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by Pratik_S
05 Nov 2010 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newsflash: Kaveri engine successfully test flown!
Replies: 206
Views: 41138

Re: Newsflash: Kaveri engine successfully test flown!

Congratulations to everyone involved in the project. Now, I don't understand why most of comments in this thread advice GRTE to install the engines on Su-30 or MiG-29 when it is very clear that it won't power any manned fighter aircraft. Why should we waste time and funds so that the engine could fl...
by Pratik_S
24 Oct 2010 19:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 956732

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

i recently had a privilege to chat with one of the DRDO guy my first question was that su30mki has always been criticized of having a higher RCS that enables enemies to detect it easily so is DRDO or any of its branch working on some stealth features of the fighter ? he said that yes the work is go...
by Pratik_S
24 Oct 2010 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678637

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

I dont know anything about aesa but have read here that antenna diameter determines the maximum range. in that sense how does Rbe2 compare to apg79? the rafale nose looks more elegant yet smaller to me in photos vs sh/ef. since india is a long way from being able to provide pervasive awacs support ...
by Pratik_S
17 Oct 2010 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2511
Views: 585593

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Take of Video
A bit scary take off and landing(slowing down).
by Pratik_S
17 Oct 2010 18:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627533

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^^Thats Rustom? Pardon my ignorance, but whatever happened to its bulge in the front and big tail the back ? There are two Rustom's. Rustom-I and Rustom-H. The image you posted is that of Rustom-H. Take a look at this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/TCGUm-11PHI/AAAAAAAAKrE/wQBjrbv22aI/s1600...
by Pratik_S
17 Oct 2010 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216908

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Image

Anybody wants to identify them ? :)
by Pratik_S
17 Oct 2010 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216908

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Tankers http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/assets_c/2010/05/A330%20MRTT%20Fuel%20Tank%20Arrangement-thumb-560x322-75239.jpg http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=34120 http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/galleries/images/14160/500x400/mcdonnell-douglas-kc-1...
by Pratik_S
16 Oct 2010 20:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769719

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Very noob question. Will the AMCA and the FGFA (PAK-FA) diffrent aircrafts or will them be the same design? AMCA will be much lighter aircraft. It will be a medium category fighter where as FGFA will be a heavy category fighter. So obviously they will be different designs. But we can expect AMCA to...
by Pratik_S
16 Oct 2010 20:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627533

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^Do you mean RBK-500 ?
This is a image of Russian Flanker with them.
Image
by Pratik_S
16 Oct 2010 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2511
Views: 585593

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^ Great news indeed. Also din't Rustom Crashed on its first flight a couple of month ago ?
by Pratik_S
16 Oct 2010 20:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678637

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

I am hardly interested in a mudslinging match with you. So, this will be my last reply to you even though I personally think that your statements are totally ridiculous. Case in point, the following statement of yours which started the discussion. Let me assure you that I harbor same feeling toward...
by Pratik_S
16 Oct 2010 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 503
Views: 113982

Re: Military Humor and related

I think most of you have read this one but still I am posting it here: "During the Cold War, if USA launched a nuke-loaded missile, Soviet Satellites would inform the Soviet army in 3 seconds and in less than 45 seconds Soviet counter-missiles would be on their way. Recent studies commissioned ...
by Pratik_S
16 Oct 2010 14:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 805362

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^^
I don't find the Global Hawk to be ugly. I think its probably the most good looking UAV.
by Pratik_S
16 Oct 2010 14:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678637

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

@Guar I don't understand what you are trying to imply here. Its either you are telling that I am idotic person with absolutely no clue of what the discussion is about or that you are completely ignorant about the history. Some simple facts which makes me believe that manufacturing is easier in a com...
by Pratik_S
16 Oct 2010 13:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1086170

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^^^ if thats the case then we may be looking at another 1000 test and validation flights over a period of 5 years from the flight of first Mk2 prototype. Assuming the statrt is made now. First flight may be around the middle if 2013/14. Add 3 to 5 years of testing and we could see the Tejus Mk 2 en...
by Pratik_S
15 Oct 2010 17:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4158
Views: 828653

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

All the above news could possibly be precursor to signing of much delayed deal of 4 Tu-22M for IN.
by Pratik_S
15 Oct 2010 17:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678637

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

That is a bold statement to make. Perhaps the radar and armament could be replaced but to think that India would be making GE-414s? I mean, sure, we will be assembling them under license and the reports suggest that there may be some level of TOT involved. But there is nothing to suggest that the c...
by Pratik_S
15 Oct 2010 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2511
Views: 585593

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Image
What is that orange stuff ? Is is part of some rocket assisted take-off gear ? Also can Nishant take-off conventionally ?
by Pratik_S
15 Oct 2010 17:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 931873

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Firstly there is enough money at present being spent. All the project have financial backing, Govt has never said that we don't have enough money for the military, we shall not fund it, etc with only one exception that of Tanker bid. The major issue is with haphazard planning, no efforts to fight a ...
by Pratik_S
15 Oct 2010 17:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 678637

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Wasnt the LCA supposed to have a capacity of 4.8 tons?????????????????? No, its 3.5 tonnes only ! 4.8 tonnes would make it a medium category fighter. gripen ng is the most likely contender to be L1 when commercial bids are opened so thats something that is going for it. No likely, with many foreign...
by Pratik_S
15 Oct 2010 16:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769719

