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
The original Top 5 Carrier article compared USS Nimitz, Admiral Kuznetsov, Liaoning, FNS Charles de Gaulle and INS Vikramaditya. Since the addition of USS Ford, HMS Queen Elizabeth and Shandong would have made it too long for our readers, I … Continue reading Top 5 Carriers Part 2
Credits: On the pics Do visit the Volume 1: Memes of Battle Machines Vol. 1 & Vol. 3: Memes of Battle Machines Vol. 3 Disclaimer: These memes mean no harm to anyone and are intended to be pure jokes so please take … Continue reading Memes of Battle Machines Vol. 2
The advantages of nuclear propulsion are well known. For a fixed mass penalty, nuclear propulsion allows a vessel to sail for 2 and a half decades in the case of American supercarriers. The Forrestals (CV-59 to CV-62) displaced around 60,000 … Continue reading Why haven’t we seen carriers significantly bigger than USS Enterprise?
The Indian MMRCA competition was essentially killed when the Indian MoD (Ministry of Defense) requested for direct sales of 36 Rafale built at Dassault’s facilities in France. In September of 2016, nearly a decade and a half after the requirement … Continue reading Aftermath of Indian MMRCA
Do visit the Vol. 2: Memes of Battle Machines Vol. 2 & Vol. 3: Memes of Battle Machines Vol. 3 Disclaimer: These memes mean no harm to anyone and are intended to be pure jokes so please take them as jokes. … Continue reading Memes of Battle Machines Vol. 1
The Chinese just like their Soviet counterparts maintained that they won’t be building aircraft carriers for the naval arm of People’s Liberation Army i.e. PLAN. Changing geo-political scenario and the rise of carrier centric fleets forced China to review its … Continue reading From HMAS Melbourne to Shandong: The Story of China’s Aircraft Carrier Programme