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by Avinandan
12 Sep 2019 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577070

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Anyway, I hope that DRDO hands over the third Netra as well, rather than keeping it with themselves as a testbed for future AWACS features and capabilities. IAF's operational needs are pressing. Can they salvage Avros (with some upgrades that HAL is proposing now) for a testbed ( or possibly a Netr...
by Avinandan
11 Sep 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430979

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^karan but the orbat size of 30 is it in light of the old capabilities or new capabilities..i would expect Akash to be in a different league than pechora .. on a slightly different note i havent heard much about Akash 2..Is it just me who thinks that the govt wants to take the challenge of product...
by Avinandan
08 Sep 2019 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 706080

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Does the Kamov Ka-226T have auto blade folding (which was the major complaint with ALH)? Do all the others have it? As distinct from the “land-based” version, light utility ship-based Ka-226T helicopter features a blade folding system of the main rotor. https://www.defenseworld.net/news/22336/Russi...
by Avinandan
07 Sep 2019 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430979

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The requirement floated for Akash missiles for the IAF, three years ago, for 7 additional squadrons. The number has come down to 6 in the proposed order. No mention of whether it will be the MK1 or the MK1S variant. The MK1S, has also reportedly finished the development trials. Apparently, the rece...
by Avinandan
06 Sep 2019 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8580

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

The twin tails also look extra large and would certainly increase its signature unless canted outwards even more. 1. Any idea on what is the percentage benefit of converting to all moving tailfins ? 2.How difficult is it to achieve an all moving tail fin. Could this one of the low hanging fruits ac...
by Avinandan
05 Sep 2019 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33549

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Noobie Questions on HTT40:- 1. Most trainers have the exhaust end directly backwards, probably to have more air flow over wings. Any idea why HAL has chosen this downwards based flow Fang design ? PS - I recollect that there were some discussion on this during the first flight pictures where somebod...
by Avinandan
23 Aug 2019 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 76497

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

What does this mean ? Less payload but more TWR ? Please read the first post of the thread. JTull ji, Apologies for the brevity, my question was with respect to the published specs in the 1st post only. Is the article referring the same GE F414-INS6 or there is some scope of for GE 414 Enhanced Eng...
by Avinandan
23 Aug 2019 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 76497

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

ADA officials said the Mk II will have the same weight as the Mirage, Jaguar and Grippen but with a heavier GE 414 engine.

What does this mean ? Less payload but more TWR ?
by Avinandan
05 Aug 2019 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65509

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Another Article from Indian Express : Quoting in full https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/understanding-articles-370-35a-jammu-kashmir-indian-constitution-5610996/ What is Article 370? Included in the Constitution on October 17, 1949, Article 370 exempts J&K from the Indian Constitution ...
by Avinandan
03 Jun 2019 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 114102

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

suraj your analysis has been spot on with regards to Modijis focus and achievement in providing for the poor people. Also opening of those bank accounts was a master stroke bypassing the corrupt middle men who robbed all that was meant for the poor. We are very lucky to have this yugpurus who under...
by Avinandan
22 May 2019 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1871
Views: 102606

Re: A look back at the partition

Didn't know where to put this excellent video, please move it to appropriate Thread (if required)
by Avinandan
03 May 2019 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 143
Views: 34772

K8 Vs IJT Sitara

Comparing the performance between K8 and IJT Sitara, i could see that K8 has better flight performance and Range charateristics than IJT Sitara inspite of having a lowered powered engine. Why so ? Sitara : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_HJT-36_Sitara K 8 : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongdu_JL-8
by Avinandan
29 Apr 2019 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512086

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

KL Dubey wrote:
Ardeshir wrote:Praveen Patil - PP in India, BB in Lahore.


BB = Braveen Badil. Who is this other guy??

Benazir Bhutto
by Avinandan
23 Apr 2019 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33549

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

However, at some point of time HAL switched over to Config 2. HJT-39 renderings since then also shown config 2. So there must be virtue in this layout. For one, putting an elevator just behind the wing (as in Config 1) is not ideal in level flight. But, at high AoA, Config 1 places the elevator in ...
by Avinandan
23 Apr 2019 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 143
Views: 34772

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Many thanks JayS ji for elaborating so beautifully to this aam Abdul. Could not understand this bit. "(Addition of canards only aggravate the problem.)". Wouldn't adding Canards balance the aftwards CG towards the front and hence adjusting the undesirable Pitch up tendency ? Additional que...
by Avinandan
22 Apr 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 143
Views: 34772

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Tejas's cranked Delta wing has obvious advantages over Pure Delta wing. Refer excellent article from our BR experts http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/02/23/tracking-the-tejas-the-tejas-mk2-grows-a-pair-becomes-the-medium-weight-fighter/ Still Sweden progressed from Cranked Delta wing based Viggen t...
by Avinandan
22 Apr 2019 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1082
Views: 306549

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

http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/02/23/tracking-the-tejas-the-tejas-mk2-grows-a-pair-becomes-the-medium-weight-fighter/ JayS and Indranil ji Need your opinion on the following :- 1. Don't the Canards reduce the overall visibility ? Additionally IMHO the enlarged fuselage behind the canopy also co...
by Avinandan
20 Apr 2019 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512086

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Looking at the election so far, I am nearing the conclusion that BJP is not going to lose the 2014 vote share. Maharashtra is going through a big flux due to the series of Anti Modi and Anti AS campaigning by Raj Thackeray. He is giving excellent speeches with thought provocative statements and har...
by Avinandan
19 Apr 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33549

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Paging Indranil ji, The recent discussions of IJT has brought back the memories of the discussion/post of the old design concept of IJT. In your opinion it was a better design but HAL fell back to Kiran based air intakes due to previous experience. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AA...
by Avinandan
11 Apr 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234522

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: 97
Views: 26113

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: 3600
Views: 571876

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: 902
Views: 234522

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755662

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 844509

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: 1082
Views: 306549

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: 1082
Views: 306549

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: 3944
Views: 752471

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: 224912

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: 4322
Views: 706080

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: 433640

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Noob question -> Can we salvage the old engines for something useful ?
by Avinandan
27 Sep 2018 19:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1107431

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: 1158
Views: 196914

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: 4322
Views: 706080

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: 723726

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: 723726

ATAGs Closer View

by Avinandan
18 Jan 2017 17:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 723726

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/...

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