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by Pankaj C
25 May 2010 17:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 835504

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Has the IAF been authorized funds for their induction? Asking this as I do not know if they have been.
by Pankaj C
25 May 2010 15:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 835504

Re: LCH discussion

The IAF has already commited to 65 machines and the IA is still in the process of showing interest. They still are skeptical of the desi maal :x . Unfortunate, considering the IA will be the bigger user of the two and needs it much more than the IAF.
by Pankaj C
21 May 2010 12:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1073529

Re: China Military Watch

Does look like a ploy to get more raptors. However, with the current momentum that the chinese have, making a 5th gen bird post 2020 is a very real possibility. In that sense it may not be too far from the truth. An exaggeration? Maybe. They make their borrow or steal (BS) policy work very well for ...
by Pankaj C
19 May 2010 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 672104

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

To all the tank experts out here, out of curiosity can someone speculate on 1. What is the likelihood of introducing a sloping turret on Arjun 2. If it happens at all, what should be a reasonable timeframe be to get it on Arjun? As was pointed out earlier on this thread, instead on straight away jum...
by Pankaj C
17 May 2010 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 672104

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The argument given against Arjun is, it is too heavy. Can a tank with similar specs be made lighter than Arjun? If not, wasnt the IA alive to this fact while framing the GSQR for Arjun? One more thing, if today Arjun has performed very well (comparitive trials with T-90) today , how will it be obsol...
by Pankaj C
13 May 2010 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 672104

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

There was a talk arlier of making the transmission by ourselves. We have some private manufacturers within India who make 40 T class trucks. Why cant these manufacturers be roped in to make a transmission for Arjun. :-? I agree, only the class of weight that these transmissions handle is common (whe...
by Pankaj C
13 May 2010 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1023169

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Saam, Daam Dand, Bhed - an ancient Indian philisophy that the chinese seem to be using very effectively to acquire all tech they can :x , and they are doing a pretty good job at it. As has been stated umpteen number of times in almost every thread in this forum, we need to watch our back - no one el...
by Pankaj C
12 May 2010 15:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 142929

Re: BR Forum Feedback

I have been lurking around for a good eleven years now. The quality of discussions have gone down past couple of months. The content remains as good as always however; there is a tendency of some newer members to start resorting to personal attacks. :( This is distasteful and makes me nostalgic of t...

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