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by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 15:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 532504

Re: Indian Artillery

Santosh wrote:38 Smerch for $450 million. Thats almost $12 million per copy. LCA was supposed to cost like $20 million per copy. Hmmmm. Does anyone know how many rockets it comes with?
by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 15:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 532504

Re: Indian Artillery

vavinash wrote:I have to agree with vivek 80 Smerch is barely enough for out western border. We need atleast 200 for IA and hopefully the rest will be made up by Pinaka-II. With the chinks doing a echha copy of the Smerch and passing it onto the pakis IA cannot afford to sit quiet.
by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 15:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 532504

Re: Indian Artillery

Pardon me if I am wrong, but doesn't it seem like a ridiculously low number of launchers for an Army the size India has? I mean, it makes sense if the Army is waiting for the Pinaka Mk-II type vehicle for taking over the heavier class MLRS requirement, but in the meantime, the numbers seem to be mo...
by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 15:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 532504

Re: Indian Artillery

It may be only 38+24 as recently a new deal for 300$ million was signed in Aug 2008 so it should for a total of 62 units and moreover , the figures mentioned may be wrong. Secondly Russia has already started delivery the first batch of Smerch Units as per the deal which was signed in 2005,so they c...
by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 15:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 532504

Re: Indian Artillery

A series of x-postings from artillery and armour thread:
by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 532504

Re: Indian Artillery

x-posting from armour and artillery thread:
Raj Malhotra wrote:Does it mean 38+24+18 = 80 launchers for smerch now?
by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 15:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 532504

Re: Indian Artillery

X posting from armour thread. Russia to deliver another 18 Smerch rocket launchers to India 01/ 10/ 2008 MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will deliver an additional 18 Smerch multiple rocket launch systems to India, the state-run arms exporter said on Wednesday. "This agreement was reac...
by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 10:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 203506

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Thank you Rahul.
One more question:
How can i cross post the artillery related discussion from the artillery and armour thread?
Regards
by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 10:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 987142

Re: Small Arms Thread

Sir, point taken.
Its just that the term used to refer to them is
1. In direct support.
2. In support. (what you are reffering to as in indirect support).
3. At priority call.

PEACE.
by Ramesh
08 Feb 2009 07:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 987142

Re: Small Arms Thread

RayC wrote:

2. 'In indirect support' means if the guns of the units in indirect support are not being used, it can be directed to fire in support of the unit in indirect support.


Sir,
2. It is 'In support'.
by Ramesh
07 Feb 2009 23:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 532504

Artillery Discussion Thread

This thread is intended to be a place for discussion on issues related to Indian Artillery. The news and discussion related to artillery tends to get buried in the never ending discussion on Arjun in Artillery and armour thread. As a starting point for discussion few links are given below: http://ww...
by Ramesh
07 Feb 2009 13:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 203506

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Mods,
Can we have a seperate thread for Artillery please. As of now it gets dwarfed in armour related discussions and the perpetual debate of arjun.
Thank you.
by Ramesh
06 Feb 2009 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 828242

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

A question for tech experts here:
How difficult is it to develop terminally guided artillery shells like krasnopol http://www.kbptula.ru/eng/kuw/krasn.htm locally?

Is is technically feasible and financially viable to put a ring laser gyro in this kind of system?
by Ramesh
03 Feb 2009 21:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 25887

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

Smooth bore also gives a flatter trajectory, whereas a spinning projectile rises up after a certain distance, so it may not engage low silhoutte targets at longer ranges. are you speaking of a generic rifled bore round or the arjun APFSDS ? because the arjun's main gun, though rifled, fires sabot r...
by Ramesh
01 Feb 2009 09:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 192848

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

There are certain advantages of 155mm over 130mm M-46 like the tnt content and the variety of ammunition that can be fired. Aux power is required to shoot and scoot esp with weapon locating radars appearing in the neigbourhood. Rate of fire with upgraded M-46 is less and there are certain other issu...
by Ramesh
01 Feb 2009 00:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 192848

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

Some targets like bunkers are better engaged by HESH and spin due to rifling increases its effectiveness. In case of anti tank shots, the length of the projectile that can be stabilised as a ratio of its dia is limited. If a longer round is required for eg as in APFSDS, smooth bore and fin stablisat...
by Ramesh
31 Jan 2009 22:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 192848

Re: Artillery and ArmGermanor thread

What are advantages of rifled tank gun over smooth-bore. Arjun seems to be the only modern MBT with a rifled gun as even the Challenger is being upgraded to accommodate the 120mm Rheinmetall L55 smooth-bore gun used on the Leopard-2 ?? Firing a HESH shell from a rifiled bore is better because of th...
by Ramesh
31 Jan 2009 21:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 192848

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

Rather than go for what the glossiest brochures say, it may make sense to produce a large number of OFB M-46 155mm upgrades to fulfill towed artillery requirements. What is the difficulty in doing this ? 1. The number of M-46 available is less. 2. There are certain other issues like: (a) Rate of fi...
by Ramesh
27 Dec 2008 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 554606

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Questions for rayc sir,
1. I am a serving soldier. Will posting on BRF get me on the wrong side of DSR?
2. Can I express my opinion on political and military affairs in the country and internationally?

With warm regards,
Ashu

P.S: Any other member from services background who can help, please guide.
by Ramesh
27 Dec 2008 12:34
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 209927

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/dec/27mumterror-counterterrorism-must-not-kill-democracy.htm The two new laws will increase the alienation of Muslims from the Indian State given that they have been the principal victims of India's recent anti-terrorism strategy. Many Muslims are also distressed at ...
by Ramesh
27 Dec 2008 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2601
Views: 285795

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/dec/26bangladesh-sends-warships-against-intrusion-by-indian-vessels.htm Bangladesh on Friday moved two warships to confront an alleged 'intrusion' by three Indian vessels, for hydrocarbon exploration in its territorial waters, in the resource-rich Bay of Bengal. The ...
by Ramesh
25 Dec 2008 21:52
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 209927

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

This is my first post in the forum. Being a member of the armed forces, my opinion may be biased but i feel where we are making a fundamental mistake in our country is that we are treating terrorism as a law and order problem where as what we are facing is a full fledged war. I remember some years a...

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