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by Luxtor
28 Sep 2010 03:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)
Replies: 98
Views: 13408

Re: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)

I'll attend if it is in the NJ/NY area. November 13th/14th sounds good to me. A silly question: This would be my first BR meeting so I'm not familiar with the conventions; so do BR members bring spouses, GF/BFs to these meetings? :)
by Luxtor
25 Sep 2010 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5274
Views: 1158383

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Cross post EJ has made a intelligent choice as I continue to believe that LCA production for Mark2 will be IAF=200, IN=50-60, Trainer using EJ derivative 100-159, UCAV using EJ derivative 100-200, AMCA using EJ derivative 300x2=600 engines etc. So the opportunity is to get something like 1000 engin...
by Luxtor
22 Sep 2010 20:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

^^^ Communication jamming from control centers to UCAV could be a real possibility and so is situational awareness in the air around the flying UCAV. A human pilot would be able to detect air threats like enemy fighter aircraft more readily because he is present in the environment. But UCAV also mig...
by Luxtor
14 Aug 2010 08:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Lalmohan wrote:stop it! you'll get the paklurks (animal husbandry dept.) all excited!


^ ^ ^

Oh my God! :lol: :lol: :lol: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Luxtor
11 Aug 2010 06:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

- Avid I wasn't "emphatically questioning" anything. Pak-KSA relations are not new knowledge. Specifically I was asking how do you know they fly EFs there? Now let's assume PAF has had extensive training on the EF, what advantage would it give to Pakistan? If some Paki pilots fly the F-15...
by Luxtor
11 Aug 2010 06:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)
Replies: 98
Views: 13408

Re: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)

If in NJ, what city would it be?
by Luxtor
10 Aug 2010 01:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

>>>>So some babu in MOF will be asking this question why pay ~ $ 35 million more for a European fighter that does not provide any thing more than an MKI does at ~ 50 million per piece Austin, This deal would be sweet (for India) only with a considerable discount on the list price along with "k...
by Luxtor
07 Aug 2010 23:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

^^^
Don't you think that Sonia being an Italian-Indian would push MMS to get the Typhoon since Italy is a partner in the Eurofighter consortium? :D
by Luxtor
07 Aug 2010 22:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

^^^ Yes, I agree this is just a speculation. In the TimeNow report there was no mention of where they came by this information; in another words: No References. So this can be tossed into the speculation files. ... But on the other hand if the report is true then I hope to Eurofighter Consortium wor...
by Luxtor
07 Aug 2010 13:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

^^^ We will always be junior partners until we invent, design and make things from scratch on our own. I made a comment on the naval thread about why should India go to Russia to design a shore based training facility for aircraft carrier training if we are building the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier i...
by Luxtor
05 Aug 2010 08:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1171678

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Top LCA-Navy Team In Russia For Talks A high-level naval delegation from the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) – the government makers of India’s much-anticipated Light Combat Aircraft (LCA-Navy) – is currently in Russia for contract negotiations and issues related to the program’s shore-based ...
by Luxtor
05 Aug 2010 03:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 975156

Re: Indian Military Aviation

They are not adding or replacing radars. They are merely (huge task though) connecting all of them with a control room located some where which is to be decided. Currently many parts of our borders are not covered by fixed radar. So as part of the Samyukta project these gaps will need to be filled ...
by Luxtor
02 Aug 2010 22:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

not sure why every one is betting on F/A-18. Its basically a naval aircraft (remember twin engine usage over oceans) and a bomber for long range mission. Funny thing is only eight countries have acquired this plane so far, if India selects this it will be purely controversial :evil: In dogfight Ger...
by Luxtor
26 Jul 2010 02:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

SAAB Gripen NG http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/8/7/9/1740978.jpg Not sure if this is the correct thread to post this photo in but, in the background are 6 PAF F-16's parked at Lajes enroute Red Flag 2010 - July 14, 2010 . http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/5/6/4...
by Luxtor
24 Jul 2010 11:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

