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by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 14:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058710

Re: China Military Watch

Sum, we want the best and always the best. Sometimes the IA shoots itself with that attitude. We could have had our own 155 some time ago and it isn't too late now. Start with the Metamorphosis. Right now what you have are a mix of 130s and 105s which are reasonable performers. I understand that th...
by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 14:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058710

Re: China Military Watch

rkhanna wrote:Dear Chinaman wargaming..Look at the map more closely.

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why in the world would the Chinese camouflage the desks....taking wargaming to a whole new level? :rotfl:
by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822899

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Hi guys...had a couple of questions pertaining to equipping the special forces...appreciate if someone could clear my doubts 1) With regards to bulletproof vests, I have seen that the Indian special forces always tend to cover just the front and back portion...what about the sides? The western &...
by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 13:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 25625

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Don't forget that when they tried to "de-navalize" the landbased version as for Austrailia, the hornet had "vibration" problems! And it seems that the shornet's pylons (hence weapons) will continue to be canted outwards - fabulous. Wonder what this does to drag or rcs. CM. just ...
by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 29550

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Errr Vinito Saheb why are you running a scenario of the Indian Armed Forces attacking a USN battle group :-? I believe we do have a lot higher chance running into a shooting fight with our great friends to the east and taller than mountain friends to the west. Agreed that the Brahmos has a range ha...
by Vinito
13 Jul 2009 12:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 29550

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

No doubt Backfires have an advantage of range and payload. The point I want to understand is when will they be used? is it after achieving air superiority over target land? or have them escorted with mkis based at tezpur to target equipped with an anti-AWACS missile? or achieve air superiority and ...
by Vinito
10 Jul 2009 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 29550

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Singha wrote:>> not much favoured

every new western sub class seems to have it?


Practically all new western class nuclear attack subs e.g. Astute, Seawolf, Virginia, Triomphant and I guess more
by Vinito
10 Jul 2009 11:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 29550

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Kilo's were never known for their low acoustic signatures afaik it is only the new models which are equipped with the latest 7 bladed skewed propeller have improved performance the old one's had a 4/6 blade propeller which was pretty noisy . The way the sonar operator or even Sonar tries to disting...
by Vinito
10 Jul 2009 10:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: What is strategic bombing?
Replies: 149
Views: 20245

Re: What is strategic bombing?

I chose bombing industries and infrastructure The only way for a country to win a war is based on two critical aspects 1) Infrastructure - this enables quick transportation of war materials to relinquish the defence or offense efforts and also maintain a steady supply which will enable the country t...
by Vinito
10 Jul 2009 10:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 29550

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Why bother with diesel subs anymore or is there a distinct advantage which diesel electric propulsion subs hold over nuke subs. diesel electrical ones are silent killers, far silent than any nuke one could ever be. BTW Russian kilos are nicknamed black holes for their silence. I believe that the Ru...
by Vinito
09 Jul 2009 03:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 526153

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Columbia interested in Arjun ! Interesting news , let the columbians do the trials for us as even trials cant take place correctly here . What if Arjun wins ? :wink: it would be even better if the Russians field their T-90 in the competition and the Arjun comes out tops....will be a slap in the fac...
by Vinito
09 Jul 2009 03:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24815

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Please enlighten me why iaf does not seem keen to have any dedicated tactical / strategic bomber units. Even dedicated ground attack/stike fighter are out of wishlist I know they are going for multirole fighters. I understand multirole can perform both ground attack and air missions. But are they a...
by Vinito
09 Jul 2009 03:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 533738

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Two things there.. The reporter says the new gun will have capability to hit several targets all at the same time. . I'm not sure the caesar can do this as it's semi-automatic and not fully automatic. And wasn't there supposed to be field trials before any decision.. I don't think any wheeled gun h...
by Vinito
09 Jul 2009 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 533738

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^ lol :D I am wondering with all the downsizing in EU/Russia has there been any offers of cheap 2nd hand guns and/or leasing of gun systems? Leasing weapons before something new is bought is a method many countries is using to fill a capability gap. I know for instance Italy lease F-16 while "...
by Vinito
09 Jul 2009 00:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 922951

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Sandipan wrote:NRao - Isn't the N011M Bars on MKI good enough so they need to be replaced by this French AESA radar? And what I read earlier was that N011M Bars if going to be replaced someday, they are to be replaced by NIIP Irbis-E radar.


