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by sankum
25 Feb 2021 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5401

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Kindly add the above to the specifications. Added. Please check for accuracy and clarity. External Weapons Stations: Four stations on either side, with the two inboard weapon stations at 500 kg load capacity and the two outboard weapon stations at 300 kg load capacity. Please add two to inboard wea...
by sankum
25 Feb 2021 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5401

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Of course helicopter will carry slung load rated to overload capacity of 5T just like Mi17. Don't know if the slung load is restricted to lower say 4/4.5 T but being a military helicopter I expect 5T. Helicopters normally carry slung load to full overload capacity which is more than normal payload w...
by sankum
25 Feb 2021 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5401

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Rakesh, please add the above to specifications. 24 troops normal and in high density 36 troops can be carried. I have added all the specifications. Please check. Can you or asbchakri kindly elaborate on the following ---> External Weapons station payload 1600kg- 4 stations (I/B: 500 X2, O/B: 300 X2...
by sankum
24 Feb 2021 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5401

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

asbchakri wrote:Also as per the presentation,
Troops - 24/36
Internal fuel - 2000kgs
External Weapons station payload 1600kg- 4 stations (I/B: 500 X2, O/B: 300 X2) .


Rakesh, please add the above to specifications.
24 troops normal and in high density 36 troops can be carried.
by sankum
24 Feb 2021 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 48750

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Thakur_B wrote:How much does the launcher weigh (dual and quad)?

As far as I remember is 170 kg for dual launcher along with missiles. It has a cooling bottle for seeker cooling. For quad launcher you can double it.
Can carry 12 Helinas if external Payload is increased to 1020 kg.
by sankum
24 Feb 2021 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 48750

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

^^^^^
No maximum 8 Helinas only . In above configurations 800 kg max combat payload carried.
by sankum
19 Feb 2021 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139566

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Thanks ,Prasad for a informative interview. - 100 kg weight addition due to wing folding. - No serpentine intake like AMCA. -For NLCA mk1 NP5 trainer assembly jig expected a order of 7-8 aircraft. More optimised landing gear in terms of mass. I am estimating that the NP5 model is carrying 2 *1330 li...
by sankum
19 Feb 2021 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346769

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Anujan wrote:In which case, it is better to retire MK 1 early and settle on Mk 2, Orca and AMCA

Mk1 has airframe life of 9000hours and calender life of 45 years @200hours/year . Will serve upto 2070 with upgradation.
by sankum
18 Feb 2021 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139566

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.cobhammissionsystems.com/air-to-air-refuelling/hose-and-drogue-systems/buddy-refuelling-pods/754-buddy-store-datasheet/&ved=2ahUKEwjfzKSLhPLuAhWFgdgFHR9UAEUQjBAwAXoECAIQAw&usg=AOvVaw2h7hz07SCR25YqVsAfNBpQ Cobham bud...
by sankum
11 Feb 2021 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139566

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Wing folding will be similar or more bend inside as presently the two BVR aam will remain outside 7.6m folded wing width increasing the folded width to approx. 8.2m.
by sankum
09 Feb 2021 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346769

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Thanks Prasad for a informative interview with new information.
You have pictures of infoboard specifying empty weigtht, clean take off weight of Tejas mk2 then please post it. No one has taken photos of infoboards.

Srai you ended up shooting the messenger.
by sankum
09 Feb 2021 15:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346769

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Points from interview
-Radome is 27cm smaller than Tejs mk1/a but carries higher 992 TRM as compared to 780 in mk1a
-3 weapon stations rated for 1800kg payload
-low frequency jammer pod will be carried on centreline weapon station.
- fuselage 1300 litre external fuel tank supersonic.
by sankum
07 Feb 2021 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5401

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

IMRH present IAF version in naval version with rotor and tail folding will have estimated length of 16.3m. While in NMRH tender required folded length as far as I remember is 15.5m. The IN is in talks to develop a naval version and according to chief designer money was needed to be sanctioned for th...
by sankum
07 Feb 2021 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 2536

Re: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Rakesh should have kept both
MTOW 3120kg
Underslung MTOW 3600kg
by sankum
07 Feb 2021 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5401

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Rakesh, please enter the below also.

Overload maximum take off weight 14200 kg.

Overload payload will be 5200kg which is not mentioned in specs in video while the above is shown.
by sankum
07 Feb 2021 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 2536

Re: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Underslung load of ALH is 1500kg and in LUH is 1000 kg.
by sankum
07 Feb 2021 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5271
Views: 1136755

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IMRH present IAF version in naval version with rotor and tail folding will have estimated length of 16.3m.
While in NMRH tender required folded length as far as I remember is 15.5m.
by sankum
07 Feb 2021 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 2536

Re: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Rakesh , Overload MTOW is 3600 kg when underslung load is carried in LUH from a old poster.
by sankum
07 Feb 2021 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 161579

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

^^^^^
It is my estimate from the dimensions of internal weapons. The total 1500kg internal payload is from information in public domain.

