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by bmallick
16 Dec 2011 14:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Rohit, are the Armoured regiments to the east of the ridge or are located to the west of the ridge. Also where are the 4 infantry battalions located. Are they dispersed to the east of the ridge, on the ridge or between the Canal & Ridge.
The ATGM battalion I presume is on the ridge.
by bmallick
16 Dec 2011 12:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

bmallick - To given you an example, the DCB and Canals in case of India and Pakistan run parallel to the border. But that does not stop the Strike Formations from both side to launch assault in these areas. Since, the Strike Formation is crossing the Canal and DCB at its place and time of choosing,...
by bmallick
16 Dec 2011 10:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

if Red is planning an offensive from there, how come the Canal there is not acting as a barrier to them. Which means that either the Canal is not there or the Canal has good bridge system which can support a full fledged offensive operation. Interesting question. But I do not want to make any assum...
by bmallick
16 Dec 2011 09:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 147554

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

t'll still be next to impossible to engage a moving target. Consider this, even if at the max RADAR range of 50 KM missile homes at a ship that has moved 6 KM away from the original location, now the missile has only 1.4 seconds left to detect, track, calculate trajectory corrections, correct for o...
by bmallick
16 Dec 2011 08:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Q: The reinforcements of Red Forces, ie RRN. which are engaged further north, are how far from the Gap. Is the distance between RRN & the Gap significant enough. Are there gaps in the line, or is it a continous line. If there are gaps, are these gaps between the mountain & the IB. Do these ...
by bmallick
15 Dec 2011 20:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Lets move backward from taking the town to the gap to the canal to the DCB. Lets see how much force is required at each stage & what needs to be done to attain objective for that stage. This way we back calculate to what needs to be the objectives in the previous stage. First lets set the object...
by bmallick
15 Dec 2011 10:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 621257

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

On the PRC carrier, the first sentence reads: "A commercial satellite operator says it has captured a rare image of China's first aircraft carrier as it sailed through the Yellow Sea, after going through an exercise that's the 21st-century equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. " O...
by bmallick
15 Dec 2011 09:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Few more questions Rohit sir. 1. What is the source of the water in the canal. Is it a dam from a river further north. If so its location viz-e-viz the gap in question. 2. You said "this breaching can be undertaken only in one portion of the sector. Any breaching in the sector can allow BLF to...
by bmallick
14 Dec 2011 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Few more questions Rohit sir. 1. What is the source of the water in the canal. Is it a dam from a river further north. If so its location viz-e-viz the gap in question. 2. You said "this breaching can be undertaken only in one portion of the sector. Any breaching in the sector can allow BLF to ...
by bmallick
14 Dec 2011 14:22
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 603535

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Congratulations Vivek Sir. Wishing you all the very best with the endeavour.
by bmallick
14 Dec 2011 14:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Those bombs are designed to penetrate earthworks and explode and destroy the material inside the cavity those earthworks are protecting. And they were surprisingly good at it, as we found out in the Kuwait War. But are these of any use whatsoever for moving large masses of earth aside or they just ...
by bmallick
13 Dec 2011 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

apparently DRDO has created a small explosive device for clearing Bunds.
http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfocus/oct1999/bund.htm
by bmallick
13 Dec 2011 20:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Shiv sir, a good solid earth bund should be difficult to break using 1000 lbs bombs. 4000lbs bombs may do the trick, however don't you think that the heavy bomb apart from breaking the bund would cause a decent a size crater too, which would then fill up with water from the ditch. However the bund i...
by bmallick
13 Dec 2011 12:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Shiv sir, in your scenario we we have the "Fog of War" quite literally :-). This should make the situation grave for all concerned.
by bmallick
13 Dec 2011 12:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

modern GPS guided weapons like AASM/GBU/SDB/JDAM pointing at fixed strongpoints in a small area around the proposed canal crossing beacheads should make short work of any concrete bunkers. even a small SDB makes a mean punch as youtube video of it taking out a HAS shows. coming to the trench lines ...
by bmallick
13 Dec 2011 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

bmallick Saar, you are saying that mountainous == extremely cold & foggy(even snowy). Is this always true? Doesnt specific area(or geography) play a role? JohneeGJi, Shiv has specifically mentioned, Winter as the season and fog. Moreover, do you expect that the mountains have altitude of 3000-4...
by bmallick
13 Dec 2011 10:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

