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by sohamn
22 Sep 2020 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177501

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Question to firearm enthusiasts, especially in US. How close groupings have they been able to achieve in burst mode and full auto mode. Whether 7.62x51 or 5.56x45 It is not possible to achieve meaningful accuracy in 7.62x51 in full auto unless you are in prone or using a bipod. 5.56x45 has so less ...
by sohamn
18 Sep 2020 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177501

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I didn't get the spec for AK 203, so I'm using AK 103 specs. Brochure comparison tells me that AK is only slightly longer than the Caracal with stock fully extended (37" vs 36.3"). I didn't get the stock retracted length (only the folded length on wiki) for the AK (27") whereas for C...
by sohamn
17 Sep 2020 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177501

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

It can't be the principal side arm of "second line troops", it's for first rate troops but for different battlefield scenarios. Carbines are an important weapon in urban, close combat and melee type scenarios where the long barrel of a rifle becomes a handicap. What are melee type scenari...
by sohamn
17 Sep 2020 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177501

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Glad you said that. I commpared the energy. A lot of difference. OK 5.56x45 for carbine is right decision. So I guess it will be prinicipal side arm for the second line troops. It can't be the principal side arm of "second line troops", it's for first rate troops but for different battlef...
by sohamn
17 Sep 2020 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177501

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur, 9mm cartridge is not good for carbine any more? What bothers me is old INSAS pin prick cartridge. 5.56x45 5.56x45mm is a lot more powerful than a 9mm, 9mm is a joke of a cartridge in the modern battlefield unless you are aiming for a face shot.In fact, a steel core 5.56x45 will have better ...
by sohamn
04 Sep 2020 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If IN doesn't want our boomers to be clicked then they will hide it inside a secure pen and not moor it in the open. Does the IN have such covered facilities for its subs? India definitely had covered pens - but in addition to that, it is constructing or has constructed underground pens in INS Vars...
by sohamn
03 Sep 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Where did this photo come from? Its exposing super confidential facilities in addition to the ships... Note the second Arihant class submarine is already in the water. Surprised that a knowledgeable person like you saying this, tsarkar. Indian Navy knows that tons of commercial satellites and milit...
by sohamn
18 Jul 2020 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 809187

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Wig, I am not sure what you mean by SAKO. The rifle Is the lapua. we have had them for a while. I missed the posts on hand to hand combat. Classic poor Indian journalism by really bad "journalists". I would encourage people to look up LINE. h2h combat with vest, helmet, rifle, handgun is ...
by sohamn
21 Mar 2020 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Coronavirus is spreading in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran, and Australia - and all these countries have either hot weather or are in summer months (e.g. Australia). If we don't act, rest assured 1 crore Indians will die. And many amongst us are running like headless chickens giving the virus ...
by sohamn
14 Mar 2020 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Because the above diseases have medicines and vaccines and corona doesn't. Furthermore, it's in our nature to care for the elderly. So while panic doesn't help in any situation, being concerned, informed and watchful might help overcome the situation.
by sohamn
22 Dec 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Bulbous bow has nothing got to do with sonar, it’s meant for reducing drag. You can house sonar with or without a bulbous bow.
by sohamn
14 Oct 2019 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 815390

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

kvraghav wrote:^^
The lapua Magnum is from a Finnish company. Wonder if there is some real RnD or just assembly.


you are confusing rounds / cartridges with guns.
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 200308

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

we should get a copy of our SU-30 gun camera to get the social media blitzkrieg of the Pakis.
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 14:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 200308

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

51 squadron is Mig 21 and maybe Wingo Abhinandan is from the same Squadron.
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 14:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 200308

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

that could be because of timezone thing, if it was uploaded in US then it would show 26th.
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 200308

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

The video does look authentic and the service number quoted matches with supposed records.... This indeed looks like it is now a full scale war. If we can access the service number and records, so can Pakis, so lets wait for official clarification from Indian govt/military. If you see the flight su...
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 13:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 200308

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

This requires a rebuttal, maybe sink a Zulfiquar class or two.
by sohamn
12 Nov 2018 23:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3824
Views: 697387

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Why is train-18 being hauled by an engine? Minor nitpick - that is a locomotive and not an engine. There is a big difference in the meaning of locomotive and engine. regarding why it is hauled by a loco, the answer is because it is not tested for mainline tracks. One can't send an untested train on...
by sohamn
23 Oct 2018 11:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4811
Views: 848391

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

How about this, a super gun (likes of Gun of Navarone, though lesser caliber) that can fire PRECISOULY at 90 KM or 120 KM, placed say 45 KM inside border (reverse slope, in caves etc. and all that), in AP, Sikkim and JK can plummet any PLA or TSPAF movement (which will be against restricted mountai...
by sohamn
14 Aug 2018 03:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1282559

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Agree with Haridas even meeting a normal elderly person in this case an elderly lady you wont sit on a higher sit out of sheer respect much less meeting a wife of a PVC awardee Smt. Rasulan Bibi . Its highly disrespectful of him to be sitting in the way he does and disrespectful to a soldier wife. ...
by sohamn
14 Aug 2018 02:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 528444

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

BTW, the tank biathlon excerises are viewable via Amazon videos.
by sohamn
31 Jul 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

our designers were fast asleep when this came to pass. umpteen reviews must have missed it. You cannot design for something that you dont know , The DND did not knew beyond 29K and Tejas and IAC was designed around these two types. Not just the lift but also the run way needed for take off land , b...
by sohamn
31 Jul 2018 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It would be a very bad design if vikant's lift doesn't have room for f18 which is only slightly bigger than mig 29. Any design should allow room for growth. Weay field AW&CS in future and if F18 can't fit then surely a carrier borne awac won't fit as well.
by sohamn
13 Jul 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

maz wrote:People, I need help in translating MDL's new Hindi magazine which has sections on the P17A as well as their sub programs. Is there anyone here who can do the honors?



