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by Kersi D
04 Jun 2017 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 126937

Re: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India

There are more Akash launchers at other places
by Kersi D
23 Nov 2016 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183609

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

K_Rohit wrote:
Kersi D wrote:Any idea what is this structure or equipment at 30*25'8"N and 75*33'1" ?


Aerostat tether station?



Aerostat tether station is near by. Could this be THD 1955 ?
by Kersi D
23 Nov 2016 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183609

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Any idea what is this structure or equipment at 30*25'8"N and 75*33'1" ?
by Kersi D
13 Oct 2016 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 126937

Re: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India

Does Panagarh have any underground storage facilities for large missiles like Agni / Prithvi ?
by Kersi D
06 Sep 2016 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183609

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Karan M wrote:Erstwhile? They are still being used..


Can you tell me the locations ? On k e r s i k d o t i w a l l a A T r e d i f f m a i l d o t com
by Kersi D
06 Sep 2016 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 126937

Re: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India

On Wikimapia.
How do I find the altitude of the place i am seeing ?
How do I know the altitutude from which I am seeing the place ?
Regards
Kersi
by Kersi D
22 Jun 2016 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 126937

Re: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India

What is this ?
19.86 Deg N and 85.97 Deg E
by Kersi D
22 Jun 2016 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183609

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

I understand that the old Thomson CSF, now Thales, THD 1955 radars are still being sued by India/IAF Can someone tell me the locations (Lat n Long, if possible) of these radars ? The sites I am aware are 1) Chimney Hills - Bangalore 2) Arjangarh - Rajkokri near Dilli 3) Jamnagar 4) Jodhpur 5) Laitko...
by Kersi D
16 Jun 2016 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 396541

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

“In addition, India is also quietly exploring possibilities of building six nuclear submarines with German help at a cost of $10 billion. It is a strategic program and we cannot reveal details," the MoD source said. :?: [/quote] I wonder which specific nuclear sub construction expertise that G...
by Kersi D
15 Jun 2016 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 396541

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Yagnasri wrote:But paki Bunder is super powerful like superman, iron man, batman, and Jihadi man combined. What to do? :mrgreen:


MiG 21FL is good enough to bring it down !!!!!!!
by Kersi D
15 Jun 2016 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 396541

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The largely Indian designed and developed Tejas multirole light combat aircraft (LCA) is not in the same class as the Rafale, but it is far more capable than the MiG-21s it was designed to replace. Modern radar and ground targeting systems, both coupled to a helmet-mounted display and sight, confer...
by Kersi D
14 Jun 2016 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1391
Views: 156748

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

That would hold true irrespective of the distance. I hope this secrecy and 700 km is only becoz of the K4Mk1 being tested from the Arihant for the first time and nothing else e.g. if it blew up the vessel it would be a huge setback. "If it blew the vessel" is a fear that only we who are o...
by Kersi D
10 Jun 2016 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 388303

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Failure of the Indonesian corvettes Pati Unus http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1931349.html As reported Indonesian web resource jakartagreater.com, it was reported that on the evening May 13, 2016 suffered a serious accident Indonesian Navy corvette Pati Unus (tail number "384") of the project...
by Kersi D
10 Jun 2016 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pinaka - Story
Replies: 37
Views: 3153

Re: Pinaka - Story

Now it starts to get exciting.
by Kersi D
09 Jun 2016 13:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 232387

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

tejas warrior wrote:....... as it is for the first time an indigenous squadron is being inducted in the 83 year old IAF........

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I think there was an aircraft called HF 24 Marut
by Kersi D
09 Jun 2016 13:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 271681

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

The foll is a very shallow and poorly researched piece.There are so many flaws in it.Firstly,the US hasn't built a diesel boat for decades! The USN in true Rickover fashion,strongly rejects any attempt to build diesel boats,even for Taiwan for fear that the politicos wlll force the same upon the US...
by Kersi D
06 Jun 2016 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1432
Views: 180297

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Is this thread a place for discussions on Russian equipment and systems or a PR Wing of the Russians ?? You answered it. Their military equipment is so robust,simple,effective and affordable that they do not need PR wing. Mere discussion look like PR exercise. There are so many rabidly pro-Russians...
by Kersi D
06 Jun 2016 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 373314

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Exhaust should not be an issue. Typical exhaust temperatures for Diesel engines are around 1350F (~740C) with turbo charging. Assume Turbo consumes some of the energy (~20-30 %). Assume aviation exhaust temperatures similar to diesel. But about a foot away from the exhaust stack, the temperature dr...
by Kersi D
03 Jun 2016 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pinaka - Story
Replies: 37
Views: 3153

Re: Pinaka - Story

Waiting for your next and next and next and.........
by Kersi D
02 Jun 2016 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1432
Views: 180297

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Is this thread a place for discussions on Russian equipment and systems or a PR Wing of the Russians ??
by Kersi D
02 Jun 2016 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 570037

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Great news! Finally, it appears that India will actively look to export the Brahmos, to Vietnam. India aims to supply Brahmos cruise missiles to Vietnam India plans to provide Vietnam with varied defence equipment, including BrahMos cruise missiles, in a bid to counter Chinese armament companies eq...
by Kersi D
02 Jun 2016 09:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 183034

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

MP may be personally clean, but if he surrounded by a cabal of corrupt bureaucrats & ex-servicemen who are import agents, he is fighting an uphill battle. ...... if we claim that Antony was corrupt - the picture we get is of clean babudom and corrupt minister. But it is more likely that he was ...
by Kersi D
02 Jun 2016 08:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 232387

