Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Readers' quiz: What on earth is that?


Broadsword's educated visitors had little difficulty in identifying the DRDO's 5.56 mm machine carbine that I posted. Many people shared the kudos. I suspect, though, that far fewer visitors will succeed in guessing what the #*^@$& this item is. The floor is yours!

77 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are DRDO make up coming Dewali firecrackers. Yippeee ;-)

Cecx Fable & Gas

Shailendra said...

I think DRDO has made bullets or whatever for 155 mm gun in advance :D

Shivi said...

prithvi cluster warhead

Anonymous said...

mirv

Anonymous said...

RPG

Rupvarnman said...

This looks like the internal arrangement of the Prithvi pre-frag/bomblet warhead.

CIBU said...

i Think....This is Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle for Agni 3 and perhaps for Prithvi series. :)

Vinz said...

I'll say thats the MIRV warhead for the Agni 3.
From here: http://livefist.blogspot.com/2010/03/exclusive-artists-impression-of-mirv.html

Anonymous said...

unguided rockets

Arun rajkumar.l said...

Are those warheads of pinaka rocket launcher missiles

chamyal said...

cluster warhead pinaka ?
some rocket warhead for sure.

Anonymous said...

Bomblet dispenser for Prithvi missile.


But you were a spoil sport and did not give us high resolution pics behind you in MSMS pics

Cane-an said...

Unguided Rockets which sit in pods carried by aircraft and helicopters? Something like the S-8?

ROHIT KUMAR said...

I THINK THESE ARE MULTI PAYLOAD EXLPOSION OF AGNI-3 AGNI-5 MISSILE

PLACED AT THE TOP OF THE MISSILE FOR PAYLOAD

kranti said...
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coolgeek said...

Wow strange looking ! looks like a PINAKA head...

Anonymous said...

prithvi missile warheads?

nagarajan said...

Thats the Prithvi missile warhead
:)

Anonymous said...

i think they might be rockets, looks too small for pinaka but may be for aircraft mounted rocket pods

Kaushik said...

Multiple submunitions warhead for Prithvi SSM.

nagarajan said...

TO be precise thats BCSE warhead of prthvi missile.

http://jjamwal.blogspot.com/2010/02/defexpo-new-delhi-2010-part-7-drdo_288.html

Anonymous said...

BCES warhead for the Prithvi missile...

sagar said...

thats a prithvi warhead

Int64 said...

No idea, Is it Something to do with new laser tech?

Anonymous said...

Warhead of Prithvi or Pinaka rocket. The shape is similar to the lotus petals Dr. Kalam ascribed to the MIRV of India's Ballistic missiles.

Sabertooth said...

Its the cluster munition bomblets for Prithvi missile.

Sabertooth said...

I now found the correct name for the warhead. Its called a BCES or Blast Cum Earth Shock warhead. ;)

Abhishek said...

possibly these are fragmented payloads of Rockets of PINAKA MBRL.

taman said...

Ajai,

Is this warheads for Pinnaka MBRL?

Vishnu.vyasan said...

Motor Ammo.... Developed by DRDO

arjuntankfan said...

Tank gun ammunition

Sid said...

Warhead for Prithvi SSM missile

Anonymous said...

Is it the Prithvi Warhead for hitting targets like runways, enemy formations, etc.

Cheers,

Amiava

Anonymous said...

Tank rounds?

Sid said...

This Prithvi SSM Warhead is also called (BCES) Blast Cum Earth Shock warhead ;)

Sid said...

But are you actually supposed to show these pics in public?

Anonymous said...

This is the Prithvi missile's Blast Cum Earth Shock warhead. Where did you take this pic?

Alim said...

This is a picture of Prithvi BCES (Blast Cum Earth Shock) warhead.

Anonymous said...

r these multiple nuclear warheads

Anand said...

Im pretty sure they are DRDO made 84 mm shells for the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle which is in service in the Indian Army. Some time ago I saw an article about ARDE developing an 84 mm RR reverse engineered from a Carl Gustav. Maybe they made their own ammunition for it. The base of the charger looks similar to an 84mm but the warhead is a little different from the conventional ones used by Carl Gustav. The colours may indicate smoke that is deployed by the shell as OFB usually has the same colours for their smoke ammunition. What do you think Mr Shukla?

Avenger said...

They seem like MIRV payload for one of our strategic Missiles.

Anonymous said...

nothing but show pieces

Anonymous said...

it is a warhead of a missile

Nav said...

Warhead (the outer casing removed) with Multiple Independently-targeted Reentry Vehicles (MIRV warhead, for short)?

kapildeb said...

I looks like PrithviII warhead without the glass container displayed in several defense expo since 2009

Broadsword said...

I AM IMPRESSED OUT OF MY SOCKS BY HOW MANY GOT THAT RIGHT.

It is, indeed, the Prithvi BCES warhead.

Sanket Gokhale said...

Those are AA shells. Different colors for different types of fuse...

Sanket Gokhale said...

oOps..sorry,i didnot read other comments. So it's BCEs warhead.

Anonymous said...

Ajai sir, do you have any pics of the brochures behind the gun??? It must be F-INSAS concept. Sir pls post the pics of the brochure.....

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zUe7sq7m3h0/TFDgmH8D-6I/AAAAAAAABHk/RIpJ8jfy9po/s1600/Modern+Sub-Machine+Carbine.jpg

Anonymous said...

indias new cluster bomb LOL

MRUGEN said...

Hello Sir It IS BCES(Blast Cum Earth Shock) