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  1. siegecrossbow

    Tina Turner Dies: Legendary Rock & Soul Singer Was 83

    Beyond the Thunderdome is actually my favorite Mad Max movie and I don’t get the hate some people have for it. RIP Tina Turner.
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    Chengdu J-20 5th Generation Aircraft News & Discussions

    It is executing a hard turn during flare release. You can faintly see vortices forming over wings/canards.
  3. siegecrossbow

    Chengdu J-10 Multirole Fighter Air Craft News & Discussions

    That’s the intention. But said variant will probably be used for export since PLAAF will be J-20/J-16 going forward.
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    Chengdu J-10 Multirole Fighter Air Craft News & Discussions

    It is an improved smoke generator container.
  5. siegecrossbow

    Argentina is considering procurement of JF-17 fighter jets: Argentine Embassy in China. Argentine defence minister and ambassador to China discuss

    My point is that tech should not be a hurdle since on block 3 the EW and RWR have changed to Chinese as well. The economical and political hurdles, like you said, will probably kill the deal.
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    Argentina is considering procurement of JF-17 fighter jets: Argentine Embassy in China. Argentine defence minister and ambassador to China discuss

    Argentina is going for block 3. The ejection seat can be swapped out for the domestic version used on J-10C.
  7. siegecrossbow

    PAF J-10C News, Updates and Discussion

    https://secondtononepaf.com/2022/11/08/enter-the-dragon-beginning-of-a-new-era/
  8. siegecrossbow

    Pakistani Made Grad rockets not Good

    From what I’ve read the issue isn’t so much that the ammo is old than that it has different trajectory than Soviet rockets.
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    The Balance of Air power in Sub-continent considering latest inductions of Platforms / capabilities by PAF

    TR count is an important metric but it is not the end-all of radar performance. Often neglected are the backend components of the radar which does stuff like signal processing and convert raw data into something the aircraft can use.
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    The Balance of Air power in Sub-continent considering latest inductions of Platforms / capabilities by PAF

    Specs for KLJ-7A are outdated. As of 2020 even the less powerful air cooled LF-601 has a maximum range of 200KM against fighter sized targets (5M^2).
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    The Balance of Air power in Sub-continent considering latest inductions of Platforms / capabilities by PAF

    IRST is not magic and can’t substitute the radar but can pull off some very neat tricks, like giving passive lock for AAMs and not triggering RWR on the bogie.
  12. siegecrossbow

    PAF J-10C News, Updates and Discussion

    One thing I've noticed is that WS-10's nozzle also darken with use. Compare the nozzles from those with air superiority camo, which arrived a year earlier, with this one.
  13. siegecrossbow

    What makes biryani so special?

    What makes it so special? It’s so effing delicious that’s what.
  14. siegecrossbow

    PAF J-10C News, Updates and Discussion

    For those in the know: who is doing engine maintenance for J-10C right now? PAF personnel or support staff from Chengdu?
  15. siegecrossbow

    JF-17 Thunder Multirole Fighter [Thread 7]

    Not to go off topic too much but how is the efficacy gauged? Through live fire trials against target drones or something else?
  16. siegecrossbow

    Black Scorpion Bit Me :'(

    The thing about scorpions is that the larger they are, the less venomous they are. It will probably hurt like a mother but you should be okay otherwise.
  17. siegecrossbow

    Egyptians complain over Netflix depiction of Cleopatra as black

    Ptolemaic Dynasty was founded by one of the conquering generals of Alexander the Great. They practiced incest between brothers and sisters to maintain a “divine bloodline”, so Cleopatra most likely was not black. They were not native Egyptians.
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    PAF J-10C News, Updates and Discussion

    I just noticed an interesting optical illusion. The radome on both birds are actually of the same color. However, it looks darker on the one with air superiority camo due to background contrast. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checker_shadow_illusion
  19. siegecrossbow

    Pakistan F-16 Discussions 2

    F-18 is virtually unbeatable in the subsonic regime but its performance falls off pretty steeply in the trans and supersonic regime. Since trans sonic regime is important for modern day aerial maneuvers, the F-16 is the more well-rounded fighter.
  20. siegecrossbow

    JF-17 Thunder Multirole Fighter [Thread 7]

    PL-5E has a confirmed kill against an Iranian drone, which can be a challenging target for SRAAM.

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