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by Shalav
21 Jun 2015 04:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 301260

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

NRai

Not with the supposed granularity and feedback of an EMALS. BUT YES they are "dialed " for the launch weight.
by Shalav
20 Jun 2015 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 301260

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^. The other EMALS cost saving is that you can dial in the force to the weight of the a/c. Steam is a one size fits all from E2Ds to SHornets to UCAVs. This results in stresses on the airframe for that EMALS will minimize. Hidden costs and savings and with hundreds of a/c gaining x number of extr...
by Shalav
20 Jun 2015 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 301260

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

I'm dreaming of the day we see an EMALS on a ski jump. Theoretically it should be possible to use EMALS in a curved form factor. This is not possible with traditional steam launchers. NRao, Practically speaking while possible to do a simultaneous launch and recovery, IRL it almost never happens. I h...
by Shalav
20 Jun 2015 22:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4811
Views: 922421

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

turkey has licensed the K9 design into its own version. supposed to be lot cheaper than pzh2000 and I really hate the 'hand cutter' system of feeding charges in the pzh...the K9 has a automated system to load both shells and charges. see and shiver from around 1:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-...
by Shalav
15 Jun 2015 22:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 808086

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Manish it appears photoshopped to me. There is no distortion behind the exhausts as would be expected from hot gases. The runway slab pattern appears to have been touched up where the front wheel ought to have been. There is no motion blurring of the background. It's a dull cloudy day judging from ...
by Shalav
05 Jun 2015 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 363249

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Re-evaluating and negating earlier decisions about the LCA would bring into question what previous ACM's and their juniors were doing! Once the IAF starts saying the LCA is acceptable, the next obvious question would be - why was it not acceptable earlier? Uncomfortable conclusions would be reached ...
by Shalav
05 Jun 2015 01:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 276002

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Sometimes I think Modi and MP are deliberately foisting the budget hardships IN had to face onto the IAF. This hardship made the IN move succesfully towards indigenisation! They still have a way to go, but the results are there for all to see. Capital spend-wise the IAF has the 2nd highest per-unit ...
by Shalav
05 Jun 2015 01:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 276002

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The question we should ask is - why didn't AM Raha and his predecessors have a Plan 'B' in the first place? What sort of long term outlook do they have if they let the squadron strength fall during their tenure? Why did the IAF not show long term vision under their watch? Don't blame the people and ...
by Shalav
04 Jun 2015 21:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 581298

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Just a size comparison. If the IA ever asks for the Armata, wonder how they will justify the size?

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by Shalav
21 May 2015 04:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 276002

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

IA tankers wear black berets.
by Shalav
19 May 2015 23:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 369476

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Parents voted in UK elections in the late 70's and early 80's - the Civic Center registered them on the voters list when they went in to register children for school etc. That was part of the procedure then. When asked why they were registered on the voters list, they were told its because they pay ...
by Shalav
15 May 2015 21:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 276002

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^^ Umm Flying characteristics gyan comes from

a. 10+ years of operations of the type
b. 10+ years of experience with complete overhaul of the type
c. ability to remove and study all components

Its not that big of a deal the Chinese do this regularly with Russian aircraft since the fifties - no?
by Shalav
07 May 2015 04:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 275723

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Oopsieee my bad only!
by Shalav
07 May 2015 02:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 275723

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CD7lmxNUEAAH9vT.jpg:large From here: Twitter That's some amazing piloting. It looks to me that the rotor disks would be close to within a 1-2 metres of the higher terrace where the LCH landed, that too in mountainous terrain with unpredictable winds. That pilot should be...
by Shalav
30 Apr 2015 22:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 276002

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The Osirak raid was Hi-Lo-Hi.

3 fuel tanks on each F16 / F15. Fuel tanks were jettisoned over Saudi Arabia en-route to target. 2 Mk 84's (2000 lb) on each F16 for the actual attack + 2 wingtip sidewinders & standard cannon ammo.
by Shalav
24 Apr 2015 05:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 276002

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

... I considered cruise thrust of 100% of dry thrust whereas it should be only 30-40% of it. With 40% of dry thrust the Combat Cruise Range for above configuration would be around ~ 2885/2 ~ 1450km and thus Combat Radius of ~1450/2 ~ 725 km. ... TIFWIW - IIRC; rough rule of thumb for throttle posit...
by Shalav
23 Apr 2015 21:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 581298

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

This is LoL funny.

Ironically it may well prove to be true too! :(
by Shalav
21 Apr 2015 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 276002

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

@Cybaru

I don't use my VSNL ID now. Write to jaihind outlook. xom
by Shalav
21 Apr 2015 21:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 581298

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

The Armata looks like it is a 7 road-wheel heavy!

If they ever consider it for import how will the IA justify it v/s the Arjun's 7 road-wheel heavy configuration?
by Shalav
18 Apr 2015 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)
Replies: 245
Views: 14814

Re: Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)

Sending their children to India for higher education is not a virtue IMHO. It is because for higher education they have to choose between the affordable Indian option or the more expensive US/European option. Let's not ascribe patriotic motives to people who can't afford better, or else based solely...
by Shalav
09 Apr 2015 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)
Replies: 245
Views: 14814

Re: Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)

Courtesy: Hindustan Times. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/4/Yemen2.jpg I wonder what's the story about the SDRE guy with the TSP flag on the left wearing communal Hindu garland. pakistani ship how do we know - uniform, no ship name on the boarding gangway, g3, chinese quality of th...
by Shalav
07 Apr 2015 00:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 275723

