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by shiv
22 Mar 2017 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 2757
Views: 55823

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Supposed to be in jest. Is that a Helina?
by shiv
22 Mar 2017 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 2757
Views: 55823

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

What is under the right armpit?
Image
by shiv
22 Mar 2017 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2477
Views: 337087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

If one can make a radio-controlled model aircraft - it is probably not such a big step to make a radio controlled aircraft using a real plane especially if control laws are already written and FBW already exists. But that would still be "man in the loop". Does Rustom land autonomously or w...
by shiv
22 Mar 2017 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2477
Views: 337087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

What would be the mode of communication (if any) for an Indian UAV 300 km from base? I presume a UAV will have enough built in autonomy to turn and start returning to base in case communication is lost (for a preset maximum time limit) but I am just curious about what the mode of communication would...
by shiv
22 Mar 2017 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 808
Views: 94995

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This will be the first in a series of videos about Chinese military and strategic infrastructure in Tibet. Please excuse any deficiencies - this was a sort of practice video in which I was coming to grips with the possibilities offered by Google earth. 3-4 more videos will follow https://www.youtube...
by shiv
22 Mar 2017 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 579
Views: 41208

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

This will be the first in a series of videos about Chinese military and strategic infrastructure in Tibet. Please excuse any deficiencies - this was a sort of practice video in which I was coming to grips with the possibilities offered by Google earth. 3-4 more videos will follow https://www.youtube...
by shiv
22 Mar 2017 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2477
Views: 337087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Shiv, ILS has been around for decades... Depends on the techs at an airport. This is the problem. I need to check this but ILS does not mean landing without vision. It means approach to a very close/low level after which vision is needed. There are several categories and beyond a point even ILS is ...
by shiv
22 Mar 2017 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4204
Views: 323033

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

TSJones wrote:



I am always amazed at the creativity of people following their bliss,

it is wonderfully human and an essential part of the spirit of the soul.

:eek: What! Getting old and philosophical Jonesey?
by shiv
22 Mar 2017 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2477
Views: 337087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Making a safe FBW system for a manned aircraft demands the creation of control laws that either ease the life of the pilot or prevent the pilot from exceeding certain limits. But that does not make the pilot jobless. So making a UAV out of a manned aircraft may not be that trivial because it must ha...
by shiv
21 Mar 2017 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 579
Views: 41208

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

OK folks - I have nearly finished doing what I can to study the India-Tibet border in the North East. I will start with a video explaining basic geography and the main roads that pose a threat. I will follow these with separate videos each detailing railways, airfields and two heavily militarized ar...
by shiv
21 Mar 2017 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3159
Views: 397279

Re: Small Arms Thread

Nothing for me to feel offended but I just wonder if all weapons manufacturers actually do all those lethality tests honestly? I don;t see much information in that regard - and weapons sellers do not seem to advertise that as something to be considered - although it is. I may be wrong on this count.
by shiv
21 Mar 2017 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2437

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Off topic but for the first time I saw, after Modi got elected, Indians behaving like Americans after a popular leader got elected president - the feeling that all problems would be solved. Americans grew out of that and became cynical after Clinton - which was the last time I saw that happen. The b...
by shiv
20 Mar 2017 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3159
Views: 397279

Re: Small Arms Thread

Manish_P wrote:and many more queries.. one or two of which bring a smile to the face (no offense intended) .. like this one :)

Colour. What is the colour of your rifle? Do you have rifle of black/grey shades?

Someone mentioned that black furniture rifles get too hot to touch in hot weather
by shiv
20 Mar 2017 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2437

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

In my opinion, Karnad is a bit like Barkha, Rajdeep and Sagarika Ghose. They can say what they like about anyone else and are insulated from criticism of their own faults. This is the difference between media and academics - the lack of accountability for one's words
by shiv
20 Mar 2017 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4204
Views: 323033

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2017/03/dgca-brief-details-issues-pw1100-gtf-engine-a320neo.html Thanks nrao - though you seem to have deleted your reply. That is a very interesting item that contrasts two different hight tech routes taken by GE/Safran versus P&W PW chose a geared turbofan beca...
by shiv
20 Mar 2017 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4204
Views: 323033

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Singha wrote:is PD14 the engine the russians want to use on the new "MTA" ? it looks huge for a smaller 2 engine bird...
Large diameter onlee - probably high bypass
by shiv
20 Mar 2017 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4204
Views: 323033

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Bangalore aviation DGCA brief details issues with the PW1100 GTF engine on the A320neo Devesh Agarwal March 9, 2017 Analysis & Features, GoAir, IndiGo 2 Comments Could I have a link please. OT for this thread. Devesh Agarwal used to run one of Bangalore's two BBSes in the mid 90s before the fir...
by shiv
20 Mar 2017 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3159
Views: 397279

Re: Small Arms Thread

jayasimha wrote:REQUEST FOR INFORMATION : 7.62mm x 51mm ASSAULT RIFLE FOR INDIAN ARMY

https://indianarmy.nic.in/writereaddata ... %20Rif.pdf

That pdf is giving me a security warning
by shiv
20 Mar 2017 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3159
Views: 397279

Re: Small Arms Thread

The lethality is greatly dependent on the munition, not so much the rifle itself. Why is the munition type not specified aside from 7.62 x 51? Accuracy too.
by shiv
20 Mar 2017 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3255
Views: 152345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status/842331086269083648/photo/1 Import Content of various HAL products as released by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7CPm8DXAAAAS2f.jpg Someone archive this please. The question comes up so often it should be tattooed...
by shiv
19 Mar 2017 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 579
Views: 41208

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

As I work on to try and post an understandable description of Chinese intrastructure - my own mind is filling up with facts and statitstics and names become familiar. and as that happens I am able to recognise shoddiness in scholarship and how the magnitude of studying China makes people too lazy to...
by shiv
19 Mar 2017 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 579
Views: 41208

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Ever watched those chinese defence shows and wondering WTH they are talking about? some one has added hindi dubbing to it. its about the ABM warning: nothing serious here watch for comedic relief. posting it here as the thread contains "the Die Laughing" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh...
by shiv
18 Mar 2017 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 2483
Views: 118984

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Singha wrote:M777 cannot be our route. We lacl donestic titanium reserve and metallurgy while p2 have a lot. Russis even made some subs out of it.

