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by Pratik_S
24 Mar 2011 18:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 91472

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread



$65 billion later, USAF doesn't have a fighter which it can use in war. Its safe to say that no country has gone 5th Gen yet. :lol:
by Pratik_S
22 Mar 2011 17:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 91472

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

F15E crash in a field due to mechanical failure. Pilot safe in hands of rebel forces. One pilot safe other in process of recovery. 15:40 PM Just in: US warplane crashes in field in Libya. Details awaited. Both pilots safe, one rescued by a USMC Osprey while other by the rebels and is now safe in am...
by Pratik_S
05 Mar 2011 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 503
Views: 114053

Re: Military Humor and related

Incident between me and Paki on a defense community:

Pakistani to me: I read the last line of your post and decided not to read it any further.
Me: Yes, you have to stop reading further once you finish reading the last line.
ROFL !!!!
by Pratik_S
05 Mar 2011 18:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627559

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

what are they doing here? anti-hijacking drill?? http://dl.dropbox.com/u/308484/Misc%20Pics/Air-India-Sukhoi-Su-30-Aircraft-www.aame.in-02.jpg Nope, it was part of a airshow conducted here in Mumbai off a certain beach some 4-5 years ago. It was just after the first 777 was delivered to India. Just...
by Pratik_S
23 Feb 2011 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 818415

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

^^Yup it is but it also carrying many other systems which are not dummy. I even read it some where that as soon as the aircraft comes to India it will get the real deal.
by Pratik_S
23 Feb 2011 18:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 931927

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Tejas set to add teeth to IAF Gauda also informed the IAF had already placed orders for 40 LCA Tejas, and 83 more aircraft would be manufactured subsequently. :D “The helicopter, which could be useful in tackling insurgency, was flown on March 31 :?: last but some more flight trials were necessary....
by Pratik_S
08 Feb 2011 10:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 857002

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Singha wrote:flying darth vader anyone?

they could take the "Predator" logo for the TD2. http://cache.telepisodes.com/wp-content ... dators.jpg


My suggestion, RAJINIKANTH. :lol:
by Pratik_S
08 Feb 2011 10:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Justice for Late Wg Cdr Vikas Jetly
Replies: 22
Views: 3964

Re: Justice for Late Wg Cdr Vikas Jetly

I signed the petition yesterday and I was shocked to see that I was only the 550th or so person to sign it. People are requested to signing this petition and post it on their blog, social networking profiles, etc.
by Pratik_S
09 Jan 2011 12:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1099564

Re: China Military Watch

ravi_ku wrote:which means that they go around the world and thus increasing cost and time manyfold.


Yes, but that cost of losing a war is much higher.
by Pratik_S
09 Jan 2011 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1099564

Re: China Military Watch

Indian Navy's capability to put up a effective naval blockade could be questioned as India has few high endurance vessels which would be need to counter large number of chinese subs. India can only stop oil being transported from Middle-east and Africa not from South America. China can simply order ...
by Pratik_S
09 Jan 2011 11:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1086279

Re: LCA News and Discussions

jamwal wrote:Regarding Tejas image posted by Krishnan;
Are there two hardpoints on Tejas in center ? Litening pod is on the left. Seems like there is space for some payload on the right too.

Yup, LCA has 8 hardpoints. The space on the right could be used for EW pods i guess.
by Pratik_S
06 Jan 2011 17:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1099564

Re: China Military Watch

Since it looks like an F22 it is no use denying the psycological impact favoring Chinas technological prowess. How can you say that China is technologically superior ? I don't think copying shows a countries technological prowess. Engg students can manage to copy the F-22 and make their own RC F-22.
by Pratik_S
03 Jan 2011 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2695
Views: 430738

Re: Military Flight Safety

Thanks for the compliments.
I have edited the list now. #17 &18 have aircraft name on it !
by Pratik_S
29 Dec 2010 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1099564

Re: China Military Watch

Meanwhile.....
Chinese and Japanese fighter aircraft Intercept each other
“Chinese military pilots are less skilled than Japanese and American pilots and they fly erratically at times,” said one official.
by Pratik_S
28 Dec 2010 10:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1099564

Re: China Military Watch

The engine doesn't seem like Al-31 as the nozzles are not tilting downwards. The engine stated for the J-XX is the WS-15 which is planned to have a thrust capability of 180 kN.
Image

Added Later:
It could be the WS-10.
by Pratik_S
22 Dec 2010 19:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1040959

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Bird hits and the PAF Well, atleast the PAF officials didn't claim the birds were trained by RAW to get in the way of their fighters and the population explosion was caused by defective condoms distributed again by RAW. There should be IAF bases facing similar problem along with Mumbai airport. Als...
by Pratik_S
22 Dec 2010 19:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769770

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

FGFA Not What It Seems India will foot the bill to develop Russian jet and then buy it at Market Price Most of the article is not clearly visible because of poor posting by Mr Shiv Aroor. But I can say that the heading seems possible to me. (Not saying it is). My theory about it is: This thing abou...
by Pratik_S
11 Dec 2010 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1040959

