Saturday, 1 March 2008

Tejas Light Combat Aircraft: two-seater trainer photo


On popular demand, here's the first photograph of the first prototype of the two-seater trainer version of the Tejas LCA. I took the photograph at HAL Bangalore. Please reproduce only with due credit.

The trainer, HAL hopes, will fly within three months. The under-construction version that you see in the photograph was about to be taken for its "structural coupling test", in which various sensors are excited and the aircraft response evaluated.

Designing the two-seater has taken some doing. The second cockpit has been installed at the place where all the avionics and controls are fitted for the single-seater version. The duplication of controls, and the reconfiguration of equipment has required major redesign.

But anyway, here it is. Enjoy!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ajai. Great photos. Please water mark your photos before you post them on the web. Should be quite easy to do so. I am sure any standard image manipulation software.. maybe even the one that came with your camera itself must be able to do it.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the photo ,can i use it on my website www.lca-tejas.org with due credit sir ?


vinay

coldfire2005

Anonymous said...

sir if you have any further input or new photos please do drop them at coldfire2005@gmail.com if possible



vinay

coldfire2005

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the effort and the high res. pics..

Anonymous said...

the first photos of lca trainer were here
http://www.acig.org/exclusives/LCA/ACIG_Exclusives_Tejas.html
taken by B harry
But thanks anyways
Nice photos please keep them coming

Anonymous said...

no lsp photos?

Anonymous said...

Harrys pictures seemed to have been scanned from a brochure or magazine. While he does get credit for the first pictures, ajai should get the credit for the first exclusive digital hi-res images of the trainers.

Ajai said...

Oops! Sorry... didn't know someone had published earlier. My apologies.

Babu said...

Ajay, great photos just wanted to know what all deals have we officially signed with israel in the past 1 year like Spyder,crystal maze,derby has it been signed or still in negotiations and what all deals can we expect to be signed in the month of march-08???

Anonymous said...

AESA radar for Tejas coming from EADS! Thats surprising cause there were two simultaneous efforts or atleast talk of developing AESA radar. One with Russia (by LRDE) and other with Israel (HAL).

And it has to be technology transfer else it does not make any sense.