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by Pratik_S
22 Aug 2010 18:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Indeed very hilarious and spot on. A very good article to just simplify things.
by Pratik_S
22 Aug 2010 18:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008766

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Sorry, with an IL76 payload of 40 odd tons and with the trailer being the width of a truck, why cant an IL-76 carry a bunch of IAF Akash trailers & associated equipment. The missiles can come separately on other IL-76. A few Il-76 flights should definitely be able to transport the IAF version o...
by Pratik_S
22 Aug 2010 18:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008766

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Il-76 probably won't be able to carry it, that why the C-17 !
by Pratik_S
09 Aug 2010 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1086169

Re: LCA News and Discussions

@Shiv
Well, TVC making LCA uncontrollable is a bit exaggeration because FBW system could be upgraded to cope with it. Plus TVC is not a priority area in research in India atleast. They are working on it for AMCA but nothing is going on for the LCA. EJ guys doing it is a different issue.
by Pratik_S
08 Aug 2010 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627522

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^ Interesting information , btw do we have a picture of MKI with 754 pod ? I think debate started based on pics of UPAZ-1A from Karlo Kopp's site which are Su-27K shots. I am not sure if the image is of IAF Su-30 but it surely is a Su-30. Link:http://angle-of-attack.blogspot.com/2010/07/cobham-754-...
by Pratik_S
08 Aug 2010 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3580
Views: 629055

Re: International Naval News and Discussion


Interestingly there is no political outcry for allowing a "Nuclear powered" vessel to be docked in India, there was lot of it when the USN sent their Nuke carrier for exercise a few years back.
by Pratik_S
08 Aug 2010 18:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Manishw wrote:Sir, I would most respectfully and humbly like to bow out of any further debate with a magnificent specimen of 'Mr Know it all'.


Sure ! After this "comment" of your, I have nothing remaining to say. :lol: Seems like I am not a "know all" after all !! :twisted:
by Pratik_S
08 Aug 2010 18:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856895

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

symontk wrote:Also what happened after a CAG report on Bofors Gun in 1989? Army is still without modern artillery. CAG is only good for criticism, not for any constructive thoughts


Thats because CAG is a critic, it a auditing body and every such body has just one job i.e to find deficiency and to criticize.
by Pratik_S
08 Aug 2010 18:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

industrial integration with EADS as a full member might be attractive to both sides, for a lot more than just the single deal not sure dassault can or wants to offer the same level of participation... french guard their crown jewels closely Exactly, with IAF having a sizable numbers of Tiffy's (200...
by Pratik_S
08 Aug 2010 18:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Please read the report in Times now along with article on rediff posted a page back on this very thread.Connect some dots and ask whether this is officially sanctioned leak or shoddy reporting and after doing so please consider that should 'Aam Aadmi' like me should wait for you to post on your blo...
by Pratik_S
08 Aug 2010 14:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 506480

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Look,almost every foreign supplier of weapons to India has failed at some time or the other.The Hawk,Israeli LUSH upgrades of Sea Harriers with the Derby missile only reching 50% of its advertised range,French thernmal imaging sights for MBTs,Trenton LPG gas mishap,the above mentioned SMERCH failur...
by Pratik_S
08 Aug 2010 14:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1206900

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

putnanja wrote:Suman Sharma reporting that DAC has cleared purchase of 56 utility helicopters for IN at Rs 7k crores

DAC Clears Naval Utility Chopper Deal, RFP To Follow Soon


Tender pe tender, trails pe trails. India ends up buying less than it says.
by Pratik_S
08 Aug 2010 14:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Lets wait for a while, let others confirm it. Times group is known for its horrible defense commentary and reporting. I am asking a few guys of my own, will put it on my blog.
by Pratik_S
29 Jul 2010 17:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856895

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Actually smpratik ji, not wanting to sound ornery but the LCH has not done more than 250-260 kmph to date. They will eventually get there but it's some ways off yet. They are not going to throw about a prototype without adequate and cautious testing. I have a source working on the project, he says ...
by Pratik_S
29 Jul 2010 17:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Smpratik, My views are that India cannot make to UNSC seat without PRC support even when all others (US, Russia, UK and France) favors us.. PRC can at any time veto any such move.... Thats right, but the G-5 (countries who wish to be made a permanent member at UNSC which includes India) won by over...
by Pratik_S
29 Jul 2010 17:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

As I said before, MMRCA being a deal to seal India's effort to get into UNSC was confirmed today. Read today's TOI front page upper right corner. It reads something like this - India signs 57 more Hawks, UK to back India for UNSC seat. I expect similar headline when India signs the MMRCA with the US...
by Pratik_S
27 Jul 2010 18:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856895

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Rahul M wrote:the LCH info-board is almost a copy-paste of the dhruv info-board.

