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Agni-2 test fired today!!

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Green Hornet, Sep 30, 2011.

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  1. TereBinLaden

    TereBinLaden Captain STAR MEMBER

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    Atlast I got the link: Agni-II Plus to be tested in 2 months - Times Of India


     
  2. TereBinLaden

    TereBinLaden Captain STAR MEMBER

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    It can be and maybe produced instead of Agni II but older missile wont be replaced as a replacement, one reason is Long range missile costs astronomical.
     
  3. Rudrakx

    Rudrakx Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    No it doesn't , also it cools off rapidly and do not stay their to heat up parts of launcher. Think logically if one can design missile frame, nozzle and its engine which could sustain these temperature then why not launch pad parts ! google it you find many materials which can sustain extreme high temperatures.
     
  4. Rudrakx

    Rudrakx Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    I didn't mean to decommission Agni 2 's which are already in service, but to produce primes instead Agni 2 further in future if it uses same production facility.
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Again I'm not an expert on Solid-fueled missiles,but they usually have a thicker skin,composed of Aluminum (SRBMs/MRBMs) or Steel (ICBMs/SLV boosters)...now,the frame doesn't have to withstand the temperature,because the solid grain fuel is present in b/w the skin and ignited fuel...

    The nozzle is the only part which faces continuous high temperature...

    Your post is logical,but it is a fact that the launch pads (of missiles) don't survive after one launch...they are made of less temperature resistant materials...
     
  6. Foxtrot

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    I know the trident 2 missile frame is made of epoxy graphite.....to make it lighter.......also the solid fuel which which is used in missiles and space launchers is a mixture of HTPB(Hydroxyl Terminated Poly Buta-di-ene) 12% (binder and fuel), Ammonium perchlorate 68% (oxidizer), and Aluminium powder, 20% (fuel).
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Yup...the frame/skin of a missile does not matter that much...unless it cannot withstand the internal pressure of the gases...
     
  8. Foxtrot

    Foxtrot Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    for the frame those materials r used which r light....yet provide good amount of strength.....which is obvious....
     
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