I have heard that too....why the sudden interest in French electronics?
by Vinito
09 Jul 2009 00:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 29550

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

What purpose will Tu-160 serve for IAF or IN ? its a trans intercontinental bomber with long range conventional/nuclear cruise missile capability , these types of bomber are good only in USAF and RuAF inventory cold war legacy. Strategic bombers are an important asset due to their large weaponloads...
by Vinito
25 Jun 2009 04:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 989859

Re: Small Arms Thread

Is it possible to have a Multi caliber (5.56,7.62,0.50) M/HMG?? I mean you swap the breech and barrel. Ready to fire a different round chambered...I have heard of pistols like this, but then never heard of a mach gun. With regards to rifles,although not in production the magpul masada was capable o...
by Vinito
24 Jun 2009 04:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 25221

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Found some information related to the features and performance related to the Akula 1 & 2 series of submarines. AKULA General Specifications Country: Russia Class: AKULA I, IMPROVED AKULA I and AKULA II (BARS) (TYPE 971) Displacement: surfaced: 7,500 t submerged: 9,100 t Dimensions Length, overa...
by Vinito
24 Jun 2009 04:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 26012

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

have uploaded 7 pics of the Black Eagle at the address mentioned below

http://img132.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=62405345.jpg
by Vinito
24 Jun 2009 00:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 26012

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

ok newbie take it easy with the fanboy stuff please go through past threads and get a feel for discussions before posting every new brochure you come across With all due respect sir...I may be a recent member and also low on the posting part but I have been reading the forum postings for quite some...
by Vinito
24 Jun 2009 00:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 25221

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I feel that the Phalanx will be a good retrofit option for existing ships which have the AK-630 CIWS system e.g. Delhi class or even the Kora class ships. Against the KAshtan system it will be evenly matched or the Russian system may even have an upper hand in terms of a missile/gun combination. Do...
by Vinito
23 Jun 2009 06:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 26012

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Came across a futuristic Russian tank in an ebook today with an impresssive set of features which is totally different and much more advanced than even the T-90. Its called the "Black Eagle". This is the first tank that places high importance on crew safety. The features are mentioned belo...
by Vinito
23 Jun 2009 01:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 989859

Re: Small Arms Thread

This video was posted a while back in one of the BR forums. http://www.mid-day.com/news/2009/mar/050309-Defense-Research-Development-Organisation-news-Pune-weapon-systems-mordern-warfare.htm Does anybody have any further info regarding the multicaliber weapon mentioned in the video? Also, why are w...
by Vinito
23 Jun 2009 00:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 25625

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

…………........... He said that initially, IAF was looking at only 126 aircraft as per the RfP but an increase in the number of aircraft was likely . The RfP has a 50 per cent option clause, that is, IAF could buy another 63 aircraft in future without any escalation. …………............... Most Significa...
by Vinito
22 Jun 2009 23:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 41843

Re: International Military Discussion

war of words? After Lockheed said the JSF was far more A2A capable vs +4th gen jets Saab went and did 50 simulations pitting the JSF/Gripen against SU-35... Saab says during a typical 4 vs 4 the team of SU-35's would beat team JSF 8 times out of 13. Big reason being the number of missiles they can ...
by Vinito
22 Jun 2009 23:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24815

Re: Indian Military Aviation

GeorgeWelch wrote:
Andrew DeCristofaro wrote:if those helicopters can work for next 15 years then surely those refurbished c5 in reserve can also do the same.


You don't understand how bad those retired C-5s are.