India has huge Titanium reserves. I think Titanium is a difficult metal to work with and form into anything useful
by shiv
18 Mar 2017 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3321
Views: 447520

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Hakimji I wasn't going to reply to your OT post. I know you get emotional about this things. 1) I categorically say that his English accent wasn't and isn't part of my post Interesting that the only message supportive of your learned viewpoint resulted in a rapid downhill ski from you But... Yes bu...
by shiv
18 Mar 2017 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 1619
Views: 54715

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Liu wrote:
even if russia were ready to gift all blueprints,india would still have to take 1-2 decades to fix india's broken industry chains before india can produce 5 g birds.

Good to see you sitting on your ass and gloating "Mine is bigger". In the long term that can only be beneficial
by shiv
18 Mar 2017 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3321
Views: 447520

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I am going to send this clip of endearing Mr. Gouda to the PMO office as its extremely poorly delivered in style and substance. And my request would be to refund my tax money. NaMo is known to stop the presentation if serious effort is not made to prepare it. I hope and pray that we are not paying ...
by shiv
17 Mar 2017 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 808
Views: 94995

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The issue with most western estimates has been that their focus is usually on China's long range arsenal and not as much on the SR/MR capabilities, which affect India and other neighbors. I will shortly present (in another thread) a summary of Chinese infrastructure & other stuff. You are right...
by shiv
17 Mar 2017 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 808
Views: 94995

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinese women are almost equal to men, says this man
https://youtu.be/bZhbpNUhhgQ?t=232
by shiv
17 Mar 2017 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2477
Views: 337087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Time for an anecdote. I was speaking to an ex A-10 pilot the other day. He said there were instances when the aircrafts' skin had holes from small arm fire. They patched them up with material from coke cans, and flew them state-side :D. Not coke cans but bullet holes in wars like 1971 and 1965 were...
by shiv
16 Mar 2017 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3255
Views: 152345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

A little comment on the video above and the photo of women working on Tejas in the LCA thread. People of my generation (and earlier) have spent decades sending our sons abroad to make a new life outside what we thought was a useless nation with no future. I am moved to see our daughters taking up th...
by shiv
16 Mar 2017 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3255
Views: 152345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

HAL's ambitious amphibian design specs: 1. 15 tons payload :eek: 2. Range 4000 kms :eek: 3. Loiter time: 1.5 hours 4. Service ceiling: 9 km 5. Gross weight: 47 Tons 6. Twin turbofan: 133 kN each 7. 100 passengers 8. fuselage length: 32 mtrs 9. T Tail 10. Sponsonless. New method called SAGAR, also a...
by shiv
16 Mar 2017 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2477
Views: 337087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lzk5kWPW58s/UrJY7YJMSII/AAAAAAAAFzA/qfQi4GXCZds/s1600/p2.jpg Let me be the first to do the honours 1. Too many women 2. Too many wires 3. More red coloured wires should be used - I have seen red wires in <insert western country name> 3. Too much yellow colour 4. The plane ...
by shiv
16 Mar 2017 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2504
Views: 127184

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Military career is not as pervasive as one would expect from TN in the last few decades. I don't want to push this point too far - but I see no shortage of volunteers from the non English speaking classes of Tamil Nadu in the army. The air force speaks for itself - there are plenty from Tamil Nadu....
by shiv
16 Mar 2017 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2504
Views: 127184

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Tyranny of distance sir, being so far from the border keeps the population somewhat insulated. But know some feisty warrior communities (major contributors from TN) whose aggression can be hardly matched by anyone outside India. Sorry - I beg to differ on some points. I think that you are concentra...
by shiv
16 Mar 2017 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2504
Views: 127184

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

X-post This is the first time I am reading some excitement about Indian military related news in Tamil media. Things are changing.. https://external.fewr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQBsA8F5JI_XTH8Q&w=476&h=249&url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.dinamalar.com%2Fdata%2Ffbimg%2Ffb_173091920170315...
by shiv
16 Mar 2017 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3255
Views: 152345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

How did the subject change from "Indian Military Aviation" to "LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016"? This trend start from this post - https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7098&p=2129592#p2128188 FYI. Those posts were in the LCA thread but moved t...
by shiv
15 Mar 2017 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 1853
Views: 157904

Re: Military Flight Safety

chiru wrote:Sukhoi crash near Uttarlai Airbase, Barmer, RJ. Both Pilots ejected safely. Further details awaited

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/841950876268916737
by shiv
15 Mar 2017 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 808
Views: 94995

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China already has a counter to India's missile shield http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-13/china-prepares-countermeasures-counter-south-korea-missile-shield China is set to deploy anti-radar countermeasures which will neutralize the South Korean THAAD. The THAAD system consists of a sophisticat...

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