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LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Dark_Prince, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    I told you that in my reply. first finish off Pak and than take on China.
     
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    rockstar 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    That is the reason we are getting multi layered air defense including S-400 for China border.
     
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    rockstar 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    As an interceptor, yes but much short legged to take on J-10 over Tibetan skies. That is why IAF wanted LCA mk2 with more range so that our lower level single engined jet can take on PLAF low tier single engined J-10 over their skies.
     
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    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    So what's the end game here...The AF will you the 1A...The Navy it seems will ride on foreign planes....

    Assuming the IAF and IN support Mk2 for development of capability....

    What comes after Mk2....!?

    Will the 123 orders from the AF be the end...!?
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Sir actually I was asking in case of dual front simultaneous war , In that case do we have some plan b ?

    Also my take on my own question is that China didn't built 1000 + MRCA just for us but for US+ ROC + Viets + Japanese .They can't risk half of them to us and making them vulnerable to other big powers , In the meantime if US would want to help us they will issue warnings and move CBG towards China ( not for fighting but just for the lurking ) it will automatially make china keep reserve most of their aircrafts for US .
     
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    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    ya...but i think due to this tailless design, there is more drag in normal condition and hence range is low
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Aircraft can be very rapidly moved across battle theatres. In case Pak & China jointly attack us, we will have to take out one of them very quickly to bring the ratios in our favour. But if Indo-Pak war breaks out and China decides to join the war in support of Pak, they will be able to use only air assets and it will take them over 72hrs to move their ground assets to border. Within this 72 hrs, if India can take out PAF and dismember Pak, there will be no two front war and if China still decides to attack India, they will be routed.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Pls do some reading about what you posted. How can LCA have lower range with higher fuel fraction & lower drag than Gripen?
     
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    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Thier j-10s and j-11s have too many problems and their availability rate should be low
     
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    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I was talking about reason behind Tejas range, and can u pls elaborate why gripen has more drag than Tejas as Gripen has canards ?
     
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    s400 is ill proven, better tune AAD to intercept A/c and Cruise missiles as dr Saraswat said in his video that aad can do more than 30g maneuvering which is good to intercept aircrafts. We just have to reduce its reaction time .
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    you Sure about that ? I also read that they cant operate many fighters from TAR ?
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Canard or a tail, adds to drag compared to an aircraft which does not have either of them. Plus the wing sweep angle of Gripen is 45* and that of LCA is 50*/62.5*. Higher sweep angle of wings results in lower drag. The difference in wing area of the two planes is offset by the increased length of Gripen and so the overall Profile drag of the two airframes is nearly same due to equal vetted area. Therefore LCA has much lower overall drag compared to Gripen.
     
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    Just read some reports about engine and others problems facing by their jets .....ya that's why they are testing their j-20s in Tibet for high altitude Operations
     
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    So, Gripen is more propaganda than capability.
     

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