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by bmallick
18 Nov 2011 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 61380

Re: Design your own fighter

I would like to propose a design for a fighter/CAS aircraft. Please note the idea is for point defence and CAS. Hence the really long ranges of 1200-1500 kms are not required. Hence a fighter which can provide CAS at around 300 kms for 30 mins loiter is good. Also CAP at 100-150 km for 1 hr is what ...
by bmallick
18 Nov 2011 11:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 139128

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Would it be better to move onto entirely passive system even for Long range AAM. Maybe a IIR based solution for engaging at 80-120km. Launch it, provide mid course updates, and then the missile uses LOAL technique to lock on to the target. Since it is IIR based targets RWR/MAWS etc would not be trig...
by bmallick
18 Nov 2011 11:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 139128

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

BVR missiles and SAM's use very similar technology. So it is quite astonishing when I hear claims that SAM's are very effective, while BVR missiles are not. If a radar guided Akash can have a hit probability of more then 90%, when two missiles are fired simultaneously, I would assume even the radar...
by bmallick
18 Nov 2011 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 846232

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I have read that these kind of missiles go upto 4 Mach while a fighter like F-22 can go upto 2 Mach. So a BVRAAM should hit even a fast 4th generation fighter, correct? Bharath, its not that simplistic. What you are visualizing is as if the missile is chasing the fighter, while both are flying stra...
by bmallick
17 Nov 2011 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Anticipating & countering future military threats/challenges
Replies: 262
Views: 34530

Re: Anticipating & countering future military threats/challe

In continuation with my above post, Shiv sir & Raghuraj, why cannot the same concept be ground based. What I mean is that a air based craft carrying missile is anyway visible on enemy radar, thus they can see the concentration of the swarm and plan to evade it. To prevent that we may need to put...
by bmallick
17 Nov 2011 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Anticipating & countering future military threats/challenges
Replies: 262
Views: 34530

Re: Anticipating & countering future military threats/challe

Thought this might be a good topic cross posted from the newbie thread to resurrect this thread Using this forum I want to put forward idea of having an inexpensive basic UCAV using Kaveri engine which carries a pair of deadly machine guns and a couple of AAMs to the sky. Which can attack and down ...
by bmallick
07 Nov 2011 20:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 436212

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Theoretically doable, but 155mm is THE international standard heavy calibre for artillery. In case of a hot war, if the IA is running short of shells, or the OFB plant has been hit in an air raid, 155mm allows us to buy off the shelf from almost any country in the world. 155 mm is made by Israel, S...
by bmallick
07 Nov 2011 17:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 436212

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Its high time the IA askes for a clean sheet 155MM Design from Indian industry. That is the only way the IA can ever get a new 155mm piece. The IA has still not come out with an explicit demand for the new national 155 mm design. At best they have asked the OFB to make the copes of the FH 77 from t...
by bmallick
03 Nov 2011 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 30069

Re: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis

I know people dont like to discuss this, but whoever started the Godhra train burning wanted to take the pressure of Pakis and wanted to Polarise the Indian population and keep many Indians on the defensive. The whole anti-pak feeling which the country felt after IC814, Kalunchak and Parliament att...
by bmallick
03 Nov 2011 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 465421

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Prabal, I am not an expert but rather a newbie, but what you are saying sounds logical. In fact this should be an issue with all kinds of Radar Guided AAM's and SAMs. This means such missiles would have to come closer to the stealth target before they can acquire lock using their own sensors, active...
by bmallick
19 Oct 2011 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 792909

Re: Indian Military Aviation

^^^ The sad part is not that the Idea was dropped due to the problems mentioned by T Sarkar. The sad part is that the Idea was not persisted with. If it had been persisted with & developed further, then who knows, maybe the IAF may have become self sufficient in terms of AAM. Both IR and radar ...
by bmallick
01 Oct 2011 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The maintenance headache of small number of dedicated long range bombers is something we can rather not take in. More so for the IN, which anyways has limited resources at hand. It is better served with spending the same amount on more LRMP crafts which provide us better bang for the buck. Lets take...
by bmallick
17 Sep 2011 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 610038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Well, China is definitely playing a high stakes game and its about time we too raise the stakes and call the bluff. Another important piece of news: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/China-announces-plan-to-expand-seabed-mining-in-Indian-Ocean/articleshow/10019208.cms
by bmallick
30 Aug 2011 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The bright side of the delayed frigate delivery to India I'm missing what the bright side is. If the shipyards were in such a rusty state, why were such optimistic delivery schedules agreed upon? The bright side is from the point of view of the Russians. Firstly, with the Talwar batch of frigates, ...
by bmallick
21 Aug 2011 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 287610

