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Russians to take more time to deliver Gorshkov

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by SpArK, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Ok, got the message. Maybe HMS ark Royal can operate 15 LCAs or 10-12 Mig-29s because of its STOBAR configuration. Given that the length of Gorshkov is 280m and Ark Royal is 210m.
     
  2. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    ^^^Apart from being ancient, it is painfully limited in range. Also, its full length might by 210 metres, but its runway strip is only about 130-140 metres, so it's gotta be Harriers.
     
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    Capt.Popeye Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    No, sir. Even 70mtrs of deck length will make a critical difference to STOBAR operations. Then is the deck of Ark Royal strengthened for STOBAR landings? Not to mention that she lacks arrester wire gear and an angled deck. That is important also and the last is vital for operating safety.
    Ark Royal is a "no-go" for the IN. Considering the future trend of air operations of the IN.
     
  4. smestarz

    smestarz Lt. Colonel REGISTERED

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    Wonderful, we might actually induct IAC before Vikramaditya @@@@@
     
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