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by Tom Cooper
30 Dec 2009 21:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 19663

Re: Farewell to a Friend

Rahul M wrote:Tom, some of his articles at acig have a number of dead links. if you could rectify that it will be great.
TIA.
Sadly, yes. We have to move them to the new website during the next year.
by Tom Cooper
30 Dec 2009 11:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 19663

Re: Farewell to a Friend

Tom, you're from ACIG.org aren't you ? I think I've seen your name there.. Yes, I am. Harry was very active on ACIG.org since at least 2001. Back then the times were different and most of the people depending on reports based on copy-pasting of what other people wrote from their offices. Harry was ...
by Tom Cooper
28 Dec 2009 01:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 19663

Farewell to a Friend

I've been missing Harry these two years very much. We have been in regular contact and then he kind of stopped answering at once. Naively, I believed he finally found a job he was hoping to find, and might be too busy, so I didn't insist. Sincerely, the news about his premature death caused a shock ...
by Tom Cooper
30 Oct 2002 04:53
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 17921

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Originally posted by Rudra Singha: so given the IrqAF had a whole range of instructors from all continents why do people like chuck horner and tom clancy say in their books that IrqAF was a 'worry' because they were Pak-trained and Fizaya was indias 'worst nightmare' in war planning ? I distinctly ...
by Tom Cooper
09 Oct 2002 02:38
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 17921

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Aditya, I have no problems in giving credits to those which deserve them. Just, you know, when one hears and reads certain reports about the way some MiG-21MFs were flown, so, in 1980-1981, then one can't but recall certain descriptions from such gentlemen like Balderdash on the ACIG.org forum. Cert...
by Tom Cooper
08 Oct 2002 17:11
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 17921

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Gents, thank you very much for all the infos; I think every such tidbit is very important to better understand the situation. Few more questions, if you don't mind: - was there ever some kind of a "special" outfit or programme in the IAF for training of foreign officers/pilots, or were all such coop...
by Tom Cooper
08 Oct 2002 04:28
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 17921

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Gents, thanks for your understanding: Vivek, there is really no wish to provoke or to "placate" Indians as "overly" friendly to the Iraqis; I'm not from the USA, and the only reason I'm asking this is my research (the results of the first round will in two weeks finally be available from Schiffer Mi...
by Tom Cooper
07 Oct 2002 22:55
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 17921

The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

No, no, don't worry, there are no such connections currently (at least none are known): what I would like to ask about is for help in research about such connections in the past. As few here will know, usually much is said about the "Pakistani trained Iraqi pilots" (at least the Pakistanis will freq...
by Tom Cooper
08 Jul 2002 21:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: India's Air Defence Network
Replies: 24
Views: 11460

Re: India's Air Defence Network

Originally posted by nitin: [QB]Tom, A post for you on the other thread reposted here. --------------------------------- Tom said: They can trigger the response even if the transponder is on passive (i.e. if it needs a "wake-up call" to respond). Let me be clearer. If the transponder *only* respond...
by Tom Cooper
08 Jul 2002 21:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: India's Air Defence Network
Replies: 24
Views: 11460

Re: India's Air Defence Network

Ashish, that with evasion of BVRAAMs is not that complicated, for several reasons: the most important is to move outside the scan volume of the radar carried by the aircraft which is launching the BVRAAM (which is pretty narrow when guiding SARHAAMs, or supplying the MCG-correction for ARHAAMs), or ...

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