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by Avinandan
11 Apr 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159777

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Sorry if posted already: https://twitter.com/Rezhasan/status/1116030128415563777 Pakis getting to fly Qatari Rafales before we do. Did Pakistani pilots receive training to fly Rafale? French ambassador says ‘fake news’ https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/did-pakistani-pilots-receive-training-to-fl...
by Avinandan
11 Apr 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10858

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Negi ji,
I thought Dhanush is based out of Bofors Template, ATAGS or Bharat 52 are based out of GC-45 template.
by Avinandan
10 Apr 2019 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2698
Views: 373535

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

S&P BSE SENSEX Index Current : 38,585.35 - Pt. Change : -353.87 - % Change : -0.91% Market Capitalization of BSE Listed Co. (Rs.Cr.) : 1,51,22,121.46 - $ 1 / I R 69.3350 Market Capitalization of BSE Listed Co. (U S $.) : 2,181.02 Billion P S E Index Current : 36,579.32 - Pt. Change : -565.65 - ...
by Avinandan
21 Mar 2019 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159777

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

MyNation reports Pak army training video as soldiers punished for desertion Major Surendra Poonia, an Indian army veteran, tweeted a video of personnel in military uniform thrashing a group of blindfolded men, whose hands are tied behind their back, with a cane. Tweeting the video, he claimed that ...
by Avinandan
17 Mar 2019 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537089

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/vkthakur/status/1106924749568000000 ---> That is a Chinese rip off of the West German toy Drone X Pro. You can buy them online - 3 for around Rs 12,000/- If the drone had been shot, nothing would have been left of it. They cannot fly 150 m away from their controller. If they do,...
by Avinandan
17 Mar 2019 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 786369

Re: Small Arms Thread

Good Article with some additional details on AK-203 deal :- https://idsa.in/idsacomments/ak-203-make-in-india_chinoy-lkbehera-110319 All rifles to be produced beyond the first 120,000 will have 100 per cent indigenous content (see Table 1). More significantly, 100 per cent indigenisation is to be ac...
by Avinandan
14 Mar 2019 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129686

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Hi Indranil, One would have expected to have those rectangular air intakes ( hornet --> super hornet route). Yet they retained the same round air intake. Is it because there was no particular benefit ? 2nd query: Wouldn't making the wing more wider and longer with respect to the percentage increase...
by Avinandan
13 Mar 2019 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129686

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://i.imgur.com/CXKs8Ti.jpg ! Hi Indranil, One would have expected to have those rectangular air intakes ( hornet --> super hornet route). Yet they retained the same round air intake. Is it because there was no particular benefit ? 2nd query: Wouldn't making the wing more wider and longer with ...
by Avinandan
25 Feb 2019 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3720
Views: 647290

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Unable to understand why China is buying Ansat (LUH) helicopter from Russia ?
What else they have not got so far ?
https://www.azernews.az/region/145962.html
by Avinandan
09 Oct 2018 14:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 211053

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

The problem will be in trainer version of mk2 that how the pilot will climb in the rear seat without stepping on canard. For 2 seater Gripen, there is a split long flat foot plate to gain access to the rear seat. Check here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0hq35D0yUA&feature=youtu.be&t=129
by Avinandan
01 Oct 2018 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583342

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

AW&ST author is surely smoking fresh dope to write stupidity highlighted in bold. Most Cheetahs are deployed for its high altitude performance (read himalayan flight domain from Kashmir to Kohima) and for that role the LUH is the only direct replacement (even Dhruv does not meet that performanc...
by Avinandan
27 Sep 2018 19:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397657

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Noob question -> Can we salvage the old engines for something useful ?
by Avinandan
27 Sep 2018 19:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1034803

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Kersi, you have been warned many times to not do this. Each time you asked for this, you were told not to do this. But now this is getting out of hand. You have been banned for 7 days. Please think about what you are doing for the next one week. Asking questions like the above, endangers all who vi...
by Avinandan
01 Feb 2018 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 139148

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Hurkus-B seems to have winglets, I have seen only few basic trainer aircraft having winglets. Popular PC-21 (expanded envelope) is one of them. Any particular reason of not having then, no harm in including them ... PC21 (Courtesy : australianaviation ) http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/up...
by Avinandan
14 Feb 2017 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583342

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I guess I mentioned this last year also, the LUH looks very similar to Kazan Ansat helicopter.
Image
Another Image : http://www.helicopter-database.de/ADP/MIL/Ansat/Ansat_RA_59yellow_1.jpg
by Avinandan
25 Jan 2017 13:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 667718

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Cold start also needs a truck mounted, highly mobile 105mm field artillery gun. Each advancing party takes care of any local resistance / troop concentration it meets. Something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRaMiC6AjXo hRaMiC6AjXo Didn't Tata (or was it OFB) make such a system a few ye...
by Avinandan
25 Jan 2017 05:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 667718

ATAGs Closer View

by Avinandan
18 Jan 2017 17:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 667718

