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Transport Aircrafts of IAF - C-130J, C-17 Globemaster, C295: Updates & Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by hotstud69, May 1, 2010.

  1. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Both have their EO pods and IFR probes fitted, I know you have an obsession with that ;)
     
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    sunstersun Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    does anyone have an idea of how many c-130's india wants to order?
     
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    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

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    We ordered 12 so far, the final numbers could reach 18-20.

    Unless IAF decides on C-130 variants to replace the An-32s. In which case the numbers could be 40+.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    2 x 6 was the plan, for the 2 special ops squads. We added another 1 to replace the one that crashed and with another aircraft damaged this year, a follow order seems reasonable.

    It certainly is an option now that MTA got cancelled and with TATAs increasing ties to LM. The only problem is the fact that it can't carry vehicles or helicopters and IAF would be shortsighted, if they don't see the need for a larger aircraft in the medium to heavy class.
     
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    sunstersun Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    CNS Admiral Sunil Lanba touches down in Vizag on a 3-day visit.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Pundrick Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Ohh boy!!

    Are the Americans willing to sell this beasts from their inventory or not ? I always wanted to see an elephant walk of these aircraft from Indian airbase.

    We should have inducted more than 25 by replacing IL-76s.
     
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    Probably not. Best chance would be some ME countries.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    That was minor damage and the plane was able to fly home, AFAIK she is repaired now.
    It can carry support vehicles, light struke vehicles and even MGS like the CEASAR it can't carry MBTs and ICVs though.
    That is an Indian base! That is Hindon and that is all of 81 SQN's C-17s lined up.
     
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    Pundrick Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I know thats Hindon and all these birds belong to IAF, I just wanted to see more C-17s flying in our airspace as 11 looks too small number.

    Notice "from their inventory" in the post.
     
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    Brief Review of IAF's C130J Super Hercules
     
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    X_Killer Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    so sad GOI and DOD wasted time until Boeing had to shut off the supply lines.
     
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    Boeing already shut off their C-17 production line and GoI purchased the last C-17 produced there...
     
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