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Updated my original post with the youtube link. Thanks. It occurs to me that my entire house gets painted in 4-5 days days and I think the surface area inside and outside is more than Tejas and rivals a Boeing 737 at least. Can't see why Boeing painting is so slow. Cars are painted in a few hours a...
by Kersi D
28 May 2016 09:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 570037

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

One poster asks a genuine question about need for SPYDER and everyone else is trying to force fit what they know to somehow show the decision in poor light. From some outrageous comments to the usual 'Army prefers foreign product' BS. And again, except for one person, no one tried to understand the...
by Kersi D
28 May 2016 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 232387

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I don't want to stay off topic - but it is important for us educated Indians to realize how our own minds and the minds of those whom we admire and respect are all geared towards a blind admiration of certain foreign brand names as infallible and totally reliable. The irony is that some of those br...
by Kersi D
28 May 2016 09:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 232387

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

It's a good to be able to finally celebrate the Tejas coming of age with the ACM flying it. It has been a long and torturous journey....... ................ the husband as it turns out was a senior officer in the IAF. An accomplished MiG 21 pilot in-fact. At the time, Lohegaon AFB also had MiG's. D...
by Kersi D
27 May 2016 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 975
Views: 161441

Re: Aircraft Recognition

shiv wrote: I had decided to find vintage aircraft from my youth


Shiv
Probably all the vintage "aircraft" in your youth had feathers. Ha ha
by Kersi D
27 May 2016 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 975
Views: 161441

Re: Aircraft Recognition

For real oldies: eW_GWaSuVss What is fascinating to me is the number of private companies that were making jets: Handley-Page Victor De Havilland Comet English Electric Lightning (and Canberra, I think) Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer and missing from the video, the Avro Vulcan All were nationalized to b...
by Kersi D
27 May 2016 08:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 271681

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

srai wrote:
Kersi D wrote:...
BTW In the USN, each carrier had
F 14 Tomcat
A 4 Skyhawk
A 6 Intruder
A 7 Corsair


That was in the 1970s ;)

Nowadays, it is more like F/A-18 C/D/E/F/G, E-2C AEW, C-2 cargo and MH-60 helos.


RIGHT

Today USN has only F 18, some / several variants.
by Kersi D
26 May 2016 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 183034

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Advice from a top journo on the Raffy issue. We should stick to the Russians. The performance of their aircraft in Syria has left Americans and others gaping, as has the operations of their forces on the ground. Putin has put everything behind the regeneration of the Russian armed forces, and the r...
by Kersi D
26 May 2016 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 271681

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Just to bring to everyone's attention that the IN operates/will soon operate 5 different types of submarines ! 1. 877 class 2. U-209 HDW class 3. Scorpene class 4. Akula class 5. Arihant class It is a zoo indeed! The only thing missing is an american, scandinavian and a japanese design. And IN also...
by Kersi D
24 May 2016 09:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 271681

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

INS Tarmugli joins the Indian Navy. he Indian Navy on Monday commissioned the highly maneuverable Fast Attack Craft INS Tarmugli at the hands of Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command at a formal ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. INS Tarmu...
by Kersi D
24 May 2016 09:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 183034

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

From what I hear from multiple sources there is no alternative to experience and hands on in engine building. I am no expert but what little general knowledge I have tells me that: The math (physics) part dominates the design - the size of the engine face dictates the volume of air. The number of &...
by Kersi D
23 May 2016 17:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 183034

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

When we talk of someone who is going to give us full engine ToT it is worth understanding who dominates the world engine market. Here is a graphic http://www.statista.com/statistics/261934/world-commercial-aircraft-engine-manufacturer-market-share/ Non western engines are 5%. Now if any country is ...
by Kersi D
23 May 2016 13:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 570037

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

kit wrote:Can we sell it both to Russia and the US..just for the heck of it


Russians will defintely buy them. Then they wills end Natasha+suitcase to sell it back to us.
by Kersi D
20 May 2016 15:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 271681

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Good of you to remember Kersi.It was during the Independence Day hols. Was it really 16 years ago? Latest media reports that due to the AW/Finnmecannica scam,the MOD/IN are looking towards German Sea Hake torpedoes for the Scorpenes,but that the usual rigmarole to acquire it will take around 5 year...
by Kersi D
20 May 2016 09:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 271681

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Stopgap method by the In to keep the sub fleet numbers from critically low levels. Since some upgrades are being done in India,it also keeps our shipyards busy and saves money.It appears to be a wise policy and ensures that our yards acquire the requisite sub repair/upgrade and building skills for ...
by Kersi D
20 May 2016 09:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 570037

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CixKpAZUUAATOa-.jpg Something does NOT compute in this image. When I saw the photo in the newspaper today, I thought that it was ISRO's RLV-TD . The caption said Prithvi II . For a Prithvi II, this definitely is no a deployable weapon, unless they incorporate wing fold a...
by Kersi D
20 May 2016 09:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 570037

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Bheeshma wrote:Or something else was tested and passed off as Prithvi-II.


VERY LIKELY
by Kersi D
17 May 2016 12:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 232387

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^^ not just the chief has landed, tejas has arrived... just to spoil the moment here is what mr rajat pandit had to say http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/First-Tejas-squadron-to-come-up-by-July-IAF-chief-flies-in-the-indigenous-jet/articleshow/52301474.cms hate the extreme negativity in the...

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