The replies that "my" scenario attracted are interesting. I see no point in quibbling over details - especially because some of the replies have been very detailed. The question that comes to my mind is "Why did I not plan or say anything in the original scenario about what I would d...
by bmallick
13 Dec 2011 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Assumptions: - Enemy forces are alert and expect an attack, but don't know exactly when. - Blue forces have a fair idea of the enemy ORBAT and eORBAT and their disposition. Red forces don't (they are aware of the holding units but not the assault and exploitation unit details). Red forces HUMINT un...
by bmallick
12 Dec 2011 16:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

The destruction of the wall, bridging of the canal, destruction of the defenders and subsequent breakout would be a very long bloody affair. It is possible but at enormous costs. Eventually it would boil down to who has the resources for a long drawn out battle. This would be a case similar to the B...
by bmallick
12 Dec 2011 14:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

Secondly, the mountain terrain on the attacker side means that his lines of communications are limited. Hence I would use my long range MLRS systems, like smerch to hit those sections. Infact I have another idea. I would ask some of my artillery to deliberately not hit the 10 km wide stretch, but ra...
by bmallick
12 Dec 2011 14:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 6856

Re: Conduct your own war

PS: Nitpick, I would consider it unfair to add additional information after an approach is specified. Neither the minefield nor the video cameras monitoring equipment mentioned in the OP. Bolasani, one never has full information of enemy Orbat or equipment or preparation before commencing operation...
by bmallick
12 Dec 2011 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 62545

Re: Design your own fighter

yes. better sensors and stabler firing platform. a helo itself is no slouch and can go close to the ground to avoid being shot at. plus these days there are all kinds of A2A missiles available at their disposal. an attack helo has phenomenal nose pointing ability and some versions (like the ka-50 v...
by bmallick
11 Dec 2011 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 62545

Re: Design your own fighter

The late world war 2 designs of Torpedo Dive bombers like Fairey Spearfish, TBF Avenger,Grumman AF Gaurdian and later designs of Alize, Gannet, Skyraider etc, had 2-3 people on board, internal bay for weapons/torpedos and good range. Such designs served a very niche requirement and probably lost out...
by bmallick
11 Dec 2011 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 62545

Re: Design your own fighter

I think we should avoid design creep at all cost. The idea should be affordability. Modern AD defenses are strong. But such extensive arrangements are generally around fixed important assets behind enemy lines. We are not going to use a turboprop to hit behind enemy lines. We are going to use it for...
by bmallick
11 Dec 2011 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 62545

Re: Design your own fighter

Rahul M wrote:sorry boss, what are you smoking ? AEW and ASW from a single seat 10 t prop ?



Not smoking anything Rahul. Please read up about Fairey Gannet & Douglas skyraider, 10-11 ton turboprops having AEW version.
by bmallick
11 Dec 2011 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 62545

Re: Design your own fighter

Yup. Agree with you Bala. Two engines, really good range, has lots of hard points. Since its a really really old design, maybe we can buy the design straight away from Lockheed. Or else we can look for similar designs. Or design something on our own. Get a design. Use a turboprop. Hell talk with Tur...
by bmallick
11 Dec 2011 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 62545

Re: Design your own fighter

You mean P-38 Lightening??
by bmallick
11 Dec 2011 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 62545

Re: Design your own fighter

Taking forward what I said earlier, I would like to propose a aircraft below. Turboprop. Max take off weight : 2000-5000kg Range: 1000-2000km Endurance: 2-4 hrs at a distance of 200-300 km. Crew - 2 STOL, (If possible take off and landing within 220, basically if possible take off from our carriers)...
by bmallick
10 Dec 2011 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 62545

