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by Aditya_M
20 Feb 2007 17:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: My F-16 and MiG 35 sorties at Yelahanka
Replies: 125
Views: 62251

*sigh* :(
by Aditya_M
20 Feb 2007 12:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: My F-16 and MiG 35 sorties at Yelahanka
Replies: 125
Views: 62251

Singha wrote:Does Col Ajai shukla get to ride anything these days ?


Who is he? Is that his real name?
by Aditya_M
18 Feb 2007 21:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: My F-16 and MiG 35 sorties at Yelahanka
Replies: 125
Views: 62251

good lord i should've been a journo. :cry: Oh well, option #2 now - earn craploads of money and buy / influence my way in. Yes Mr. Tata, this means you! --------- Vishnu, it feels like a harder turn or a faster one because the Falcon pulls them at a very high speed in the first place, the Fulcrum an...
by Aditya_M
18 Feb 2007 16:13
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 107554

i've registered for an album on BR's site - but I'm being old that the limit is 1 MB.

ONE MB?!
by Aditya_M
15 Feb 2007 16:37
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 114681

Singha - he is. The original MiG-33 was the single engined light fighter which never got off design stages, but was plucked by our neighbours. prdas: The MiG-35 today is a MiG-29 with few structural changes, internal ones more than external. So there are no canards. The original 35 was supposed to b...
by Aditya_M
14 Feb 2007 14:56
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 107554

I was at least a hundred metres or so from the runway - well away from the barriers that separate the crowd and the static display and yet in the moment it was trying to take off I could notice that the canopy was open. There are a lot of rumours floating around, and the IAF's lack of faith in HAL i...
by Aditya_M
13 Feb 2007 21:06
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 114681

This thing is what Kersi's talking about! Specs here.

My album has also been updated with specs of the Al-31F, Zhuk-ME, Zhuk-MFE, Kopyo-M an un-named ukranian IR Jammer offered for IAF choppers and the TV-113 turboshaft for Mi-8s and 17s.
by Aditya_M
12 Feb 2007 01:04
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 114681

Maybe you can, maybe you can't. The F-16s are in from combat deployment, and they've seen the desert sun for long. Don't know how much it warps panels et al to make a judgement on its original design. The Hornets flew all the way from Florida. Each aircraft did 6G-9G maneuvers amost twice a day, eac...
by Aditya_M
12 Feb 2007 00:47
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 107554

Some of the pics I took are at this link

All of the above pics are with the crapcam - aka Sony's 3.2 MP Cybershot. My pics from Day Four were taken on MN Kumar's camera, which is far better so he'll have to upload them. I have covered the ADA and BEL stalls VERY extensively in those.
by Aditya_M
11 Feb 2007 16:25
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 114681

The consensus now is that the AL Brahmos is most certainly not to scale, in fact it seems to be a hastily made mockup taking an existing SL Brahmos mockup. The AL Brahmos if anything is supposed to be *small* due to the lack up booster. Pauldevis: Build quality is *REALLY* hard to compare. The MiG-3...
by Aditya_M
04 Dec 2006 21:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 82668

I'm with Katare on this one! Perfect Name! Now, chew on this. The ABM shot down the Prithvi. What can we do to the Prithvi so that it CANNOT be shot down? This is what drove the USAF SAM development in the early sixties. Make a bomber to hit a SAM, make a better SAM to hit the bomber.... and back ag...
by Aditya_M
01 Dec 2006 18:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 82668

the interceptor codenamed pad01 lifted off with a roar and plume of smoke. Travelling at five times the speed of sound, it rapidly closed in on the incoming Prithvi. Two minutes later and after some mid-course corrections, pad01 detonated its proximity fuse at a height of 50 km above the Earth say ...
by Aditya_M
06 Apr 2006 09:05
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 76157

Goodbye, to one of the most awesome aircraft we've ever had the pleasure of seeing in our inventory. Will miss them.
by Aditya_M
06 Jan 2006 09:07
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: SINDEX 2006: IAF and RSAF - Kalaikunda
Replies: 45
Views: 29474

methinks Harry meant "Why 'Chan'?" :D
by Aditya_M
11 Nov 2005 09:06
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 137521

q: in SEAD, does it also means A to A defences.. example, anti AWACS part of SEAD missions? Would MKI qualify for that role,.. What IAF might be looking for would be defend against P3Cs, and other air defence targets. Interestingly, how would a F18 e/f mrcs perform against MKI should be studied in ...
by Aditya_M
09 Nov 2005 09:36
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 137521

Say what you want about the Americans, but they do bloody good PR. Time to catch up with them on this front too....
by Aditya_M
14 Sep 2005 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since
Replies: 99
Views: 49248

My many thanks to the originator and the various contributors in this thread. I was born well after the war of 1971, let alone 1965. As such, all I know about them are through the words of elders, which are mainly anecdotal. The only "wars" I have experienced as a civilian would be the terrorism in ...
by Aditya_M
14 Aug 2005 23:35
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 168108

The Anatomy of a Kill - 2 He did not hear the missile fly off - that always surprised him - but the smoke blocked his view for half a second as the Aphid burnt its motor all the way to the target. Its older generation proximity fuse meant that it got very close to the third F-7's engine before explo...
by Aditya_M
13 Aug 2005 23:42
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 168108

