Multi-Barrel Rocket Launchers, also called Multiple Launch Rocket Systems have existed for decades. The famous Soviet Katyushas were used extensively in WW2 and the Soviet/Russian Grad and Smerch are direct descendents of it. These systems are used to mow down … Continue reading HIMARS: Simple yet Deadly!
I have been a proponent of the Russian tanks, given how their performance during the 1970s and 1980s was good in the middle east and how it slowly went downhill after that. The designs never kept up with the inherent … Continue reading Why are turrets blown off Russian tanks so commonly?
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
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
The 1980s were golden times for the Soviet military. Several extremely potent weapon systems like the Su-27, MiG-29, S300 SAM, Admiral Kuznetsov class cruisers, Akula & Sierra class SSNs along with the mighty Kirovs and Typhoons entered service in this … Continue reading Sukhoi Su-30: The story of Russia’s famous Flanker
Indian air force has hundreds of Soviet origin aircraft serving along side their western counterparts. After the collapse of Soviet Union, maintaining this fleet had become quite difficult as spares were costly and difficult to obtain. On the other hand, due … Continue reading The Indian MMRCA Saga
Intro- Ever wondered why would a country which operates Russian tanks would develop a main battle tank on the lines of modern western MBTs? with its performance parameters closely resembling tanks like Leopard 2, M1 Abrams and Challenger 2. A tank … Continue reading Arjun: India’s first indigenous MBT
Intro- The Soviets had finally decided to make way with their former ideology that carriers were useless and a million dollar missile could sink a billion dollar carrier. They decided to challenge the western naval aviation supremacy in the high … Continue reading MiG-29K: The Naval Fulcrum
In this article we are going to deal with various design aspects of Akula class SSN using pictures. This article, like its preceding article on Typhoon has some very rare pictures of Akulas under construction, trials, refit and pics of her … Continue reading Akula: The shark made of steel part 2
Intro- American aggression during the 1971 Indo-Pak war and their eventual withdrawal due to the presence of Soviet SSNs was enough for the Indians to realise the importance of nuclear powered subs. Thus in the 1980s under immense secrecy work … Continue reading Arihant: India’s first completely domestic sub