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Western European heavy knight based cavalry, definitely relied less on maneuver and more on brute shock & awe. How different was the cavalry based force usage vis-e-vis India. Wasn't the heavy Rajput cavalry predominantly reliant on frontal shock attack to break enemy formation. Turko-Mongol cav...
by bmallick
21 Aug 2011 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 287610

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

on horses, India had two good light horse breeds, the marwari and the kathiawari and an 'adequate' breed in the deccani horse. none of these were available in large numbers. the rest of India was bad horse country, where healthy horses became ill and dropped by the dozens, forget raising horses the...
by bmallick
13 Aug 2011 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own Ship
Replies: 74
Views: 8878

Re: Design your own Ship

You mean a below deck inclined launchers Russians have tried that. To reduce the risk involved with cold launch but it uses up more space than vertically configured launchers and little more of a hassle to reload. IMO we should make sure whatever VLS system is used for Barak-8, this is also capable...
by bmallick
12 Aug 2011 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own Ship
Replies: 74
Views: 8878

Re: Design your own Ship

The key definitely is the Universal VLS. However the flexiblity provided by a U-VLS is tremendous, hence we should take this into account in all our missile developments. The VLS can be used by all services. The same idea is shown with respect to the Prahar missile for example. If Pinaka and Prahar,...
by bmallick
12 Aug 2011 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own Ship
Replies: 74
Views: 8878

Re: Design your own Ship

Proposed P-17A. Modified Shivalik. Please note that the drawing is not to scale and does not contain loads of details, especially of sensors. It just shows the layout. http://imageshack.us/f/824/p17a.jpg http://imageshack.us/f/824/p17a.jpg Standard Fit: 1. 12 Brahmos 2. 1 RBU 3. 32 Barak-1 4. 2 x 2 ...
by bmallick
11 Aug 2011 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Why not a single class of ship with 5" gun, 32 universal VLS from L&T in fore deck. 1 or 2 RBU just aft of this VLS section, just like the Shivaliks. Amid ship, twin torpedo launchers for HWT. 32 Barak-1 & 2 Ak-630. Now aft, in between the thick space between the heli-hangar, fit in 30 ...
by bmallick
11 Aug 2011 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Come to think of it, if we are able to pack in 8-12 Nirbhays into the P17A, then we would be having a really potent frigate. Each would have 24 Barak-8, 32 Barak-1, 8 Brahmos & 8 Nirbhays. Now this sounds too little. But look at it this way, they seldom would move alone. But a squadron of 3 woul...
by bmallick
11 Aug 2011 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

we can try for 32 barak8 on P17A , up from 24 shtil on P17. 32 barak8 and 32 barak1 should be a decent combo for a multi-purpose FFG. the P15B needs some careful thought around role and design - if we want it simply as incremental improvement on the past P15A or a clean break like the P17A is expec...
by bmallick
11 Aug 2011 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

we need to put the brahmos in rajput style inclined tubes amidships in a hollow area shielded by stealth walls like some chinese and most western ships do. free up the foredeck for more barak8 and avoid the one deck level higher area of brahmos. Thats a good idea. However, that would mean that the ...
by bmallick
10 Aug 2011 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 846232

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

My mistake Jai ji... West of Rajasthan for target practice is fine with me. However, rather than long range ones why not short ranged ones launched from the land where Budha Smiles..:-)
by bmallick
10 Aug 2011 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 846232

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Using empty spaces of Rajasthan as target area would mean that the missile would be overflying over most of the country's landmass. Which means any malfunction of the missile during the test would result in very high probability of debris falling over populated areas and causing unnecessary casualti...
by bmallick
09 Aug 2011 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 846232

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Companies involved in oil exploration have already begun lobbying with the Centre to shift the missile site to the Andamans. DRDO should shift there, finding our hydrocarbon resources is as important as ICBM's. Completely agree with Sagar. Those hydrocarbon resources are probably more important tha...
by bmallick
04 Aug 2011 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 610038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

one thing China has gotten it right since the Mao days is to not give a crap about international opinion, only pragmatic calculations of risks and rewards. Surely they don't always get it right, but they'll do what they believe needs to be done, western media be damned. I don't think its that simpl...
by bmallick
04 Aug 2011 11:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 584092