About this CAF F-18 crash... It looks like the pilot was demonstrating a low and slow pass capability, for what reason, I don't know, it doesn't seem to have any practical use in combat for this flight mode. But when he was demonstrating this and he wanted to push the throttle back up to speed up, t...
by Luxtor
09 Jul 2010 05:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Even my neighborhood dhobi knows that next war is going to be fought in mountains and remain confined to mountains - the fact that Himalayas run from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh is a small coincidence... :roll: Your dhobhi must be one smart fella, because my dhobhi certainly doesn't know his geogra...
by Luxtor
07 Jul 2010 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

India Tackles $10B Fighter From the above link, With both states having nuclear weapons a deep-penetration strike is virtually ruled-out as per Brig Kanwal of CLAWS (Centre for Land Warfare Studies) since it would risk over-flying an enemy’s secret nuclear installations. He further says that there ...
by Luxtor
06 Jul 2010 23:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1052083

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Acharya wrote:
nits wrote:
7 people about to sit in cockpit :wink:

The actual pilot is the last and he is completely overshadowed!


I think the pilot will have to sit outside of the canopy on the back spine of the jet and try to fly the plane from there. :D
by Luxtor
06 Jul 2010 03:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1052083

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^^ My understanding of this issue is very basic. Aircraft flies because of lift generated by the control surfaces. This lift is generated because the airflow speed is higher on top surface than the lower surface. This is because air has to travel more distance in the same time when covering upper s...
by Luxtor
17 Jun 2010 22:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Where does ani-India comes from? See the Grippen offer suffers from this main factor, i.e, the engine. From you yesterday? " If history serves right, Sweden has been a very anti-India European country. " You wrote that, and I disagreed. BTW, it´s not "Grippen", it´s the Gripen, ...
by Luxtor
05 Jun 2010 05:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 834233

Re: LCA news and discussion

Please folks - lets not argue about "radar more important", "CMDS more important", Engine more important" etc. I have a joke about all the organs of the body claiming to be the most important and how the ax-hole won. Heheheheheh :rotfl: That's funny. Moral of that joke is, ...
by Luxtor
29 May 2010 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1349
Views: 270526

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Philip good comments but less emphasis on venality etc. Such terms obscure own short comings. Yes it was a strategic surprise and what boggles the mind is that lessons were not learned based on the lack of reform after that. For me I am still not convinced the TSP came up with this on their own aft...
by Luxtor
08 May 2010 02:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 975156

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Does it mean that Astra will now have a range of 160 KM. ?? 8) God please make this true :D Thanks Don't forget that a missile with a maximum range of 160 km is likely to have a very low probability of actually a hitting a target at that range. No manufacturer will ever admit that because it is as ...
by Luxtor
08 May 2010 02:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 834233

Re: LCA news and discussion

what is kaiser-aeroblog? can some one post a link about his comments on LCA? Don't bother. That blog is from a website run by an ex paki pilot (paf) and is full of the usual paki bravado and paki centric garbage that is presented as expert opinion. :lol: Ofcourse, what do you think a paki would say...
by Luxtor
07 Apr 2010 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I think if the pilot is close enough to discern the roundel, I would hope he has figured out this is the other team. That's true. Rather curious why other airforces have dulled down their markings. I've seen army officers dulling down their "fruit salad" on their uniforms in battle areas ...
by Luxtor
07 Apr 2010 05:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 949673

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Found this amazing PS of a Gripen in IAF colours..must say it looks gorgeous ! the camo is mostly reminescent of the earlier MiG-29 camo scheme, complete with anti-glare paint near the canopy front and KB serial. Gripen image in IAF colours Why do IAF aircrafts have such brightly coloured roundels ...
by Luxtor
04 Apr 2010 22:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 25
Views: 3677

Re: Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all the BR members !!! :)

..and thanks for your wishes. :)
by Luxtor
17 Mar 2010 05:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1595701

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Tejas and others who are making fun of the DM, maybe you can explain what a DM should look like standing next to a machine gun. How about you standing next to a machine gun and take photo and post it here so we can decide whether you make us all feel secure looking at your picture. :roll:
by Luxtor
19 Feb 2010 10:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 767906

