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by Pratik_S
12 Feb 2010 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 987809

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Considering the Flyaway price of Typhoon for Austria which is 85 million dollars and the system price of Typhoon for Germany which is 115million dollars the price of Typhoon becomes 200 million dollars per unit. Considering the economics of scale and price reduction due to production the price of ty...
by Pratik_S
12 Feb 2010 20:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1008861

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Shakti engine weights 205kgs according to wiki, they could have reduced the weight without much problem since they have to get rid of only 5kgs. I don't know if the Shakti meets other requirements like FADEC but considering that its base version(Turbomeca TM 333) has this system the shakti must have...
by Pratik_S
11 Feb 2010 21:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Agni 3 tested successfully
Replies: 129
Views: 30271

Re: Agni 3 tested successfully

So when are they testing the SLBM version of A3, more importantly can the Arihant class subs carry them ? Secondly the A3 weighs 50,000kgs so how are they going to make the A5 which will be even more heavy with is extra stage and canister road mobile ?
by Pratik_S
11 Feb 2010 21:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1040960

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Main trouble for Pakistanis will be the engine. The current RD-93 is good 30years old and is relatively underpowered. The WS-13 which seems to be the only replacement to the RD-93 is also a Chinese copy of RD-93 and i don't think its an improvement over the Russian version. The only country likely t...

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