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

http://images.newindianexpress.com/uploads/user/imagelibrary/2017/1/17/original/Rehearsal17.jpg Courtesy: New Indian Express The above image of ATAGs has larger foot print than the classic G5 towed setup. :( In G5 the barrel is pointed backwards. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/...
by Avinandan
19 Dec 2016 04:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 667718

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I see from pix that ATAGS apart from having high angle fire (haubitze) also has low elevation D-30 type direct fire (field gun). I read it has a thermal imager also. hopefully IA will not put in a req that it needs a FCS to hit on the move targets like a tank can do. its direct fire mode I see as a...
by Avinandan
27 Aug 2016 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2961
Views: 380259

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

^^Surely its possible to put an internal bay between the two engine pods. But IMO that will hamper the lift generated by the body of the aircraft. That portion generates good amount of lift because of the presence of that channel I think. But let me get back with some info on this. You are right, a...
by Avinandan
15 Aug 2016 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 260848

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

There was a PDF report, where some inherent issues were mentioned. The airbrakes are located only at the upper part (and not like F-16). This resulted in unwanted pitch up moment. There were some discussions long back if the landing gear could be used to negate this. In the same report, sleeker hard...
by Avinandan
15 Aug 2016 21:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 260848

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Hi Rahul,
I am curious to know, how they resolved the issue of air brakes ?
Additionally, what is the status of the improvised sleeker pylons ?
by Avinandan
26 Jun 2016 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pinaka - Story
Replies: 37
Views: 3535

Re: Pinaka - Story

Thanks a ton !! 8)
by Avinandan
18 Mar 2016 15:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 162989

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Noob Poochs :-
1. How does one decide to put 1 or 2 wheels in nose gear in fighter planes ?
2. What are the disadvantages of drooped nose of NLCA vis a vis LCA ?
by Avinandan
14 Mar 2016 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583342

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Newbie Observation : ^^ The width of Engine section of LCH is higher than the overall fuselage from Front View. We could have easily increased the width of the fuselage keeping in line with the Engine section for more sleeker look. It would also would have assisted store some things internally and w...
by Avinandan
01 Mar 2016 05:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 462459

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Why don't we check the Capabilities of Combat Basic Trainer e.g Super Tucano into this comparison as well ? I guess its service ceiling would be enough for Kargil type heights. At about 14 million dollar unit cost and 500$ per hour (source : wikipedia), it would be the cheapest yet potent option. If...
by Avinandan
31 Jan 2016 03:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 86255

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

@Tsarkar sir,
What would have been the optimum CIWS system for Vikramaditya in your opinion.

Couldn't we choose the better double barrelled 'AK-630M-2 Duet'
by Avinandan
26 Jan 2016 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2144
Views: 321813

Armata




Interior views of Armata..
by Avinandan
17 Jan 2016 03:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2957
Views: 320950

AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo

On regarding the LCA's export front, F-CK-1 Ching-kuo is another light fighter (along with Gripen and FA-50) which is also pretty close to LCA capabilities. Wonder why Taiwan never tried to export it. As per Wikipedia : 'The first fighter entered service in 1997. All 130 production aircraft had been...
by Avinandan
27 Feb 2015 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583342

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Do we have finalized specs for HAL LUH ?
And the LUH exterior is strikingly similar to Kazan Ansat helicopter.
by Avinandan
29 Jan 2015 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 121578

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

Thanks for the info and the pains taken to explain Indranil ! :)

By the way, did you get the answer regarding LCA's wing blending similar to Rafale, Gripen ?
by Avinandan
28 Jan 2015 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 121578

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

2. Does anybody know why the skirting joining the fuselage to the engine nozzle does not go all the way around? What is the gap used for? Hi Indranil, I don't know the answer, but could you please elaborate what do you mean by "does not go all the way around?". Did you mean the black half...
by Avinandan
14 Jan 2015 14:27
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 46789

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Vivek Saar, no Al-Khalids ??
by Avinandan
14 Sep 2014 11:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 667718

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Questions to Gurus: Which design in your opinion is more versatile GHN/GC-45 design or the Bofors design ? I looked at the Panter video below and was much impressed. It looked pretty easier to use. The firing position is much lower and hence it might not require lots of jumping as shown by IA Bofors...
by Avinandan
22 Jan 2014 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 222209

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^^^ how can it endurance (or lack of it) be an upside, it is pitifully shotlegged, has a slow speed and if it remains in one genral area for long, Desi AWACS can vector in an attack package to finish it ofatBVR range with a salvo of 5-6 BVRAAM whjich would leave it with a very small escape zone. An...
by Avinandan
23 Dec 2013 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 121578

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

Indranil Saar,
Do we need to consider the weight of the pylons in your calculations ?
by Avinandan
06 Dec 2013 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3332
Views: 435257

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Brahmos remains the deadliest proven cruise missile out there, with some sheer ingenuity it is possible to line up multiple Brahmos missiles to strike at once, lets keep in mind, once in range missiles can be fired in split seconds and with short range waypoints for the first few missiles that allo...

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