If we need to go in for some heavy lifting why not opt for the An-124 Ruslan then...it can definitely much more cheap than the C-5
by Vinito
22 Jun 2009 23:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24815

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Why is India not looking at the British Nimrod MK.3 or is it not that capable compared to the P-8 when it comes to maritime reconnaisance in terms of price or capabilities. I read a book where it was mentioned that the British government was pitching the Nimrod against the IL-38 in the 70's / 80's....
by Vinito
22 Jun 2009 23:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 25625

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Interesting if true. So, IF the US gives in on the end-user, then F-18/16 are in for sure? US will blink. Both the american a/c in the competition are outdated compared to the new US F22 and F35 so i guess it is not much of a sacrifice for the US to forgo the requirement. Wont the AESA radars equip...
by Vinito
22 Jun 2009 22:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 25221

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

US firm to provide maintenance for weapons on board Navy ship http://idrw.org/?p=78#more-78 US Defence firm Raytheon has signed an agreement with India’s Elcom Marine Company to provide spare support for the maintenance of Phalanx close-in weapon system on board Indian Navy’s INS Jalashwa amphibiou...
by Vinito
22 Jun 2009 22:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24815

Re: Indian Military Aviation

P8 can carry all of 4 harpoons I think. there is no way it can carry brahmos. Tu142 allegedly needs around 30 hrs of downtime for 1 hr in the air. its a evolutionary dead end hence the P8. among active planes the B1, B2, B52 and Tu160 have the internal bomb bays for long and heavy weapons. That rem...
by Vinito
22 Jun 2009 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822899

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

For our special forces we need to get: KRISS .45 sub machine, the best in the world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEex2UChBtw AA-12 shotgun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnrizaO-X00&feature=related XM-307 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPvjSYtr_w0&feature=related Firescout UAV http://www....
by Vinito
22 Jun 2009 19:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 26012

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

Could India not have looked at the Merkava or the Leclerc tank as a possible option. ..It would be wonderful if the Challenger 2 or Leopard 2A6 could have also been supplied...those tanks kick a** But the separate logistics/maintenance trains for each tank type would not kick a**. They would hobble...
by Vinito
22 Jun 2009 19:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 25221

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

How come the VTOL is still in development when it is so inefficient the difference is the emergence of the "lift-fan" break-thru in aviation. i think if you google it up ...... the coupled lift fan concept generates more thrust than expected. (An interesting difference is that lift fan di...
by Vinito
20 Jun 2009 00:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 533738

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

So who all is in the race now ? Singapore tech is out , Denel is out ...I believe only Soltam and BAe Bofor's remain i believe....Wasnt there some case against Soltam also ? Which gun system is Bofor's bringing into race ? are they bringing Bofor's archer ?? Helluva system. Although the Soltam syst...
by Vinito
20 Jun 2009 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 26012

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The Russians always had parallel projects a gun and a howitzer. however with advent of ATGMs and the former is dropping in priority. So my question is taking the 120mm Arjun gun barrel can it be made into a large caliber howitzer say 155mm? A howitzer has lesser pressure than a gun generally. With ...
by Vinito
19 Jun 2009 23:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 26012

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

how many T90 we are producing every year and how many t90 we have in our forces so far. Thank you ps to those who call russian tanks as junk, what other options we had, what do you expect from the army to wait for the mighty Arjun another 10 years, they went for t90 because that was best option or ...
by Vinito
19 Jun 2009 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 26012

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

YES There were trials held in Russia (with T 90s NOT with Natashas !! ) And in the trials the firing of REFLEX ATGMs, from the barrel of the gun failed miserably. And what do you think IA did. OF COURSE THEY ACCEPTED THE T 90s WHY ? Because our Russian friends said that they will modify the system ...
by Vinito
19 Jun 2009 23:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 26012

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I believe the country could be Ecuador, maybe to add to it's fleet of 25 Leopard-1 tanks and retire it's very old fleet of the French AMX-13. It is unlikely that Ecuador or Peru can afford a tank like Arjun, which is only being inducted now and has a number of foreign components that raise price. T...
by Vinito
19 Jun 2009 23:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 451949

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Nothing new, but posting here for the records. Medvedev backs co-production of Russian arms with other countries GORKI (Moscow Region), June 11 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian president on Thursday threw his support behind the idea of joint development and production of military products with other cou...
by Vinito
19 Jun 2009 23:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 451949

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

graduation is elementary.. we still need to see in pakfa, the following technology be proven that is not necessary to take to flight with the final version. 1. Stealth skins 2. Advanced avionics 3. AESA radar with stealth mode 4. Internal Weapons bay 5. Super cruise 6. Advanced weapons delivery pla...

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