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Firstly it HAL not NAL and the article says what we already know i.e 300 PAK-FA/FGFA + 45 MTA = 345 aircrafts. What SFC and Naval variant ?
by Pratik_S
14 Oct 2010 18:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 931873

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Spin can occur even with FBW enabled aircrafts but they do decrease the possibility of such a event happening. Also I don't know if the Indian Hawks have FBW but considering the fact that they are AJT used for final course training they should have it as most modern fighters are FBW enabled and all ...
by Pratik_S
14 Oct 2010 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 503
Views: 113982

Re: Military Humor and related

@Vivek K and Sunny Y I am not able to understand why are you guys considering moguls as Pakistanis ? Every single Indian doesn't have a Sub-continental decent. Large population of people with Mogul decent still live in India and as a matter of fact the descendants of Mogul rulers/kings live in India...
by Pratik_S
13 Oct 2010 18:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 931873

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Do note that these airforces do not operate prototype versions of the aircraft as a part of their teams. Yes, that makes sense. Well my comment to use LCA for SKAT was not a thought one. But personally I still believe the Ambassadors of IAF should use a Indian Aircraft. Meanwhile the Hawk 132 has F...
by Pratik_S
13 Oct 2010 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216908

Re: Aircraft Recognition

sir i am still not able to get the difference between two from this pic . can some guru help me on this. though i am able to understand differences in diff pics. but not getting any clue from this pic. thanks Visit the following link to understand the evolution of Flanker, click of the images of th...
by Pratik_S
12 Oct 2010 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 931873

Re: Indian Military Aviation

One doesn't give "scrapped" prototypes to a SKAT team!!! You an me can always ask for LCA Tejas trainer for SKAT. However, I feel it will be an overkill. For an AT the ideal aircraft is a small nimble aircraft with good TWR. also the tandem seating would be a departure from the Kiran Mk I...
by Pratik_S
12 Oct 2010 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 503
Views: 113982

Re: Military Humor and related

From Across the border ...... :D :D :D :D.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Joker named Zaid Hamid, was dropped on his head by his mother when she was trying to flee from Indian military attacks during 1965 war. It resulted into him acquiring the above condition. :rotfl: 8) :lol:
by Pratik_S
12 Oct 2010 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 150471

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Thanks archan, do you suggest Pratik_S is better ?
by Pratik_S
11 Oct 2010 17:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 150471

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Can you change my handle name from smpratik to ########## and if space is not allowed Pratik_S###### ?
by Pratik_S
11 Oct 2010 17:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 956732

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

^^ That means 12.37 billion $ for 126 Tiffy's.
by Pratik_S
11 Oct 2010 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216908

Re: Aircraft Recognition

5. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ2C1cOI3xJhcA4A1_-JRQEjsY8Qtm-Z_uYMhjd6ce4zyUoKRM&t=1&usg=__QbFjMBziXWsYubPmoSgl1g1cXw8= F-15(US) & Mirage 200(IAF) in INDIA. Dont remember the name or year of the exersice. 6. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWIOyZcsnSvkQkLsqwgp6Ucu6...
by Pratik_S
10 Oct 2010 18:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 931873

Re: Indian Military Aviation

IAF's Surya Kirans to fly Hawk's Now this is sad and blow to HAL efforts, I wonder if they can use LCA Tejas. HAL will start scraping LCA prototypes in few years so instead of scraping them they could give to SKAT. It will be a good publicity stunt too, Tejas will perform hair raising stunts all ac...
by Pratik_S
10 Oct 2010 18:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1086170

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Akash has the best possibility to win foreign contracts as it is a complete project where as Nag and LCA still have few miles to conquer. We can start negotiating with other countries to export Nag and more specifically LCA by 2015 and start exporting them by 2018-19, where as Akash is ready to go.
by Pratik_S
10 Oct 2010 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 216908

Re: Aircraft Recognition

AW129 and Eurocopter Tigre indeed look very similar. I can't differentiate between them. Now other attack helos are quite easy to identify. Rooivalk looks fatter from nose to tail angle (the above image), Apache is unmistakable because of its popularity, legacy, cockpit windows and cruel ugly looks,...
by Pratik_S
09 Oct 2010 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856938

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

HAL Dhruv WSI Update
People living around HAL Airport in Bangalore were seeing this aircraft undergoing Radar and Sonar tests.


Also check other things in the Article.
by Pratik_S
08 Oct 2010 19:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 856938

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/SnglJPXETzI/AAAAAAAAH4I/S1-heTD4W8s/s400/3-712083.JPG I saw this bird flying low over my office campus (whitefield-b'lore) in the evening yesterday. I was hoping another jingo would have spotted it too and logged onto this thread to hear more about it. I was a ...
by Pratik_S
08 Oct 2010 11:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769719

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

India set to buy around 300 5th generation fighters from Russia India is planning to buy up to 300 co-produced fifth-generation fighters and 45 utility transports from Russia, the Indian defense minister said on Thursday. "Over the next decade, Russian-Indian military cooperation will focus on...
by Pratik_S
07 Oct 2010 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 931873

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Russians may offer Il-476 for IAF’s Tanker Bid BY: IDRW NEWS NETWORK Facing Stiff competitions from Europeans in Indian air force tanker requirement deal , Russians seems to have considering offering Il-476 aircraft’s, which is a significantly modernized version of Russia’s Il-76 Candid transport p...

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