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by arvin
24 Apr 2019 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386688

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The 'vertical tail' aka paki mijjile is the starboard stabilizer. The assembly is lying with the tail on the ground.
by arvin
23 Apr 2019 06:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386688

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

lalmo no ji for me.
what protected AV from the blast near the tail could be the design of mig 21 cockpit. The pilot sits well inside and the canopy barely rises above the spine. But this also hampers rear view visibility. All efforts in design were focussed on supersonic performance.
by arvin
22 Apr 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386688

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Repeating.. what type of explosion would 1. Shear off the tail portion 2. Pepper tail with shrapnel 3. And rest of fuse seems without shrapnel Stabilizers also without sharpnel. Guessing ....Skin is aluminium and stabilizers titanium?. But both have been sheared off. So from what angle and directio...
by arvin
22 Apr 2019 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386688

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Could be a flat spin. The way the Mig hit the ground it appears as if port side wing hit the ground first then the fuselage. The wing is totally mangled, twisted over the fuselage. The starboard wing OTOH is distinctly identifiable and other parts inside fuselage.
by arvin
22 Apr 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386688

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Thanks Rishi. Markings and screws appear consistent with Bison tail.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galle ... 2.jpg.html

So Tail has been blown off. Other video had a stabilizer (port side) in some other location. So plane glided with only one stabilizer?
by arvin
17 Apr 2019 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386688

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

UB sir, was going thru the video of mig21 landing site with the nose cone intact after the combat. If your theory of F-16 debris ingestion and subsequent engine shut down is correct, the plane must have glided with all control surfaces intact before hitting ground. The impact and the resulting fire ...
by arvin
12 Apr 2019 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 853
Views: 123381

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The key clause here is unlimited production. Anyone who offers it will ensure indian diesel sub market is theirs for next many many years. 'If required by the navy' thing is also clever because say for e.g HDW is not able to integrate DRDO aip but ready to agree unlimited numbers that will also us t...
by arvin
11 Apr 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386688

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Singha,
For A330 awacs, that is only alternative to IL 76 to mount CABS radome. Boeing wont spare its 737 airframe since it already has a product based on same airframe. Plus our Awacs will have mid air refuelling so they are using extra capacity correctly.
by arvin
07 Apr 2019 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4761

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

https://sites.google.com/site/brfdictio ... ary/r/rape

It would be good idea to give a link on what RAPE type means for newcomers and non regulars.
by arvin
06 Apr 2019 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5410
Views: 430677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

... Boeing screw up is epic but that is boeings designer fault not the SW a faulty aerodynamic problem was offloaded to sw hope it would take care without pilot knowing about it. Perhaps it is possible MAX SW would have taken care of many scenarios where accidents were possible and MCAS worked , Ma...
by arvin
06 Apr 2019 15:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5410
Views: 430677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Boeing will slow 737 production by one-fifth; no layoffs planned The two recent fatal crashes and subsequent grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX have prompted the jetmaker to sharply and quickly cut production in Renton from the current 52 airplanes per month to 42 per month, signalling that a return to ...
by arvin
05 Apr 2019 19:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5410
Views: 430677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

With bugs coming out like this, Looks like process was to directly transfer Jenkins build to factory floor completely bypassing QA. Aviation equivalent of infamous medical therac 25 incident. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therac-25 A commission concluded that the primary reason should be attribute...
by arvin
02 Apr 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386688

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

.... They retaliated with a salvo of 120s and got lucky with one hit. The mig 21 was not hit by aim 120. Look at the pics of r73,r77 and the plane itself. All show effects of belly landing rather than a missile hit. Yak herder's scenario looks closer to the truth. The mig must have ingested somethi...
by arvin
24 Mar 2019 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 186100

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

x-posting from lca mk2 thread Two reasons to keep them around. Non traditional band radars. Second, likely to be replaced by Akash NG not Akash or another system. Very few Pechora firing units are left from the original 60. Found this drdo article on networking of pechora system with flycather. Gues...
by arvin
17 Mar 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6115

Re: Shri Manohar parrikar condolence thread

Heartfelt condolences.....Rest in peace sir.
Put new life into Tejas program within a short time of taking over as DM.
by arvin
16 Mar 2019 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386688

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Best bet for our WVR design will be data from Astra. R 73 appears to have exotic shape control surfaces on its warhead probably modeled by some soviet era mathematician.
by arvin
14 Mar 2019 18:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5410
Views: 430677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Design decision of MCAS acting like a 'third pilot' with ability to give commands to flight computer to move the control surfaces, overriding the pilot is interesting. Looks like they will have to go thru many iterations before validating this combination. Situation similar to fly by wire A320 in th...
by arvin
12 Mar 2019 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5410
Views: 430677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Atleast Airbus GTF problem were partly remedied by shorter inspection time and stopping long overflights over water. It was in the hands of operator to do something about it. But how to they rectify a piece of code that apparently gets confused between take off nose up and stall nose up.
by arvin
12 Mar 2019 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5410
Views: 430677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

