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by fanne
17 Mar 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 109
Views: 5117

Re: Shri Manohar parrikar condolence thread

I have followed him for more than a decade. Feels like a personal loss. A very unamusing man!!
Pabhu apko sadgati dein!!
Om Shanti!!
by fanne
16 Mar 2019 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 46642

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

That Hushkit guys criticism is that LCA took more time and is costly than Bandar!! No Sherlock, you are right, but that is how it was supposed to be - It is a generation or two ahead of Bandar and hence costly and took time. We did our own Bandar (perhaps better than bandar) - It is called Mig 21 UP...
by fanne
15 Mar 2019 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 306658

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

Please see picture below and then read further on. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B8F9D4X4k94/Wq0mdkbFcPI/AAAAAAABrYk/Omm-gbgfbPApxSmxVKLIcSgrjGh3S7qdACLcBGAs/s1600/Rafale_Cost_Breakup.jpg I am going to go with an additional 36 Rafales, based on the table above. * 36 Rafales x $105 million (unit cost) ...
by fanne
09 Mar 2019 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I cannot put my finger, but this was perhaps the last straw that broke the camel's back across India. This was different, I think people do not realize, that day India changed!! something snapped!! Of course the BIF, the sold out media, the clue less politicians, the unintellectual intellectual, the...
by fanne
08 Mar 2019 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172957

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

AIM 120 has grand total of 10 kills over its many decades (30 years approx. and not 40 I guess I am too tired to count). Many from 2 miles to 6 miles distance, that too incoming planes...mainly against Serbia/Iraq. It has also scored few friendly fire kills (hence the importance of restrictive ROE)
by fanne
08 Mar 2019 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172957

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

Sorry if I sound patronizing...but the way we are covering BVR fight is very bookish. Please see below video (from say mark 1:30 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lqKEn3ptoE The effective range of AIM-120 or R-77 is very less. They only have few second of powered flight (AIM 120- 4 seconds, ...
by fanne
05 Mar 2019 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Btw people claiming Mig 21 bis are old, life wise, some of our Mig 21bis are younger than Mirage 2000 (yes we were making it after we got our Mirages). Design wise yes 1960 vintage, but then based on real usage/war time lesson learned and after multiple upgrades, the bisons are the most sophisticate...
by fanne
27 Feb 2019 22:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124903

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Rahul/Singha please delete original post
by fanne
27 Feb 2019 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368091

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

short range of Mig 29 (as in past) was not a M2k problem. I think within the covers where M2K scores (speculation alert) 1. Reliability (as you mentioned) with machine. With over 90% availability, training, mission planning etc. all gets better. 2.Relability with armament (the AA will work every tim...
by fanne
27 Feb 2019 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368091

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

or simply what in spite of what appears on paper (where Mig 29 is evenly match to Mirage 2000), maybe Mirage 2000 is way better. Who would know - ask IAF, it has 35+ years experience in both and time after time it has chosen Mirage 2000 over Mig 29 for fighting war (Flying over Sri Lanka during LTTE...
by fanne
26 Feb 2019 09:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124903

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

the JF-17 was on full afterburner and dispensing flare? Why, the dude was shit scared, wanted to run as fast and as far as possible (hence after burner) and avoid the heat seeking that maybe incoming with flares. So we must have locked (and maybe fired)
by fanne
26 Feb 2019 09:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124903

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

BTW how are you deducing the plane dropping flare is JF-17. I see canards (in the limited light)? But only 1 engine on afterburner
by fanne
26 Feb 2019 08:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124903

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

M2000 has always is the choice for IAF - In Srilanka, Kargil and today. These are great planes, welcome Rafale. Now I understand why these planes, even if 2-3 times costly than counterpart are worth in gold.
by fanne
24 Feb 2019 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 30735

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I do not want to be the one to whine first in this very new and auspicious thread, all power to MWF. We have truly made a copy of Mirage 2000 (-9 avionics wise, which is just now entering service). But the MWF is almost performance wise very same like Mirage 2000 (a 40 year old design, ours is littl...
by fanne
21 Feb 2019 07:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207892

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

My guess is someone is quietly setting this up for failure. Making it USS enterprise, capable of doing everything - A2A, A2G, DPSA, Air Superiority, Long range.., stealth will be demanded later, I guess laser weapon too at a later stage if it somehow manages to do all this (even cook noodles, make c...
by fanne
21 Feb 2019 07:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207892

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

I wonder if LCA mk2 can do all this, what will SU30MKI, Jags and Mirag200 upg will do (maybe the plan is to retire them or maybe run CAP over our bases while valiant LCA-MK2 flies 1000s of KM with full load and bomb Quetta or deep in Tibet)?
by fanne
21 Feb 2019 06:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155303

Re: Pulwama Attack

napaki getting frustrated, or anxious - can they launch pre-emptive strike?
by fanne
20 Feb 2019 05:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155303

