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by Nandai
26 Jul 2002 23:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 41580

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Sai, what would be the point? Better to have 8 or more ready-to-fire missiles, you could carry re-loads in the cabin, I think british Army Lynx antitank helos use to carry TOW re-loads in the cabin. But imagine having to land somewhere close to the front to reload your missiles, a helicopter on the ...
by Nandai
26 Jul 2002 23:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 41580

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Ramana, the cannon on that pic is it the 3-barreled gatling gun used on the Cobra? If so, is it a very good idea to procure an american gun, if they feel like slamming some sanction on India in the future. Wouldnt it be better to use a french, south african, russian or perhaps some indigenously deve...
by Nandai
26 Jul 2002 23:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

One major problem about using VSHORADs as CIWS is their response time, they are simply to slow, it takes too long for them to lock on their target and fire. This can be helped somewhat by discovering the incoming AShM very far from the ship, but then again, if you can do that, why not have a missile...
by Nandai
26 Jul 2002 22:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Some info on the RAM, and a correction on the onfo given by John regarding the seeker on it. Block 1 RAM missiles have got both RF and IR guidance, but Block 0 have only got RF guidance.

http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/missiles/wep-ram.html
by Nandai
26 Jul 2002 13:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Mohan, those ships you are talking about, the canadian Iroquis ships weighs almost 5000 tons when fully loaded, not 4000 tons. Badar, wouldnt you rather have 2 Myriad CIWS instead of 2 extra 76mm guns, sure the 76mm round packs a larger punch than the 25mm, but I would certainly rather be on a ship ...
by Nandai
25 Jul 2002 17:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Badar, the new South African corvettes/light frigates will be armed with a indigenous double 35mm gun, that are AHEAD capable, could these be the guns you are talking about.

LIW 35mm DPG
by Nandai
25 Jul 2002 17:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Well, as far I know Phalanx cant use any kind of AHEAD type ammo, since the 20mm shell is simply too small for that kind of ammunition. There are other western systems that could probably make mincemeat out of any sort of AShM, like my favourite Myriad . I dont give much to the Italian approach how ...
by Nandai
25 Jul 2002 13:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

It really isnt correct to compare western "large" caliber CIWS to russian systems, as the russians only seem to use ordinary ammunition for their guns. In the west it is becoming more and more popular to use special kinds of ammunition, like AHEAD and 3P, which are specifically designed to handle "s...
by Nandai
24 Jul 2002 20:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Regarding russian VLS, we have discussed that before, and I asked the people on the warships1.com boards about it. They said that the russians doesnt seem to have any standardised VLS like the american mk 41 or the french Sylver. It seems that russians got one VLS for each kind of missile family.
by Nandai
24 Jul 2002 20:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Goalkeeper can handle supersonic AShM, and so can Phalanx as a matter of fact, the US Navy recently tested the latest Phalanx version against supersonic targets, and it managed to shoot them down.

http://www.raytheon.com/newsroom/briefs/031202.html
by Nandai
19 Jul 2002 20:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Well, the exact definition, according to Jane's should be:

SSK - Conventional Submarine (diesel-electric) with ASW capability
by Nandai
19 Jul 2002 14:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 68357

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Rangudu:
Mike,
1. How do our T-90s compare with their T-80UD (which are their best deployed). Besides we'll have 2 times the number of T-90s to their T-80s.
Since when, 310 T-90s ordered from Russia, against some 320 T-80UDs ordered by pukistan from the Ukraine.
by Nandai
19 Jul 2002 13:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Originally posted by tijo:
Given below are major submarine classifications,

SSK - Submersible Ship Killer
Nope, SSK means a conventional submarine, i.e. diesel powered sub.
by Nandai
18 Jul 2002 23:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 42574

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Aditya, what vertical launchers, there arent any vertical launchers on the Kilos, they fire their Klubs through the torpedo tubes just like a torpedo.
by Nandai
13 Jul 2002 17:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 68357

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

On this picture one can easily see the IR-searchlight mounted above the maingun of this T-55.

http://www.sovietarmy.com/vehicles/t-55_icon.jpg
by Nandai
13 Jul 2002 15:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 68357

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

An IR searchlight is just a big flashlight, just that it works in the Infrared spektrum.
by Nandai
11 Jul 2002 22:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 68357

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

More on the russian T-72 up-grade, and other russian weaponsystems.

