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by SidSoma
09 Oct 2019 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1440
Views: 412996

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

Has the CO of 45 Sqn changed to GC Manish Tiwari ?
by SidSoma
08 Oct 2019 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1440
Views: 412996

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

1. If the requirement was to deliver 8 planes for Gagan shakti. The 8th did its first flight almost month before Gaganshakti. Its another question to determine the first flight to handover date. 9th probably was very close to the start date and hence was not sent. 7th was a full 4 Months before.I th...
by SidSoma
05 Oct 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1440
Views: 412996

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

If not already posted https://idrw.org/srinagar-airbase-to-get-lca-tejas-squadron-in-2022/ SP-21 which is Final operational clearance (FOC) configuration LCA-Tejas Mk1 aircraft under development at HAL facility in Bangalore will have its first flight in next two months No. 45 Squadron (Flying Dagger...
by SidSoma
16 Sep 2019 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

There was no deliberate miss. If you read the Denel description the SOW needs guidance from the launching plane and if that breaks off it goes awry. Abhinandan scramble made the guidance plane break off. BTW the H-2/H-4/RAAD is updated Nazi Hs 293 and nothing more. Not sure. Looked like a deliberat...
by SidSoma
09 Sep 2019 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 570415

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Somehow there is the tactic of targeting an Airdefence site using Airpower. I have always wondered what was hit at these 2 sites and was long contemplating asking the question. Very plausible this explanation.
by SidSoma
13 Apr 2019 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

Noob question. From http://www.f-16.net/f-16_versions_article2.html Advanced IFF The Hazeltine APX-113 Advanced Identification Friend-or-Foe system (AIFF) with increased range performance (100 Nm) will operate via four (rather striking) antennas mounted on the upper forward fuselage in front of the ...
by SidSoma
11 Apr 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

What Pakis did was another tactical brilliance, in a real war scenario, MKI’s, after evading BVR Missiles fired from the edge of the envelope, would have chased them into their territory and F16 without their AMRAAM would have been in big trouble. Seems R77 lacks in range by 10-15 KM against AMRAAM...
by SidSoma
11 Apr 2019 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

You are like 4 pages out of date. Paks have no jammer to jam the Phalcon. The symbology is real and from the unified display operators work station. What evasive action could the F-16 take which it hadnt taken already and was still on the screen. Schaheid is a cartoon. 1. considering the following ...
by SidSoma
11 Apr 2019 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3663
Views: 791762

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

I did read that Taiwan is not happy with their Mirage 2000s and is looking to move to western platform. This may be a good chance if it proves to be economical. But yes these will have to be upgraded and that will take time.
by SidSoma
08 Apr 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

https://twitter.com/joe_sameer/status/1112694030188593155

This picture does not seem very far off, and reconciles well with what IAF showed today. The IAF air situation picture shows 2 JF17s and 8 F16s.
by SidSoma
07 Apr 2019 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

No need to get personal my friend. There is nothing sacrilege in that video. You miss the broader point; is this 1:1 a victory for us?! The ostrich mentality is a paki specialty, we should not stoop to that level. KaranM has covered the technical aspects of the reply how ever there are other broade...
by SidSoma
07 Apr 2019 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

A broad sentiment by most people nicely summed up by Shekhar Gupta Please remove this junk link of absolute nonsense. It has been fairly well established that shekhar Gupta is an unpad gawar when it comes to defence matters and has displayed all traits of Paid media (this video was put up just hour...
by SidSoma
06 Apr 2019 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

Ye lo.... Who adds flavor to this ...None Other than Coupta.... Wow this is quick and reeks of co -ordination . Dont think that he deserves to be linked here.
by SidSoma
27 Mar 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

coupta's sources are western, he used to host a show on ndtv called 'walk the talk' in which most of his invitees used to be what we know as 'western power elite'. So if he can manage to inveigle himself into that rarified circle of lootyens, he gets most of his info from foreign defence attaches o...
by SidSoma
27 Mar 2019 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

my only question from that entire coupta baloney is, was wc abhi's mig-21 really radio jammed and he could not hear the controller's instructions. If so, why were the MiG-21's deployed at Srinagar left in this state. Is it not criminal negligance. 1. For sure Gupta is speculating that radio was jam...
by SidSoma
26 Mar 2019 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 23703

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

That bulge appeared around the time of the cold weather tests in Leh. I think it is intake for the gas turbine starter unit. A Gas turbine starter unit is fed air from an external compressor and should not require an intake. Indranil's reply is most apt. Also this bulge discussion has been done to ...
by SidSoma
26 Mar 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

manjgu wrote:but yes, i can see the belly of the planes...didnt look as though they were armed or bristling with missiles ( atleast thats the way i saw them).