Re: Design your own fighter

well a super tucano type would have a rough time against the manpad/radar guided aa gun threat, not to speak of roving helicopters with aams. and their payload would be too limited...a helicopter gunship would do better things and mount more sensors. Singha sir, for CAS support even a helicopter gu...
by bmallick
10 Dec 2011 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 62545

Re: Design your own fighter

Bala & Singha sir, I think IAF would have less problem if IA keeps its fixed wing plans limited to propellor driven aircrafts. Its probably the encroachment into the jet domain thats sends shivers down the IAF spine. A jet attack fighter with the IA would mean IA can theoretically start interdic...
by bmallick
09 Dec 2011 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 554200

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Question: Maybe this should be in the newbie thread. With modern radar arrays, we do not need a rotating antennae system. So we are seeing this antennae unit as a piggy back long this, kinda of like a cylinder. Now the question is wouldn't it be possible to have the array in the tail of the aircraft...
by bmallick
07 Dec 2011 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 554200

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Wow.....Kodus to DRDO and Embraer. Question: Currently the aircraft is using a dummy antennae on its back or the one made by DRDO has been integrated. What I had heard last was that DRDO has delivered a dummy antennae unit to be put on the aircraft by Embraer, using which they would do testing and t...
by bmallick
05 Dec 2011 10:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 797972

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I saw a iaf Mi17 today morning and it struck me that not withstanding khan posturing, it really is a better design for a army helicopter than the SH60. my reasons. - using the rear ramp you can load a jeep or 105mm gun, the Sh60 can only sling a load which may not be possible in high winds and sure...
by bmallick
05 Dec 2011 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 797972

Re: Indian Military Aviation

IAF’s ‘Heli-Teli’ to track terror over Delhi and Mumbai Why cannot a UAV be used for the same purpose. As per the news the helicopter has "advanced FLIR (forward-looking infrared) imaging systems and CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors to enable "live streaming video footage'' from the sc...
by bmallick
03 Dec 2011 20:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 831430

Re: Small Arms Thread

Gaur sir, I concur with what you are saying. So if soldier familirization is what is needed, then wouldn't it be better to have a family of assault rifle with different calibers, rather than have a single rifle with changeable barrels. Because it would not be a simple change of barrel, but some of t...
by bmallick
03 Dec 2011 14:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 831430

Re: Small Arms Thread

I have question to the gurus with regards to this new desire everywhere for a single rifle with inter-changeable multiple calibers, that is being touted around not just in the news report mentioned but also by manufactures all around. The questions in my mind are: a. Would the common infantry soldie...
by bmallick
03 Dec 2011 13:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 797972

Re: Indian Military Aviation

CM sir, I believe the need for internal weapons carriage & long range invariably means a volume centric design. Thus necessitating big aircrafts, which invariably means more inertia which has to be over come to ensure agility. Thus wouldn't it be better to have one A2A, much lighter decent range...
by bmallick
03 Dec 2011 11:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 797972

Re: Indian Military Aviation

But for the future.. should we stick with mutirole? Or should we too take a leaf out of the gyan that aharam has posted and make dedicated small, agile interceptors and larger dedicated attack aircraft separately? Maybe this is a topic for the "Design your fighter" thread. Shiv sir, why d...
by bmallick
28 Nov 2011 09:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 597944

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The advantage seems to be that they do not have to uncover/remove the airbag (could be a tricky procedure), but at the same time it seems a bit risky to rely entirely on the rockets to keep the rover fully balanced and horizontal and on a very slow descent. They must have tested the system thouroug...
by bmallick
18 Nov 2011 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 147554

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

that kind of IIR would be massive in size and cost for a fighter...I think the cancelled YAL-1 laser ABM system on 747 had such a platinum std IR sensor on the roof to spot missiles against the space bkground. Singha sir I think you miss understood what I meant. What I mean here is that the missile...

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