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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby suryag » 05 Oct 2018 18:19

The 29 upgrades look yuckieee with that hump

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Khalsa » 07 Oct 2018 14:42

Believe its a T-72.
Vips I am pretty sure it was not a Brasstacks thing.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Indranil » 09 Oct 2018 22:21

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 09 Oct 2018 23:47

Khalsa wrote:I still remember the caption below the picture.

An armoured commander getting his order by hand.
Try Intercepting this !

My goodness, you actually remember that caption! I am impressed.

When the galleries were being created in BR Main site....20+ years ago...if memory serves me correct, I wrote that up.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 09 Oct 2018 23:48

suryag wrote:The 29 upgrades look yuckieee with that hump

I agree. I believe that hump is for fuel, no?

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Postby Bala Vignesh » 10 Oct 2018 00:32

Yup, it’s the one important thing that multiplies the potency of the aircraft many folds.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Khalsa » 11 Oct 2018 01:51

Rakesh wrote:
Khalsa wrote:I still remember the caption below the picture.

An armoured commander getting his order by hand.
Try Intercepting this !

My goodness, you actually remember that caption! I am impressed.

When the galleries were being created in BR Main site....20+ years ago...if memory serves me correct, I wrote that up.


of course Admiral, of course
i remember those days.
:) :)

and now I know the author of that caption.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 29 Oct 2018 20:29

Mirage 2000 appears to have serial number of KF125 and from No 1 Tigers Squadron. The SHAR is from No 300 White Tigers Squadron. Probably a squadron meet of the Tigers, based on name.

Someone commented in the tweet, that the location is likely Vizag. I believe that is a Remora ECM pod on the Mirage 2000.

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 5113291776 ---> Indian Navy Sea Harrier flying alongside an Indian Air Force Mirage 2000.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Prithwiraj » 29 Oct 2018 20:34

it certainly looks like Vizag right by Dolphin Nose

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rahul M » 29 Oct 2018 20:53

Rakesh wrote:
Khalsa wrote:I still remember the caption below the picture.

An armoured commander getting his order by hand.
Try Intercepting this !

My goodness, you actually remember that caption! I am impressed.

When the galleries were being created in BR Main site....20+ years ago...if memory serves me correct, I wrote that up.

I think I have the original magazine issue that pic appeared in. :)

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 06 Nov 2018 08:55

I am in LOVE!!!! :eek:

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 3744045056 ---> Indian Air Force Su-30MKI "Flanker-H" at Yelahanka

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby rkhanna » 06 Nov 2018 10:39

Looks like the Pilot is Sky Surfing :)

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby prashantsharma » 06 Nov 2018 13:10

Rakesh wrote:Mirage 2000 appears to have serial number of KF125 and from No 1 Tigers Squadron. The SHAR is from No 300 White Tigers Squadron. Probably a squadron meet of the Tigers, based on name. Someone commented in the tweet, that the location is likely Vizag. I believe that is a Remora ECM pod on the Mirage 2000.

The precise location (as i have also mentioned in the twitter post) is 14°37'47.90"N 74°16'59.60"E, about 15 km south of Karwar.
Not that the location is relevant or important, but just for the challenge I matched with photograph with Google Earth imagery.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Gagan » 06 Nov 2018 17:42

prashantsharma wrote:The precise location (as i have also mentioned in the twitter post) is 14°37'47.90"N 74°16'59.60"E, about 15 km south of Karwar.
Not that the location is relevant or important, but just for the challenge I matched with photograph with Google Earth imagery.

Jiyo Sir-ji!
Mughlai Salaam to you !

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 07 Nov 2018 04:17

Gagan wrote:
prashantsharma wrote:The precise location (as i have also mentioned in the twitter post) is 14°37'47.90"N 74°16'59.60"E, about 15 km south of Karwar.
Not that the location is relevant or important, but just for the challenge I matched with photograph with Google Earth imagery.

Jiyo Sir-ji!
Mughlai Salaam to you !

+108!!!!

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 07 Nov 2018 23:59

Another one! This is a beauty. Drag and drop picture into a new window to see in bigger size. I am going to attempt to identify some of the pilots. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. If folks can recognize and identify the other pilots, it would be great. I can see a lot of familiar faces, but for I cannot put the name to the face.

1) I can recognize Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd) at extreme right (sitting down).

2) I believe that is Wing Commander Ramesh "Joe" Bakshi standing second from left. He was killed during IAF Day on 08 Oct 1989, during his aerobatic maneuvers in his Mirage 2000 (serial # KF-102).

3) I believe that is Air Marshal Padamjit Singh Ahluwalia (Retd) standing fourth from right.

4) Air Marshal Chopra (Retd) says that the officer at bottom left (standing) is Air Vice Marshal Keshav Gopal Bewoor (Retd), son of former Indian Army Chief --> General Gopal Gurunath Bewoor (who succeeded Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in 1973). I never even knew the Army Chief's son was a M2K pilot, much less who served in the Indian Air Force!

5) I believe that is Air Marshal Tejbir Singh Randhawa (Retd) sitting on the ladder of the Mirage 2000.