Babaji says......
Just Chill
Its just a drill
by SidSoma
25 Mar 2019 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDh9BiLZRBk

This video specifically talks about the ability of SAAB to do this. Should be std feature for such platforms
by SidSoma
25 Mar 2019 20:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Article is from IRDW, but the source is HT :) F-16 didn’t down India’s MiG-21 Bison, says top Chinese military expert Your Headline to link is dishonest and misleading, he claims Cheeni jet shot it down instead of amrikan Surprising lack of mention of PL-12/SD-10. What did the JF-17 use, guns??
by SidSoma
25 Mar 2019 19:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Where are u based? Allooo Einstein, as previously revealed he is standing beeing @ end of runway in Ranchi. Like his birather at the end of Srinagar runway ******** goats. Mangjuji, did u ignore Sridhar's post, hain? Perhaps u could post precise engine tones and doppler shift as .wav files for our ...
by SidSoma
25 Mar 2019 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

Who created the system to generate these terrorists. ... Start from Jimmy Carter and end with Robin Raphael. If you want to, do check out my post in the US thread. All I wanted to say is that a society is responsible for the action of its leaders and hence Paki ppl are not innocent. I will def read...
by SidSoma
25 Mar 2019 05:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

Best outcome would be we continuously slap Bakistan via pre-emptive anti-terror strikes and they smilingly say thank you onleee. Our fight is never with people of Bakistan. Our fight is with the terrorists in the havens they have created. And we have been urging them to stop creating terrorist have...
by SidSoma
25 Mar 2019 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

2. As the Su's reach a point in their circuit where they head away from the LoC, the Paki erieye notes that and vectors unknown number of F-16/JF-17's as a strike pkg towards 'some target' in J&K. TO avoid detection this pkg would fly in at a relatively low altitude. There might have been a PAF...
by SidSoma
24 Mar 2019 21:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

From BabaBanaras Game with new toys received from a friend from far land . New ground. New player. New target . Long live India. Long live our friend. Long live our friendship. From F-16.Net (tom cooper post) http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=55055&sid=371ed433faa17713f1f47ecfae...
by SidSoma
24 Mar 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Babaji is a fountain of poetry
by SidSoma
20 Mar 2019 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

Looking at the reason why SU-30 did not fire BVR shots. Astra which has a stated range of 105 kms, clarifies that this is the range in the head on mode. this means when the opponent is flying towards the launch aircraft. The same missile has a range of 20 kms for a tail chase scenerio. These number ...
by SidSoma
18 Mar 2019 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

Last one is just weird. We kill un uniformed Jehadis, they attempt to kill our Jawans to avenge their cousins (from the same marriage?), We say equal equal, let us de-escalate?! No Equal Equal. We are ahead and in the interest of our elections we considered a de-esculation. Please do the body count...
by SidSoma
18 Mar 2019 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

What you don't understand is this is the new normal. If they hit us, we hit back. Not really. If they hit us BIG, then we may hit back. That is the new normal. 1. Terror attacks will not be met with strategic restraint, ever cut will have consequences. I dont think all information is in public doma...
by SidSoma
18 Mar 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

The RoE on that day were to engage 1. If Pakistanis entered Indian territory and 2. Open fire first. What the RoE didnt factor was Pakistanis doing AEW&C supported BVR shots from well inside Pakistani territory. The JF-17 did shallow penetrations to distract. The strike package was Mirage 3/5 w...
by SidSoma
14 Mar 2019 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

despite all the claims did JF17 ever get the selex RC400 radar? wiki has it using a neutered KLJ-7 radar. that radar and SD-10 wont compare well with the APG68v9 + Amraam C5 .... its not even sure if the redoubable SD10 is on the JF17 at all. are there pix? Not one single source claiming that Selex...
by SidSoma
14 Mar 2019 01:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Having a label as supporter of terror is not a nice thing in these days..and price China paying to please Pak will not be worth it. We will see. What price is china paying. Really its nothing on the global scale. There is no major change in its markets and its munna is happy. There is really no way...
by SidSoma
13 Mar 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

Does the AMRAAM version with Pakistan have a mechanically scanned active seeker? That appears to be the case.. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26880/enough-with-the-indian-mig-21-bison-versus-pakistani-f-16-viper-bullshit This article says that the 8222 Elta jammer is especially effective agai...
by SidSoma
13 Mar 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

I think it is inability to connect the dots and an opinion that meetings between countries just imply exchange of pleasantries and chai biskoot. It is highly likely that USA has sold pakistanis with amraam missiles with some backdoor hack that can prevent these missiles being used against NATO/US p...
by SidSoma
13 Mar 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

manjgu wrote:whats the hitch in naming the PAF pilot??


I Guess that it is the decent thing to allow an AF to name its dead. Yindoos are yindoos
by SidSoma
13 Mar 2019 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

what does it mean when one says a platform is meant for nuke delivery ?? What would be the weight of a Nuke bomb.
by SidSoma
12 Mar 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Theory: In their hurry to escape, they trapped one of their own submarines, claiming it was an Indian

What is the use of PN? who are they going to challenge?
by SidSoma
12 Mar 2019 14:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Check out SQB02ERA at Lahore. Turns out it is an unmarked Boeing 747, belonging to Turkish company My Cargo Airlines. This company is partly owned by Chinese owners. Interesting.
by SidSoma
12 Mar 2019 14:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774091

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Flightradar seems to show civilian activity around Islamabad Lahore and karachi
by SidSoma
11 Mar 2019 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

dunno if this has been posted http://www.defencenews.in/article/Indias-front-line-fighter-jet-S-30-MKI-lacks-blast-pens-in-forward-areas-583538 Owing to the bureaucratic delays, we could not develop blast pens for Su-30 MKIs near the Line of Control (LoC). The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) san...
by SidSoma
11 Mar 2019 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3332
Views: 519874

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

All missile launches were done by F-16 and multiple AMRAAMs were fired. Based on the fact that no SD-10s were fired, it can be assumed that either 1. The JF-17 Radars were not able to lock on the MKIs (largest radar signature in the field) 2. The SD-10 range is lesser than the AIM-120 C5 (Which in i...

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