billions. Will MoD approve it? After 15 years of begging, MoD started releasing a ...
by Indranil
05 Dec 2018 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

We would be fooling ourselves if we think LM considers ADA/HAL as a competitor. We are far behind in every aspect of the game. It is doing everything it can to sell the last few F-16s. But, we should know what we need in the long term. We are not at war now. It is a time to prepare should a war brea...
by Indranil
05 Dec 2018 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144509

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

IN knows what it is doing. Other than the small hiccup. It knows that NLCA is a must to get to NAMCA. We just do not know how to develop a naval fighter. We are learning. And there is no other way of learning without doing. For us, there is no other way but through NLCA. It will take us 15-20 years ...
by Indranil
04 Dec 2018 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 592
Views: 84458

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Ramana sir,

The problem is not with the engines.
by Indranil
02 Dec 2018 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

As Ramana saar says: ask no unanswerable questions, and get no lies. You guys should know this: nobody is going to tell you the actual range of the radar. I have requested people from ADA to monitor this thread (in an unofficial capacity). If anything critical gets leaked out into the public from he...
by Indranil
02 Dec 2018 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Cain Marko wrote:Just to clarify... Even if these SPs are still not foc standard, they are still bvr capable, right?

Yes sir. Tejas engaged in BVR exercises in Gaganshakti.
by Indranil
30 Nov 2018 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

FOC seems very likely by Dec-end. Software upgrades will continue to flow into flightline aircrafts periodically even after FOC.
by Indranil
29 Nov 2018 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

nam wrote:With HMCS and today's CCM, I don't think there will be too much scope of old fashion dog fight, specially energy bleeding manoeuvres.

People have been saying that for the last 40 years. It is a cat and mouse game. :wink:
by Indranil
28 Nov 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

as in I am sure that 100kts is well below stalling speed in any flight regime for this type of airframe configuration... there must be some other explanation for what it applies to Lal Mullah, 100 knots is above the stall speed. FCS of LCA doesn't allow for the aircraft to stall as recovery is very...
by Indranil
28 Nov 2018 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1483
Views: 194550

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

This was my favourite for the LTA. HAs such great stretch potential. The C-295 is kinds of as stretched as it can be.

WE have missed two buses now: MTA and LTA.
by Indranil
28 Nov 2018 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Mk1 is now cleared for 100 knots and 8.5Gs Great news! Hope to see official confirmation of this, at AI-2019. Will they update the FCS software to allow regular line pilots to reach 8.5Gs for the FOC standard software build? FCS will be updated for line pilots. I wish that the brochure is updated. ...
by Indranil
28 Nov 2018 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Mk1 is now cleared for 100 knots and 8.5Gs
by Indranil
28 Nov 2018 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969196

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

SaiK wrote:MPATGM : conflicting range data - is it 4km or 2km max?

2.5
by Indranil
24 Nov 2018 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3523

Re: Aero India 2019

+1. But, it is doable.
by Indranil
23 Nov 2018 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969196

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

haridasji,

Will you please PM me your email address.
by Indranil
22 Nov 2018 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3523

Re: Aero India 2019

This is what I had hoped for Saras to morph into. Except I was thinking of commuter jet.

Jay I read somewhere that the total demand expected of such planes is roughly about 8,000 planes world wide.
by Indranil
22 Nov 2018 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 76776

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I think I had said this before the trapeze launch system with LoAL is what I hoped that. We could learn from FGFA and leveraged into AMCA.
by Indranil
22 Nov 2018 03:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 351999

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

This is what I had hoped NAL saras to morph into, but more of a commuter plane rather than a business jet.

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