It has four internal weapon station and carry only 4 BVR AAM . In no way it can match F22 in carrying 6 AAM.
by sankum
06 Feb 2021 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 161579

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

My estimates. AMCA internal weapons Payload is of 1500 kg 2*500kg pgm + 2"250 kg BVR AAM. Empty equipped weight 12000kg Internal fuel 6500kg Internal weapon payload 1500kg Clean takeoff weight 20000kg External Payload 5000kg MTOW 25000kg From internal bay image in video it seems either 2" ...
by sankum
06 Feb 2021 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 559
Views: 134819

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

@Indranil , ADA brochure gives for Tejas mk1 Empty weight 7040kg Clean takeoff weight 10330kg External Payload 3910 kg From the above figures both empty weight and clean take of weight have gone up by 500kg and MTOW of 14240kg. Is it true or a mistake were empty equipped weight of 7040 kg is taken a...
by sankum
04 Feb 2021 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346769

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Impressive weapons loadout. Pleasent surprise that front fuselage side weapons stations can carry 1000lb bombs and outer wing station can carry 250kg HSLD bombs. Seems internal cannon is absent. Therefore provision for podded 30mm cannon. No detailed info on MTOW, empty weight etc for both AMCA and ...
by sankum
03 Feb 2021 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348803

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

India sent a request for a batch of carrier-based fighters MiG-29K / KUB for the aircraft carrier "Vikrant" https://topwar.ru/179644-indija-napravila-zapros-na-partiju-palubnyh-istrebitelej-mig-29k-kub-dlja-avianosca-vikrant.html India has sent a request for a batch of carrier-based fight...
by sankum
01 Feb 2021 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139566

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Semi stealth design which is hybrid of AMCA and MWF.
The saddle tanks in HAL rendering of TEDBF seems to be in inbuilt and I will give internal fuel at 7T.
Clean take of weight of 20t and external Payload of 6 t with MTOW of 26T. 11 external hardpoints are there.
by sankum
31 Jan 2021 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 801236

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

No refueling probe. A radar similar to nose radar can be put on tail also.
by sankum
31 Jan 2021 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346769

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Tejas mk2 model shows Astra mk1 aam on outer wing station on right side and asraam aam on left outer wing station apart from both wingtip stations.

JayS wish for Astra aam on outer wing station has come true.
by sankum
31 Jan 2021 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3435
Views: 879571

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Actual capability will be a secret. But my ballpark estimate is for 32t Liquid Oxygen and 19 t sodium borohydride it should be possible to have double the capacity of French fuel cell aip. I am using 30 year old data memory to roughly calculate the ballpark figures. If any knowledge able person can ...
by sankum
30 Jan 2021 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3435
Views: 879571

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The French AIP gives 21 days normal operational submerged capacity with both battery and AIP. It's AIP is fuel cell using hydrogen generation from Diesel and will require the twice the amount of liquid Oxygen as compared to DRDO AIP. Thus DRDO AIP should have more capacity to allow the sub to remain...
by sankum
29 Jan 2021 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3435
Views: 879571

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Scorpene submerged range is1020 km @5knots(9.3kmph) i.e, 4.56days. 240t battery weight gives roughly 10MW hr storage capacity. If DRDO AIP is at full capacity run for 14 days @250 kw per hour then is 84MW hr capacity i.e, 8.4 times the battery capacity. Total distance traveled on both will be 9588 k...
by sankum
28 Jan 2021 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4462
Views: 831747

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

Scorpene submerged range is1020 km @5knots(9.3kmph) i.e, 4.56days. 240t battery weight gives roughly 10MW hr storage capacity. If DRDO AIP is at full capacity run for 14 days @250 kw per hour then is 84MW hr capacity i.e, 8.4 times the battery capacity. Total distance traveled on both will be 9588 k...
by sankum
18 Jan 2021 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139566

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

^^^^
TEDBF MTOW 26 tons

Will hazard a guess on likely parameters.
Empty weight 12t
Internal fuel 5t
Clean take of weight 18 t
External Payload 8t.
by sankum
16 Jan 2021 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 801236

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Airbus 319/320
36 months after contract modified platform from OEM.
6-12 months for awacs system integration for first two AWACS
In 72-84 months all 6 AWACS @one every 6 months.
GaN
More than 270° coverage Two arrays
No mention of 360° . It seems is enlarged Netra system.
by sankum
14 Jan 2021 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 559
Views: 134819

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/statu ... 61858?s=20 ---> IAF's No. 10 Sqn 'Daggers' & No. 29 Sqn 'Scorpions' among the top prospects for becoming the first two Tejas Mk1-A fighter squadrons.
by sankum
14 Jan 2021 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 559
Views: 134819

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Then other option is to enhance Tejas mk1a production to @20/year or more and complete the delivery by 2026 and then shift to Tejas mk2 @24/year. This may be the final aim.
by sankum
14 Jan 2021 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 559
Views: 134819

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

The Tejas mk1a is planned at 16/year production till 2029. Tejas mk2 is planned from 2026 @24/ year for total production of 40 fighters per year in 2026-29 period. Parallel production lines. Will not wait for one to end and if Tejas LIFT is ordered Tejas mk1 production line will be active till 2032 ...
by sankum
12 Jan 2021 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2394
Views: 384425

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I am keeping the weapon package Indian for the $8 b figure to be paid in 2022-27 @$1.6b per year though the delivery will be after a gap.
by sankum
12 Jan 2021 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2394
Views: 384425

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Just buy 54 nos(3sq)Rafales in 2022-27 timeperiod for $8b. From 2027 Tejas mk2 @ 24/ year + Tejas mk1a/LIFT @ 20/ year till 2030 will give us 42 sq. 2030 Su 30 14sq Rafale 5sq Mig29 4sq Jaguar 4sq Mirage 2000 3sq Tejas mk1/a 6 sq Tejas LIFT 2sq Tejas mk2 4sq Total 42 sq. Just give additional order f...
by sankum
11 Jan 2021 16:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3972
Views: 773813

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Why the wagons have to carry battery banks as the power regenerated can be fed back to grid just like in metro or is technically not feasible?

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