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

IAF fighter plane crashes near UP-MP border in Kalda village of Chitrakoot district (UP), pilot ejects safely Any idea what type of aircraft this was, to unknowledgable eye looks like a Mig-21, aircraft number TU645 The tail leading edge is is kinked like the MiG27, the MiG21 has a straight leading...
by Shalav
04 Mar 2015 05:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5815
Views: 698047

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Lost opportunity for HAL Dhruv? ....Dhruv would have been an ideal choice. HAL already advertises Air Ambulance as one of the possible roles for civilian variant of Dhruv. Price probably? The IA operates fully configured CasEvac Dhruv's in J&K. From Saurabh Joshi Article in StratPost Army Day S...
by Shalav
04 Mar 2015 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1035
Views: 114392

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Forum is logging me out automatically after 5-10 minutes. Is there a way to remain logged in permanently.
by Shalav
04 Mar 2015 05:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 344700

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^^ Odd choice that! The M88-2 has lower thrust (dry/AB) ~50/75 kN v/s ~79/98 , has a narrower dia ~650mm v/s 1,000mm, and shorter length ~3,600mm v/s ~4,200mm versus the RD-93. It also has a lower weight ~900kg v/s ~1,000kg. The fuel consumption is about equal (dry & AB) 80kg/(kN.h) & 170kg/...
by Shalav
14 Feb 2015 00:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 488579

Re: Indian Autos Thread

The YamDoot 350 was a b!7c# to tune with its dual carbs. But she rode sweeter than the RE 350. I would choose a 30 year old YamDoot 350 over the modernized RE 350 anyday.
by Shalav
13 Feb 2015 04:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 276002

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

titash wrote:...

In fact the pilot in the front seat is relatively lower. So while he can see down very well, he can't quite see back very well.



Neither can the front-seat MKI jockey, that's not much to go by.
by Shalav
06 Feb 2015 22:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 488579

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Centre-standing a bullet or any other bike is easy once you have the technique.

Put you right foot on the centre-stand and push it down, at the same time using your left hand on the left handle bar roll the bike back, it will easily climb into the centre-stand with the backwards momentum.
by Shalav
06 Feb 2015 22:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 488579

Re: Indian Autos Thread

One can figure out the posture on a bike by comparing where the pegs (footrest) is in relation to where the hips are while seated. When the pegs are below the hips you will have to have a racing posture. When the pegs are between the handlebar and the hips you will have a more relaxed upright posture.
by Shalav
05 Feb 2015 01:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281694

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Hopefully its just a simple reading comprehension issue but I mentioned that cold soaking refers to the fuel getting cold, not the exhaust. from Aircraft Icing Training - Glossary(Nasa) The wings of aircraft are said to be “cold-soaked” when they contain very cold fuel as a result of having just la...
by Shalav
04 Feb 2015 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4032
Views: 858360

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

nik wrote:Even if you consider development cost and facilities cost and all, it should not be this this super expensive.


Based on what metrics?
by Shalav
28 Jan 2015 06:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281694

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

IAF contends the HAL chief should be someone who "understands aerospace concepts" and can "transform" HAL into a cutting-edge company, capable of delivering on time What HAL got was an ex-Railways guy to run it. This is completely nonsensical - if anything a "railways guy&q...
by Shalav
28 Jan 2015 06:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281694

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Quite true, anything as complex as the LCA where the wheel had to be re-invented multiple times, cannot succeed without the cooperation and dynamism of all agencies and personnel involved. We see this happening wrt IN fleet procurement. It seems to me the Labs and manufacturers are quite happy to co...
by Shalav
28 Jan 2015 06:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281694

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Sirji 1. The IAF's business is defending the territory of India, not running factories. The same DRDO and HAL is doing quite well with the IN thank you very much. Just goes to show its not just about HAL or DRDO, the IAF should stick to their specialty, and let others do theirs. You've not provided ...
by Shalav
28 Jan 2015 03:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281694

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

^ I don't expect anyone to have clarity if they're OK with bashing IAF while ignoring the facts on the ground. IAF doesn't and cannot act by itself and if someone can't see that, they need something more urgent than clarity. IAF reports to MoD and we need to look for MoD's actions for pointers. Let...
by Shalav
10 Jan 2015 02:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 273096

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Victor wrote:Correct. And Dassault has steadfastly refused to cave in to this "hard pushing" for over a year. What does this tell us?


It tells us Dassault is craftily trying to move the goalpost and nullify some RFP clauses, now that they've got L1.

Not the fancy CT you propose.
by Shalav
04 Jan 2015 02:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 273096

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Speaking to mediapersons, Parrikar signalled that the Sukhoi-30Mki fighter jets — costing Rs 358 crore each, or almost half the expected cost of the French Rafale Good luck getting it for that price, MKI has not been that cheap for many years. Good one there George, sitting on your armchair, now yo...
by Shalav
03 Jan 2015 13:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 176090

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Well if they were terrorists, being burned excludes them from Jannat. IIRC you get Jannat if there is any part of your body left for the Angels to find, even a fingernail will do per the Holy books. Cremation precludes you from enjoying Jannat, because ashes don't count apparently. Perhaps that's wh...
by Shalav
01 Jan 2015 00:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 273096

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Unless the forthcoming Obama visit to India results in breakthrough agreements, such a Make in India for the F35, the bargaining on the Rafale will continue - at-least from the Indian side. Dassault always has the option to break-off the bargaining citing no progress.
by Shalav
31 Dec 2014 21:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281694

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

They can't be both conventional and unstable! Conventional aircraft (ie non-fbw) by definition are stable. They can. I meant an aircraft like F-117 which shouldn't be able to fly but does due to FBW. The F117 is an unconventional aircraft. Perhaps you mean the layout, with wings in front and stabil...

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