In my previous article we looked at how having 100+ VLS cells on a destroyer is a very common sight for vessels built by certain countries. Let us take a very scientific approach to study the other end of the … Continue reading What is common b/w INS Kolkata, HMS Daring, RNNS Nansen??
How did the world come to have 60-100 Universal Vertical Launch System (UVLS) cells on a single vessel? For our audience, here is what UVLS means. It means that a family of missiles or different missile designs modified to fit … Continue reading Arleigh Burke & Ticonderoga classes: How 60-100 UVLS became a norm?
Do visit Volume 1: Memes of Battle Machines Vol. 1 & Volume 2: Memes of Battle Machines Vol. 2 Disclaimer: These memes mean no harm to anyone and are intended to be pure jokes so please take them as jokes. We don’t … Continue reading Memes of Battle Machines Vol. 3
Zumwalt class was supposed to be the successor to the very potent Arleigh Burke class destroyer. It would further the bar of naval vessel capability beyond any system either testing or serving today. They went from that to having a … Continue reading USS Zumwalt: From Being the Best to Barely Practical
For nearly a century now, Tanks have ruled the battlefield. No land based vehicle has single handedly instilled as much fear of death and destruction as much as a tank. Earliest tanks include the iconic British Mark IV and the … Continue reading Tanks & their Tanked Future
At the moment, the Indian Navy has arguably one of the best fighters in the region operating from its sole carrier INS Vikramaditya. Within a couple of years, the new INS Vikrant also featuring MiG-29Ks. The future of Indian naval … Continue reading India’s Carrier Fighter Conundrum
We have been hearing the idea that one day, serving men and women will not have have any authority over fighting machines. That, once the higher command gives the electronic orders, fighters, ships, subs and armored vehicles will attain their … Continue reading Why haven’t drones taken over from manned battle machines?
So while stealth is proliferating, is it that big a threat? This is a very very common misconception. Most fighters today are optimised to be difficult to spot on X-Band radars. These bands are the frequency ranges of the radio … Continue reading Here is why Stealth might not work!!
Let us test your memory. Think of a conflict where a carrier was used in combat. I am sure, several WW2 conflicts would first come to your mind. Let us think post WW2 and lemme throw in another challenge, the … Continue reading Carriers of the Indian Navy: INS Vikrant R11
A few photographs marking the journey of our aircraft building programmes and the early years of the IAF. I am not covering the full history of the IAF as that deserves a thread of its own and I have to … Continue reading Seeds Of The IAF & Learning To Build Aircraft