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by Jaeger
09 Mar 2020 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 401
Views: 76073

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Khalsa wrote:Why is the a/c on the right hand side looking bigger to me ?
The spine behind the canopy looks bigger, the shoulder looks bigger. Perhaps even the wing area.
Obviously an optical illusion or I am just thinking its bigger because its a 2 seater

It's lifted on jacks. See the nose / outer wing area.
by Jaeger
06 Feb 2020 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3077
Views: 196586

Re: Positive News from the USA

sanjaykumar wrote:Feed the lad cornflakes. And attach wires to his satanic nether regions so that any fond recall of the halftime show rings a bell in the master bedroom. So the christians can rush in to save his eternal soul.

I’m not making this up.


Heh. Kellogg's wholesome history. :twisted:
by Jaeger
05 Feb 2020 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 404
Views: 111874

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

srin wrote:What's wrong with using BMP-2 design as baseline and updating it where required ? I quite like it.


Only that using a 70's design as a baseline for a FUTURE Infantry Combat Vehicle is somewhat... odd? Otherwise nothing.
by Jaeger
05 Feb 2020 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 404
Views: 111874

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Looks like Abhay FICV reborn. The gun looks like derivative of 40mm Bofors gun. ARDE had developed fsapds ammunition for it. The 4 km missile neither seems to be milan nor kornet. Overall seems to adhere to KISS philosophy. Not like Abhay sir. This honestly seems more like a late 1980s Warsaw Pact ...
by Jaeger
30 Dec 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger
Replies: 50
Views: 4949

Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

MiG-27 as gate guardian in Mumbai. @ Kartik, if you are reading this....please confirm that IAF MiG-27s had serial numbers starting with SM. I thought only MiG-23s had serial numbers starting with SM. The MiG-27 all had serial numbers starting with TS, no? And the UPG variants were TU, correct? Adm...
by Jaeger
27 Dec 2019 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 196307

Re: Aircraft Recognition

chetonzz wrote:one is bison, other one is BIS or FL???I

FL. Note cockpit canopy.
by Jaeger
06 Dec 2019 11:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1001927

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^ Indian railways to float global tenders for procurement of 100 new trains. We are actually witnessing the destruction of indigenous know-how and capability on the level of Marut if not more. 40 Years from now our children on BR will be wondering how their idiot parents were OK with this happening...
by Jaeger
29 May 2019 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2724
Views: 764533

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: 5248
Views: 510355

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: 3640
Views: 613664

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: 3067
Views: 332163

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: 4603
Views: 567378

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: 4000
Views: 619327

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: 1215358

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: 937575

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: 937575

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: 1215358

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: 796935

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: 796935

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: 4702
Views: 892048

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: 5370

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: 5370

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: 920828

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: 379925

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: 4702
Views: 892048

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: 4702
Views: 892048

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: 293038

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: 1012
Views: 196307

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: 218240

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: 356167

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: 379925

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: 2157
Views: 366289

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: 4702
Views: 892048

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: 11308

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: 11308

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: 3304
Views: 659258

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: 293038

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: 191920

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: 3067
Views: 332163

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: 4010
Views: 633879

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

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

Shadow Harvest

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