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by darshand
26 Mar 2015 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2618
Views: 370739

Re: Military Flight Safety

Not sure you can call it "done its job". Crashworthiness score seems to be less than perfect here. A bit of googling would have helped there. http://theatlasgroup.biz/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Black-box-streaming.gif The armoured part survived, the rest didn't. As per design. There's no ...
by darshand
26 Sep 2014 12:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 768767

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

brar_w wrote:No one including the US Army operate or plan to operate their entire fleet with the longbow radar.


The UK did buy their entire fleet equipped with longbow radars. Though all other operators I know of have only a subset of their fleet equipped with the radar as you said.
by darshand
22 May 2014 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3498
Views: 554165

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

tushar_m wrote:My problem is that if the holes in the back of internal pylons are for sonobuoys(IF) then why are there 5 internal PGM pylons.


That's where the torpedoes go. The external pylons are for the harpoon.
by darshand
15 Jan 2014 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 122477

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Incase you missed the point, I'll repeat - in US Navy, Carrier Battle Group (sea to sea) or Carrier Strike Group (sea to land) is a doctrine, based on certain capabilities, and not just the composition of the fleet. The terms have nothing to do with the tasking of the groups. The USN basically just...
by darshand
21 Jan 2013 19:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 708160

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

SaiK wrote:which vtol a/c is this?
http://funkyimg.com/u2/2017/977/89897935.jpg

JSF does not look like that.


That is the JSF.
by darshand
18 Dec 2012 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 506090

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

rohitvats wrote:For example - do you know that the good old M-46 with its 130 mm gun is 52 Cal?


Nitpick: 52 cal barrel for a 130mm gun will be shorter than for a 155mm.
by darshand
27 Nov 2012 14:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 217952

Re: LCA News and Discussions

DRDO Debel flight helmet. http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs/DEBEL/English/index.jsp?pg=achieve.jsp The DASH is a HMDS, its heavier, larger than a plain helmet. Well, if you google for DASH helmet, one of the image results is an LCA with the pilot wearing the DASH. So there have been flights with the...
by darshand
15 Nov 2012 15:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 209844

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

it is a prop but I guess it looks very much like the real thing. various mags had published drawings using their 'sources' http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2011/05/26/dragon%20models.jpg Sinha saar, that is a model toy - from a Chinese company no less. They must have received the remai...
by darshand
14 Nov 2012 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 209844

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

wow I didnt realize the stealth hawk had a nose shaped like a F117. even the air data probes are sheathed in their own stealthy cowl - uber cool. Don't think that is the real stealth hawk. I remember reading somewhere that it's a movie prop - supposed to play the stealth hawk in an Op. Geronimo mov...
by darshand
19 Oct 2012 14:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 646185

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

^^, why would someone have a second thought of even having a look at Bhuvan when high resolution imagery is available free on smartphones and tablets now a days. Take a look at the layers available in Bhuvan and you will have your answer: ->Ground water prospects ->Wasteland ->Soil etc. This tool p...
by darshand
08 Oct 2012 16:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 209844

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Prithwiraj wrote:Archived Webcast of Air Force Day celebration

http://www.webcast.gov.in/iafday/index.html


Just started watching it and noticed @ 3:44 - 2 F16s. New MMRCA winner?? :wink:
by darshand
08 Aug 2012 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Thunder at 100 feet: Flying the Rafale
Replies: 94
Views: 5300

Re: Thunder at 100 feet: Flying the Rafale

I would expect any next gen IR seeker to incorporate terminal phase homing using laser designation. The cost you pay should justify the complexity and assured kill factor even against advanced counter measures. I've never heard of any IR seeker using laser designation. Would like to know more. Do y...
by darshand
09 Jul 2012 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3087
Views: 350103

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Amitabh wrote:Your research skills probably need some fine-tuning:

(1) The AW101 is assembled in England
(2) The engines are Anglo-French
(3) The avionics are British



Agusta Westland is totally owned by Finmeccania...
http://www.agustawestland.com/content/profile
by darshand
27 Jun 2012 13:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 754205

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

All the cooling pumps et al will still produce same amount of clamour. The only way to silence all this and (maybe) maintain lesser shielding is to use thermo-electric route. Might be silent and maintenance free (they are still working in 70's Voyager crafts in inter-stellar space) but the energy d...
by darshand
15 May 2012 19:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 214480

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_muzzle_reference_system_in_tanks#ixzz1utGSmF9g A pretty decent explanation of what MRS is. I do not know how soon barrel deformation occurs. http://ofb.gov.in/products/data/optical/23.htm The above bore-sighting(MRS) device is used for T-90 in India. Now...
by darshand
29 Feb 2012 15:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 214094

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Kailash wrote:
Singha wrote:I did a google search and could not locate a single pic of the K15 missile just drawings. defexpo pics of exposed shourya with pointy nose match drawings of k15.


I found this site with medium sized pic of K15.


