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by rad
14 Mar 2012 13:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 464004

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

mad cap Anthony I really wonder what we will do if there is a an attack by the chinks, what are we going to do without artillery , they have 10000 art pieces, Anthony is going to tell them wait till we get some?? Practically speaking, the lives of our men at risk for want of hardware of all sort. Ac...
by rad
12 Mar 2012 12:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 464004

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Mad cap Anthony Anthony has black listed IMI and other companies , does he realize the damage he is doing to the country ? Its a case of acting or trying to project a clean governance. If a 3rd rate OFB official takes a bribe why should the country suffer?. IN the same case why arent politicians bla...
by rad
10 Sep 2011 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330163

Re: Military Flight Safety

Mig-21 crash details Got a mail from his dad-- ie neighbours On 06 Sep 11, I got a call from Ambala that my son Arunabh has ejected - So Mona & Self - we started packing our bags to leave for Ambala. After a tense hour, we got the full details of the crash. Arunabh (Flt Lt Arunabh Ghosh, a fight...
by rad
01 Apr 2011 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 874646

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

If the news that we are going in for the spike is true then it could mean the death of the Nag missile . As it would not make sense reinventing the wheel when the all the versions of the spike are available including the heli launched version . What i hear is no one was willing to transfer the tech ...
by rad
23 Mar 2011 15:03
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 179386

Re: AeroIndia 2011

I think i got some info for my question on the net "Air Vice Marshal A Agrawal (retired), a director of Basant Aerospace, told Jane's that he saw the SWAK on display in Singapore and realised it would meet an emerging Indian Air Force requirement for a stand-off precision guided munition (PGM)....
by rad
23 Mar 2011 14:48
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 179386

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Thanks victor,
A write up anybody ?, obviously it has not been designed in India ,as they would have to have wind tunnel access
and I dont remember any body designing it in india , it would take at least 5 years .

where did the tech come from ?


rad
by rad
12 Mar 2011 11:42
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 179386

Re: AeroIndia 2011

I saw a dummy of an airlaunched glide bomb in aero india and the company which was promoting it was called basant industries , I was more than happy to see it , but unfortunately there does not seem to be any pic or discussion about it . Could anybody post a pic and give a write up on it if they hav...
by rad
24 Dec 2010 14:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 699912

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

I think to conclude that Arihant is vastly superior to the chinese subs would be incorrect, The chinese have been building and operating nuke subs for a very long time and surely they know a thing or 2 more than us . Ok we have got asisitance from the soviets , so have they . One of the reasons they...
by rad
24 Nov 2010 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976804

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I join Kartik`s opinion where he says that the wing design of the jf-17 was lifted and put on the jf-17. and added lerx of the f-18 and the intakes of the f-35 The wing planform seems too identical to be an original design. Moreover when the f-16 is a classic design success ,why waste time in reinve...
by rad
10 Sep 2010 00:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 720418

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Dear Hari nair When i talked about test schedule i was refering to wether doing a barrel role was a test point to be achieved , Is the hardware and software of the auto hover mode made in india or is it imported? also there was some talk of active vibration cancellation system , is it also incorpora...
by rad
10 Sep 2010 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 720418

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Dear Hari Nair Thanks for clearing the barrel roll importance , when you talk of over the top manouver is it like a stall turn in a fixed wing aircraft ,or in a heli where your nose is pointing straight up and nearly zero airspeed and then stomping on the rudders to swing the nose of the heli to poi...
by rad
09 Sep 2010 13:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 720418

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Yes i think they do have them , and also an auto hover flight control mode as well.

Hari nair correct me if i am wrong

rad
by rad
09 Sep 2010 11:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 720418

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Dear Hari Nair I really appreciate the time and effort you take to explain helicopter aerodynamics to half baked people like me , it shows your patience and will to teach .It is one thing to be a TP and another thing to teach.I recall seeing a video series on "THE EMPIRE TEST PILOT SCHOOL"...
by rad
07 Sep 2010 11:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 720418

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Dear Hari Nair

Please explain what is control saturation , how and in what mode of flight can it occur and what we should do to avoid

getting into that situation . I have 6 hrs on Robinson R-22 but that that was nearly 20 years back , cheers

rad
by rad
02 Sep 2010 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976804

Re: LCA News and Discussions

LCA air to air weapons AS the LCA is nearing the IOC phase there is no mention of the weapons ie Air to Air apart from the r-73 , how are we going to match the jf-17 with its amraam type chinese active missile ?. I personaly dont believe that the astra will come in quickly enough , so the only other...
by rad
09 Aug 2010 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 586261

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Its high time we invested in SAR aircraft like the sentinel program of the UK based on a bombardier ac , I hear they are very pleased with the performance as it incorporates technology more later than the JSTAR platform, it has been offered to india and we should go for it or we should go for the is...
by rad
03 Aug 2010 19:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976804

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Shiv i would tend to partly agree with you , of course ECM would also be the option but you should remember that given its sophistication no body knows wether the later amraams can be decoyed or deflected by EW .That would be tricky ,as being unsuccesful would mean death. I am sure that Israel would...
by rad
03 Aug 2010 18:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976804

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Miissles for the LCA We just recently lost the critical advantage that we had all these years with the supply of AMRAAMs C-5 version to pakistan which is better in all aspects than the basic models in all spheres. Personaly I dont think the aa-12 is equal to it in ECM and other critcal electronic pa...
by rad
31 Jul 2010 16:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863693

Re: Small Arms Thread

Can any on point out where the trigger is, on the new under barrel grnade launcher?

rad
by rad
15 Jul 2010 16:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845624

