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by ramana
10 Dec 2017 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 344472

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

:eek: Ok OFB makes ERFB shell which caused barrel burst.

http://ofbindia.gov.in/products/data/am ... add_41.htm

However filling is TNT. Yet causes burst.
:eek: :eek: :eek:
by ramana
10 Dec 2017 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 344472

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Composition B
Is 60% RDX and 39 % TNT with 1% wax.
Velocity of detonation is 8050 m/sec

Ref: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_B


TNT has VoD of 6900 m/sec
So it is less sensitive to shock than RDX
Ref:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNT
by ramana
10 Dec 2017 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 344472

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

US Army has M549 shell made from HF1 steel. It's filled with Composition B explosive. However it's restricted from being fired with high M203 level charge. In simple English this shell should not be fired with high charge. In order to comply with safety requirements, the explosive is switched to TNT...
by ramana
10 Dec 2017 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2826
Views: 273559

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

No price of failure is very highl in India. Hence the urge for foreign assembly.

HAL also has the same people as us..

HAL is developing LUH from own resources. Hence only two units
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 163533

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

Ruski sahab aka Philip , please share with us the technology that went in for Baaz upgrade , how those technology is superior to the upgrades that went in Vajra ?? Rather then posting some translated cyrillic scripts ,answering the above question will enlighten us and enrich this thread. From https...
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2146
Views: 262383

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

PV5 is first of the new line. So not surprising.
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3695
Views: 153449

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Bhaiwood will make a new movie with that wooden Hrithik Roshan leading a band of charioteers to Allahabad just like Nehru ancestors.
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 344472

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

logically the ER shells would be most useful in the shorter barrels 39cal. the 45cal and 52cal with non ER ammo have sufficient range. imo the effect of the massive ranges is best felt in the mountains where it permits wider radius of fire from limited sites and roads but then M777 and 39cal is wha...
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 301
Views: 28003

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

So what happening in Yemen?
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9686
Views: 467036

Re: Levant crisis - III

So can this be attacked by Syria? For they gain the most if ISIS is destroyed.
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 01:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 67827

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

UB, A couple of years ago Robert Gates said of all problems, NoKo is intractable. You can Google it. However I think it will involve US, China, Russia, Japan and South Korea at a minimum. India is outside factor. Korean unification provides a mechanism for de-nuking NoKo. China does not like Korean...
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 67827

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

And here comes the REAL threat: US threatens to withdraw from SoKo Winter Olympics Russia is banned, North Korea presumably may not compete and US threatens to boycott. They might as well put all the medals in a box and ship it to Beijing now. Minus the Bobsled medal to Jamaica. Then again, a lot o...
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 163533

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

KaranM, You need both. Its not a choice. Can't junk such a large fleet. BTW they 69 planes are already completed.


In fact for the Mig29's I would also pursue the Kaveri -M88 path if it ever materializes.
That is a medium cost high benefit path.
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2146
Views: 262383

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Yes the Mirages was removable but not just between sorties- It was always a planned event for a plane. Doc, In the story about the Israeli F-16s that raided the Iraqi nuke reactor the probes were fitted on the planes before they took off. So you are right as such equipment is fitted to special sort...
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2146
Views: 262383

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Neela wrote:If a IL-78 MKI can refuel 7 Su30-MKIs, it can refuel at least 12 LCAs.


:D 8)
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2826
Views: 273559

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

By getting to production. Recall both deejay and shiv emphasize the urgency.
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 163533

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

Philip , The Mirages still play the primary role of Airborne Deterrent till such time the Rafale takes over and that would be some time , hence the upgrade takes into account and some components added to it makes it that much costly. Will this still apply once the AL Brahmos is inducted? Also what ...
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 163533

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

Regarding the M2K upgrade and the re-calibration contract, the HAL got paid to upgrade 47 M2Ks. We know that 2 M2ks crashed after contract signed. One two-seat trainer crashed on 25 February 2012. Another two-seater crashed on 5 March 2012.[35] As these are the trainer planes upgrades would have bee...
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2826
Views: 273559

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Gagan, Thanks shows how the design evolved. VivekK, The fact that it was agreed after Putin came to town has its own implications. Indranil, You are being like the Vedic scholars of yore by being a purist who wants the best. The best is enemy of good. The IA, IAF have agreed to this procurement. Thh...
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3313
Views: 457393

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Philip, Russia still has a lake minded navy for tactical deployments: Baltic Sea, Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea. Yes they have Pacific Ocean and North Atlantic Oceans but more for strategic deployments. OTH India has the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf. So gun boats will make...
by ramana
09 Dec 2017 00:01
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

shiv, Dont say that. We want you to live long and be the eminence grise!!!
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 23:58
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

nam, Rockets are still the cost effective standoff weapons. Having said that the old 60 lbs rockets were slow and ineffective.
Later came the high velocity rockets which were better. Now laser guidance front ends make them even more effective weapons.

