LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Khalsa » 25 Mar 2019 14:17

I don't know I want Sp-16 camo as it is where it is with the primter ^^^
I want one ac just like that.

For ARBAAN Combat !!
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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Kakarat » 25 Mar 2019 14:18

https://twitter.com/HALHQBLR/status/1110092414222401536
HAL has produced 16th LCA of IOC Contract as per the target till March 31, 2019. The customer flights are expected soon.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby tsarkar » 25 Mar 2019 19:39

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Mihaylo » 25 Mar 2019 20:39

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What is the bump in front of the tail for ?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby titash » 25 Mar 2019 21:12

Some kind of air intake...perhaps for electronics cooling?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby suryag » 25 Mar 2019 21:27

Apu intake

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby saumitra_j » 25 Mar 2019 21:30

That used to house houses a RAM air turbine

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Kartik » 25 Mar 2019 23:48

naird wrote:
Kartik wrote:CO of No.45, Group Captain Samarth "Danny" Dhankar in the cockpit. From AI-'19

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Is that Elbit Dash ? Doesnt seem like it, which helmet is that ?


Nope, that is just a regular helmet, of the style worn by Mirage-2000 pilots. Basically a French helmet. Haven't seen DASH being used by any of the No.45 squadron pilots as yet.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Indranil » 26 Mar 2019 00:07

Kakarat wrote:https://twitter.com/newsiadn/status/1110079896351440896
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Reminds me of a jewel of a report.
Tejas grounded in Bhopal, AAI officials remain mum.
Indian Air Force's Tejas Fighter Grounded Due To Rain

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Kakarat » 26 Mar 2019 00:36

Indranil wrote:
Kakarat wrote:https://twitter.com/newsiadn/status/1110079896351440896
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2fLxkSUgAA206r.jpg

Reminds me of a jewel of a report.
Tejas grounded in Bhopal, AAI officials remain mum.
Indian Air Force's Tejas Fighter Grounded Due To Rain


Remembered the same report as soon as I saw the pic

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Indranil » 26 Mar 2019 01:33

suryag wrote:Apu intake

LCA doesn't have an APU.
saumitra_j wrote:That used to house houses a RAM air turbine

LCA doesn't have a RAM air turbine.

It is used for the environment control unit. This air is mixed in careful measurement with the bleed air of the engine to provide cooling to the electronics and the cockpit. The rest of the bleed air is used to keep the engine bay cool and escapes through the small gap between the fuselage and the engine nozzle. You can see the gap between the fuselage along the upper half of the nozzle.
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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Rahul M » 26 Mar 2019 09:05

wonder if it lowers temperature of exhaust in any appreciable manner.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby JTull » 26 Mar 2019 16:57

That bulge appeared around the time of the cold weather tests in Leh. I think it is intake for the gas turbine starter unit.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby SidSoma » 26 Mar 2019 17:09

JTull wrote:That bulge appeared around the time of the cold weather tests in Leh. I think it is intake for the gas turbine starter unit.


A Gas turbine starter unit is fed air from an external compressor and should not require an intake. Indranil's reply is most apt. Also this bulge discussion has been done to death. We have seen it change shape and size through the LSPs.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Rahul M » 26 Mar 2019 20:43

Kartik wrote:Nope, that is just a regular helmet, of the style worn by Mirage-2000 pilots. Basically a French helmet. Haven't seen DASH being used by any of the No.45 squadron pilots as yet.

https://youtu.be/qnQzQScFLi4?t=64
at 1:04, it looks like the DASH to me.

btw, the title is misleading, this is NOT in LIMA 2019, I have seen this video before.


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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Indranil » 26 Mar 2019 21:11

SidSoma wrote:
JTull wrote:That bulge appeared around the time of the cold weather tests in Leh. I think it is intake for the gas turbine starter unit.


A Gas turbine starter unit is fed air from an external compressor and should not require an intake. Indranil's reply is most apt. Also this bulge discussion has been done to death. We have seen it change shape and size through the LSPs.

The intake of the gas turbine intake is on the underside of the aircraft. It is the rectangular opening between (and just aft of) the MLG doors.