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Found this video which compares turn rates of Su-30MKI and JF-17 and according to the video the JF-17 does that in 25 sec and the MKI does it in 30 sec which I can't believe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj1z098U5BA

Are there any other videos of Su-30MKI from which we can compare the turn rate ?
by Pratik_S
11 Dec 2010 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1044242

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Russian Govt may give us Order Worth Rs 30,000-32,000: Nikhil Gandhi, Chairman, Pipavav Shipyard http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/photo/6151078.cms Prospect of contract from Russian government fails to lift Pipavav Shipyard I suppose Pipav is likely to get refit order for last two Kilo class Sub...
by Pratik_S
05 Dec 2010 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1086279

Re: LCA News and Discussions

People have been saying a lot with regards to the low production run of LCA mk1 and some for and some against. Wouldn't it be possible to market the LCA mk1 to the third world countries who need a cheap fighter. If we are able to get a order of 20-40 then HAL can increase its production rate and al...
by Pratik_S
05 Dec 2010 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 931927

Re: Indian Military Aviation

So, M2k upgrade is far too expensive is it? Very clever - Sarko/GOI seem to be indulging in rather elaborate scheme. M2k upg is so expensive, that it is rougly = Rafale! The article posted by Shuklaji even suggests this! Wah kya chaal chali hai. Expect it to go through anyways. I personally don't p...
by Pratik_S
05 Dec 2010 11:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627559

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

@Shiv http://www.hindustantimes.com/Blue-to-green-IAF-changes-colours/Article1-338078.aspx http://www.hindustantimes.com/This-suits-us-just-fine/Article1-338231.aspx IAF, did change it colors to match international standards. There was another article which clearly said that IAF pilots were embarras...
by Pratik_S
04 Dec 2010 10:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627559

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

No shit Sherlock. But your 18 year old self seems to have no trouble lecturing the forum on what colors the IAF should use without knowing about colors yourself. Do you believe your pompous ignorance will be given the go-by? I dint expected such a uncivilized response from a veteran member like you...
by Pratik_S
29 Nov 2010 10:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627559

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

ahem.. thats your opinion... not shared by others - even the IAF. There was news article after the Red Flag which said so, couldn't find it on google now. Good one! :rotfl: Nowadays the names of colors are taught to 2 year old children. Must have been different in your day. So did in my time. But y...
by Pratik_S
26 Nov 2010 09:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1040959

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Pratik, The JF-17 will have better sustained turn rates and that's what they keep showcasing. But the Mirage 2000 and LCA will have better instantaneous turn rates, roll rates and agility. It is basic aerodynamics of the wings. So pilots and strategist think of what one must do in a duel to keep th...
by Pratik_S
24 Nov 2010 10:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1040959

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

I have been watching and (in the last 3 years) uploading (on YouTube) Aerobatic displays from 1996 onwards. People who have never seen aerobatic displays before are seeing this JF 17 display and dhoti shivering and getting impressed. One needs to see a few serious displays before getting "impr...
by Pratik_S
23 Nov 2010 11:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627559

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

From sainik samachar http://www.sainiksamachar.nic.in/englisharchives/2010/oct01-10/Pix/5(i).jpg IAF pilots still using blue uniform ? Didn't the IAF decide to change the blue uniform into green when they found out they look ridiculous in the blue uniform covered by a green G-suit ? Blue= navy blue...
by Pratik_S
23 Nov 2010 10:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1040959

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

neerajb wrote:Pretty consistent vortices as if stuck to the wing with glue.

Cheers....


Yup, thats probably because the video showed the JF-17 constantly turning, probably to its max. Such constant vortices could also be seen on the F-22.
by Pratik_S
20 Nov 2010 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2695
Views: 430738

Re: Military Flight Safety

This is the 17th crash suffered by the Indian military this year and by far the most costly. R.I.P brave defenders. This probably shows the level of obsolesce the Indian military aviation is suffering from.
by Pratik_S
07 Nov 2010 11:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 506553

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

by Pratik_S
06 Nov 2010 16:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678675

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Marten wrote:How will EF get to L1?

If it is the only aircraft to meet the IAF requirements and pass the FET's !
by Pratik_S
06 Nov 2010 16:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678675

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

its the EF's deal to lose on the captor-e and tot issue imho. And the price. Though the typhoon is the best in the competition but if we choose it over others than in most probability the deal won't expand to 200 which is important from reaching the sanctioned strength point of view. It seems like ...
by Pratik_S
06 Nov 2010 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newsflash: Kaveri engine successfully test flown!
Replies: 206
Views: 41139

Re: Newsflash: Kaveri engine successfully test flown!

check out what the Good Karnail Sahab has said on the Kaveri flight test in his blog. Karnail's Blog 65kN figure is definitely wrong. If this was true than there would have been no point in testing the engine on the Il-76 as it failed in its primary goal to generate 80+kN wet thrust. And the people...

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