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  1. Veer

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    Monday, February 15, 2010
    PHOTOS: LCA Navy First Flight Target End 2010

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    Bumped into Commodore CD Balaji who heads the LCA Navy programme. Full update on the programme coming up. Meanwhile enjoy these photos he shared with me.

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  2. LCA Tejas

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    Thanks a lot buddy..... tussi great ho, thaufa kabul karo..... man you rock, thank you thank u ...
     
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    Hi Veer, it would be interesting to know if there will be differences to the fuselage to the actual LCA, I mean more weapon stations are rumoured in some reports. Also what payload the N-LCA will finally carry and for what role it is intended?
     
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    Only the front fuselage will be changed slightly dropped down, its main purpose is for carrier born fighter, nothing will change from LCA.:cheers:
     
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    The photos are from Ajai Shukla's blog is'nt it?
     
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    That's great!Shiv is quite fast these days.
     
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    awesome info..keep updating ...
     
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    Yes, just read it in the livefist article, so N-LCA will remain limited to 7 hardpoints only and no re-design for more internal fuel, similar to Gripen NG means, at least one centerline, or 2 wing fuel tanks for any mission.

    This is what a Saab official said about a possible Sea Gripen:

    Saab offers naval Gripen to India | StratPost

    16,500 KG is also the MTOW of the land based Gripen NG offered for IAF and it has a payload of 6t, minus 1/3 means 4t for Sea Gripen.
    If we consider similar to N-LCA, the payload will be reduced to around 2,6t only and that is not the end!
    Making a fighter carrier capable means strengthening the airframe, front gear, or adding a hook, that's why the naval Rafale and the Sea Gripen increased their empty weight about 500Kg. But N-LCA will also be a twin seater in the first versions too, which means it could weigh nearly 1t more than IAF LCA and what exactly will be left as useful load then? :confused:
     
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    She is a real beauty...
    beautiful than LCA Tejas

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    Pic 2 : Here

    The design looks fabulous!! from livefist
     
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    She does look good but the rear visibility is restricted,can't they come up with a bubble canopy a-la F-15 or F-16?