putnanja wrote:sohamn wrote:That's because the pilot in the naval LCA need better forward visibility while landing and take off from an aircraft carrier.
What will the additional space behind the pilot in N-LCA be used for? additional fuel? The image on Shiv Arror's blog has lot of space behind the pilot
The space will indeed be used for additional fuel and some avionics.
Here s an excerpt form ajai shukla's blog.
"The twin-seat Tejas is also important for the Indian Navy. The naval version of the Tejas, which will operate off aircraft carriers, will be based on the Tejas trainer; it’s higher cockpit allows the pilot a view of the carrier landing deck while descending steeply to land. In the naval Tejas there is no second cockpit; its place is taken by an extra fuel tank and some avionics."
http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2009/11/ ... ainer.html