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by Thakur_B
10 Dec 2017 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 163544

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

Hakeem, Vajra came before Baaz. And Baaz thoroughly swatted vajra in DACT.
by Thakur_B
07 Dec 2017 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2176
Views: 150389

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Only someone not in their right mind would say that airframe wise Pak-Fa is not a beast. Russians are second to none when it comes to it. The Izd 30 program also seems to be on track.
by Thakur_B
06 Dec 2017 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2176
Views: 150389

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The new engine is significantly shorter than the old engine.
by Thakur_B
05 Dec 2017 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2176
Views: 150389

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Rumours are floating around on forums that Pak-fa fflew with Izd 30 engine today.
by Thakur_B
04 Dec 2017 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://s00.yaplakal.com/pics/pics_original/1/7/1/10601171.jpg Couldnt the INSAS LMG have a commando variant? Shorter barrel, box fed, folding stock, foregrip and oh, black colour :-) :(( Short barrel would be a disaster for INSAS LMG, which would take away it's most redeeming quality, accuracy It ...
by Thakur_B
03 Dec 2017 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

Image

AK-103 in service with marcos.
by Thakur_B
03 Dec 2017 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4793
Views: 424681

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^ Turkey is a very underrated player when it comes to defence exports. If embargos hit the middle east anywhere in the future, the GCC can buy most of what they need from turkey. They make some good small arms (almost always license produced or ripped off german designs) with good tolerances and fi...
by Thakur_B
03 Dec 2017 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: New Moderators - 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1418

Re: New moderators

Can someone please give us a crash course on dos and donts and the tools available There is. For that you have to get a picture clicked squatting in one of the swacch bharat mission funded Pakistans (the loo not the country silly) holding a placard that says "I iz SDRE and I haz come for Aman ...
by Thakur_B
03 Dec 2017 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2059
Views: 314574

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I have a feeling that ADE is designing a jet-powered UAV. Or may be a new iteration of Nirbhay. But most likely, it is the first. HAL had plans for one with a wingspan of 30 meters (avenger for comparison has a wingspan of 20 meters) and an endurance of 50 hours. I suppose that is where HTFE-25 fit...
by Thakur_B
03 Dec 2017 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 432685

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Singha wrote:plenty of room to mount a giant aperture antenna and hordes of onboard controllers.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fryX9ODXo-s/U ... utaway.jpg


Plenty of room to mount even a small supercomputer.
by Thakur_B
03 Dec 2017 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 344474

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Compare that to the time OFB is going to take to assemble the 114 improved/upgraded Bofors Guns. 3 Years. :x tsarkar...i think its Kalyani as per someone in know in bharat forge. OT but in an interview Baba K said they can churn out 1 gun per day IIRC. Actually, as far as I can remember, OFB autofr...
by Thakur_B
02 Dec 2017 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thanks for correction.
by Thakur_B
01 Dec 2017 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

US Army has officially cancelled intermediate calibre service rifle program.
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017 ... r-program/
by Thakur_B
01 Dec 2017 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

What happens when an Ishapore 2A1 (Indian Lee enfield derivative in 7.62 NATO that our soldiers carried in 1962 war) meets dirt ? The result is not pretty. ZobRzO4bSS8 -------------------------- A lesser known firearm that saw service mostly in British Indian army during second world war, alongside ...
by Thakur_B
01 Dec 2017 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Ramana, I remember reading a report in the early 2000s (india today, if I remember correctly) when it was reported that post Kargil, Barrel blanks for INSAS has to be imported from Finland to withstand extremely cold temperatures (which means the metallurgy of initial batch of barrels was not up ...
by Thakur_B
28 Nov 2017 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2744
Views: 154861

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Perspective from the Armed Forces. http://bharatshakti.in/leadership-in-the-defence-industry-of-india/ Trustworthiness. The defence forces expect the industry to deliver on their promises. They are used to having everything done “in time.” Inordinate or unexplained delays are not “military-like.” I...
by Thakur_B
28 Nov 2017 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2223
Views: 345886

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:
sas wrote:PROSPINA/NAG:-Propulsion components specs


Please do not share such details in an open forum. Reporting post to MODS to decide.


Relax. its from an open tender.
by Thakur_B
28 Nov 2017 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2147
Views: 262401

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

6 LGBs. The center pylon can carry two side by side on dual rack. There was a graphic of that in IOC2 pdf released by ADA. That would also mean 8 x 1000 lb bombs, but that would be exceeding the reasonable weight limit. Can you post the pic, if possible..? I checked again, might not be in IOC 2 bro...
by Thakur_B
28 Nov 2017 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5103
Views: 431362

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I thought that was what "p"tot tubes were for. LOL. Old USN planes used to have tube for peeing while on the mission. Fun story about that in Ben Rich's book. It used to be made up of metal piece and putting in on on the mijjile was rather inconvenient when it would get cold up there. One...
by Thakur_B
28 Nov 2017 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2147
Views: 262401

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Already plumbed. In maximum bomb config, it can carry 7 1000 lb bombs or 5 LGBs. 6 LGBs. The center pylon can carry two side by side on dual rack. There was a graphic of that in IOC2 pdf released by ADA. That would also mean 8 x 1000 lb bombs, but that would be exceeding the reasonable weight limit.
by Thakur_B
28 Nov 2017 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion



Ashok Leyland FAT 6x6, currently vying to replace replacing original Scania FATs that came with Bofors guns.
by Thakur_B
27 Nov 2017 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

Apparently, SiG hass pulled out of German rifle competition due to being unable to meet the programs non ITAR part requirement. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/11/24/itar-sig-sauer-withdraws-german-tender/ The currently known competitors are H&K with HK 416 and HK 433 and Steyr with RS 5...
by Thakur_B
27 Nov 2017 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Military Vehicles: MPVs, Trucks, FATs, LSV, LAMV, TEL/TELARs, Hovercrafts etc.

Another image of a weird looking vehicle has been circulating on the internet for a while... https://68.media.tumblr.com/2202b34135b6a076fb2a5cbf6547220b/tumblr_op568e5tg41tjfjuco1_1280.jpg This appears to be a weird modification of Mahindra Axe. From the fresh appearance of new prototypes, it seems...
by Thakur_B
27 Nov 2017 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Military Vehicles: MPVs, Trucks, FATs, LSV, LAMV, TEL/TELARs, Hovercrafts etc.

------------------- What seems to be a new variant of Tata LSV spotted near Pune. It is for now being referred to as Tata LSV V2 / Merlin. fYDA786BJ8U We had seen the cad images of this vehicle last year https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LhlBYEHRr5g/WUAQe-9S7_I/AAAAAAABbaw/eErKnN9FqkovDjI7y2_WyY7GczwyEwpiQ...
by Thakur_B
27 Nov 2017 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Military Vehicles: MPVs, Trucks, FATs, LSV, LAMV, TEL/TELARs, Hovercrafts etc.

Renault Sherpa in service with NSG. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/multimedia/dynamic/03123/BL27_BP_NSG_3123947g.jpg https://40.media.tumblr.com/45fdd50e8f75db8d20ed7fe57476cfa1/tumblr_nzz6v8q9pq1tjfjuco1_1280.jpg http://up.autotitre.com/06fa56fc3c.png http://40.media.tumblr.com/dcb12b9de36cf7f...
by Thakur_B
27 Nov 2017 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23905193_578857472446758_7339418250387929793_n.jpg?oh=0ece3268704fdd2e7a4178cc830c018d&oe=5A953517 Some other sights : 1. Passive Night Binocular 2. Passive Night Vision Goggle https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23843652_578857445780094_5...
by Thakur_B
26 Nov 2017 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1181
Views: 111885

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

abhik wrote:
Thakur_B wrote:I know that, just wondering how does that work.

https://youtu.be/yDQDJnUJyl8?t=55s


Thanks Abhik. This means soft recoil is something like a blowback recoil system, but with entire breech and barrel assembly been thrown forward instead of just hammer.
by Thakur_B
26 Nov 2017 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1181
Views: 111885

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I know that, just wondering how does that work.
by Thakur_B
26 Nov 2017 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1181
Views: 111885

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

How will this 105 ultra light howitzer target moving tanks ? Shoot in a parabolic trajectory and hope that the tank doesn't move for next 10 seconds? Use stop signal. OFB site says 105 mm shell has mujjle velocity of 600 plus m/s depending on charge. Assume 700 Range 11 km (probably as howitzer) In...
by Thakur_B
26 Nov 2017 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

OFB Ghatak (Made at RFI Ishapore, not to be confused with ordnance factory Trichy's TAR) in service with ITBP. https://i.imgur.com/IrojlPx.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2aHcbRK.png Ghatak can be identified easily due to that pistol grip and INSAS trigger. OFT TAR has a 90 degree gas block that sets it apa...
by Thakur_B
26 Nov 2017 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

from shatrujeet twitter feed, MSMC/JVPC/Milaap feedback from the field. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPDZAdxX4AI1d_t.jpg 1/2-JVPC REVIEW FRM A SOLDIER HIMSELF +ves •compact,lightweight & sturdy weapon •Good holographic sights •gives a good feel 2 d user •Has negligible recoil on both the modes of...
by Thakur_B
26 Nov 2017 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

Watch "OFB belt-fed 7.62X51 LMG" on YouTube By - Sandeep Unnithan https://youtu.be/zRMHDqe_k5Y Nothing spectacular for a modern day LMG. IWI NG-7 which was selected for the role by the army seemed to be a much more refined and superior product. NG-7 and is lighter even with a longer barre...
by Thakur_B
15 Nov 2017 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP
Replies: 13
Views: 1510

Re: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP

I saw the news clip. The man looked like your regular smackie and was unarmed and carrying nothing.
by Thakur_B
14 Nov 2017 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1181
Views: 111885

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

From the looks of it, IA wants a 3 man, auto-loader version of Arjun. If DRDO is imaginative, get the 1500 Europack( until Bharat pack is available), a version of autoloader from ATAGS, single piece ammo, smoothbore and put together a Arjun MK3. Better still, integrate LeClerc autoloader with modif...
by Thakur_B
14 Nov 2017 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2744
Views: 154861

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Oh yeah, I wish individual factories are long term leased to competent private sector players. Bring your technicians, put em here and start pumping out product. Factories still owned by government, product IP owned by government, profit to the bidder. Upgrades to the factory can be jointly carried ...
by Thakur_B
14 Nov 2017 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://www.apexgunparts.com/media/catalog/category/Russian_AK47.jpg Gurus, why do Ak-47s have that broken part at the tip of the barrel? All other guns have complete cylindrical/circular end, but AK's looks broken. Directing gases in a specific direction to balance the muzzle rise. This is a very ...
by Thakur_B
14 Nov 2017 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2223
Views: 345886

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Always wondered if it is possible to have a ARM version of Brahmos... to chase AWACS! May be having engine in the front is an issue. Not sure for chasing AWACS, but ground based radars, yes. Brahmos M shall have that capability. IIR integration is also planned. “The seeker for BRAHMOS-M will have s...
by Thakur_B
14 Nov 2017 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 527694

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://youtu.be/uzahVVV01Z4 Link discribing the new prospective German assault rifle designed by Rhinemettal and styr. It is a modular multi caliber weapon. It will be perfect fit for the futuristic multi caliber rifles sought by the army sometime ago. Will it work at 55 deg C in Thar? Or at -50 i...
by Thakur_B
12 Nov 2017 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 163544

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

So Hjt-36 can be assumed dead now ? Haven't heard anything about it for a while.

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