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by Jaeger
29 May 2019 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1468
Views: 373645

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:Nirbhay is being scaled down slightly:
Diamter: 505 mm
Length: 5600 mm
Weight: 810-975 kg


Optimising for torpedo tube launch? Specifically Scorpenes which have Western sized tubes? Or for air launch optimisation?
by Jaeger
05 May 2019 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5149
Views: 402621

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

Lalmohan wrote:Are some of you making the arguement that africans are naturally inferior? Just so i am clear on what you mean?


That's what "Rationalisation of Failure" sounds like to me, yes.
by Jaeger
02 May 2019 15:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3467
Views: 504094

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

This is a deeply depressing and dangerous development. Please read Mr. Mani's blog and you will understand how hard certain vested interests have tried to kill this project. With his retirement, the hyaenas have begun to tear at the threat to their gravy trains. (No pun intended).
by Jaeger
14 Jan 2019 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3003
Views: 260752

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Can someone with connections in HAL please tell them to buy the rights to these images and use ONLY them for Dhruv/Rudra marketing efforts and not some rubbish images taken by PR Dept.? These are amazing and I'm enjoying this powerful visual representation of Indian engineering and firepower.
by Jaeger
05 Oct 2018 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3035
Views: 327648

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Lol. Yes back in the day when a manly Spartan warrior could just oil his six pack, f*ck his 12 yr old ' trainee warrior' in the ass and spear one of his slaves to death for no reason. Then bitch with his buddy Menander about how the evil Athenians had introduced a 12ft Dory for their hoplites but so...
by Jaeger
06 Sep 2018 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2510
Views: 369985

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

btw, the mh60 helicopters primary role is troop transport, search and rescue, and other standard roles. The indian networks are billing it as an anti-submarine helicopter. I think you may be confusing the MH-60R with the MH-60S. We're getting the R, which has Active Sonar, Sonobuoy launcher, Mk54 t...
by Jaeger
30 May 2018 22:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1086875

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

This is basically a slightly modified vertical launched ASRAAM. Soft launch and pif paf in the tail for direction. The sea version is quad packable in the SYLVER vls. Derby and python will not do the same dance because they have slewable launchers and no pif paf.
by Jaeger
22 Apr 2018 11:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 836573

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

but we need the teeth because for every ship that IN brings to the fight, PLAN will bring 2 , of similar or bigger size and packed to the gunwales. wasting valuable foredeck area for RBU shows a timid design approach though. these smallish defensive weapons are best kept amidships and near the hang...
by Jaeger
21 Apr 2018 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 836573

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

1. I'm pretty sure that's an LO 127mm housing looking at the scale and shape. 2. If we delete the RBUs and use UVLS for all missiles including LRSAM then there looks to be capacity for 48 cells easily. If we figure out quad packing for the SAMs then it will be a generously equipped ship. 3. Taking a...
by Jaeger
11 Jan 2018 23:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1086875

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:
Which brings me to this program!

http://pibphoto.nic.in/photo//2018/Jan/ ... 120251.jpg

The MPATGM will also allow DRDO some critical building blocks for launcher tech!


What program is this? Like a mobile flycatcher type setup? IAF colors? Haven't seen this before.
by Jaeger
25 Jul 2017 10:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 709334

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

ramana wrote:From Sanjay

On the artillery thread - could you educate posters that the gun most recently posted was a 75/24 pack howitzer that was used in the direct fire role during Kargil.


Very interesting. Was not aware of this piece of ordinance. Information online seems thin on the ground. Many thanks.
by Jaeger
24 Jul 2017 13:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 709334

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

shaun wrote:Please id the below image and whether its still in use.
Image


I think it's a 25-pounder or possibly a Yugoslav 76mm Mountain Howitzer.
by Jaeger
24 May 2017 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4172
Views: 663737

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Stalin told Tupolev to clone the Superfortress in as short a time as possible instead of continuing with his own comparable ANT-64.The reverse-engineering effort involved 900 factories and research institutes, who finished the design work during the first year; 105,000 drawings were made.[9] By the...
by Jaeger
16 Jan 2017 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Ship and Sub Recognition
Replies: 46
Views: 4770

Re: Ship and Sub Recognition

Yes that's what I meant inflatable life boats. And shiv saar, learnt that the hard way - ages ago was invited with family onboard a CG OPV (forget which class, but had a manual 40mm bofors upfront) and there were these white drums near the stern. Commando Comics training kicked in and I asked the sa...
by Jaeger
15 Jan 2017 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Ship and Sub Recognition
Replies: 46
Views: 4770

Re: Ship and Sub Recognition

4: Life rafts, I think.
by Jaeger
14 Mar 2016 17:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 828914

Re: Small Arms Thread

May be a dumb question, but why do we insist on using 20-round mags for our standard ARs? I can understand the weight issues for the 7.62x51 FAL, but why on the 5.56 INSAS and now the Excalibur?