JTull wrote:That bulge appeared around the time of the cold weather tests in Leh. I think it is intake for the gas turbine starter unit.

The bulge appeared first on LSP 7. It was part of the drag reduction effort.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Indranil » 26 Mar 2019 21:19

Rahul M wrote:wonder if it lowers temperature of exhaust in any appreciable manner.

Don't know. It is not the primary objective.

By the way, has there been an improvement in build quality, or what?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby MeshaVishwas » 26 Mar 2019 21:46

Indranil wrote:The intake of the gas turbine intake is on the underside of the aircraft. It is the rectangular opening between (and just aft of) the MLG doors.

Is it this? I confused it for the Gasha!

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby naird » 26 Mar 2019 21:55

Rahul M wrote:
Kartik wrote:Nope, that is just a regular helmet, of the style worn by Mirage-2000 pilots. Basically a French helmet. Haven't seen DASH being used by any of the No.45 squadron pilots as yet.

https://youtu.be/qnQzQScFLi4?t=64
at 1:04, it looks like the DASH to me.


That indeed is Dash !

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Indranil » 26 Mar 2019 22:07

MeshaVishwas wrote:
Indranil wrote:The intake of the gas turbine intake is on the underside of the aircraft. It is the rectangular opening between (and just aft of) the MLG doors.
Is it this? I confused it for the Gasha!

No. that is the gun. It is the rectangular opening just underneath the watermark.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby JayS » 26 Mar 2019 22:17

Indranil wrote:
Rahul M wrote:wonder if it lowers temperature of exhaust in any appreciable manner.

Don't know. It is not the primary objective.

By the way, has there been an improvement in build quality, or what?

Just a touch better and it would be as good as any western fighter. Its already very close to M2K. I have a few hires images of SP11. Do we have a gallary or something on BRF somewhere to upload..?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Kartik » 26 Mar 2019 22:23

Rahul M wrote:
Kartik wrote:Nope, that is just a regular helmet, of the style worn by Mirage-2000 pilots. Basically a French helmet. Haven't seen DASH being used by any of the No.45 squadron pilots as yet.

https://youtu.be/qnQzQScFLi4?t=64
at 1:04, it looks like the DASH to me.

btw, the title is misleading, this is NOT in LIMA 2019, I have seen this video before.

Thanks Rahul. Yes, that is indeed the DASH HMDS that Wing Cmdr Tolani was referring to. So some squadron pilots have the DASH, others seemingly don't.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Kakarat » 26 Mar 2019 22:33

I think the DASH would be supplied with the aircraft as part of the package and IAF pilots could be using it selectively to preserve its life

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby JTull » 26 Mar 2019 22:51

Copied from other thread.

#LIMA19: Preview of Tejas


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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby SaiK » 26 Mar 2019 23:08

suggest edit the title of thread to be "LCA Tejas Mk1 Media Thread"

not the DDM wala media :D

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby Kartik » 02 Apr 2019 02:32

From LIMA 2019

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Atmavik » 02 Apr 2019 07:19

I dont see any squadron insignia on the tejas. i did a quick google search and most IAF birds dont have any insignia as well, although the IN has it on the mig 29k. does anyone know the reason why IAF does not choose to have it?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Rakesh » 02 Apr 2019 07:38

They used to have it. I have seen all the MiG-2X series sporting squadron insignias. Even the Mirage 2000s and the early model Su-30s had them. Then Tipnis Grey came along and all squadron insignias went out the window.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby gaurav.p » 25 May 2019 14:06

drool over the LEVCONs.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Khalsa » 30 May 2019 16:21

Kartik wrote:Image

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The present and immediate future of IAF.
Nice Piccy

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Picklu » 30 May 2019 18:57

Khalsa wrote:The present and immediate future of IAF.
Nice Piccy


Waiting for Rafale to join the photo op :)

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Postby tsarkar » 30 May 2019 21:27


I have reminded on multiple occasions that particular aircraft at Bhopal (PV5/6) at that point of time did not have the all weather modifications retrofitted on it that were qualified on (LSP7/8) :) Writing from memory, exact details in CAG report that has vanished from CAG site.

Multiple test objects test multiple features and once those features are qualified, not all are retrofitted to all test objects in near real time.


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