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LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

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

  1. X_Killer

    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Sir, I'm not eating my words ...
    Hence you need to read my post again
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    BrahMos GLCM weight : 3000kgs
    Weight reduction (according to your post): 1.5 times

    Do calculation on your own and find the values....

    Now , we have all required information
    length- 6m
    Dia- 0.5m
    Weight- calculate and place it here...

    I'm waiting sir...

    Good luck...

    Yup, Here I have agreement with you, that there may be a variant but not BrahMos-NG
     
  2. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Of course, because we know that a "lighter" version is under development called Brahmos NG, with the specs @X_Killer gave you. But lighter means compared to the 2.5t version MKI is getting now and with the development goal, to increase MKIs load to up to 3 missiles, installation of 1 now.

    All that has nothing to do with LCA, nor would the specs fit to LCA, which is why this media speculation is baseless.
     
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  3. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    BrahmosNG will most likely go into the main bays of Pak-Fa. So it has to be less than 4.5m long and weigh not more than 800kgs.
     
  4. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Not really, it's planned for external carriage.
     
  5. X_Killer

    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    :fie:
     
  6. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    if its planned for external carriage, than its weight has to be less than 1200kgs for LCA and less than 1.5 tons for Pak-fa. The problem is not so much of pylon strength as much as it is of asymmetrical weights.
     
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    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Thats the actual rough idea shared by BrahMos chief and CEO and General Designer of the Machine-Building R&D Consortium Alexander Leonov that it will have nearly approximate length of 6m and 1500kg weight. The length can be easily speculated by comparison btw models presented at exhibitions.
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...0px-Brahmos_and_Brahmos-M_size_comparison.JPG
     
  8. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    The only difference is you believe LCA would remain in its current avatar - while i see it progressing to have greater internal fuel carrying capacity & better frame... Wait for Mk2s & duel engine Mk2
     
  9. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The problem is operational sense. You don't need that missile on a light class fighter, it will be integrated on MKI and possibly on Rafale. LCA if at all, will get smaller anti ship missiles, like KH35 or Harpoon.
     
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  10. X_Killer

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    That why I clearly mentioned "for mk1 and mk1a" and "BrahMos-NG" at each and every post relating to this discussion.

    I agreed that further Miniaturized variant of BrahMos and variant of LCA might be a combo.. but it will not going to happened in a decade..
     
  11. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The next step after Brahmos NG is the hypersonic version, which again has no relation or importance for a light class fighter.
     
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  12. X_Killer

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    Yup, I knew it..

    "Necessity is the mother of invention" is the basic foundation of may development and don't if IAF also have some brass who desire to have such missiles in their inventory.
    I have no rights to kill others expectations. Isn't it...
     
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  13. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The problem is, that this kind of unrealistic expectations are the problem that continues to hurt the Tejas programme. It must be "the smallest fighter in its class", must have the "highest amount of composites", get us in the "elite" group of nations, that have developed a carrier fighter, must have high "indigenous content" and now a "supersonic cruise missile".

    All tag lines that want to make more out of Tejas and that leads to expectations that simply can't be met. :tsk:
     
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  14. sunny6611

    sunny6611 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    y r u guys always in the "butt" & its output ........................y not give a fitting answer about the engine for a moped or rather any engine.

    be civil .....................
     
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  15. HariPrasad

    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I answer I have not yet found about LCA is exceptional climb rate that naval LCA witnessed in its first flight from test facility. Can anybody en-light me?
    @vstol jocky sir or @Sancho or @X_Killer ?
     

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