B0ing has been on big ticket ad campaign for the past few months since lion air crash. Major revenue for big media houses. To keep mouth shut, eyes closed and not poke nose into this nose down affair.
by arvin
12 Mar 2019 16:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5410
Views: 430677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

yesterday wion tv was pretty aggresive on this issue. Went as far as recommending calling up the airline before flight to check if its max8 flight or not.
In india, looks like spicejet (13 nos) operates it mainly on international flights.
by arvin
11 Mar 2019 18:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5410
Views: 430677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/ ... 22387.html
china, indonesia and ethiopia ground max 8 jets. Other countries should also follow suit. MCAS seems to be jugaad of the highest order.
by arvin
11 Mar 2019 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320516

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

If sanctioned squadron strength (42 ??)for a two front war is the criteria for the 110 deal (6 squadrons), shoudnt navy's 57 plane deal (3 squadrons) be added to the mix that will go into war fighting. These planes sure can be deployed from air force bases in north and east when the need arises or i...
by arvin
09 Mar 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320516

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Modi had clearly mentioned rafale and the absence of it in one of his recent speeeches. Clearly the views in the above article will be shared by many in the govt and iaf. Events in the last 2 weeks should have made national security a priority over screwdrivergiri. Time to scrap the 110 plane tender...
by arvin
28 Feb 2019 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 539170

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Aim 120 c getting into the picture now is sure to effect LM chances of selling the pregnant pig F- 21 to iaf.
Anyway I cant imagine and able to fit F21 in any role on what has been done by our mig 21 bison, mirage and su 30 over the past 2 days.
by arvin
26 Feb 2019 19:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Kakarat wrote:Just for viewing pleasure Mirage 2000 testing Spice2000
https://twitter.com/writetake/status/784698006637580288
#IAFDAY Photo Feature on #ASTE:Moulding air warriors & flyingmachines


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#Want some Spice, will have an entirely different for pakis from now on.
by arvin
21 Dec 2018 10:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5410
Views: 430677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

As per new plan, this 2000 crore would be the last infusion into Air india. 30K cr out of 50k cr debt will be transfed to a SPV. This will be recovered by sale of assets, lands and subsidiary sale. So some breathing space provided by way of capital infusion and debt relief. Now it is upto AI workers...
by arvin
04 Dec 2018 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 719
Views: 106043

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

gr8 news.! vaguely remember reading somewhere, Navy was planning an electric propulsion for the vessel due to advances in battery tech. Diesel gen will charge the batteries instead of engine turning the prop. Emals would have been a drain requiring a seperate power pack and added mechanical complexi...
by arvin
02 Dec 2018 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

BJP making significant inroads into local or assembly would be rather slow affair. Till such time their role would be confined to organize protests and bandhs when nutcase like PV take liberties on hindu beliefs. Commies are well entrenched as local body leadership is strong. People will turn to com...
by arvin
24 Nov 2018 21:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443597

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

... The problem as I see it is BLR-HYD. While the demand between the cities is very good (1 lakh one-way pax per month according to DCGA), as of now, there are no mid-way points to generate additional revenue. Cities like Ananthapur or Kurnool are not big economic engines to drive a lot of traffic....
by arvin
19 Nov 2018 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

https://www.ndtv.com/kerala-news/it-min ... es-1949369

KJ Alphons, union minister. to visit sabarimala today to check pilgrim facilities.
by arvin
18 Nov 2018 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Personally, I am against the BJP tactic of causing deliberate unrest in all Southern states. It is always better to keep devotion & politics as two separate entities. Commies wont be dismissed. The issue would be kept on slow boil till 2019. Protests can hardly be called unrest. Unrest is AAP's...
by arvin
16 Nov 2018 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Kerala Govt Planning to Let Women Visit Sabarimala Temple on Separate Days, Says Pinarayi Vijayan Vijayan said he would talk to the head priest as well as representatives of the Pandalam palace to see if the plan can be implemented. https://www.news18.com/amp/news/india/kerala-govt-planning-to-let-...
by arvin
16 Nov 2018 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Roundna looks fine. Either words will convey the message.
by arvin
05 Nov 2018 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sabarimala: Pillai’s controversial remark irks BJP. BJP's idiotic state leadership continues to damage the whole cause at Sabari Mala. This fellow makes a grand statement that the chief priest had consulted him before deciding to close down the temple when police came with the two women. And then g...
by arvin
31 Oct 2018 15:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

UP with far complex caste and region equations fell into the lap, albeit with a little help of demonetization.
Here to chances seem bright if cards are played right.
Coincidentaly Save sabarimala Rath yathra will begin on nov 8, 2nd anniversary of demonetization.
by arvin
30 Oct 2018 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

It would be interesting to see how congress will explain RaGa's stand to its electorate. Raga and Commies are on the same page.
by arvin
29 Oct 2018 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Regd the petition by 4 women, high court has this to say. The state government, in its reply, said if the pilgrim was a devotee, all the necessary arrangements would be provided for a safe pilgrimage. The court told the women that it had nothing to do in this regard as the government has assured saf...
by arvin
29 Oct 2018 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163576

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Vratham is mandatory.

So chances of review in judgement seems high on nov 13. His outbursts in kannur yestrday stems from this confidence.

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