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by Aditya_M
25 Jun 2009 23:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 743783

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

This won't help much, but anyway:

Barak 8 Launcher

Arrow 2 & 3

Took these at Le Bourget last week.
by Aditya_M
17 Jun 2009 19:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 26925

Re: LCA news and discussion

Yeah. And CCIP will be first calibrated on flat ground so that the adjustments for terrain features, as well as integration of data from other sources can be made on top of it.
by Aditya_M
17 Jun 2009 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 889934

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

The RTP is a targeting pod. Which means that the range is likely to be far less than a specialized recon pod.
by Aditya_M
12 Jun 2009 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Surviving Nuclear War
Replies: 82
Views: 13525

Re: Surviving Nuclear War

An excerpt from the same: A Chinese Officer here once on exchange (billed as a "look what we can do" session it was really a "look what we can do to you" exercise) produced the standard line about how the Chinese could lose 500 million people in a nuclear war and keep going with ...
by Aditya_M
12 Jun 2009 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Surviving Nuclear War
Replies: 82
Views: 13525

Re: Surviving Nuclear War

Please read the following three essays:

Nuclear Warfare 101

Nuclear Warfare 102

Nuclear Warfare 103

The author knows what he is talking about. He was a nuclear weapons 'targeteer' for the Royal Military who then moved to the US and is now retired.
by Aditya_M
29 May 2009 00:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 26925

Re: LCA news and discussion

The *second* aircraft (further from the view point) has leading edge slats. Single piece, full length. Neither the M3 variants nor M2K have the same. The Tejas does. Also, check the bits next to the air intakes, the think extensions that separate the intakes from the fuselage are tell-tale Tejas.
by Aditya_M
15 May 2009 23:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 889934

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

....and the US and Israel :)
by Aditya_M
15 May 2009 23:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 26925

Re: LCA news and discussion

This is sort of related, but I attended a presentation by a Boeing designer. When Boeing first built the 777 - their first FBW airliner - it was so heavily overdesigned that it wasn't all that successful (losing ground to the 340, also due to the fact that Airbus aggressively sold the 340 with its f...
by Aditya_M
11 Apr 2009 22:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 272077

Re: LCA news and discussion

neeraj - The F-22 has it, so does the MiG-35. I suspect it is the weapons control unit.
by Aditya_M
08 Apr 2009 02:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 272077

Re: LCA news and discussion

All this while I was looking at the bottom centre MFD wondering what you lot could see! The one you're talking about is used for weapons/stores management if I am not mistaken.
by Aditya_M
16 Mar 2009 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 29101

Re: Indian Military Aviation

rishirishi - what problems with the MKI?
by Aditya_M
15 Mar 2009 08:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 272077

Re: LCA news and discussion

whats is the effective(with/without drop tank/bombs) RCS of lca 42. and how could it be reduced 1) Plasma Stealth 2) Paint it black 3) Invisible ink 4) Scratch the name off and write "F-16 Falcon" to fool the enemy 5) Harry Potter's cloak 6) Hide it in a hangar. No one will know where it ...
by Aditya_M
12 Mar 2009 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 410971

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

k prasad wasn't the Gulf war Patriot the PAC-1, and not the PAC-3?? In Operation Desert Freedom it was the PAC3. They were used to intercept Iraqi SRBMs. They also shot down an RAF Tornado and USAF Hornet; and because of some problem an F-16 thought a Patriot was an SA-2 and it destroyed it with a ...
by Aditya_M
10 Mar 2009 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 29101

Re: Indian Military Aviation

would DRDO be able detect bugs and do something abt it. What do we understand by a bug? Is it only a snooping device?I guess bugs can be more evolved than that. Imagine there could be bugs which not only provide the GPS coordinates of the plane when in flight (revealing the location), but also depe...
by Aditya_M
04 Mar 2009 00:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 889934

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Cain - There are major issues with MTOW figures all over the internet and print literature. Often I have have seen the sum of max weight/pylon used to calculate payload figures, which is useless because the aircraft will never be able to generate enough lift for that weight. The biggest culprit is ...
by Aditya_M
01 Mar 2009 01:41
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 304773

Re: Aero India 2009

What is the big deal about LCA signature Why tip ANY hand? If they get a hint of the reflected waveform, they can create better discrimination algorithms that will be able to pick up a low flying Tejas over background clutter. This info could find its way into the hands of our friendly neighbours o...
by Aditya_M
20 Feb 2009 01:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 889934

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Sai K - The Sukhoi always had 3d TVC. Or so I have been led to believe.
by Aditya_M
18 Feb 2009 23:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 32588

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

pramod kumar - Ramjet drops the velocity of the air down to subsonic levels inside the engine and then fuel is burnt to give thrust. The faster you go, the faster the air comes in and it is difficult to slow it down. At very high speeds (generally near Mach 4) it behaves like air from the mouth aga...
by Aditya_M
17 Feb 2009 06:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 29101

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Sai K - nice, but futile. To reduce the detection range by 1/2, you have to reduce the RCS to 1/16th. No amount of RAM is going to help it. Add to that two massive spinning sources of radar reflection in the props, and your efforts are doomed. This is where ducted S-shaped inlets in stealth aircraf...
by Aditya_M
16 Feb 2009 02:40
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 304773

Re: Aero India 2009

Chetak, Vick - most aircraft with podded jet engines *do* have thrust reversers, but only the C-17s produce enough backward thrust for it to taxi backwards at a fair clip. Of course this can be only done when the aircraft is empty, and not carry load.
by Aditya_M
13 Feb 2009 01:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 29101