See brar_w links above.
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2826
Views: 273559

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

We don't know what HAL plans are for the helicopters.
They have ALH/LCH, Rudra, LUH, Medium helicopter IMRH, replacement for Mi17.

They have the old HAL helicopter factory bldg.
A new one is supposed to come up in Tumkur.
Where is the KA226 to be assembled?
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 163533

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

Philip...your rants and inclination of russian platforms and condescending the french platforms ...are really starting to get me annoyed. Everyone here, who follows BRF knows your views already. No need to keep wasting thread space on that matter. viveks, Philip is saying the M2K upgrade works to b...
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 344472

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

No. Just go ahead with the current M107 shells and let a task forced start making the new shells.
The ERFB can be used up in 39 caliber barrels.
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2299
Views: 172273

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Awesome 1 hour discussion on LSTV on how the SU-30 was modified to carry the recent Brahmos test and its accuracy and how it got there.
Three retd generals speak with passion on what was achieved.
Further they talk about A-6 on its way.

Prem wrote:
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 344472

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Thanks. I still think its one type of shell is the issue: ERFB with max charge. Shell is made for low fracture resistant steel to ensure fragmentation and has 50% more HE. Also its profile is more aerodynamic i.e. slender to attain the long range. Its more like old time grape shot at long range. The...
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 05:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4185
Views: 109249

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

That article on Gujral reads like a Lutyens mutual back-patting orbituary. I remember regular threats of India slicing Pak into two being issued through media outlets during tha period. Also gurus will know better but India had toss bombs. Don't know whether the Air force was kept in dark or not. W...
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2826
Views: 273559

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

So once this Rudra production is complete the facility can be switched to LUH which is now undergoing trials?
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2826
Views: 273559

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sorry if this was already posted before: India's Rudra Helicopter back in sight, Still waiting for missiles HAL’s Rudra, a weaponised and hunt-focused Mk.4 version of the trusty Dhruv, is still settling in with its primary customer — the Indian Army signed on earlier this month for 18 more, taking t...
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 163533

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

Kartik very unclear article. So India paid $2.1B in 2011 to France to upgrade 51 aircraft. Four have been delivered from this contract. next HAL in 2015 is upgrading the remaining 47 aircraft and are being paid $900M. Of these seven have been delivered. So remaining are 40 aircraft. Meantime tooling...
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36010

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

What are the benefits of India joining Wassenar?
IIRC WA was created against India in 1980s.
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 01:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Understanding the US- Again

We need a thread to this topic. Usually I start it and all goes well and suddenly people post biased stuff and leads to deleting the thread. So please don't do that. A lot is changing and can"t claim to be strategic forum ignoring the tyranosaur in the geopolitical room. New York Review is also...
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 28163

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

This week all the terrorists have been killed.

Kudos to J&K police, Central Police forces, and Indian Army
Vande Mataram
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 853
Views: 93212

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

periaswamy, The whole article talks about how this pet coke is being used as a fuel as it burns hotter than normal coal. And Reliance is ramping up its own production to match the imports. I think industry should find ways to burn it cleaner and have sulfur scrubbers or else whole of North India wil...
by ramana
08 Dec 2017 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2826
Views: 273559

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

To sum up, Kamov 226T was chosen - After trials - Fills and IA need. The order mix shows this. - And helicopters are needed now not later. LUH may or may not be made later. Fennec got out of the competition due to bribes. No one would associate again as the allegation will come up whether true or no...
by ramana
07 Dec 2017 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 344472

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Have the M 777 and Dhanush trials resumed? The Frontline article implied the UET trials would resume in December November. Senior OFB officials are confident that Dhanush will clear user trials. They said many of the problems reported in the user exploitation phase would be surmounted by “a fine-tun...
by ramana
07 Dec 2017 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 616
Views: 63074

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Philip, The Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression and is an engineering marvel. Unfortunately it has cut of water flow downstream in Mexico and desertified that Colorado River delta.
by ramana
07 Dec 2017 22:59
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

Philip, IAF has been on this trail of accurate dumb bomb delivery since Kargil and has achieved quite a bit of success. Now the emphasis is on hard target destruction. There are many articles from defense reporters like Shiv Aroor that describe the accuracy. Eg. 10 m with the Mig 27 upgrade. We have...
by ramana
07 Dec 2017 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 163533

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

Going a bit off topic. I was thinking the other day that...wouldn't it be so logical to build an airbase buried inside a Mountain range with only the runway ends popping out in camouflage, given the amount of tunneling experience we are getting. An aircraft can roll in the runway inside the mountai...

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