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by SRay
23 May 2008 19:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 631535

http://www.domain-b.com/aero/mil_avi/miss_muni/20080523_prithvi_II.html However, some data released in the statement today does not tally with knowledge about the missile as it rests in the public domain. The statement says that the missile tested today has a range of 350 km and that it reached a p...
by SRay
24 Apr 2008 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 354687

Re: DRDO

Heck I want to see IAF Mig-29's downing a paki F-16. UAV is too easy. Its a heron I guess. I think you've missed the point of it -- its very unusual footage to see victim's pov in a hostile shootdown. That too with a mig-29 dramatically maneuvering into place behind you. Is there a general India Mu...
by SRay
22 Apr 2008 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 354687

Stunning video from a Georgian UAV of its own demise at the hands of a Russian MiG.

http://www.pointniner.com/2008/04/uav-films-own-demise-as-russian-mig.html

Politics aside, this is a rare video - Enjoy!
by SRay
26 Feb 2008 20:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 99013

But one thing intrigues me- 1) CNN-IBN says this is the 6 test 2) The missile was launched off 10 KMs in the sea away from Vizag when they could have just as well launched from somewhere in the sea near Wheeler Island or Chandipur. Is it just possible that ATV has been launched silently and thats w...
by SRay
13 Dec 2007 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting
Replies: 499
Views: 86443

DDM strikes again - India test-fires nuclear-capable Akash missile I wonder if a 20 kt bomb is enough to stop an F-16. :lol: NDTV syndicates the same story as rediff: url PTI seems to be the primary source of these eff-ups and they are also the source of our earlier li s tening pod woes. Kinda take...
by SRay
12 Dec 2007 23:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: BMD System - AAD-02: Articles only
Replies: 47
Views: 26084

Damm, this thing can be put on large ships to if launcher can be stabilised.... The AAD seems quite large for a ship-based missile. A more compact version of it, stripped of its ABM role, could however be the basis of a unified ship-based SAM and anti-ship missile. In any case, at first glance, the...
by SRay
26 Sep 2007 04:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 105459

This investigative piece says the M16 still suffers from inaccuracy and unreliability, while the AK has advanced considerably and would be the preferred weapon -- these opinions from one of the original designers of the M16. http://rawstory.com/news/2007/PBS_Guns_of_US_Soldiers_in_0924.html Scroll d...
by SRay
03 Aug 2007 03:31
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 122984

JCage wrote:Arun

The heat from the muzzle flash burns off the paint- so its left unpainted metal


is it left completely untreated?? what if we want radar absorbent paint on these aircraft? won't that be a major reflector?

been wondering about that area for a while myself...
by SRay
28 Jun 2007 05:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 354687

crossposting ssmitra 's posting from pictures thread: This is truly something to be proud about. A programme on the liberian all female unit from India http://www.veoh.com/videodetails2.swf?permalinkId=v690977dFDmj8m6&id=1488866 The commandant is tough covers training, deployment as well as raid...
by SRay
26 Jun 2007 23:53
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 118104

Sorry to turn this into a humor thread, but the following article on the disappearance (immigration!) of the 10 Pak sailors in Japan, adds the following tidbit: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21929318-1702,00.html Kyodo News said the Japan Coast Guard complained that one of the P...
by SRay
13 Feb 2007 02:56
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 103982

joey wrote:LCA cockpit simulator which as per told to me by a DRDO guy being one gen ahead of Gripen.


did he tell you what makes this simulator one generation ahead of gripen's?
by SRay
17 Aug 2006 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 171494

He was shot down May 28, 1999, and held in captivity... Detailing the dramatic events of the day he crashed, he said: 'I had a technical problem with the engine; my engine shut and I had to re-ignite. But you have to be flying at a certain height before you can do so. In my case, since I was flying...
by SRay
19 Jul 2006 00:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 155476

China hires Net squad to sway opinion

http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=24609 China has formed a special force of undercover online commentators to try to sway public opinion on controversial issues on the Internet, a newspaper said on Thursday... Their job was to defend the government when negative comments appeared o...
by SRay
14 Jun 2006 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 136541

concern about google's earth maps is about to hot up... if i'm reading this right, google is now offering submeter resolution of many areas around the world: http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/06/13/google_earth_4/ According to the Google Blog, Google Earth initially "had medium resolution global sate...
by SRay
05 Jul 2005 04:56
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Garuda-II: Istres AFB, France
Replies: 91
Views: 53975

Reposting Rustom's above airliners.net link in a shorter url form here:

http://doiop.com/airliners.india.photos

check out doiop.com or tinyurl.com for shortening urls to post them.
by SRay
04 Jul 2005 12:55
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Garuda-II: Istres AFB, France
Replies: 91
Views: 53975

Depends. I too thought that this was an aerial pic at first - from a plane slightly below the subject. But i'm having second thoughts now... if it is indeed from the ground, then this is a very unusual pic - it must have been taken just as the plane was lifting up.
by SRay
08 Jun 2005 23:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Survey: Which page on BR do you visit first?
Replies: 29
Views: 16031

I have a folder on my bookmark toolbar with three links within it: BRM, BRS, BRT --- the three forum pages.

Have to keep my fix close at hand and all.
by SRay
18 Jan 2005 06:13
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak - New Main Page Launch
Replies: 63
Views: 32936

Good show!

BR's front page is looking very professional indeed -- congrats to everyone who put in the time and effort. I second the RSS request, but could live w/o it. Also, I realize that BR is a consoritum of sites, hence the different look 'n feel across sections... but it would be nice if the front page la...
by SRay
01 Jul 2003 03:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Six Years!
Replies: 66
Views: 27880

Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Six Years!

1) What is it about Bharat Rakshak (and the forum) that makes you want to keep coming back every day (or in may case, every few minutes when I hit the F5 button)? Bonus points for BRF members who mention my name No, really - it is you Rakesh! (cha-***** the sound of brownie points coming in...) Tha...
by SRay
12 May 2003 03:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 55385

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Dang it... something of a slip... I have another friend called Narayanan, and thats what we call him. Anyhow, I'm sure you'll get over it! :p As for high production numbers, my highly uneducated guess is that HAL has two alternatives: (1) commence production immediately, and later on retrofit the ea...
by SRay
12 May 2003 02:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 55385

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Nari, regarding production of Tejas... do you think that IAF's ability to acquire and train news pilots could be a constraint as well? I'm talking about constraint in qualified personnel (pilots and trainers), number of training aircraft, simulators, $$$, etc.... and on top of it, they also have to ...
by SRay
08 May 2003 02:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 55385

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Vaibhav:

Look at Jagan's links on page four of this thread -- the PV-1 is marked KH-2003
by SRay
07 May 2003 08:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 55385

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Until Abhinav fixes the page... for those of you who are still having difficulties: try right clicking on the link and saving the target page locally -- be sure to rename it with a .gif extension. Should open up locally then. Quick question abhinav: the picture shows KH2002 on the aircraft body - is...
by SRay
07 May 2003 01:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 55385

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

I've been meaning to ask... what typically is that stuff on top of the tail? The Rafale seems to have quite a bit of equipment up there too... The F-15 as well.
by SRay
30 Apr 2003 03:28
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 122879

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Abhaey, absolutely outstanding!
by SRay
06 Nov 2002 02:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems
Replies: 99
Views: 35656

Re: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems

Jagan, great story as well...! this is definitely turning out to be a thread to archive.

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