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Dhruv ALH Updates & Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by CONNAN, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Can anyone confirm this!!
     
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    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

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    Confirm what?
     
  3. grond

    grond Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I guess he means naval version of the dhruv
     
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  4. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    i got this pic from fb so i wat to know is this naval ALH?
     
  5. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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  6. Gessler

    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

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    Yes, it is. There are some 8 of them currently in service of Navy. IN may buy more soon, maybe not.

    Do a google search on "dhruv navy"
     
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    sunny6611 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    can all the weapons(missiles, bombs,...any type) load used by IAF aircrafts be used by these helos.... dhruv,rudra or LCH or may be MI 17 ?
     
  8. Gessler

    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

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    The Rudra helicopter gunship version of Dhruv can carry Anti-tank guided missiles,
    unguided rockets of varying diameter & probably air-to-air missiles like the Mistral ATAM,
    along with the usual 20mm machinegun cannon.
     
  9. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    i wonder they will arm it with the IR Missiles
    might be a good Idea for self defense
     
  10. Gessler

    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

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    ...and for UAV-hunting.
     
  11. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Yea, along with the Enemy Helis. and Jets
     
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    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

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    No jets.:troll: In all probability our own helo will be blown up first if it gets into a duel with jets.

    Shooting down UAV/UCAVs and enemy helos is good enough.
     
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  13. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    No, the weight limit of the hardpoints on helicopters is way different to fighters, which is the main limiting factor, even between helicopters itself. Rudra for example can only carry a twin launcher with HELINA, or similar ATGMs (8 total), while LCH cann carry a quad launcher at the inner hardpoints and a twin launcher at the external once (12 total). Fighter weapons are often even way heavier, which is why not even normal IR missiles from LCA can be used, but light weight versions of the Mistral Manpad:

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    Some more pics of the naval Dhruv from the NAMEXPO 2013:

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    Kind of interesting that IN even show off commando operations with it, but was not happy enough to buy it in higher numbers at least for SAR operations and that although this naval version is simply a beauty!
     
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    [MENTION=6541]Sancho[/MENTION] - The Dhruvs with the tricycle landing gear are the best lookers. I'm glad that atleast
    IAF and also BSF are buying Dhruvs with tricycle gear. Although the Navy blue paint scheme gives
    the Dhruv a whole new level of eye-candyness.
     
  15. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    I like the one of the coast guard too:

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