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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby tsarkar » 06 Jul 2019 17:59

VishalJ wrote:I almost instantly lost my sayyam causing the convoy to halt and just had to run rings around it irrespective of the locked gates and what have you. Can't say more :oops:

Vishal, a word of caution here as the Air Force Police and Defence Security Corps personnel might not be aware of a planespotter's passion for photography. Our jawans come from small towns, villages and rural areas with mindset not aligned to hobbies of metro dwellers. Given the sensitive nature of our times, their reaction might be...unfortunate. Kindly exercise ample discretion and caution.

We love your photos!

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Postby VishalJ » 15 Jul 2019 23:10

Thank you for the compliment and appreciate your advice tsarkar ✌️
Having shot airplanes all over Bharat since the early 2000s, I am cognisant of the risks and I always err on the side of caution for the precise reasons you have highlighted.

Here's another of the Bahadur going past me:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz5rVW8FUet | https://twitter.com/VishalJolapara/stat ... 6637863942


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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby rkhanna » 22 Jul 2019 12:25

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Indian (Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim) pilots who flew Birmingham built Spitfires during WWII defending Britain.

courtesy Kanchudeep (Reddit)

"Seated, second from the left is Squadron Leader Mohinder Singh Pujji, a highly decorated Hurricane and Spitfire pilot who flew in Europe, Africa and the Far East. His statue stands on the river bank in Gravesend. A true war hero who worked tirelessly to get the recognition for all the Commonwealth pilots who fought and died defending the UK
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PS the Sikh Pilot Back Row Second from the left - That smile ;p

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kakarat » 15 Oct 2019 19:23

Has anyone seen this patch in use or is it fan art?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Luxtor » 16 Oct 2019 05:16

Kakarat wrote:Has anyone seen this patch in use or is it fan art?

I'd say it's a fan art because "Fishbed" is a United States/Western designation for the MiG 21. I doubt that USSR/Russia or any air forces that use MiG 21 would use that term or have patches.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby nachiket » 16 Oct 2019 05:17

Luxtor wrote:I'd say it's a fan art because "Fishbed" is a United States/Western designation for the MiG 21. I doubt that USSR/Russia or any air forces that use MiG 21 would use that term or have patches.

...and the fact that it has T-Bone from the Swat Kats cartoon on it :mrgreen:

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kakarat » 16 Oct 2019 11:37

Luxtor wrote:
Kakarat wrote:Has anyone seen this patch in use or is it fan art?

I'd say it's a fan art because "Fishbed" is a United States/Western designation for the MiG 21. I doubt that USSR/Russia or any air forces that use MiG 21 would use that term or have patches.


Actually it is designed by a Indian and it has IAF roundel. I found it at https://aerodek.in/

and there is another one
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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kakarat » 17 Oct 2019 18:14

These SwatKats patches are designed by Saurav Chordia and according to him they are in use with the air force

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby shaun » 20 Oct 2019 20:50

credits for below images IAF
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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby shaun » 20 Oct 2019 20:50

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby JE Menon » 20 Oct 2019 21:04

This thing is beautiful and ugly at the same time

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kartik » 21 Oct 2019 12:14

shaun wrote:...

WOW!

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Postby srai » 21 Oct 2019 12:21

JE Menon wrote:This thing is beautiful and ugly at the same time

There is such thing as ugly beautiful... cant help but stare at it ... mesmerizing oddity :twisted:

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Postby Atmavik » 22 Oct 2019 07:53

latest pics from the pokhran exercise. the K9 vajras look awesome.

https://twitter.com/PRODefRjsthn/status ... 3842967552

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Postby Rakesh » 02 Nov 2019 03:12

https://twitter.com/SauravChordia1/stat ... 4968469504 ---> The IAF's MiG-29UPG multiple sequence compiled in single frame.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 02 Nov 2019 03:14

Read the comments in the twitter link below...

https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/sta ... 7952347137 ---> IAF Mirage-2000H (KF104) of the No.7 Squadron in the super rare desert camouflage. How many fighters were painted in this, and which years? Were they any different from regular Mirages?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby nachiket » 02 Nov 2019 03:24

Which pod is that on the outer wing station in the last pic?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 02 Nov 2019 03:34

Remora ECM pod

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kartik » 02 Nov 2019 04:24

Rakesh wrote:Read the comments in the twitter link below...

https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/sta ... 7952347137 ---> IAF Mirage-2000H (KF104) of the No.7 Squadron in the super rare desert camouflage. How many fighters were painted in this, and which years? Were they any different from regular Mirages?


These are super rare pics..never seen that rare Mirage in any other pic other than the third one you posted. There was speculation about a terrain following radar that was used, but I doubt it.

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Postby Rakesh » 02 Nov 2019 06:31

Kartik wrote:These are super rare pics..never seen that rare Mirage in any other pic other than the third one you posted. There was speculation about a terrain following radar that was used, but I doubt it.

Save them on your HD (for your personal collection). Not sure for how long these images will last on twitter.

I once saw a photo of all metal Mirage 2000 (perhaps it was a metallic silver paint?) in a 1994/1995 calendar. I remember that picture so vividly. The aircraft was in flight, with the warm Indian sun shining on the fuselage. And that reflection of the sun on the fuselage was spectacular. Back then, there was no BR and no smart phone for me to quickly take a picture :mrgreen:

There were rumours that a few of the Indian Mirages came from France with the Thomson-CSF Antilope 5 terrain following radar, but was never confirmed. There were also rumours that those particular Mirages had a green/brown camo, painted in India :)

See this yesteryear article on that radar ---> https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFA ... 201981.PDF

Check out the "Mirage 2000 tests new radar" sub-article in the above pdf. And below is another yesteryear article.

https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFA ... 201106.PDF

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Postby Kartik » 03 Nov 2019 13:12

There was a twin seater Mirage-2000TH as well which was originally in what seemed to be Mirage-2000D like camouflage but it was later painted over with the regular Mirage-2000 camouflage. There was an image floating around the net that came out around the time the Cope India exercises happened.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kartik » 03 Nov 2019 13:26

By the way speculation was that the Antelope 5 Terrain Following radar was used on those IAF Mirages that were painted differently. Also speculated that the terrain following radar was used specifically to allow low level nape of the earth flying for those specific jets that were earmarked for nuclear delivery.

However the radome on all the IAF Mirages jets was the same size whereas the radome of the Mirage-2000N nuclear strike jet is slightly smaller.

My guess is this was just IAF experimenting with camouflage to see which was more effective in a strike role.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kartik » 05 Nov 2019 00:49

Kartik wrote:By the way speculation was that the Antelope 5 Terrain Following radar was used on those IAF Mirages that were painted differently. Also speculated that the terrain following radar was used specifically to allow low level nape of the earth flying for those specific jets that were earmarked for nuclear delivery.

However the radome on all the IAF Mirages jets was the same size whereas the radome of the Mirage-2000N nuclear strike jet is slightly smaller.

My guess is this was just IAF experimenting with camouflage to see which was more effective in a strike role.


Confirmation from Group Captain MJA Vinod (whose interview on flying the Mirage-2000 was on Hushkit). There was nothing special about those green and brown camouflaged Mirage-2000H jets. No different radar.

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Nothing It's just a damn paint

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Rakesh » 05 Nov 2019 07:53

That is what he is supposed to say ;)

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kartik » 06 Nov 2019 00:25

Rakesh wrote:That is what he is supposed to say ;)


Not necessarily. But he was quite emphatic in his reply that the only difference is the paint. I'll believe what he says.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Karan M » 06 Nov 2019 02:02

Guys we never took any Antilope equipped Mirages. All ours came with a better multirole avionics fit, basically the RDM radar, an internal SPJ + RWR, plus Remora and Caiman jammers.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby nachiket » 06 Nov 2019 02:04

Why was the Remora pod needed if there was an internal jammer? What's the point of having an internal SPJ if you still have to allocate one or two hardpoints for an external pod?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kartik » 06 Nov 2019 02:07

There was no internal jammer on the Mirage-2000 H/TH

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Karan M » 06 Nov 2019 02:13

They do have an internal jammer. It's the ABD-2000.
https://www.forecastinternational.com/a ... _RECNO=358

The Remora and Caiman are more powerful units, with the Caiman being an escort jammer.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kartik » 08 Nov 2019 03:17

Karan M wrote:They do have an internal jammer. It's the ABD-2000.
https://www.forecastinternational.com/a ... _RECNO=358

The Remora and Caiman are more powerful units, with the Caiman being an escort jammer.


Great find!

I stand corrected. That is something I had never read anywhere else before.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby shaun » 09 Nov 2019 09:00

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INS Kiltan (P30)

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Postby Kartik » 17 Nov 2019 15:11

IAF MiG-29UPGs

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