Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby rajsunder » 22 Feb 2020 03:07

One noob question
Does the EOTS on F35 work as IRST also?

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby souravB » 23 Feb 2020 20:16

^^ The short answer is, Yes. Long answer is, there are always trade-offs, even with a upper nose mounted solution. Data is scarce so it cannot be effectively gauged how effective it might be as an IRST solution.

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby neerajb » 12 Apr 2020 16:43

Image

Identify the aircraft.

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby deejay » 13 Apr 2020 20:14

^^^ Isn't this the Casino Royale aircraft?

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby neerajb » 13 Apr 2020 22:03

Yes. I saw it in a bollywood song and was scratching my head for weeks. The hump, fuselage and wings were distinctly 747 but those podded twin engines didn't make any sense. Finally I searched for odd 747 variant and got the following.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747_G-BDXJ

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby nachiket » 24 Apr 2020 03:09

A question of Jet Engine gurus here:

How does the F-16 manage to attain Mach 2+ speeds without the use of a variable intake ramp/cone or a DSI? Every other Mach 2+ aircraft needs one of those technologies to cross Mach 1.8. The F-16 seems to be the only exception other than the F-22 which uses a different caret compression technology which I do not understand. It is apparently also used on the SuperHornet but the SH is limited to Mach 1.6 while the F-22 can go beyond Mach 2.2.

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby Atulya P » 08 Jun 2020 12:24

A question on Google Earth and other Map experts.

Over the past few weeks I have been trying to map the border road infra by manually checking and following branching tracks and roads on the GE. Right now focusing on Aksai chin and Ladakh area both sides. The question is how can i see LAC marking as the GE is not showing the LAC, at least in my login. I have switched on "everything" in the layers option.

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby arshyam » 08 Jun 2020 12:32

It won't show from Indian IP addresses. Wikimapia does, though it is not always accurate. For example, it shows only the chinese claim line over Pangong Tso along with the IB. But it is a good starting point, nevertheless.

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby kumarn » 15 Jun 2020 22:55

Is there a potential route to Xinxiang from the Indian side?

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby Aditya_V » 01 Oct 2020 12:41

nachiket wrote:A question of Jet Engine gurus here:

How does the F-16 manage to attain Mach 2+ speeds without the use of a variable intake ramp/cone or a DSI? Every other Mach 2+ aircraft needs one of those technologies to cross Mach 1.8. The F-16 seems to be the only exception other than the F-22 which uses a different caret compression technology which I do not understand. It is apparently also used on the SuperHornet but the SH is limited to Mach 1.6 while the F-22 can go beyond Mach 2.2.


I think only latest F-16 Block 70/72 touches Mach 2, the Original Block 5/10/15/30 etc had a max speed of around 1.6. The latest versions Block 70 and Block 60 as Lockheed Martin announces use the technology from the F-22/ F 35 programmes

https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/f-16.html

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby Aditya_V » 01 Oct 2020 12:50

kumarn wrote:Is there a potential route to Xinxiang from the Indian side?


From Daulat Beg Oldie go through Karakoran pass and join G 219 down the Yarkand river

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby tsarkar » 01 Oct 2020 13:28

Avinandan wrote:http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/688x920q90/921/43Jjqh.jpg
Some TFTA wingtip hardpoint, any details about it
Tried google chacha but could not find anything useful.


JayS wrote:by the look of it, the pylon has some kind of EW payload in it.


Danish company Terma Pylon Based ECM & EW solutions

https://www.terma.com/media/105019/4868 ... screen.pdf

Gripen being Swedish, they also use neighbouring Nordic solutions.

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby VickyAvinash » 03 Oct 2020 16:59

OT Alert!!
A few years (6-7) back someone here posted a YouTube video of Indian Army exercises in desert (compilation of various exercise videos) with an amazing music in background. I downloaded and kept it for many years. Wanted to show it to my son who just turned 8, however, I could not find it on HD or YouTube. It was initial days when TFTA kind of videos were hard to come by. Old timers would remember as it was one of initial few who led to creation of many YouTube channels. Will be very grateful If anyone remembers or share a link... Thanks

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby kit » 03 Oct 2020 18:59

souravB wrote:Is there any thread on Corruption in military procurements? Or that would be too much of a pain to maintain?


Always a good idea., corruption and military procurement go hand in hand !!. Its an age old thing.Only thing is some places have more others less !!

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby Manish_P » 05 Oct 2020 11:04

kit wrote:
souravB wrote:Is there any thread on Corruption in military procurements? Or that would be too much of a pain to maintain?


Always a good idea., corruption and military procurement go hand in hand !!. Its an age old thing.Only thing is some places have more others less !!


Yes there is

Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby LakshmanPST » 16 Oct 2020 08:27

Is it possible to list out all programs in the first page of a thread...
For example, just list out names of all military helicopter programs in first page of 'Indian Military Helicopters'...
Or list out all missile programs in first page of 'Indian Missiles' etc....
They may be arranged with sub-headings like
Army Helicopters, Navy Helicopters, Air Force Helicopters or something like Ballistic Missiles, Cruise missiles etc...

This will help noobies like me to get the overall picture of things... There seem to be too many programs and it is somewhat confusing given the wide range of acronymns...

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby S_Madhukar » 16 Oct 2020 18:09

VickyAvinash wrote:OT Alert!!
A few years (6-7) back someone here posted a YouTube video of Indian Army exercises in desert (compilation of various exercise videos) with an amazing music in background. I downloaded and kept it for many years. Wanted to show it to my son who just turned 8, however, I could not find it on HD or YouTube. It was initial days when TFTA kind of videos were hard to come by. Old timers would remember as it was one of initial few who led to creation of many YouTube channels. Will be very grateful If anyone remembers or share a link... Thanks


Was it this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwvFlzN ... ture=share

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Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Postby VickyAvinash » 16 Oct 2020 21:05

S_Madhukar wrote:
VickyAvinash wrote: Will be very grateful If anyone remembers or share a link... Thanks


Was it this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwvFlzN ... ture=share


Thank Madhukar, appreciate you taking time out and respond. It was a different video though with a great soundtrack in background.


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