Thats right, many of the said specifications given to us are not accurate.
by Pratik_S
26 Jul 2010 14:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856895

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Actually the LCH has flown above 300kmph post inaugural. Its speed should be around 300kmph once it enters service. HAL is most likely playing safe by limiting its speed to 275 kmph.
by Pratik_S
26 Jul 2010 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

My view is that the American pitch is very strong and the F/A-18SH is likely to win. Finally the politics is going to choose the fighter. So, here is my analysis http://angle-of-attack.blogspot.com/2010/07/mmrca-political-angle.html All the latest news reports suggest that IAF evaluation on the 6 MM...
by Pratik_S
26 Jun 2010 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting
Replies: 499
Views: 99241

Re: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting

Can anyone tell me what's with TOI's defense reporters. Everytime I read a article regarding ballistic missiles they claim that Indian missiles are inferior to the Paki ones and their work in R&D and deployment is far ahead of us. TOI in past few years have become a total pessimist newspaper and...
by Pratik_S
26 Jun 2010 16:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1099394

Re: China Military Watch

Chinese Mil video..even if you hate the chinese the video is a must watch for military junkies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuW7JzF1dSs&feature=fvw Probably the best video of the PLA i have seen till date.. China has got better in shiny PR stuff like every other communist and authoritarian s...
by Pratik_S
25 Jun 2010 16:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

BIG NEWS France offers to Indian Air Force for purchasing 40 Rafale fighters A French company offered to sell 40 of its state-of-the-art aircraft Rafale fighter jets to India for a bi-lateral air exercise on Friday. An Indo-French joint exercise is to be held somewhere in India in 2011 – 12. The of...
by Pratik_S
26 May 2010 08:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856895

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

I think the tail rotor is running at a constant speed, its probably a unintentional illusion created by the camera.
by Pratik_S
24 May 2010 17:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008766

Re: Indian Military Aviation

^^Jingo hopes-
Might be carrying out tests of LCA MK-2's AESA radar. lol
by Pratik_S
24 May 2010 17:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769706

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

I will do my research and let you know.
by Pratik_S
24 May 2010 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 589069

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Now let me repeat what I said. Most young people who have not got into positions of influence tend to blame older people for bad decisions and somehow believe that the "younger generation" will do better. In my observation this is wrong. The old people carried myths and irrational beliefs...
by Pratik_S
24 May 2010 16:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769706

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

No. I am not sure. But, Kiel probe A Kiel probe is a device for measuring pressure in fluid dynamics. It is a variation of a Pitot probe where the inlet is protected by a "shroud". Unlike the Pitot probe, it is not sensitive to changes in yaw angle, and is therefore useful when the probe'...
by Pratik_S
24 May 2010 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

NRao wrote:I would like to suggest that the PAK-FA will also kill the MCA.

Some people like to live too far into the past.

And, in constant fear (of things that do not even exist).



Well said sir !! :D
by Pratik_S
24 May 2010 16:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008766

Re: Indian Military Aviation

From a poster on India-Forums Nirbhay will be available in MK1 and MK2 mods. Mk1 will be the tactical missile and will equip all present and future IAF fighters including MRCA and FGFA. It will have a range of 1200 KMs. The MK2 will be more of a strategic weapon with 2500KM range. Now the point to ...
by Pratik_S
24 May 2010 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 862972

Re: LCA news and discussion

Its not a bad paint job, even the best paint job wears off and comes off. Its not something new or something which is happening only to the LCA.

It might be some reading instruments attached to it, i am not sure. But its not a bad paint job, there is nothing like such.

@Mr Shiv
LOL
by Pratik_S
23 May 2010 09:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1099394

Re: China Military Watch

Chinese copy of Su-33 (J-15 ) Prototype spotted
http://idrw.org/?p=1757
by Pratik_S
23 May 2010 09:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008766

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Nirbhay is mainly for Land based cruise missile its still a decade away from been inducted into air force has ALCM , if we keep BrahMos has the example for Nirbhay , Pj-10 aka BrahMos was first tested in 2001 and air launched Brahmos is still no where in sight ,air force should not be in hurry , Ni...
by Pratik_S
23 May 2010 08:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856895

Re: LCH discussion

^^same in Times of India.
by Pratik_S
22 May 2010 09:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769706

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

NRao wrote:pitot tube?


Are you sure about it ? Take a look at X-31 video from 3mins 55sec and the PAK-FA video from 27 secs. They both look similar to me, i.e look like kiel probe.
X-31 Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=817w5ps7HwI
PAK-FA Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjpLejaErII
by Pratik_S
22 May 2010 08:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769706

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Can anyone help me on this: I don't know if you guys observed it or no, take a look at the antenna like thing on the nose of the aircraft. If I am not wrong than its called a Kiel probe which provides things like air speed info to the computers. AFAIK such instruments are need for aircrafts which ha...
by Pratik_S
21 May 2010 18:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008766

Re: Indian Military Aviation

limitations on engg resources could be felt as HAL is working on Dhruv-upg, WSI-Dhruv and LCH at same time. LOH being relatively cheap, its better to focus on these three more expensive products and then move on to a replacement for the Mi17 in collab with eurocopter or augusta. I think other wise,...
by Pratik_S
21 May 2010 18:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008766

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Its strange how that word 'optimism' would mean different things to different ppl.. for me, in this instance optimism would mean that these trials come through and the IA gets the best toy it long deserves.. These trials not working out (in favour of HAL or for whatever other reason) would be rathe...
by Pratik_S
21 May 2010 18:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987688

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

UAE is not not know for lowest bidder wins kind of tenders, they basically approach a particular manufacturer and get them self a good deal in terms of quality by paying good. They did the same thing with LM and managed to get a F-16 which is better than the ones with the USAF and also managed to ho...
by Pratik_S
21 May 2010 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 589069

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

@Shiv and Rahul M
Thanks
by Pratik_S
21 May 2010 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008766

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I do not think that the HAL LOH design is that far along as to fit into the timelines that the IAF and IA are looking at in the short run- i.e. 1 year from date of contract signature which might be (if all goes well) a year or a year and half away..that means entry into service in 2.5 years as per ...

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