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/data/communiques/data/2002Jul11101
by Nandai
09 Jul 2002 21:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 68357

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

A hunter-killer tank allows the commander to designate targets on his own, while the gunner is finishing off an earlier target. The commander can also over ride the gunner, and have him take care of a more urgent target, instead of blowing up a paki tank, the Arjun will take out mushys car. :lol:
by Nandai
09 Jul 2002 17:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 68357

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

The origin of the gun used in the ukrainian tank is something of a mystery, the ukrainians themselves claim that they developed the gun all on their own, something most experts dont believe. From what I have read 2 countries have been pointed out as probable sources for the gun, either Switzerland a...
by Nandai
09 Jul 2002 01:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 68357

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Rudra, there is a way to increase the internal space in the later T-series MBTs, without losing the autoloader. You move the autoloader to the turretbustle, as seen on this ukrainian T-72 upgrade, the T-72-120 . In this upgrade the maingun have been replaced with a 120mm NATO standard smoothbore gun...
by Nandai
29 Jun 2002 21:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 68357

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

One thing talking against the Hyperbar engine is that the so far only export order for the LeClerc, the UAE, choose to fit their LeClerc with the German "Europack" engine, instead of the french Hyperbar.
by Nandai
29 Jun 2002 00:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 68357

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by kamdev:
Also the FCS was swedish, and was more than 15 years old if I remember.
Source please.
by Nandai
20 Jun 2002 13:21
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force - News Folder - June 2002
Replies: 24
Views: 2609

Re: Indian Air Force - News Folder - June 2002

From Jane's free e-mail news service. India evaluates Czech trainer [Jane's Defence Weekly - first posted onto http://jdw.janes.com on 19 June 2002] With negotiations between the Indian Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems of the UK having hit a 'road block' over the planned purchase of 66 Hawk advan...
by Nandai
08 Apr 2002 20:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 45084

Re: Understanding INSAS

Raj,just nitpicking ;) ,I think you got the calibres for heavy machine guns wrong. The standard Soviet/Russian heavy machine gun calibre is 12.7x109, not 12.7x107, and the american browning M2 uses 12.7x99.
The P90 uses 5.7x28 ammo.
by Nandai
24 Mar 2002 23:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 45084

Re: Understanding INSAS

Sanjiv, the gun that H&K designed that used caseless ammo was called G11. The project was cancelled when the US withdrew from it.
Here are a few links with some info on the AN-94.

AN-94 Abakan

The AN-94s manufacturer

This is for you who like the really BIG guns.

Enjoy!!!
by Nandai
21 Mar 2002 22:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 45084

Re: Understanding INSAS

Shorter length, but with a barrel just as long as on conventional rifles.
by Nandai
06 Feb 2002 19:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine
Replies: 254
Views: 44671

Re: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine

If the T-72 were to be up-graded with an Arjun turret, wouldnt that mean that it would increase its weight quite substantially, thus requiring a new engine. Or would the old engine be able to handle the new weight?
by Nandai
25 Jan 2002 13:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 60555

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Excellent news, just heard about it at morning news, of course this being Sweden the information was quite crappy.<p>Congratulation.
by Nandai
17 Dec 2001 22:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine
Replies: 254
Views: 44671

Re: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine

Maitya, a gas turbine doesnt cut fuel consumtion compared to an ordinary diesel engine, gas turbine are real fuel guzzlers.<BR>The LeClercs ordered by the UAE are equipped with the german Europack engine and transmission system.
by Nandai
09 Dec 2001 22:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine
Replies: 254
Views: 44671

Re: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine

Lots of good pix of russians in Chechnya, including MBTs.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.aeronautics.ru/img002/chechnyamil/index.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.aeronautics.ru/img002/chechnyamil/index.htm</A>
by Nandai
05 Dec 2001 19:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine
Replies: 254
Views: 44671

Re: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine

Paul, could you please give an easy explanation how "telescoped" ammo works, and why it is good, as everybody claim it to be. Without being to technical ;)
by Nandai
05 Dec 2001 19:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine
Replies: 254
Views: 44671

Re: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine

Paul, are you sure about the UAE LeClercs being french standard? I have read several articles about these tanks, and all of them claim that these LeClercs use Europack instead of the Hyperbar engine.
by Nandai
04 Dec 2001 22:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine
Replies: 254
Views: 44671

Re: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine

Raj, the Leopard 2 doesnt have a 3 man crew and auto-loader, it features a standard 4 man crew with manual loading, there have been tests done with an auto-loader though.

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