India's Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

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    I can make an wild guess, I think the Power is transmitted more to rotor so that it can climb high altitude. May be due to it max speed is compromised.. Indian doctrine is to facilitate armed forces with high altitude machines..
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    there is only 2 concern point both IAF & IA
    1. it over weight around some 200-300kg (which actual plan)
    2. is speed it should be around 300 km/hr

    but anyhow they are happy with the lch and hal try to reduce some weight in later batch.
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    I think HAL will come out with a LCH mk2 in the future.
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    LCH TD-2 makes a silent maiden flight; platform incorporates lots of new features

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    The second technology demonstrator (TD-2) of India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) took to the skies for the first time on June 28 in Bangalore.
    "On June 28, the pilots did some very limited manoeuvres, though not much was experimented. The maiden flight was limited to low-speed testing. They (pilots) will now take the platform and fly over the runway to check the endurance and eventually will expand the full envelope. The designers, engineers and pilots are all delighted by this significant development,” the official said.
    “The pilots (Unni Pillai & Hari Nair) have given some observations and we are working on the same. These are development flights and we will address all the teething problems that arise,” the official added
    Meanwhile, an insider said that LCH TD-2 boasts of lots of new features as compared to TD-1. “Lots of new systems are onboard. The platform is lighter and we have modified the gearbox. Even the tail-rotor control system is different. The doors for the pilots have been modified for better structural clearance. The cockpit remains the same and we are constantly modifying the chopper based on the inputs from the pilots,” she said.
    She also added that the TD-1 has completed 70 hours of flying so far and the TD-3 will be very closer to the production version, incorporating some more changes. “Any new project is a huge challenge for us. With so much stigma attached to the Helicopter Division in the past, we are happy that LCH is gifting us some inspiring moments now. This is years of hard work and we are all happy that finally things are moving,” she said.
    When asked why HAL chose to be silent on the first flight of LCH TD-2, an insider said: "We are used to it now." HAL's chopper complex in-charge P.S. Rajan was not available for any comment.
    The LCH TD-2 was the main draw at Aero India 2011 wrapped in digital camouflage paint -- a technology mastered by India recently. Incidentally, LCH will be the first Indian Air Force asset to don this new paint scheme.
    Three cheers to all engineers, designers, test pilots and youngsters associated with LCH programme! Good job by teams lead by Srinath, Sampath and Unni!

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    Design was more closer to Dhruv.
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    Man this is going to kick some a$$ when it comes into service and shut some people up!!


    It's very interesting the leap Indian armed forces are taking 2-3 SQDs of dedicated attack helos (IAF) to 150-200 dedicated attack helos (IAF+IA) aswell as non-dedicated attack helos WSI-Dhruv, 75-100 (IAF+IA) this is a HUGE jump in capabilities!!
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    Indeed these helicopters look sexy
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    I personally think the 12 tube rocket launcher is a bit low and we should have those 19 tube M261 launchers they have on those Apaches.

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