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

just goes to show how strategic having control of engine tech is. if they had a engine as good as the russian 5th gen, perhaps so many changes would not be needed and a more easy T-50-owletdragon could have come up in 5 years less. Yes definitely shows, how important engine technology is. No matter...
by bmallick
04 Aug 2011 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 584092

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Below is an article that I read on forum.keypublishing with regards to the aerodynamics considerations that were made during the design of J-20. Its an interesting article. It is certainly not something which should make us dhoti shiver, but at the same time succinctly highlights the typical issues ...
by bmallick
03 Aug 2011 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Abuses hurled in Punjabi(apparently a reaction to a waving Indian sailor @2:30) and someone shouting "Ram it from the side..." If this is how their Naval staff behaves, imagine the average bashinda from NWFP...... The unprofessional behavior displayed amply demonstrate the overall mindset...
by bmallick
02 Aug 2011 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 561994

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The more I look at the Fenek the more I think of a light Nag missile carrier with 8 Nag ATGMS. With its mast mounted sight hiding on the reverse slope of a hill or behind a bush and egageing armoured formations. Such a capability would surely provide good shoot & scoot capability. But would the...
by bmallick
29 Jul 2011 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Also it just doesn't make sense from economic point of view to design a naval gun, of which we need only 30. If we want to design a gun, invest in making an artillery gun for the army, where the real numbers are. Once that tech is mastered, its just a matter of intent to make a naval one.
by bmallick
29 Jul 2011 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^ Thanks for rectifying I have read that before but got confused only. You are welcome Andy B. All news item that I have been able to dig up is that BHEL already license produces the Oto 76 mm naval gun and Finmeccanica is promoting the similar agreement for the 127mm gun. Couldn't find any news ...
by bmallick
29 Jul 2011 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Btw that 64 cal means it will be a fairly longish projectile right? No Andy B. The 64 cal means that its a fairly longish gun. Not projectile. Cal provides a means for providing both length & diameter of the barrel. So 127/64 means that the barrel has a internal diameter of 127 mm and the barre...
by bmallick
28 Jul 2011 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I wish the SAM could be upped from 24 to 48 though, by having another launcher in the back. that would make it effectively better than the Delhi class with more modern sensors. If we remove the SAM launcher and place VLS, maybe we should be able to pack in 36-48 SAMs. Maybe the 7 P-17A would do tha...
by bmallick
27 Jul 2011 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 629391

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I used to think that this (we do not stick to timelines" business is a poor excuse, but I now realize that exact timelines are alien to Indian culture. Other than your time of birth and the scheduled time of important life events like marriages. India culture does not believe in the concept of...
by bmallick
25 Jul 2011 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own Ship
Replies: 74
Views: 8878

Re: Design your own Ship

Yes, the Oto 76 mm, gun sounds great, if weight is not much of an issue. I am also thinking of a version of this same design, whereby we stretch the hull in the middle by 8-12 ms. Thus creating a open space in the deck, just aft of the funnel. This space can be used for having a 4-5 HWT launchers in...
by bmallick
25 Jul 2011 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own Ship
Replies: 74
Views: 8878

Re: Design your own Ship

I am thinking something similar. But I cannot resist making some changes. 1) Which 57 mm gun are you considering for yr vessel ? Me think the Russian twin 57 mm may be too heavy. Is there any other light weight 57 mm gun from say Oto Melra ? I think we should have a single or two AK 630 guns in lie...
by bmallick
25 Jul 2011 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own Ship
Replies: 74
Views: 8878

Re: Design your own Ship

My design for the Small ASW corvette. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/unled3cz.jpg http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/unled3cz.jpg Legend: distance between each grey vertical as well as horizontal like is 3 m. There is a scale below the design, with vertical marks at 30 m distance. Disp...
by bmallick
24 Jul 2011 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901239

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

[quote="Kersi D] Let us look beyond the Petya/ We can consider our Khukri class as the starting base and build on it K[/quote] The reason for not suggesting Khukri class was because this class has a displacement of 1400 tons. The RFI specifically mentions displacement not more than 650 tons. He...

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