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Regular.... well, the technology has existed for a while, now the Russians have caught up on the intelligent bits of signal processing and analysis. Will be a good thing to have in the Fulcrum, which on a tech level is pretty old and puts a lot of things in the pilot's hands. Some automation will go...
by Aditya_M
01 Feb 2009 00:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 29748

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The bigger question is how many Su-30s can be refuelled by one KC-130? If the answer is "not enough" then that question goes right out the window. The Il-76/8 are massive in size compared to the Hercules; the F/A-18 is around half the size of the Flanker. If we do have a large fleet of cho...
by Aditya_M
14 Jan 2009 23:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 29748

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Are those gold-tinted windows (a la F-16) i see in the first two photos? 8) Also, LOTS of little antennae under the body. As many as a dozen. Looks like the IAF gave them a nice shopping list. And I'd like the IAF to thrash this one out for six months, THEN give the follow-up order with little tweak...
by Aditya_M
13 Jan 2009 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 29748

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Woohoo! Welcome to the Phalcon! As for the Brahmos, assuming that the Sukhoi carries one under each wing, can it launch just one and return with the other, or will the asymmetry cause too much trouble? Of course, it is a twin-engined / twin tailed plane and has DFBW to compensate, but this is a case...
by Aditya_M
08 Jan 2009 01:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 29748

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Top speed is not everything - no point getting to that speed if your fuel consumption is so high that you're dry in one minute. And a small bird like the Tejas can only carry so much fuel, that it would rather have the most fuel-efficient engine than just simply a powerful one. What is more importan...
by Aditya_M
14 Dec 2008 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 410971

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

If they really intend to hit the largest chunk of debris then this involves tremendous engineering capabilities - because the moment the inbound missile is in pieces they become ballistic on a completely different path, not to mention the spin imparted to them. Which means precise tracking all throu...
by Aditya_M
27 Nov 2008 05:07
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 119486

Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

harbans - my sympathies with you in this hard time. Hope you find peace. And hope the ******** that killed her never do.
by Aditya_M
26 Nov 2008 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 204151

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

Call me cynical, but maybe the thai govt wants to draw away attention from, I don't know, some other serious issues? Nah, no govt would do something like that, would they?
by Aditya_M
23 Nov 2008 23:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 889934

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

For FSM's sake just link to the actual article instead of posting all text and pics in one post. I have a bloody good connection and yet it was annoying, be considerate to the poor souls who are on limited bandwidth connections, will you?

And Carlo Kopp? :roll:
by Aditya_M
10 Nov 2008 04:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 325749

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

I don't think that is a correct image - no mainstream website has put them up yet. I would not trust something on a blog which is nowhere else. Granted, the DDM has the middle D for a reason, but blogs are worse!
by Aditya_M
26 Oct 2008 02:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 29264

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Nah, UAVs today are not really faster than a helicopter, and are still large enough to be targeted by both AAA and SAMs. I suppose something like the reaper won't give a very good heat signature though. And using a UAV to kill a UAV may not be the best idea...
by Aditya_M
26 Aug 2008 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525346

Re: Military Nukkad Thread

If I'm not mistaken, both have the capability of ejecting each other, with a lever deciding whose command is "obeyed".
by Aditya_M
07 Aug 2008 18:02
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 242703

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Don't worry, Kedar, some of us are just insanely jealous.

Okay, okay, I am jealous! :cry:
by Aditya_M
31 Jul 2008 18:15
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 242703

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Someone help me understand what is going on in this picture: (Edit: Now with specificity) What is that equipment? Does this kind of asymmetric layout have any affect aerodynamically and if yes, how do you counter that? Asymmetric thrust or continous rudder input? Edit: Wait, is that the third (or s...
by Aditya_M
14 Jul 2008 21:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 165532

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Private sector can do the job more efficiently Pardon my French, but that is rubbish. The Private sector can be as corrupt, as inefficient and as clueless as the average govt. dept. Secondly, the R in the Indian private sector R&D is woeful (I have worked in it). This is as much to do with lack...
by Aditya_M
13 Jul 2008 23:39
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 242703

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Luxtor - Britain is not a participant at this year's Red Flag, and neither are Spain / Italy / Germany. So no Eurofighters.

neerajbhandari - Target acquisition through third party (J-STARS et al) and through pre-flight mission briefings.
by Aditya_M
30 Apr 2007 17:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406736

saumitra, watch your spellings or else some day you may end up giving birth to an old woman! :lol:
by Aditya_M
28 Feb 2007 21:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Jagan commended by CAS
Replies: 85
Views: 59186

And the cheapskate paid only his share for the Mumbai meet! He should've footed the entire bill! :lol:

Congrats anyway, Jagangaru!
by Aditya_M
21 Feb 2007 19:13
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 114668

what makes you think HAL has NOT studied the other trainers? Last I heard it was pilot error, and stories corroborate this info. Plus, the tyre burst for sure was a consequece of the incident and not a cause. Before blaming HAL lets wait for the results to come, shall we?
by Aditya_M
21 Feb 2007 19:11
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 114668

what makes you think HAL has NOT studied the other trainers? Last I heard it was pilot error, and stories corroborate this info. Plus, the tyre burst for sure was a consequece of the incident and not a cause. Before blaming HAL lets wait for the results to come, shall we?

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