This is first of a two part story. It is independent of any of the scenarios in either this thread or the two marks before it.... you want to use it anywhere, go ahead. It was something i scribbled a while ago and reading everyone's contributions here - well, i just *had* to add my own two paise wor...
by Aditya_M
13 Aug 2005 09:29
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 168108

uh dileep - you mentioned that i'd written something too....

what was that sorry story of mine ? :oops:

mail me at widestgrin dot yahoo at com
by Aditya_M
09 Aug 2005 09:08
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 168108

Dileep and Rich,

Thank you, my doubts answered. :)
by Aditya_M
08 Aug 2005 13:16
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 168108

I hope that 150 rounds carried per MiG was enough for all the gun carnage.... ;)

And how were the Harpoons hit? Guns? Hmmm.....
by Aditya_M
09 Jul 2005 11:19
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Book: The India-Pak Air War of 1965 - Details & Reviews
Replies: 93
Views: 46258

This one is going to be next month's first book acquisition!

Well done gentlemen!

*ahem* any discount for us BRF members?

:wink:
by Aditya_M
05 Jul 2005 10:14
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Garuda-II: Istres AFB, France
Replies: 91
Views: 55191

From an online forum, translated by a French member: The exercice make the front page of Air&Cosmos mag' this week. Long article. In few words: - India showed its brilliant ability to project its forces far away - first the exercice was to learn to work together with comon missions, cross refuel...
by Aditya_M
05 Jul 2005 10:04
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Eight Years!
Replies: 41
Views: 23040

WHOA!

Happy Birthday, ya'll.... thanks or being my lifeline to the military world...

Have a nice party :)
by Aditya_M
13 Jun 2005 09:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Survey: Which page on BR do you visit first?
Replies: 29
Views: 16686

The Military Issues & History Forum Main Page, Bookmarked both at home and Work and visited daily.

BR's main page is also bookmarked, but not visited daily.
by Aditya_M
05 May 2005 14:22
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Vajra Shakti
Replies: 95
Views: 47978

relax guys... a little "show and tell" organized by the army will be sufficiently sanitized to not let the Chinese know what we are capable of doing....

the government might forget 1962 easily, the army never will
by Aditya_M
30 Apr 2005 12:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Radar thread - specs & discussions
Replies: 328
Views: 127735

To paraphrase the old elephant-and-giraffe joke: Q: How do you put a radar into the LCA? A: Open the nose and put it in Q: How do you put an AESA in the LCA? A: Open the nose, take out the old radar and put the AESA in. :) Seriously, an AESA requires far more processing capability than a conventiona...
by Aditya_M
20 Apr 2005 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 86547

Samir, Jagan, I didnt miss either of those gaffes... but my mind kept floundering over Dakota.... Dakota... Dakota to go any further. I *did* leave a scathing comment on the message board but it will probably be censored by the powers-that-be. But this article was more than ridiculous and someone RE...
by Aditya_M
19 Apr 2005 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 86547

I dont know if this is the right thread for DDM, but.... AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH You want to become a pilot but the commercial sector is not your cup of tea. You fancy flying a Hawker Hunter F 56 or even a Douglas DC-3 Dakota? Well, you could be navigating these aircrafts someday, if being a military pilot...
by Aditya_M
20 Dec 2004 09:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 176370

"Not good, not good" At times of stress, he always lapsed into English - ten years of education Kolkata's (then Calcutta) St. James' School under Catholic "fathers" and "sisters" had left their indelible mark on him. A Gujrati native tongue, years of living in Bengal, and now three years of having s...
by Aditya_M
17 Dec 2004 09:49
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 153616

"Every Indian politician worth his (or famously, her) salt knows"

YIP - love your writing style, the above line in particular stands out :)

Kudos!
by Aditya_M
28 Nov 2004 11:30
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 153616

you werent completely mistaken, there were rumours flying around thick and fast about them having received the sparrows. however their birds never got the MLU that could enable them to fire the missiles, because the radar didnt have the modes in the block 5-10-15 versions. The PAF has the blk 10. If...
by Aditya_M
27 Nov 2004 09:33
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 153616

What Sparrows? :twisted:

Current PAF AD layout for Falcon is 6xAIM-9 + drop tank(s).
by Aditya_M
25 Nov 2004 08:36
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 153616

Probably because nobody keeps a nuke in a ready-to-detonate form next to their bed while sleeping, eh? :)

I'm assuming it takes a bit of time to piece together and arm a nuke, and possibly they miht have a built in time delay so that if you did switch it on, you had some time to get away.
by Aditya_M
19 Nov 2004 08:06
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Mumbai Airshow Pics
Replies: 106
Views: 57568

Low DPI scan of image from a newspaper. Lack of background colours is prolly the sunlight giving significant glare. Also probably high speed film (low level fast moving yet still photo), hence more grain.
by Aditya_M
25 Oct 2004 10:59
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise SINDEX: IAF and RSAF
Replies: 144
Views: 70139

"For those who came in late"....

Blue = Su-30 K / MK / Mk1

Grey = Su-30MKI (em kay eye).

:)

Shalav - thanks, i'd thought it was a pitot but the shadow seemed too large...
by Aditya_M
24 Oct 2004 18:08
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise SINDEX: IAF and RSAF
Replies: 144
Views: 70139

if anything the colour scheme which can be made out in the BW pic should settle the issue - one MKI, one K. though I am equally surprised we used an MKI for the ex. say, whats that object that is causing a large-ish shadow on the area below the cockpit? also, the wingtip missile on the Falcon - is i...

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