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by sam_kamath
18 Jan 2009 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648389

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

So is the new falcon why our dear friends are talking of co-operation or is it that there fiscal state has dived to a new low ... can any one confirm a report that there has been no commodities trading on the karachi stock exchange for a long time... just want to know which is a bigger stick the fal...
by sam_kamath
02 Dec 2008 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Foreign Operations & Deployments
Replies: 264
Views: 38456

Re: Foreign Operations & Deployments

Cross Posting from the Indian Aviation thread...
Does any one here know when the Falcons are designated for arrival.
by sam_kamath
02 Dec 2008 23:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 27968

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I am trying to analyze the Indian response. Does any one here know when the Falcons are supposed to arrive?
Were they not supposed to come ed of 2008?

Thanks
by sam_kamath
21 Nov 2008 00:30
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: NDTV Documentary and Vishnu's report on Red-Flag video
Replies: 159
Views: 68251

Re: NDTV Documentary and Vishnu's report on Red-Flag video

A couple of points: 2.) TVC turning/non-TVC turning rates and altitude drop: When you are turning, you trade speed and altitude for direction change. That's energy conservation, and that's why energy management is a big topic for fighter pilots. TVC helps to change direction faster, but it cannot v...
by sam_kamath
02 Nov 2008 22:16
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 238395

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

I didn't expect this response. I mean look at what that guy is saying. Tumanasky engines in Flanker which flame out due to FOD?? So IAF requested 1 min intervals between flights? What FOD has to do with this gap? He is saying that Indians were shot down and they have no IFF and datlink whereas we a...
by sam_kamath
02 Nov 2008 22:05
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 238395

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

neerajbhandari.... you made my day... One small thing though ... when you get into that power sapping TV move you are not trying to get your guns on the other guy.. what you are trying to do is get that aircraft in the corner of your eye. cause even though you are loosing thrust and this guy is righ...
by sam_kamath
26 Sep 2008 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648389

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Rahul M wrote:we use the israeli aerostats.

your point being....????
by sam_kamath
26 Sep 2008 02:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 27360

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

sunilUpa wrote:^^^Are you refering to Thixotropic gelled fuels?

yes .. the buffer polymers though is where the magic lies... loads of parameters to take care of not to mention near smokeless burns..
by sam_kamath
26 Sep 2008 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648389

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

we use the israeli aerostats. Air-balloons? What are they doing? (Don´t tell me AEW&C) Unmanned Radar mounted balloons to be sure. Works out nicely as a picket fence radar network. Much cheaper than actual aircraft doing continuous patrolling. Sure enough its an early warning radar just like a ...
by sam_kamath
26 Sep 2008 02:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 27360

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Why would the fuel slosh about if it were completely filled into the tank with a pump ensuring that there is no air bubble inside. An air bubble might be fatal to the functioning of the missile, might it not cause an air lock??? (An air embolus in medical parlance :-)) The weight of the missile goe...
by sam_kamath
26 Sep 2008 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648389

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Yes, they're not mobile. But that isn't what he said. Tricky, though . . . I can't, offhand, think of succinct descriptive terms which distinguish between airborne but not necessarily mobile, & mobile in the air. True. The word airborne is probably not correct in the way it was used. Let's leav...
by sam_kamath
25 Sep 2008 23:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 27360

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

So are the Brahmos missiles solid fuled? Yes and no. Yes because you do have a short burn-length solid fuel grain sitting in the combustion chamber prior to launch and no because the burn time for that thing is small enough and used only for the launch phase after which the kerosene fuel stored fur...
by sam_kamath
25 Sep 2008 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 27360

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

That is an apple and orange argument. Once fuelled Prithvi becomes a 8 months pregnent women and cant be transported unless defuelled. Thus essentially a sitting duck fit for living in a deep sialo. So it very different from mobile solid fuel missile types. So are the Brahmos missiles solid fuled? ...
by sam_kamath
24 Sep 2008 04:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 27360

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Rahul M wrote Quote: liquid fuel has shelf life of few months once the fuel is stored inside rocket don't think that's quite correct. I read the report and thats what it says. Regarding Liquid fuel, I am no expert but if I am right the First generation liquid fuel was heavily corrosive and could no...
by sam_kamath
24 Sep 2008 03:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 872367

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Well placing SU30MKI right now near the border does not make that much of sense, they are small in numbers. For small time deployment (to make these forward bases used to MKI deployment) it is OK. Maybe when we have big numbes that base should get a sq or two of MKI, but not now IMVHO. rgds, fanne ...
by sam_kamath
24 Sep 2008 03:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 965401

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

The Operational Moto of the Paki Army has always been

"Ends Justify the Means"

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