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LCA Tejas(navy) is here

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well tejas has its own problems,test pilots say it has a max alpha of just 28 degrees,due to bad shaped intakes,god knows wat will happen to this project.

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What do you guys mean with dropping nose?

And by the way, that is damn small jet. Is it a trainer?

 

 

the nose is angled down, so you have a better field of view, specially for vessel operations.

 

and , no, this is a combat aircraft, the LCA stands for Light Combat Aircraft.

 

 

Congrats India! one of the few countries able to produce a naval figher!

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the nose is angled down, so you have a better field of view, specially for vessel operations.

 

and , no, this is a combat aircraft, the LCA stands for Light Combat Aircraft.

 

 

Congrats India! one of the few countries able to produce a naval figher!

 

sweet! what kind of ordnance will it be able to carry?

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sweet! what kind of ordnance will it be able to carry?

 

 

i'm not sure but probably air-to-air and air-to-ground ordinance, one of the few photos it is carrying a pair of vympel R-73 ir Missiles

lca-tejas-1.jpg

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Congrats India! one of the few countries able to produce a naval figher!

 

Can't wait to see a picture of its first trap

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The single seater Naval fighter will have a drooping nose as well.

Some of features of "Naval LCA Version":

 

* Aircraft Carrier operation with ski-jump and arrested landing

* Nose drooped for better cockpit vision

* Additional aerodynamic features like LEVCON and fore plane to reduce Carrier landing speed

* Maximum take off weight from carrier – 12.5 tons

* External store carrying capacity from carrier– 3.5 tons

* Strengthened Fuselage

* Stronger undercarriage due to higher sink rate

* Arrestor Hook for deck recovery

* Fuel dump system

 

This is the Air Force trainer variant:

KHT2009.jpg

 

When ready, it will be ale to carry all sorts of weapons. It has already carried our R-73 firings, gun firing, dumb & guided bomb drops.

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Oh, now I see it has a movable-LERX like the Sukhoi Pak-FA instead of a separate canard. You can definitely tell the landing gear is bigger, like when the YF-17 became the F/A-18.

 

No folding wings? Is the span that short, like an A-4? I know the carrier isn't all that big, but the LCA is a lot smaller than the Flanker which it could hold when folded.

 

 

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Awesome!!

 

once again we will hear that famous phrase -

 

There's no slack in light attack!!

 

:grin::salute:

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