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by PaulJI
09 Mar 2008 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675003

>>>High-wing designs are inherently heavier than low-wing, & less efficient in cruise. I don't think you are right about that statement. High wing design reduces weight and a parasole wing further reduces the interference drag. See previous post. What you're saying implies that every designer &...
by PaulJI
09 Mar 2008 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675003

... The very purpose of having High wings (in this case parasole wings) are to REDUCE the weight. It makes it much more lighter, because a single spar can be used through and through, thereby eliminating the need for extra strengthening at the wing roots. Contrary to the popular belief, the thicker...
by PaulJI
09 Mar 2008 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675003

http://www.bmrexpress.com/IL76.htm Probably because of STOL in case of emergency landings (in combat situations ) IL76 could be better?... AWACS aircraft "in combat situations" (by which I presume you mean getting shot at) are dead meat. At that point, they've already failed, & the la...
by PaulJI
09 Mar 2008 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675003

... the structural work needed to make a civilian chassis strong enough for a few extra tons rotodome on its back is less than the penalty paid for having a super strong cargo rated floor all along the hold, bulbous canoe fairling for wheels and those high strong wings for rough strips, STOL and he...
by PaulJI
09 Mar 2008 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675003

>>>The pics of the IAF's future AWACS show clearly why airforces across the world do not prefer to use mil transports for AWACS duties. The Il-76 frame structure and landing gears are designed to lift off and land with 40 tons of cargo. Therefore everything is beefy. In the AWACS role, it will not ...
by PaulJI
20 Jan 2008 17:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196147

This went totally unreported in most press. http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/graham-warwick/2007/07/the-other-rollout.html#more Japan rolls out two large aircraft- a MPA and a transport. ... It was reported in Flight, JDW, AFM, & Air International, that I know of. But not in the non-defence, n...
by PaulJI
17 Jan 2008 14:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only
Replies: 301
Views: 138368

What would be more important in india specific scenarios a TVC or a super cruise? supercruise anyday .... especially wideband supercruise like raptor. Current missile seeker (off-boresignt tech) technology is advancing real fast and reducing the effectiveness of tvc in close combat. supercruise inc...
by PaulJI
18 Dec 2007 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675003

Can we not operate more conventional AEW aircraft from land? Why the E-2 which is especially designed for USN carriers? If we ever have to buy an American system it should be based on C-130J (yes C-130 has a AEW version as well) C-130 isn't ideal as an AEW platform. There are good reasons why passe...
by PaulJI
26 Nov 2007 04:08
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 90663

Op-Ed Dccean Chronicle, 21 Nov., 2007 I dont see how they can carry such a boatload of armaments. I think different versions carry different weapons. My point is if it carries BMs then it wont have room for the Klubs and axes and still be 8000 tons displacement. The British Resolution -class SSBNs ...
by PaulJI
18 Nov 2007 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196147

International News What the... :shock: British nukes were protected by bike locks ... That article has been rubbished on British forums. Seems to have been a major misunderstanding by the Beeb on the level of security, & the number of steps to be gone through. That little key did not, in itself...
by PaulJI
14 Nov 2007 23:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196147

Why would the sub "pop up" if it was undetected. Stands to reason that such incidents mean that the ASW package was successful in detecting the intrusion and forcing the bogey to "pop-up" in order to identify itself. Could have deliberately exposed itself to cock a snook at the ...
by PaulJI
09 Sep 2007 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2305
Views: 476367

Since the Israelis already make the Heron, a Predator clone, will they then be building something like this, and would it be worth it for India to get it? The Heron is not a Predator clone. Look at a couple of pictures - Heron - http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=11692 Predator...
by PaulJI
16 Jul 2007 16:36
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126505

The Kill -score of Su30MKI and Typhoons is not being disclosed. What is the reason? Because it never is? Really, it's extremely unusual for any official numbers of nominal "kills"to be released, especially for international exercises (which this was), though unofficial numbers are often l...
by PaulJI
04 Jul 2007 21:43
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126505

... Up until the 1980s .... Also I cannot recall (from those days) a single workplace in the UK that had water fountains or a place dedicated to the supply of drinking water. .... I can, & I've lived in the UK all my life (well, apart from a few months at a time working abroad). Every place I'v...
by PaulJI
04 Jul 2007 16:43
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121446

