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by Picklu
19 Nov 2009 00:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 699921

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Barak is command guided.
by Picklu
18 Nov 2009 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Foreign Operations & Deployments
Replies: 264
Views: 35084

Re: Foreign Operations & Deployments

Aditya G wrote:IA BMP-2s in Congo

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Is that a pulser?
by Picklu
18 Nov 2009 22:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 699921

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

How difficult it is to port the command guidence modules from akash to trishul missile and then to integrate it with Raj? IFAIK Barak is also command guided, so command guided shorad is possible, deployed and proven. The benefit will be reduction of multitude of system specific sensors and having th...
by Picklu
18 Nov 2009 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 750184

Re: LCA news and discussion

From now onward, I shall be known as Area Commander, Supah Cruize Brigade, LCA dhaga

Shameless attempt to increase post-count
by Picklu
18 Nov 2009 21:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 750184

Re: LCA news and discussion

picklu dada, for you. :) Being the all knowing expert from nano technology to tata nano(mexican type), I ignore the above disdainfully :P Instead latch onto a different statement quoted below, declare myself "Victorious Magnificus" and crow from rooftop with an energetic lungi dance. :twi...
by Picklu
18 Nov 2009 02:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 750184

Re: LCA news and discussion

from my limited understanding that is correct (*) since drag is also a function of air density, which changes with altitude. it is also proportional to square of velocity as I wrote above. (*) except that it should probably read either "thrust to weight ratio" or "lift to drag ratio&...
by Picklu
18 Nov 2009 00:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 750184

Re: LCA news and discussion

Vacuum has no drag. Ion thrusters have very high specific impulse but very very very low thrust. They can only be used in vacuum or similar conditions not from ground. I think Shiv used the above just as an analogy. The main point is thrust to wight ratio is used to determine the acceleration or cl...
by Picklu
18 Nov 2009 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 750184

Re: LCA news and discussion

shiv ji, those are all related parameters related to the aircraft's energy. it can trade speed for height and vice versa and all of that comes from the engine thrust. in level flight with no acceleration, the thrust has to negate the drag in order for the a/c to move. I do accept that but unless yo...
by Picklu
17 Nov 2009 08:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 750184

Re: LCA news and discussion

Well, I do not have that post and hence can not verify that anyway unless Jagan himself confirms. However, one pointer is that LCA went supersonic in its 33rd test flight as per the news article quoted above. IIRC, the afterburner was not used for quite some time during the initial phase of the test...
by Picklu
17 Nov 2009 02:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 750184

Re: LCA news and discussion

are you sure you are not confusing with the HF-24 with the afterburning engine ? Sorry, did not get your question. Marut did not have an afterburner and still could go supersonic but only during diving. It never came out in official news media that LCA can supercruise. However a news article came o...
by Picklu
17 Nov 2009 01:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 750184

Re: LCA news and discussion

to my knowledge at the moment for all practical purposes(read: with external stores) only the F-22 and EF can supercruise, PAKFA is expected to have this capability. the su-35 and the gripen has bragging rights supercruise ability i.e supercruise in clean configuration. so all in all, for a 4/4.5 g...
by Picklu
14 Nov 2009 01:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009
Replies: 2844
Views: 241160

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009

BTW there's no point in trying to convert an exposed enemy agent. His handlers know he has been exposed and wont accept him back, therefore no point in being lenient in punishing this traitor. On the contrary govt should make an example out of him. This would serve as an example to all jholawallas,...
by Picklu
04 Sep 2009 00:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Thread on YSR :The man, his mission, his demise and legacy
Replies: 900
Views: 4770

Re: Nukkad 52

Agreed to quite an extent. But if it is one of the latter reasons - that being we are unfortunate enough to not have the capabilities to do an search + rescue operation - then we should not hesitate. I remember we faced the aftermath of Tsunami to quite a good extent. I want to believe our country ...
by Picklu
31 Aug 2009 21:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 381761

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Real men do not do stick shift .. they jump on donkies and race against predators through hellphyre shower ...
all others are pretenders :twisted:
by Picklu
31 Aug 2009 21:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 381761

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Changing gear in start stop condition is tiring beyond a point. In India, any driving is generally for a longer duration than massaland for similar distance. Also, in India, most of the cars do not have a smooth BMW type stick, rather a rusted /@%^&#@/ danda and you have to fight it with your le...
by Picklu
25 Aug 2009 22:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 847164

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Without going into all the arguments about proactive strategy and not part of country theories, the basic point is that the outcome of war is never solely dependent on how many soldiers died in the campaign. If that was the case, America would have won Vietnam many times over. It has always been abo...
by Picklu
10 Aug 2009 21:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Purush,

Which software you use for post-processing?
by Picklu
07 Aug 2009 01:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 570352

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Approval for GSAT-10 Communication Satellite The Union Cabinet today approved undertaking design and development of GSAT-10 spacecraft at a cost of Rs.735.00 crores with a Foreign Exchange component of Rs.634.00 crores. Is Foreign Exchange componet same as imported component? If yes, then this sate...
by Picklu
05 Aug 2009 00:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 20210