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

India eyeing Javelin, the fire-and-forget missile India is in talks with the United States to buy Raytheon's Javelin fire-and-forget missiles that have been used in Iraq and Afghanistan, Walter Doran, Asia president at the U.S. firm, told Reuters on Monday. Why do we need Javelin when we have Nag? ...
by Luxtor
14 Jan 2010 06:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 641557

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Why should I list out all the technology the US has transferred ? What are the technologies India transferred when it sells weapons to Nepal ? or Bhutan ? or Sri Lanka ? There is no relevance in asking questions like this. The US is today offering the SH bar a few advanced technologies on good fait...
by Luxtor
07 Jan 2010 05:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 24219

Re: RIP B Harry

Rest in Peace Harry... :cry: I'll miss you and your fabulous drawings of IAF aircraft. It is sad that Harry has passed at such a young age. It happened two years ago in 2007 and we're just finding out? Hmmmm.... Maybe the sad news was discussed back then but many of us just missed it. (My condolence...
by Luxtor
29 Dec 2009 12:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 641557

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Rest in Peace Harry... :cry:
I'll miss you and your fabulous drawings of IAF aircraft.

It is sad that Harry has passed at such a young age. It happened two years ago in 2007 and we're just finding out? Hmmmm....
Maybe the sad news was discussed back then but many of us just missed it.
by Luxtor
25 Oct 2009 12:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 641557

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

makes no use, until it can up the smile of frenchies themselves. they normally refuse to smile at all., and for them losing a $12b order is nothing against, keeping the technology upto themselves. its the french pride! French pride? Are these the same French who were willing to sell Rafales to the ...
by Luxtor
13 Oct 2009 03:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 641557

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

^^^ We need to get rid of 'Light" from our vocabulary when it comes to designating our aircraft and other weapon systems. Everything is "light" with us. ALH, LCA, Light this, Light that. Light somehow denotes less capability to outside observers. (I know it supposed to mean light as i...
by Luxtor
03 Oct 2009 06:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1171678

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

vijyeta wrote:
Shashank N wrote:PHOTOS of IN pilots training in Russia on MiG 29 KUB:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/fulcrum29/Navy2.jpg



The IL78 has Aeroflot markings..... why does Aeroflot need a tanker?


The IL78 also has CCCP markings, isn't that the Russian acronym for USSR?
by Luxtor
26 Jun 2009 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1349
Views: 270526

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

^^^

Tibet is a plateau as opposed to the steep Himalayan mountain chains in the Kargil area, so it may not be that difficult if we can manage the logistics. But in reality you get back Tibet by bombing to hell out of Beijing and Shanghai. :D
by Luxtor
23 Jun 2009 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1349
Views: 270526

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Kargil was a golden opportunity for India to draw the pukis in to a full scale war and finish them off once and for all. As usual India let a chance slip away like we did many times before. The 1971 Bangladesh war for instance, we should've permanently crippled the pukis then. All post Kargil analys...
by Luxtor
08 Dec 2008 01:25
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 213418

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

http://www.foxnews.com/images/475925/2_21_120708_pakistan_450.jpg Image of burned Humvees from Fox News. Hopefully they are replaying this every hour. What say you, Mr. O'Reilly. ? Ahhh!, this indeed looks like a destruction caused by "short circuit in air vacuum" :rotfl:
by Luxtor
01 Dec 2008 23:58
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 168066

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

US masses naval-air-marine might in Arabian Sea opposite India, Pakistan, Iran Three US aircraft carriers with strike groups, task forces and nuclear submarines have piled up in the waters of the Arabian Sea opposite the shores of India, Pakistan and Iran, and in the Persian Gulf. DEBKAfile's milit...
by Luxtor
29 Nov 2008 03:06
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 159593

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

I heard in U.S. media the following gems: On CNN this female reporter named Barbara Star said that the security in south Mumbai was relaxed just days before this latest terrorist attack so authorities were complicit in the attack. On MSNBC there is an analyst Colonel Klink or Col. Sanders, or whatev...

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