I've just had a look at the lists of high hours F-16 pilots on F-16.net, & I was struck that the PAF pilot list is very top-heavy (though not as bad as Venezuela), with many of the highest hours being racked up by very senior officers. 3 Air Vice Marshals & 4 Air Commodores in the top 20. I ...
by PaulJI
02 Jul 2007 22:11
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126505

interesting to know the OTAN E3 use probe refueling, the USAF ones use the drogue. .... Bit of a misunderstanding here, I think. The drogue is the thing on the end of a hose that a probe fits into. The alternative to a drogue isn't a probe, it's a boom. USAF - tanker has a boom that fits into a rec...
by PaulJI
28 Jun 2007 15:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only
Replies: 301
Views: 138368

The interesting tidbits that are coming out about tender makes me wonder that some of the contenders are already out. For example only 20 nos direct import and rest manufacture in India. This does not serve American agenda very well of keeping their lines open with Indian order! This also weakens t...
by PaulJI
23 Jun 2007 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 975
Views: 238877

BTW, everybody, it's EJ200, not EJ2000.

http://www.eurofighter.com/et_ss_tp_tp.asp
by PaulJI
22 Jun 2007 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 975
Views: 238877

Just wondering .. is it that easy to change the LCA s engine from F404 to the RD .. maybe the kaveri engine ?!! .. the pak shouldnt have had a prob when the RD33 was initially denied to them Would be a fairly painful job to make the structural mods to change engines... esp. since engine layouts are...
by PaulJI
03 Jun 2007 22:30
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135577

... unlike Tours (Franks basically lured the Arabs into the mountains in the winter), ... Sorry, mate, but there aren't any mountains anywhere near Tours, so although we don't know the exact site of the battle, we can confidently say no mountains were involved. The story is that Martel avoided Arab...
by PaulJI
02 Jun 2007 16:04
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 107719

... But surely you are not suggesting that the aerodynamics of a bomber or a military aircraft in general will be the same as that of a 737 airliner based aircraft? If you compare the flexibility of an aircraft to latch itself onto a hose and drogue system, then for fighters there is no problem. Ev...
by PaulJI
02 Jun 2007 04:35
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 107719

... This does not say that the idea wasn’t there, just that the IAF doesn’t have the probe type refueling aircraft like the USAF does for their ACPs and since its nearly impossible to latch up with the hose and drogue type pods in such a large BBJ aircraft. ... Vivek Ahuja You're mistaken there...
by PaulJI
30 May 2007 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 975
Views: 238877

Re: LCA and MMR

...Kaveri = reinventing the wheel ? :roll: There are no shortcuts if you want to get up there (i.e. a military low-bypass turbofan designed to Western maintenance specs) ... you have to "reinvent the wheel" (as you put it), simply because no one is going to give you the tech for love or f...
by PaulJI
21 Apr 2007 00:54
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 116067

ksmahesh and ajay pratap....... Arunachal Pardesh IS NOT DISPUTED AREA ....it is integral part of India. Please edit your posts now and post some true map. :evil: :evil: :evil: Do the necessary now.......stting with the stick :shock: It's disputed by China. You can say that the Chinese have no grou...
by PaulJI
20 Apr 2007 00:50
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 116067

T RAVEL ADVISORY -SELA PASS -ARUNACHAL PRADESH Sela Lake or Sila Lake but people call it Sela. The road you can see beside the lake is the 2nd Highest Motor-able road in the world at a height of nearly 14000 ft . ... Nowhere near 2nd at that height. That's less than 4300 metres, & there are mot...
by PaulJI
13 Apr 2007 23:50
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 116067

Hi Vivek... Valid points... Wht happens is we read this half an hour scenario in posts which is divided in 2 - 3 days so may be because of that Hari forgot the time factor... :lol: Yes, the time is significant, & I confess I'd missed just how short a period has been covered. Mea culpa. I must a...
by PaulJI
13 Apr 2007 17:43
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 116067

... Chinese will first target the ECM 707, before sending the bombers. they are yet to find the 707, remember !! they didn't even know such a thing was there, let alone looking for it ! ... Something's jamming them. They can't miss that! So they know something is out there. What, & where, they ...
by PaulJI
26 Mar 2007 19:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121446

Looks like some new UAVs for Pakistan - url PakDef forum has people claiming the unidentified customer is definitely Pakistan, & some have already been delivered. The Falco as it stands is nothing special in most respects, a fairly ordinary surveillance UAV apart from its unsegregated civil airs...

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