That's Poseidon not a K15 pic.
by darshand
17 Jun 2011 13:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 868344

Re: Indian Military Aviation

also there is a stretched variant called C130J-30 whose pics you can see here I think around 75 of C130J-30 is just what we need to bury the MTA corpse and move on in life.... Sinhaji, our C130Js are the stretched -30 versions. The earlier news reports (before signing of the contract) referred to t...
by darshand
16 Jun 2011 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 702013

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Singha wrote:but F-15E style pylons will add teeth to the endurance.

AFAIK that is a ferry configuration - the missiles cannot be launched from those pylons. Let me see if I can dig up a reference for that, might be lying around somewhere on my hdd.
by darshand
08 Jun 2011 12:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 632675

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Surya wrote:thanks Ankit

thats a Fox carrier

Don't think that's a Fuchs - looks more like a Dingo.
by darshand
30 May 2011 16:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 754205

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

@ChackoJoseph^^^ " Offensive" to whom? @NRao. I thought USS Jimmy Carter was a Seawolf class. Not a 'boomer'. We're you kidding? :) Jimmy Carter was an ex sub mariner, so an Ohio class boat was named Jimmy Carter, it was later converted into an Elint Boat.. also in the Presidential series...
by darshand
18 Jan 2011 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Begining Of The End: Story
Replies: 300
Views: 70591

Re: Begining Of The End: Story

jamwal wrote:Chapter 12 (Part 2)
They had to do it sooner or later, specially since loss of a whole army unit, JAKLI was difficult to hide anyway.


Shouldn't that be NLI?
by darshand
18 Feb 2010 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 913741

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

neeraj wrote:Typhoon in Bangalore
Typhoon-1
Typhoon-2
Typhoon-3


Typhoons yes - but not the ones in Bangalore.
by darshand
10 May 2005 16:31
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Vajra Shakti
Replies: 95
Views: 48014

JRJ you missed something important!!! Army tests new war concepts Vijay Mohan Tribune News Service http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050510/main8.htm The imaginary situation created for the exercise pitted Blue Land forces against the adversary Red Land forces across the Sutlej which simulated the ...
by darshand
06 Sep 2002 09:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Marketing of Indian Defence Products
Replies: 49
Views: 23413

Re: Marketing of Indian Defence Products

Originally posted by rahul r: This is music to my ears!!! India to sell Chetak and Sukanya Class vessel to Sri Lanka The issue referred to in the post is an old one - Sept.2001. Same for the 2 news items from the above site posted in the IAF News Folder. The stratmag site was last updated in Feb.20...
by darshand
27 Jul 2001 15:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out
Replies: 82
Views: 34552

Re: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out

The launchers on both sides of the turret are smoke grenade launchers - nothing new almost all tanks have them right there.<BR>Darshan
by darshand
25 Jun 2001 19:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A detailed overview of Indian defence products
Replies: 17
Views: 8934

Re: A detailed overview of Indian defence products

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by R Sukumar:<BR><B>I think the second trigger is for an integral grenade launcher.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There doesn't seem to be any grenade launcher on that thing. Unless the full barrel of the is inside the fore...
by darshand
18 Jun 2001 17:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A detailed overview of Indian defence products
Replies: 17
Views: 8934

Re: A detailed overview of Indian defence products

On that site products section - the INSAS (pg 253)what is the gun shown in the pic? is it the insas carbine? and why does it have 2 pistol grips/triggers? <BR>Darshan
by darshand
17 Jun 2001 13:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 30394

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

by the way if any of u guys want to have a look at guns try <A HREF="http://www.securityarms.com" TARGET=_blank>www.securityarms.com</A> <BR>too bad it doesnt have a description of the guns (maybe a small note or something)<BR>Darshan
by darshand
15 Jun 2001 16:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 30394

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

the SLR is being used as a sniper rifle - there is a pic somewhere in the special forces page of BR itself. Think its the paracommandos - a SLR with some US sniperscope.<BR>Also I would like to know what other equipment the IA snipers have - gillie suits etc. thats as important as the rifle itself i...
by darshand
13 Jun 2001 17:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 30810

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

I'm getting very confused with the different russian missiles and their nato codenames.<BR>eg. moskit, yakhont, sunburn(on milparade the ss-n-27 is the sunburn but corresponds to 2 russian missiles), klub.<BR>Could someone list the missiles, nato codenames, their ranges, payloads, stages/propulsion....
by darshand
08 Mar 2001 16:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit
Replies: 49
Views: 22807

Re: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by exelsior:<BR><B>I believe that depending on cost & condition of the ship, it makes more sense for India to buy Admiral Kuznetsov and convert the Su33s to MKI standard (call it Su33MKI). The Russians should be ...
by darshand
02 Mar 2001 15:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 22653

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by George J:<BR><B><BR>Weapons: the earstwhile SOS (Spl Operation Squad) had AK series, even the new commandos have AK. Have not come across MP5's yet. <BR>[This message has been edited by George J (edited 01-03-2001...
by darshand
31 Jan 2001 18:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 32828

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

according to what i have gathered the germans have denied us the Leopard 2 engine from the begining. <BR>The Leclerc engine seems to be a better bet - all the mosre since the French are trying to increase their share in the sales to indian armed forces. There was a problem with Arjun engine heating ...

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