We use AKs and Tavors with 30-round mags, so why 2 round for INSAS? Is there a logic to this or...?
by Jaeger
03 Feb 2016 10:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 322138

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

So I've always wondered - why doesn't the Vikrant have a bulbous bow? Overall, we seem not prefer bulbous bows in our indigenous design - even our bow sonar installations - which are making an appearance only on our latest designs - seem a little more conservative than others'. Compare: P28: http://...
by Jaeger
27 Nov 2015 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4172
Views: 663737

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^Nope, there may be a crew chief, but there is also space for an 8 man squad.
by Jaeger
26 Nov 2015 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4172
Views: 663737

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There's provably some form of communications hatch between the 8 man cabin at the back and the pilot's cockpit. So that's prolly the door gunner.
by Jaeger
27 Oct 2015 14:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 228150

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

It's very hard to tell what's going on there. For one, that isn't a Saudi ship in the beginning, its a UAE Baynunah (CNM Combattante) Class missile corvette. There's a RAM launcher on the rear superstructure, and there's no slewing/launch to suggest that the ship is being attacked. At around 01:50 t...
by Jaeger
01 Oct 2015 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1000
Views: 178983

Re: Aircraft Recognition

C-130.
by Jaeger
07 Sep 2015 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 159390

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Is this the one that's being built at HSL? There was a 10,000T being built IIRC...

edit: srin, that's the one I'm talking about too.
by Jaeger
29 Aug 2015 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 317028

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

If this is true, it's perhaps not terribly wise... Though the article is by Suhasini Haider, so then again....
by Jaeger
19 Aug 2015 13:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 322138

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

^That's a Kilo. Hull-mounted diving planes, as opposed to sail-mounted. Also, there is no evidence of silos behind the sail, which is in the center as opposed to being towards the fore-end as it would be on the Arihant.
by Jaeger
24 Jul 2015 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2151
Views: 335614

Re: Military Multimedia Content

That's in Russian. Other than Phillip, who is going to understand it? Is there one with English subtitles because this also has only Russian subtitles... it seems interesting for sure.
by Jaeger
01 May 2015 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4172
Views: 663737

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I have to say that the Nepali dark matte green looks sooooo much better on Dhruv. I'm really not a big fan of the glossy finish on our gear.
by Jaeger
09 Apr 2015 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)
Replies: 245
Views: 8974

Re: Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)

Err. They make the resources happen. Pawning jewellery, borrowing from moneylenders, family, etc. etc. This is their one chance out. Alternatively, the "agents" in connivance with the local Gulf contacts ensure that their salaries are effectively gouged for as long as possible while they'r...
by Jaeger
09 Apr 2015 15:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)
Replies: 245
Views: 8974

Re: Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)

^^Of course, it's obviously idiotic behaviour... but I have to wonder what were the conditions at home that they would travel to a place like Yemen to work in the first place? These people pay obscene amounts to "Job Agents" to get their jobs and probably spend their first few years earnin...
by Jaeger
01 Apr 2015 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 553231

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

@KaranM -- Unfortunately few news editors would fault his usage today. I guess whatever works though...

It's a beautiful shot that also gives some idea of how packed this baby is - it's streets ahead of the Erieye or any other vanilla balance beam equipped aircraft.
by Jaeger
30 Mar 2015 15:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 228150

Re: West Asia News and Discussions



And that, Singha, is the 1st TOS-1A MLRS I've seen in action. Wiki says the Iraqi army has 4 such systems...
by Jaeger
08 Mar 2015 11:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 142204

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

+1008 Shiv. This is becoming a circle jerk of epic proportions.
by Jaeger
02 Feb 2015 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3003
Views: 260752

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^I see our PS skills have yet to match Chinese expectations 8)
by Jaeger
28 Jan 2015 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3677
Views: 477415

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

@nash, it could be something to do with this:

Shadow Harvest
by Jaeger
21 Jan 2015 13:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 139417

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Also, what is knowingly or unknowingly being left out here is the simple point that we are neither someone's MuNNa nor are we a "neutral" nation that leans so much one way that they are handed key technologies (engines, e.g.) on a platter right from the start - J21R: dH Goblin, J29: dH Gho...
by Jaeger
21 Jan 2015 13:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 139417

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

But I can´t blame the IAF. Seeing all your "Beacuse"-arguments, what should the IAF do, what are their main job? To protect India as a country or be a lab rat to support Indian aviation industry? Hey I don't know, maybe both? And before you laugh that off, I invite you to consider the &qu...
by Jaeger
01 Jan 2015 13:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 422481

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Bhim concept is to place a 155mm on Arjun chassis, which is same as Arjun catapult. :shock: A turreted, 360 degree capable highly-automated and integrated SPH with full MRSI capabilities etc. is the same as a bolt-on solution where a weapon is placed with minimum protection, traverse and automation...
by Jaeger
20 Dec 2014 23:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 159390

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The rationale for the silent one-tonner is indeed a subject of some happy speculation. As a penetration weapon it should be able to take out an underground fortress. As a high explosive weapon, it would flatten a building as large as the Pentagon or our Parliament. As an area weapon it would stop a...
by Jaeger
03 Dec 2014 13:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 73064

Re: Understanding the US-2

Consider a biased game. The game is very complex and requires brains to play ,but its slightly biased towards one set of participants (the participants dont know about the bias). After a few games, the "winners" get an artificial sense of superiority. They believe they are winning because...
by Jaeger
21 Nov 2014 12:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 594739

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^But... but... this is Big Government-funded research that will then be made available to US manufacturers...
isn't this SOCIALISM? [/sarc] [/OT]
by Jaeger
07 Nov 2014 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 70777

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Manny K I read on some forum that this is the rejected competitor to the YJ-12. Apparently this one lost out because of its terrible CEP. However, it's also compatible with the M-20 SRBM TEL, so its part of the export package. What else can you tell us about this? Thanks.

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