Why can’t google do that? Google can already read Hindi from images.then copy paste and put in translate.
by sohamn
07 Jul 2018 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 65206

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

not an expert, but I know for a fact that ICG is under the ministry of defence and almost always headed by a 3-star admiral. Also, ICG does a lot of exercises and intelligence sharing with the IN. So, it is not a marine BSF.

rest can be answered by an expert.
by sohamn
04 May 2018 15:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3824
Views: 697387

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Karthik S wrote:I don't see two locos on Rajdhanis.



it is there, in a pull pull configuration
by sohamn
17 Apr 2018 23:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1282559

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://i.imgur.com/ZmO7QDM.jpg To put it in proper prespective from DRDO June 2014 newsletter at http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsletter/2014/june_14.pdf http://i64.tinypic.com/2sb8n68.jpg So even the length of this new canister is less than the earlier TCT-5 version. i.e. 20m vs 30m. So, while the...
by sohamn
28 Mar 2018 23:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 259028

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

The biggest benefit comes in developing a network like a LAN based ethernet, where one single cable runs across the aircraft ( with a backup / redundant LAN also available ). Every single device has an IP and the LAN also has a switch that helps connect the devices and a router that can help communi...
by sohamn
27 Mar 2018 23:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 259028

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

Singha ji, they improved the agility by adding the LERX later in 2013. If Tejas goes full ethernet in its network interface then they can shave few hundred kilos in weight. Turns out that copper wires are one of the heaviest individual components in an aircraft. Not sure, why ADA is not thinking of...
by sohamn
22 Mar 2018 04:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3824
Views: 697387

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Why on earth do we need 9000hp freight locos when we building 12000 hp ones? This is one thing I don't understand of IR, they should reduce diversification of locomotives to reduce maintenance. I could have understood if they were looking to get tech for HSR locos, but why freight locos? https://eco...
by sohamn
20 Mar 2018 22:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 991350

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

John wrote:
Prem wrote:Image

Don't forget El\m-2238 radar wonder if these will get salvaged and used to replace lw-08.


That doesn't look like Godavari, but I think is INS Ranvijay. I think there is a few years left in that ship.
by sohamn
17 Mar 2018 00:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015811

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Then please tell, endurance figures for Tejas vs. Gripen or if there is no such spec figure as 'endurance', then the range in km. If you can do some maths yourself, you'd be able to tell. Gripen C vs Tejas Mk1 fuel figures are almost the same, perhaps a difference of a few kgs. i.e. ~2400 kgs fuel ...
by sohamn
14 Mar 2018 23:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015811

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I think ASRAAM derives initial guidance from Radar inputs because I don't think the IR seeker in the missile can lock at ranges in excess of 15-20 km, and ASRAAM has a range of 50km. So, the question is that Does Tejas, without inbuilt FLIR, can provide guidance to ASRAAM at long ranges thereby expl...
by sohamn
02 Mar 2018 02:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4811
Views: 848391

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The media with humanities background. I think what Ramana might have meant is that defence media in India are mainly obsessed with language skills instead of defence tech skills. i.e. lack of relevant experience. Not that humanities is a bad profession for journalists but it might not be the most s...
by sohamn
02 Mar 2018 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724299

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

sri lanka perhaps. i dont see bangladesh getting it. if we are to export arms, we should learn from the best how to blackbox and tamper proof certain parts of it. I don't know why Srilanka and Oman would need a AWACS, it doesn't make sense considering they have a tiny airforce. I would bet on Vietn...
by sohamn
02 Mar 2018 00:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 991350

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^^ It is possible that there are hidden aspects of the deal. There were no requirement to buy Talwars, navy could have just built more P17A for the same price. I think India makes such lavish deals with Russia in exchange for political capital and secretive technology like nuclear propulsion, stea...
by sohamn
01 Mar 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045923

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Not much updates on SCE 200 lately, last year had heard some contract with Ukraine regarding testing - but haven't seen any update thereafter. Sometimes I wonder, given how much financial troubles Ukraine is in, why can't be buy few semi-cryo engine tech from them? Same goes for marine turbine tech.
by sohamn
01 Mar 2018 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 991350

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The long awaited deal for the 4 extra upgraded Talwars having been approved is excellent news. The acquisition has taken several years of talks,etc. Desi yard full to capacity with orders of DDGs,FFGs,corvettes,OPVs,etc.,has necessitated such a move,buying a couple from abroad and building two at G...
by sohamn
01 Mar 2018 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724299

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

While the idea is interesting, I don't think its worth wasting time and money and delaying this indigenous procurement by decades.

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