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Trainer aircrafts of IAF - PC-7, HTT-40, HTT-36 Sitara, BAE Hawk

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by R!CK, Dec 24, 2016.

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    Arming is pretty useless, tucano is far superior. But who knows someone might like it in time.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    It is and now with the US marketing it, it's chances are only growing.
    We also should not forget, that India has sadly build up a reputation for pilots getting killed by Russian fighters or HAL trainers! That is known all over the world, not to mention that the crashes of IJT and the failure of that project certainly didn't helped to counter that reputation. So exporting HTT 40 will be a challange and HAL should focus on properly marketing their helicopters instead.
     
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    They should also know about perfect safety record of LCA. Don't get over dramatic. These are some trainers with a proven US engine.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Of 10 to 20 pre series production aircrafts with no reasonable amount of flying hours? I am happy that we have that record so far, but nobody takes that seriously, unless LCA is fully developed and inducted into operational service.
    Dhruv has foreign engines as well and we know what effect the crashes Ecuador had and they didn't even had issues that were related to HAL, so it's not the reputation of the engine, but of HAL that is bad.
     
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    Any news on HTT-40 or IJT-36?
     
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    Propelled by HAL’s young blood, HTT-40 ready for critical stall & spin tests

    Bengaluru: Two prototypes (PT-1 & PT-2) of the Basic Trainer Aircraft HTT-40 from the hangars of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) are ready for the crucial stall and spin tests

    “We have done enough wind tunnel model testing and the results are encouraging. The stall and spin characteristics results have further boosted the morale of the team,” says an official

    Both prototypes have completed more than 120 flights, ticking off other test points ahead of the ultimate test.

    The certifying agency CEMILAC, which is doubling up as a co-designer in the HTT-40 project, seems to be having a positive bearing on the project. The target set for achieving certification is December 2018

    Another prototype (PT-3) with optimised design\ reduced weight and a weaponised variant (PT-4) are expected to fly out from the ARDC hangars in future...





     
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