Re: Pulwama Attack

I don't think people calling for P fat on terrorist is because they hate the religion, but because per the doctrine of the said religion, you become 'impure', unworthy of 72. If there motivation is to get 72, and if this act stops some from joining, why not?
by fanne
17 Feb 2019 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Vayu Shakti 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 6622

Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

interesting to note that both ranges of LCA and Mig 29 not given (the upg range is mystery). That keeps the tactical surprise.
by fanne
16 Feb 2019 22:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 832137

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Tejas dropping LGB in Vayushakti-2019. https://twitter.com/DDNewsLive/status/1096755097990647808 From the video, it looks like after the bomb has been dropped, Tejas just moves on (i.e. it is not lasing the larget; unless it is an optical illusion due to bad camera work). Was the target being lased...
by fanne
16 Feb 2019 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 105786

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

A story that goes unreported is that an IAS babu, raised the objection, submitting that it cannot be a repeat buy, it will violate xyz and should be rebid. He felt very proud at his retirement that he stopped the mighty IAF from acquiring the Mirage 2000-5.
by fanne
12 Feb 2019 22:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207892

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

When LCAMK2 is made, will it's wing be of the same shape and size (or they also correspondingly increase?) as LCAMK1?
by fanne
05 Feb 2019 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2289
Views: 263170

Re: Military Flight Safety

It’s a fairly clean plane, not heavily loaded, most likely single seat, did not go through any barrier. Not this accident
by fanne
05 Feb 2019 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2289
Views: 263170

Re: Military Flight Safety

I seriously doubt it is video of this crash. It is very different from what happened from reports.
by fanne
03 Feb 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2289
Views: 263170

Re: Military Flight Safety

Overhaul and new aircraft have to be tested from somewhere. More likely than not (and an armchair guess), they will have mission abortion. Can not these activities be taken to places where the runway is big enough, surrounding area uncongested so that both the plane and the pilots have more options....
by fanne
01 Feb 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2289
Views: 263170

Re: Military Flight Safety

My God give them sadgathi!! Depressing!!
by fanne
31 Jan 2019 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2942
Views: 361336

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

These are gap fillers so that SU30MKI lines keeps on humming. 18 additional is actually only 10 more (as we have lost 8 so far), but perhaps 1 more year of work for HAL till IAF decides should it order more or not.
by fanne
27 Jan 2019 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 260339

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Disdain was towards I am senior so show respect to me and I am always right... Ajit Doval breaking headset could be that the call can never be traced/intercepted. But then how do someone call you, of course you can call. Btw the dialogue 72 hoor (in trailers) has been changed (at least in US of A) t...
by fanne
26 Jan 2019 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 260339

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I think I am going for the third time- first in my life, cannot have enough of it.
by fanne
23 Jan 2019 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 260339

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I saw the movie twice (First Friday and 2nd Friday), both time by US standard the crowd was good. Even the second time, I was at the edge of my seat, same suspense, only that second time I found my self praying that one tragedy does not happen (please do not fall in the booby trap). It is intense an...
by fanne
21 Jan 2019 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 306658

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

Add 2 + 2, Rafale base prep money is 2 billion and then some India specific enhancement. I think, not all is still mentioned. Then also recall, our PAL was so open that all major powers knew where the 'maal' was. Perhaps French help is more than acknowledged and Raul baba is doing this drama less fo...
by fanne
21 Jan 2019 01:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 832137

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Low AR winged ac have very poor tolerance of prevailing turbulence, high overall drag increasing fuel consumption, very high initial turn performance, poor sustained turn performance where drag rises very rapidly and cannot be countered by engine thrust, etc. Low speed performance is poor and they ...
by fanne
12 Jan 2019 11:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4892
Views: 385414

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

URI is great, did not take bathroom break (the need was great, believe me). Planning one more time
by fanne
11 Jan 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 306658

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

Didn't we have LCA parts make to some 10 micron standard? Aren't we there already?
by fanne
02 Jan 2019 03:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 832137

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I would imagine that 2052 has already been integrated with LCA
by fanne
01 Jan 2019 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3624
Views: 618497

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

How many tank motorable roads/front are there b/w India and China?
by fanne
01 Jan 2019 06:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 832137

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

It is a big achievement, it is not just a check box. We are producing a battleworthy 4th gen fighter. Also from rumor, the 4 trainer will be in FOC config (against planned in IOC).
by fanne
31 Dec 2018 03:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 832137

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Lets wait for Jan 4th and hope Dileep is right. I don't think that MK1A is far behind, now that we have ordered 83 2052 radars with the EW Suite. MK1A is no different than LCA FOC except for few things ( a list of 4 main items - radar, EW, AA refueling and rearrangement of parts for better serviceab...
by fanne
27 Dec 2018 08:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 832137

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Ya old news what is new or surprising?

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