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by Pratik_S
07 Oct 2010 13:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678611

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

alcoholic friend who designed out our nuclear submarine - and our stealth fighters and our stealth frigates and our supersonic cruise missiles - and sober friends who still not have agreed to most guarded technology even when offered a 10 billion dollar deal Agreed, but you also need to know that R...
by Pratik_S
06 Oct 2010 13:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678611

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

(though highly unlikely) I hope our babus and politicians know what may be the implications of these actions....we should not end up loosing our only "historically proven" all weather friend (one who is still giving us technologies no one else would) to those who see us in the same light ...
by Pratik_S
06 Oct 2010 13:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 931774

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Perfectly fine. Since its all comms stuff, we would definitely want to use our own equipment there rather than rely on bugged hardware/software. There is one issue with putting Indian stuff and i.e the Americans don't allow their equipment to be upgraded by anybody else which also includes the cust...
by Pratik_S
05 Oct 2010 20:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678611

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Also the RCAF has very few SAM's. AFAIK they only have a contract of 6 PAC systems of which some 3 are delivered so far (Not sure). A country like Taiwan should have large number of SAM's as it is a defensive Nation facing overwhelming odds. SAM's could be a real game changer ! Oh I thought you were...
by Pratik_S
04 Oct 2010 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216886

Re: Aircraft Recognition

@Mr Bala Vignesh
Oh right, thanks !
by Pratik_S
04 Oct 2010 13:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856868

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

@Bala Vignesh
WSI is meant to be a gunship, it will do jobs of troop insertion along with attack. Quite similar to the Mi-24.

@henrik
Dhruv costs just under 9 million $ so expect the LCH to cost 12-14 million $.
by Pratik_S
04 Oct 2010 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216886

Re: Aircraft Recognition

One more Airavat Image:
Image

Does anyone know what happened to the prototype ?
by Pratik_S
03 Oct 2010 12:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627489

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Probably, we may have deployed Mig-21s to avert any Suicide Air attack mission, but these Bisons aren't equipped with any Air to Air Missiles rather they seems to have pressed on with cannon fire to down enemy air attack. According to reports Su-30MKI's are being deployed to protect capital air spa...
by Pratik_S
03 Oct 2010 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678611

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

If the GE-414 is adopted for the LCA, the prices of the twin-engine Super Hornet and the single-engine Gripen could come down by as much as 12 per cent, making them more attractive when the commercial bids for the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) competition are evaluated. http://www.teleg...
by Pratik_S
03 Oct 2010 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 503
Views: 113971

Re: Military Humor and related

chackojoseph wrote:Got this via mail:
Speeding Ticket
Kingsville, TX



ROFL :rotfl:
by Pratik_S
02 Oct 2010 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

True.. But do they require to be refueled in air at all??? I mean they have enough range with internal fuel to cover the entire length of the country on internal fuel alone, with full payload... I mean its useful if you have an expeditionary role but i don't think they'll be earmarked for that kind...
by Pratik_S
02 Oct 2010 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987609

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

@vic
din't GE already acquire approval from US govt ? American companies don't participate in tenders if they don't get approval, right ?
by Pratik_S
02 Oct 2010 12:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 956670

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

ohk! my bad !!!
by Pratik_S
02 Oct 2010 11:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

^^^nice
by Pratik_S
02 Oct 2010 11:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 956670

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Indonesia is not a threat to India and its armed forces, as a matter of fact Indian Air Force personnels recently concluded training of Indonesian pilots on Su-30's. Expect them to depend on us for spares.
Indian Air Force concludes Sukhoi Su30 training programme for Malaysian pilots
by Pratik_S
02 Oct 2010 11:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

IAF can kick out the Il-78 by tweaking the requirements in RFP, they should just add the requirement of "boom" on the aircraft to refuel the P-8I's and the C-17's.
by Pratik_S
02 Oct 2010 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216886

Re: Aircraft Recognition

The Lavi has canards. The F2 and F-16 are almost the same - teh F2 was derived from the F 16 the following Wiki illustrates the differences http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/F2andF16.png Thanks for the comparative image, never knew that the F-2 was bigger in size than the F-16 !
by Pratik_S
30 Sep 2010 13:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1044145

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Both the American Minesweepers in question are barely 13-14 years old, I wonder why the USN decommissioned them within a decade of induction.
by Pratik_S
29 Sep 2010 13:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856868

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Thank you for the wonderful image, I can see the co-pilot sitting in the back that means the co-pilot has a really good view of the front. Many of us believed otherwise.
by Pratik_S
28 Sep 2010 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216886

Re: Aircraft Recognition

@ Carl_T, indranilroy, Nachiket Su-35UB has canards like MKI. The only external difference I know of is the small difference in the design of vertical stabilizer of the two aircrafts. http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7069/su30mkitail.jpg http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1475/su35ubtail.jpg Beaut...
by Pratik_S
27 Sep 2010 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 818172

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

10 Phalcons + 15 Desi AWACS should be the IAF's strength by 2025. Will allow great coverage and added capability in multi-front war/ multiple battlefields.
by Pratik_S
27 Sep 2010 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Is the airframe for the next AWACs going to be the Il-76 or has there been a change of plan? IAF is buying the same stuff, all the follow on orders will be based on the IL-76. The last Phlacon has a few updates which are likely to continue. I have started having a feeling that our defense procureme...
by Pratik_S
26 Sep 2010 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 818172

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

I don't think IN would prefer to buy a completely shore based AWACS when it has a choice of carrier based E-2D.
by Pratik_S
26 Sep 2010 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 818172

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

2 more Phalcons for IAF !