I believe the first batch of 8 pilots who completed their training are sitting on top (actually only seven on top), as Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd) led the first Mirage 2000 contingent from France to India.

https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status ... 0507161600 ---> The is the picture of Mirage 2000 pilots who trained in France. The second group of 8 had just joined and first 8 were about to finish.

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Postby Rakesh » 15 Nov 2018 08:28

https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status ... 1068387334 ---> Ambassador and former Air Chief (Air Chief Marshal I H Latif) and Mrs Latif seeing off the first Mirage 2000 ferry at Bordeaux, France, 1985. Pilots including Air Marshal Anil Chopra (at extreme right) all decked in G Suits for the historic flight to bring the beautiful aircraft to India.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Paul » 15 Nov 2018 11:21

ACM Lateef was from Hyderabad iirc.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Manish_P » 12 Dec 2018 19:16

I know this photo would probably be in the BRF pages but still i just wanted to bump it up, here

Heavens above, what a photo!

Link - https://hushkit.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/7utoswk.jpg?w=830

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 13 Jan 2019 00:51

MiG-29UPG (Serial # KBU 3123) pictures....and again Drag & Drop these photos into a new browser video and click on the zoom feature to see the image in full.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 13 Jan 2019 01:43

Patch is from No 102 Trisonics Squadron which flies the Su-30MKI. The squadron got the name Trisonics from the MiG-25 which had a top speed of Mach 3. The squadron was raised on 25 August 1981 with the MiG-25 @ the Trishul Air Base in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh and was retired from the same air base in 2006. The squadron was then re-raised with the Su-30MKI on March 08, 2011 @ Chabua Air Force Station in Assam.

For folks who follow numerology ---> 102 ---> 1+0+2 ---> 3 (Trisonics) :)

The IAF has a wicked sense of humour when handing out squadron names :D

Pop Quiz - What is the type of helicopter operated by the IAF and has a unit name of Featherweights?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Bala Vignesh » 13 Jan 2019 09:27

Rakesh wrote:Pop Quiz - What is the type of helicopter operated by the IAF and has a unit name of Featherweights?

Too easy, its Mil Mi26..

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Khalsa » 13 Jan 2019 14:31

Rakesh wrote:MiG-29UPG (Serial # KBU 3123) pictures....and again Drag & Drop these photos into a new browser video and click on the zoom feature to see the image in full.

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Does anyone have a break down of what went into the hump after fuel ?
Thats a lot of space and I was wondering if it was utilised for stuff other than fuel ... just that space...

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Prithwiraj » 13 Jan 2019 18:46

Rakesh wrote:Image


I believe this one crash landed in Pune

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby ks_sachin » 13 Jan 2019 20:34

Was it a WO?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 13 Jan 2019 23:39

Prithwiraj wrote:I believe this one crash landed in Pune

Yes I believe this aircraft the one that crashed 14 Oct 2014, piloted by Wing Commander S V Munje and Flying Officer Anup Kumar.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 13 Jan 2019 23:49

Bala Vignesh wrote:
Rakesh wrote:Pop Quiz - What is the type of helicopter operated by the IAF and has a unit name of Featherweights?

Too easy, its Mil Mi26..

Correct :)

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Manish_P » 14 Jan 2019 09:46

:shock:

Awesome photos.

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Jaeger » 14 Jan 2019 11:23

Can someone with connections in HAL please tell them to buy the rights to these images and use ONLY them for Dhruv/Rudra marketing efforts and not some rubbish images taken by PR Dept.? These are amazing and I'm enjoying this powerful visual representation of Indian engineering and firepower.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Avarachan » 14 Jan 2019 11:50

These photos are astonishing.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 14 Jan 2019 21:18

Very nice pictures. Truly breath-taking. The photographer's (Arjun Menon) father was in the Indian Army.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby JayS » 15 Jan 2019 01:41

The latest Mk4 series Dhruv and Rudra look very TFTA even from upclose. Especially the Rudra. Love the black color.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Khalsa » 15 Jan 2019 09:05

Rakesh wrote:Very nice pictures. Truly breath-taking. The photographer's (Arjun Menon) father was in the Indian Army.

Aye Admiral.
Must have been in the erstwhile Air OP corps.
Glad to see a child of fauj translate his love for the Sena into something that is inspirational.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 15 Jan 2019 20:40

Khalsa wrote:
Rakesh wrote:Very nice pictures. Truly breath-taking. The photographer's (Arjun Menon) father was in the Indian Army.

Aye Admiral.
Must have been in the erstwhile Air OP corps.
Glad to see a child of fauj translate his love for the Sena into something that is inspirational.


Yes indeed. He mentions it here.....

Shot on site: Stunning photo series captures Indian Army on the job
https://www.cntraveller.in/story/shot-s ... -army-job/

“My dad was a pilot for the Indian Army

Like most kids that age, I used to feel that dad was the coolest. I mean, he was flying heavy metal machines stacked with guns and troops in some of the harshest environments on Earth, and still come home like it was no big deal. It was like GI Joe, for real. Sixteen years ago, we lost him to a helicopter crash. Somewhere, deep inside, I wanted to bring out some of this daredevilry of the Indian Army in a contemporary way. That was the inception of the project: ‘The Extraordinary’.”


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