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by Avinandan
19 Jun 2020 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045404

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://www.verticalmag.com/news/hal-chairman-provides-updates-on-key-helicopter-programs/

Summary of info given by HAL MD on HAL helicopter taken from below interview with LiveFist is in this article.
by Avinandan
19 May 2020 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334749

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

X-post IAF to acquire 450 fighter aircraft in future, says Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/iaf-to-acquire-450-fighter-aircraft-in-future-says-air-force-chief-rks-bhadauria/593673 . ..... On plans to acquire 114 multirole fighter aircraft, he said, "this...
by Avinandan
15 May 2020 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334749

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

The only fear is if Unkil becomes vindictive and says no for the engines ..
by Avinandan
10 May 2020 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82209

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

https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?t=3633&start=560#p716933 https://www.defenceaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/su-30.jpg Though it is photoshopped picture , we could imagine this was a possibility. Austin sahab however said it is of no use in some posts later after he poste...
by Avinandan
17 Feb 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4515
Views: 1031634

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The last pic is drool worthy ...
by Avinandan
17 Feb 2020 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405031

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

There is no Helicopter hanger or even space/ weight of a proper Targeting radar will be an issue. There is really no space for ASM or even CIWS. Best can be attached is Naval gun in the front Aditya ji, You might be taking this product lightly. Helicopter Hanger is present. https://products.damen.c...
by Avinandan
16 Feb 2020 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405031

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I see nothing wrong with the OPV based Corvette options. Weapons will be fitted in Pakistan. A CIWS and 2 SSM ( in slanted launchers) and Helicopter for anti submarine warfare is speculated in dead and dumb forum. So it would be fairly armed for a Corvette.
by Avinandan
10 Feb 2020 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 30720

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

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Checked Lohia's website but could not find anything related to this.
Any idea what was this about ? Please note the vertical stabilizer.
by Avinandan
10 Feb 2020 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 177
Views: 51337

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

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Courtesy ShobhitS

Some TFTA wingtip hardpoint, any details about it.
Tried google chacha but could not find anything useful.
by Avinandan
08 Feb 2020 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281095

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

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/nDLNN9.jpg 2 observations. 1. The perforations in the air brakes were no equally spaced in Mk1 https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/1/91646_1299740875.jpg courtesy Photoyogi. However here in MWF they are equally spaced 2. Additional perforations/holes over mid ...
by Avinandan
06 Feb 2020 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019371

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Regarding Prahaar being ergonomic :-
Perhaps it is meant to convey that it is much more ergonomical than bulkier Prithvi and easier to manage once canisterized.
by Avinandan
05 Feb 2020 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 118815

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

Yes, it has changed perhaps due to DSI intake.
Copied straight from F35
by Avinandan
30 Jan 2020 14:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083648

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

IMO partnering with Isreal might make exports viable, they already have a good foot hold on the market, Mk1A on any day would be better platform than decades old mirage airframes. Israel is already bidding for Kfir NG, i guess they won't oblige. On another note, Colombia is already evaluating Gripe...
by Avinandan
30 Jan 2020 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 400428

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Indranil wrote:I will reengine the HS748 and convert them to tankers.

Indranil Saar, HS748 will have similar payload as C295.
Shouldn't HAL or IAF assist GTRE by providing couple of planes for Kaveri testing or is it because Kaveri can't be retrofitted to a propeller based plane ?
by Avinandan
15 Jan 2020 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405031

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistan's top gun movie....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anv3Y95eL9Q :D :D :D :) With meagre budget with respect to Bollywood movies, I would say it was well made. The director stole ideas from multiple movies, Behind the enemy lines starting sequence, Pearl Harbor, dog fight episode with Hellca...
by Avinandan
14 Jan 2020 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 89016

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

The main landing wheel is not aligned with hydraulic restraints. The wheel is slightly towards right, almost facing towards the photographer. Or are my eyes playing tricks on me ?? :roll:
by Avinandan
27 Dec 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214242

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Rakesh wrote:MiG-27 (Serial # TU-622) during her retirement ceremony today....

What is the advantage of having a bigger fuselage extension , almost like a dorsal fin ?
by Avinandan
16 Dec 2019 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 177
Views: 51337

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Can't the helicopters fitted with crash worthy (or somewhat crash worthy) landing gear like naval fighter planes. I know that the seats are crash rated but still it would add up the survivability percentage.
by Avinandan
15 Dec 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 177
Views: 51337

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

1. What happens to the Artillery barrell (or any gun barrell for that matter) once it is worn out. Can we compress it radially and regroove it and reuse it ? 2. Can the caliber of a gun increased (temporarily for firing few shells) by adding a screwable extension ?Similar to adding a silencer to a ...
by Avinandan
11 Dec 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205983

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

But tsarkarji, this is ok for a defensive posture. What about offensive operations, we would need tanks to hold the fort once the enemy area is captured (after defeating tanks via gunships and UAV), infantry would not survive alone.
by Avinandan
29 Nov 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 177
Views: 51337

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

1. What happens to the Artillery barrell (or any gun barrell for that matter) once it is worn out. Can we compress it radially and regroove it and reuse it ? 2. Can the caliber of a gun increased (temporarily for firing few shells) by adding a screwable extension ?Similar to adding a silencer to a P...
by Avinandan
27 Nov 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316164

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Too heavy. major issues involved. Accuracy and consistency suffers badly. Future Range increment from ammunition technologies, not from barrel lengths or increased chamber capacity any more. I welcome it as an indigenous effort only if weight comes down Rohitji, It is too bad :cry: :cry: . I was ha...
by Avinandan
08 Nov 2019 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316164

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I know we do not have the vehicle platform but regarding the gun itself.. is it the same 105mm gun system they are showing with truck mounting or a different one ? Kalyani Group India to showcase Garuda-105 105mm ultra-light field gun mounted on Humvee https://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories...
by Avinandan
17 Oct 2019 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 118815

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

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 achieved for AMCA ? 3. Can the belly be fattened enough to keep 2 stacks of 4 weapons in the bay ? 4. Why not have a...
by Avinandan
16 Oct 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 118815

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

nam wrote:Looks like there are two designs for AMCA in terms of frontal shaping

Many thanks for pointing that out !. I wonder which one was shown to Rajnath Singh recently, perhaps that version is the finalized design.

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by Avinandan
16 Oct 2019 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205983

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

ramana wrote:I think DRDO had come up with a Arjun turret on a T 72 chassis

Sadly "Tank-Ex" was rejected by IA. :cry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_EX.
It looked good on paper, perhaps the chassis could not bear the overall load.
by Avinandan
29 Sep 2019 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 118815

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
12 Sep 2019 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724075

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: 3639
Views: 1019371

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: 5148
Views: 1045404

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: 3639
Views: 1019371

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: 469
Views: 118815

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: 218
Views: 55277

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: 924
Views: 281095

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...

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