LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby tandav » 29 Sep 2019 15:51

gaurav.p wrote:drool over the LEVCONs.

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It appears that these levcons can move... however in most pics of Tejas on the ground the inner wing leading edge where the levcons supposedly exist all appear to be static with no moving parts. Is this feature only for the Naval Tejas?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Indranil » 29 Sep 2019 19:15

They started testing with the LEVCONs being fixed. Currently they are pilot activated (based on programs). Soon, it will be FCS activated.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Vivek K » 30 Sep 2019 07:51

Drool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby SaiK » 30 Sep 2019 07:54

^^^for first few seconds, w/ reading the texts to right, you are bound to suddenly recollect F-16 CFT! :)

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Rakesh » 02 Oct 2019 01:18

WOW! :) Group Captain HVT Thakur (retd) says it is a graphic. So photoshopped?

Drag & Drop picture into new window for full size image.

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1177769978612736001 ----> Amazing graphic of LCA Tejas. Can't say it didn't cross the mind. Beautiful Surya Kiran colors.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby JayS » 02 Oct 2019 16:40

Rakesh we never have ever seen any LCA in Suryakiran colors. So its definitely PS-ed. Pretty good one actually. If you notice their fins, they are separate aircraft (theoretically one could photoshop such image from single LCA, but it would be too much efforts). I have never heard/seen about a 6 ship LCA formation but we have seen pics of a 5ship formation. This could be one of the pics from that formation flight with leading aircraft copy-pasted to make the 6th one leading them all. Just a theory, you know.

But wouldn't it be cool to have an all LCA SuryaKiran team someday..?? Not something BRF has not wished for already.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby ArjunPandit » 02 Oct 2019 16:58

JayS wrote:...

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wouldnt it be a good idea to write an article on the benefits of tejas program the cross pollination and capability it offers, perhaps non technical for broader audience..who better than indranil and you...
(might be suited for separate thread but anyways..)

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Kakarat » 02 Oct 2019 17:12

I would actually like to see the Thunderbolts aerobatic display team getting resurrected with Tejas atleast a 3 aircraft formation used for advertising our product world wide

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Indranil » 02 Oct 2019 17:31

The original plan was to have IJT-based Suryakirans. That would be cool.

May be: IJT based Suryakirans and LCA based Thunderbolts!!!

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Rakesh » 02 Oct 2019 20:01

Very nice idea IR and JayS. That would indeed be awesome.

Would love to see a Tejas/Surya Kiran demonstration team flying around the country and visiting major metropolises - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore, etc. Umma, Chumma :mrgreen:

Indian pilots flying Indian birds and inspiring youngsters to join the Indian Air Force. And beat the point home i.e. indigenous aircraft.

Something along these lines ---> F-22 Demo Team ( https://www.acc.af.mil/Home/Aerial-Even ... Demo-Team/ )


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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby atreya » 02 Oct 2019 21:33

Kakarat wrote:I would actually like to see the Thunderbolts aerobatic display team getting resurrected with Tejas atleast a 3 aircraft formation used for advertising our product world wide.

Isn't that Sagar Pawan? Was it renamed as Thunderbolts?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Bala Vignesh » 02 Oct 2019 22:28

atreya wrote:
Kakarat wrote:I would actually like to see the Thunderbolts aerobatic display team getting resurrected with Tejas atleast a 3 aircraft formation used for advertising our product world wide.

Isn't that Sagar Pawan? Was it renamed as Thunderbolts?

Nope, the Sagar Pawan's had an almost similar livery as the thuderbolts but they are not the same. Thuderbolts were the fathers of the formation aerobatics in India operating the Hunters in the early to late 80's.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Kakarat » 02 Oct 2019 22:32

atreya wrote:
Kakarat wrote:I would actually like to see the Thunderbolts aerobatic display team getting resurrected with Tejas atleast a 3 aircraft formation used for advertising our product world wide.

Isn't that Sagar Pawan? Was it renamed as Thunderbolts?


Thunderbolts was the first display team of IAF with Hunter jets
Sagar Pawan was Navy's and used Kiran trainers and i hope they also get resurrected with LCA Navy like Blue angels of US Navy

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby atreya » 02 Oct 2019 23:01

Thanks, I didn't know that! Completely misidentified the Hunter too, I just looked at the blue livery and thought of Sagar Pawan.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Abhibhushan » 02 Oct 2019 23:30

Kakarat said
Thunderbolts was the first display team of IAF with Hunter jets.


Historically incorrect.There were other display teams earlier. The Battle Axe had aerobatic teams at least twice on
Hunters, once under Bharat Singh and on another occasion under Baba Katre. However, the thunderbolts were the first unit dedicated to display flying.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby ashishvikas » 29 May 2020 20:25

All aircraft of Indian Air-force No.18 Squadron - Flying Bullets

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SP22
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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Srikanth P » 29 May 2020 23:33

I'm sorry but I can't see a refuelling probe on SP21?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby basant » 29 May 2020 23:42

Srikanth P wrote:I'm sorry but I can't see a refuelling probe on SP21?

It can be attached when necessary.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Kartik » 03 Jun 2020 01:28

Beautiful image of Su-30MKI with LSP8. Open in a new window to see full size.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby suryag » 03 Jun 2020 04:53

Kartik Sir does the above picture mean LCA was buddy refuelled by an MKI?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Kartik » 03 Jun 2020 05:02

No it was flying alongside other HAL built airplanes including Do-228, HTT-40 and Hawk-i. Image was cropped to just show these 2.

And please, no sir for me.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Rakesh » 03 Jun 2020 05:06

That is one gorgeous picture. WOW!

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Rakesh » 10 Jun 2020 20:33

https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status ... 62784?s=20 ----> Trust Deb Rana to bring to us some of the nicest shots of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas. A click from earlier today, The twin seat Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Trainer.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Kartik » 11 Jun 2020 03:19

I wonder if the checkerboard markings on the pylon of the Tejas trainer indicate that some sort of trials are possibly underway for the Tejas trainer. Perhaps IR could confirm if that is the case?

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Kartik » 11 Jun 2020 03:24

Beautiful image of Tejas trainer with the French Air Chief riding in the backseat with Jodhpur's Mehrangarh fort in the background.

Image credit Deb Rana of course, posted on Tejas LCA's FB page

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Two engineering excellence in one frame..
The Mehrangarh and the other your very own Tejas..
With French AirForce Chief on the rear cockpit, this was another historic moment for Tejas.

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Kartik » 27 Jun 2020 05:22

No.45 'Flying Daggers' Tejas fighters

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby Rakesh » 29 Jun 2020 21:16

https://twitter.com/VinayTiwariVT/statu ... 64673?s=20 ----> HAL Tejas beyond the sky, vertically flying...

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Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Postby basant » 29 Jun 2020 21:28

^^^
Spectacular! Thank you!


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