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

If it is true that a su30 mki has been given to TACDE only now after nearly a decade of sukhoi operation Then i think it is a crime , usually when a new A/ C comes to service the first thing usualy done is to send it to any TACDE type of institution to evolve new tactics based on the strengths of th...
by rad
19 Mar 2010 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845624

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Has anybody done an elaborate study pertaining to the difference between the malaysian sukhoi and the inidan sukhoi.? It appears that they have a Maws which we dont have and also the HUd seems bigger brighter and wider. Any info on the EW part?. AFAIK no fighter ac has a dircm but we have to invest ...
by rad
17 Mar 2010 12:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845624

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

One of the major obstacles that had to be over come was of the connecting link between the decoy and the ac being burned by after burner so it took a lot of time and effort to overcome that, and today it is made of fibre optic cable , that does not radiate RF while transmiting. The decoy pod was nev...
by rad
17 Mar 2010 10:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845624

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

The Mention of MAWS just reminded me of the threat that our sukhois will be facing ,In an all out war obviously they will target our ac with multi launches of amraams to be sure of a kill and in a dogfight situation IIR A darter missile will be fired at us as well. It is a common knowledge that thes...
by rad
05 Mar 2010 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845624

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

We should have opted for the later IRBIS Radar and the ks-172 missiles , I think the russians are playing hardball if they dont agree , and might say we will only give it if you buy the later -su-35. I Have a feeling the chinese will pick up squadron or two to get the latest technology if we go for ...
by rad
28 Feb 2010 14:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863693

Re: Small Arms Thread

I agree with Ray , ok guilty untill proven , I accept that .The point is he was a far better defence minister than any one else and often spoke his mind out . The damage this man is doing is great, Ajay shuklas blog highlights it correctly Smiling with a gun reminds me that he seems to have fullfill...
by rad
28 Feb 2010 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 773454

Re: LCA news and discussion

I think we should take the statement that our HUD `s are better than the Israeli ones, with a bit of salt , may be better in some ways than the older versions compared . We should understand that they are in the forefront of technology in avionics, wherelese we have just started .World over Holograp...
by rad
28 Feb 2010 09:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863693

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thanks Avinash and Gaur for the pics Antony holding a gun sends my blood boiling! useless people . Being clean does not mean stopping the procure ment of much needed arms and acting high and mighty. An officer once said that some defence ministers dont know the difference between the front end of a ...
by rad
27 Feb 2010 17:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863693

Re: Small Arms Thread

Could any body be kind enough to post a recent pic of the Modern submachine gune that was
displayed recently at defexpo
thanks
rad
by rad
25 Feb 2010 08:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 773454

Re: LCA news and discussion

The gov has cleared 20 LCA`s for induction within March 2011, are we capable of producing a squadron a year?

usualy it takes 3 years for the engine to be delivered after an order , have we done that ,

rad
by rad
25 Feb 2010 08:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 773454

Re: LCA news and discussion

Can some body please post a pic of the LCA cockpit which shows the throttle clearly ,

Rad
by rad
15 Feb 2010 10:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 773454

Re: LCA news and discussion

The Ram air scoop at the base of the fin is for cooling the space between the engine and the airframe, I had asked the guy near the LCA model at aero india 2007 and this was his answer, especialy during after burner engagement there seems to be a lot of heat generated which was concerning . As far a...
by rad
28 Jan 2010 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 773454

Re: LCA news and discussion

I would love to see a 2052 Aesa radar , derby,astra , or a newer misile with a python 5 on the lca .It would be easy to do it along with the lightning pod that could be used as a flir or an IRST combined with the DASH HMS that has been already integrated .I have heard of unreliability and poor shelf...
by rad
30 Mar 2009 20:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 266619

Re: LCA news and discussion

HI Krish Regarding the rate of turn of the LCA it was quite obvious that the performance of the LCA was no way near the full potential as the during the last aero india and the previous ones. I have never seen the LCA on full after burner through the whole turn and the angle of bank was never 90degr...
by rad
19 Jan 2009 16:20
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 292496

Re: Aero India 2009

some one please tell me where i can buy aero india 2009 tickets :?: :?:

thanks rad
by rad
19 Nov 2008 16:53
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: NDTV Documentary and Vishnu's report on Red-Flag video
Replies: 159
Views: 66172

Re: NDTV Documentary and Vishnu's report on Red-Flag video

HI Vishnu You should also take up, point by point and refute the UASF officers claim in you tube , like he says that the MIg-21 s used israeli radar when they were using the kopyo (russain), he agains says that the Mig 21 were in vertical sicssors at 110 knots ! any body in aiviation will know that ...
by rad
01 Nov 2008 22:59
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aerosem-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 18320

Re: Aerosem-2008

The Rustom UAV looks similar to Burt rutan`s LONG EZ microlight a/c without the canopy and the pilot.!!
by rad
21 Sep 2008 20:58
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 233751

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Tsarkar , your analysis of the Pak adge and shoraad system was good , it should be wake up call for those who think it would be a cake walk during a CAS . I would remind people that most of the downed a/c in the gulf war was due to low level aaa and missiles , that is inspite of the overwhelmiong EW...
by rad
16 Sep 2008 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25329

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

15 km is too low a range for a mraam , obviously it is not right because if the missile travelled for 60 secs and covered 15 km then the average speed would be approx 250 meters per sec . I think the nag missile travels faster!. The r-73 travels further I think.
by rad
24 Aug 2008 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 924
Views: 212484

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Most probably the radar we developed with the French for the anti ballistic missile system would be a version similar to the Master M3R AESA radar . The picture of the radar depicted in this page is the Master M radar which is a planar radar.

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