Re: Indian Army Discussion

rakall but, ofcourse, especially for cases of inland postings - the role of sahayak's probably needs to be reconsidered.. This will come down to it .. sooner or later. The more army appears fighting .. the more of a PR issue it will become giving more ammunition to the media and burocracy. [I know ...
by Picklu
04 Aug 2009 02:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 20210

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Random thoughts of an Indian civilian: In a modern democracy, common poeple is GOD and media is the priest. So, there is no alternative of good PR, it is as essential/mandatory as the the food, water and air. A decede or two ago, it might be OK not to be good in this department but not nowadays and...
by Picklu
20 Jul 2009 21:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 155055

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

What is the source for the torpedo tubes? I do not think we make any. Which torpedoes? Russian, German, new French ones? When is our HWT going to be ready? Like our other ships, are we importing the props or making them in house because of strategic nature? so many questions ...... any knowledgable ...
by Picklu
20 Jul 2009 20:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Guys can someone recommend a superzoom camera, I have the following choices before me Canon sx10IS nikon coolpix p80 sony h50 One more point about p80 from personal experience. This one should be avoided like pox unless having serious TFTA capability. Even with 18x zoom, this ‘habib sitara’ have th...
by Picklu
18 Jul 2009 01:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

suryag wrote:Guys can someone recommend a superzoom camera, I have the following choices before me

Canon sx10IS
nikon coolpix p80
sony h50


panasonic lumix dmc fz28
by Picklu
09 Dec 2006 06:32
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 38688

Picklu, No comment but just a question, if we do that, how do you propose we show it? Depends on how we do it. But 'show' we have to, otherwise it will not be 'credible'. The PADE is revolutionary becuase it established the 'credibility' in that system by 'showing' the capability. There can not be ...
by Picklu
08 Dec 2006 23:34
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 38688

We will show how PADE can hit Brahmos in our next test. Do we have the long range detection capability to cover our western border (land and sea) against 'dancer's? If true, that will have even more strategic implication than the current ABM test. However all open source evidance point to radar gap...
by Picklu
08 Dec 2006 01:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 38688

Prem, my point is, ANYTHING that unkil or lizard can give to pukes can't regain the so called balance. The game has changed forever! Unless they mate their nuke with chini bababoor. And unkil allows unhindered milgrade GPS access. Equal-eqalitis demands MAD and to ensure MAD TSP has to get new offe...
by Picklu
06 Dec 2006 22:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-4
Replies: 139
Views: 54032

If what is said in this article
http://bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=7852
about liquid fuel is true, then it is party time folks. But the Q is is it true? How reliable Sandip Dikshit is?
by Picklu
04 Dec 2006 19:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 75250

rakall wrote:though liq-fuel in 1st stage has to be taken care of.. lets not worry about that for the time being.. its a time to celebrate and lets not be finicky...

Remeber how liquid fuel engine constituency won against solid fuel engine for Prithvi. Hope the same thing does not happen here again.
by Picklu
01 Dec 2006 22:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 75250

Raj Malhotra wrote:If the first stage is liquid fueled then it is equally possible that the radar is old THD-1955 3-D one or its variant (??)

what is the linkage?
by Picklu
01 Dec 2006 22:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 75250

AFAIK, it takes a half day preparation for loading the liquid fuel. Once loaded the fuel can stay for a few month before draining out but such loading/draining can be done only for a limited no for a particular missile. Also the no of supporting vehicle for the liquid fuel missile is huge comprimisi...
by Picklu
29 Nov 2006 11:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68254

now that the credibility of the 'ghodi' type of delivery method is gone, TSP has to cause some dhamaka to restore the credibility of JDAM method for their equal-equalities sake. So some big terrorist activity soon ... blood of more innocent indians... all because of the bloated ego of some ddm journ...
by Picklu
29 Sep 2006 22:58
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 118050

If I understand correctly what RayC and others are saying: 1. Kargil was like a suicide terrorist mission planned in a grand scale by PA. 2. IA, though wargamed many times against valid military strategies, did not wargame against such possible suicide missions by PA. So when Kargil happened, it was...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2006 23:23
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 118050

Jagan wrote:But note that it does not mention any Katyusha MBRLs being fired. Perhaps the author got confused and put Pinaka instead of Katyusha?


Much more likely since for Pinaka it means around 450 loadout. But a lt. gen making such mistake? :roll:
by Picklu
01 Sep 2006 22:50
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 118050

Book Reviews Kargil: The Impregnable Conquered ............. 69,800 Bofors (155 mm) shells, 1,90,000 Field Gun (105 mm) shells, 16,100 Mortar (120 mm) shells, 3,400 Medium Gun (130 mm) shells, 9000 heavy Mortar (160 mm) shells and 5,300 Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) shells were fired. ...
by Picklu
22 Jun 2004 22:29
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 94700

Re: Kargil Revisited

Ramana,

A request: it is Kolkata, not Kolkotta.

Rgds,
Picklu

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