That brings the total to 5 ! So how many Indian AWACS will the IAF order ?
by Pratik_S
25 Sep 2010 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216886

Re: Aircraft Recognition

indranilroy wrote:Thats not a super hornet ... It was one of the PAk-FA line drawings circulating before the PakFA was actually unveiled


Yes, its not a SH but the front half of the drawings looks quite similar to SH. As for the entire drawing no such aircraft exists.
by Pratik_S
24 Sep 2010 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 975232

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

The problem I think lies in the manufacturing process. We have seen many user trials ending up in an embarrassment but have achieved a great deal of success while conducting development trails. It seems like the missiles don't have long shelf-life ! SFC and other bodies should take a good look at th...
by Pratik_S
24 Sep 2010 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216886

Re: Aircraft Recognition

neerajb wrote:Shiv Saar I didn't want to cheat but the URL spilled the beans. :)

Cheers....


Neeraj, you and I can identify the Bundar even with our eyes closed ! :rotfl:
by Pratik_S
24 Sep 2010 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216886

Re: Aircraft Recognition

A great comparison of the Su-47 and the PAK-FA http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/935/t504yq1.jpg Sir, the aircraft on the right is not a PAK-FA ! There is no gap between the two engines. Its looks like a Super Hornet to me. PAK-FA http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/203/pakfadiagram.png
by Pratik_S
23 Sep 2010 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216886

Re: Aircraft Recognition

F-35 Variants
F-35A
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F-35B
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F-35C
Image
by Pratik_S
23 Sep 2010 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216886

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Mirage Series fighters, they are probably the most difficult to distinguish. Last four images for some reasons are not working, click on them to view. http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/3650/mirageg83v.jpg http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6763/mirage2000c3view.gif http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/...
by Pratik_S
11 Sep 2010 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627489

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Gaur wrote:Which weapon are the MARCOS personnel carrying? Looks like mp5 to me but the barrel seems to be a little weird.


It is probably the Naval variant MP5SD-N2. Not sure !
by Pratik_S
28 Aug 2010 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Knocking off 2-3 bridges is all that is required to block land routes. They don't move, don't hide and your enemy has them marked. Knocking down bridges will slow down the transportation not stop it completely. Just a small correction, the Mig 21s willl stay on beyond 2020. May be even till 2025. I...
by Pratik_S
25 Aug 2010 10:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

@Shiv The last para of your post is what I am trying to say, its better to use the road/rail networks than the air-route because the air-route is a bit "more" risky and is used for other things. I will agree that all the routes are risky be it on air, land or water but a train or truck con...
by Pratik_S
24 Aug 2010 20:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1086133

Re: LCA News and Discussions

The only reason why the production of the first 40 fighters will be slow because the HAL would like to have a assembly line running till it gets a larger order of Mk-2. You can expect the production rate to well above 30units per year.
by Pratik_S
24 Aug 2010 20:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

yes it is the extreme case, I am not able to understand the logic behind this discussions and what we are discussing about. I basically think that transporting via air should not preferred over road/rail. Thats it nothing more.
by Pratik_S
24 Aug 2010 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

So you think leaving a T-72-Akash or radar on the site where it can do nothing is safe ?? What if the airfield is bombed during the time, wouldn't you have preferred to have the whole unit to fight the attackers or not have it over there because there is no reason to believe that it won't be bombed ...
by Pratik_S
24 Aug 2010 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

How about 2 or 3 flights to carry all the stuff? After all carrying one tank is also equally useless and if we wanted to carry 20 tanks we could choose 20 Il-76s making one flight each or 4 Il-76s making five flights each. The same argument can be made for transporting iron ore or crude oil or even...
by Pratik_S
24 Aug 2010 09:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Even if the Il-76 can carry the T-72-Akash still I won't think its a smart thing to do, cuz one 1 Il-76 could carry only 1 T-72-Akash which doesn't make any sense, they will obvious need more than that do anything meaningful. Second thing is the radar which is also based on the T-72(for army) will b...
by Pratik_S
22 Aug 2010 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008703

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Have you read this? http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/1990s/Bewoor.html It wont be easy, at best, but it can be done if the weight is at that of the T-72. Having said that, why would the Army want to air transport Akash around anyways. The T-72 means its clearly meant to accompany armor for...

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