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LCA Tejas Naval Variant

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by hotstud69, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. arulcharles

    arulcharles Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I bet Tejas won't be in service more than 25 years, but Mig 21 is in service more than 50+ years and still operational,

    Mig 21 is a legend during its period, it faced all types of aircraft during its service
    You cannot compare Tejas with other single engine aircraft like J10, gripen

    It is our mistake to take 50+ old aircraft to skies

    Gripen prototype crashed , J10 prototype crashed today they are ruling the skies, after the crashes they made significant changes and performance are improved
    while tejas performance are low so that it does not crash

    DO all the country operating Mig 21 and su 30 are reporting crashes every day, nope!!
    while we are seeing every month our IAF aircraft are crashing,
    Its all because of poor maintenance and training
     
  2. Anish

    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    If you compare Mig21 to Tejas then Tejas will come off worse.

    Radar

    tejas 45km range
    Mig21 72km range

    Mig 21 airframe for IAF is made by HAL therefore is prone to cracks. Same will apply to Tejas or any other HAL product.

    Armaments-

    Tejas only has R-73 missile 20km range
    Mig21 has R77 110km range R27 130km range and R73 20km range.

    Neither can Tejas dogfight as it has no cannon.

    In air to air combat Tejas does not stand a chance against Mig21.

    Tejas is more of a trainer/COIN aircraft

    Mig21 is a high speed interceptor/fighter.
     
  3. Bismarck

    Bismarck BANNED BANNED

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    MiG-21 is having good spares could be still be used, India went and purchased cheap substandard parts and that caused the accidents.

    When Tejas will be operational, it would be perhaps the last of the 4th Gen plane to be operational, that by no means is junk,
    It would not be on par with 5th Generation planes. How many countries have an operational 5th Gen plane? Only F-22, thus the world is still using and producing 4th Gen planes. Rafale is under production, so is Eurofighter, and Gripen, and F-15 and F-18, the Pakistani JF-17 and also Chinese J-10 all are 4th Gen plane, thus if Tejas qualifies as junk then, welcome to the junkyard.

    In its class (single engine plane) what it competes is Pakistani JF-17, Saab Gripen and J-10,
    If by your definition C-130 J is junk too, its 60s model, it served in Vietnam War !!!

    Tejas has a different role, more of local air superiority, Interception and Strike (short range) and its very capable plane to do that. If you expect Tejas to fly from Delhi to Guangzhou and bomb Guangzhou it might not be able to do that, but then Lahore and Rawalpindi are possibility.
     
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  4. sam2012

    sam2012 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Naval LCA SBTF test
     
  5. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    can you pl elaborate how mig 21 with 72 km range radar fire a 110km missile & a 130km range missile ?

    even if you arm it with 400 km range missile it will still have a useful range of 70km - as fas as the Mig21 (its radar) can see
     
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  6. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    It is done with what we call Mixed Fleet Concept Combat wherein the Mig-21 maintains radar silence and takes a long range shot using buddy illumination done by SU-30MKI.
     
  7. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    if it can be done with mig21

    the same can be done by LCA ?

    then no disadvantage with tejas right ?
     
  8. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    correct.
     
  9. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    i already knew what you replied and

    the question and the last was for someone else's benefit

    thanks
     
  10. HMS Astute

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    Tejas Naval variant vs F-35 Naval Variant. :disagree:

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  11. AKIIN

    AKIIN 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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  12. Zeus_@21

    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Tejas won't need the support of Su 30s to fire R 77. The FOC standard radar will have a tracking range of 150 km. And it is just a matter of 1 or 2 years till all of its weapons systems get tested.

    I think, some of the people here are trying to downplay the LCA project. You can correct/improve your own design, but in case of upgrading any foreign made systems you need to throw a huge lump of money.
     
  13. sam2012

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    :yes::yes::yes: but you are anti MMRCA buddy & pro LCA like many of us , so soon expect personal attacks from aviation experts from IDF:facepalm:

    Where ex Air chief Vasant naik himself called LCA an Mig-21+++ aircraft here expert say it is no match to Mig-21:facepalm:
     
  14. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    i know that but that was to educat esome person that what is disadvantage for Tejas with current situation is also the same for Mi21

    and the workaround that problem for mig 21 as pointed out by Vstol jockey can also be the same solution for tejas in the current situation

    of course in future 1 year doen the line we know
     
  15. oikare

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    Very nice.
     

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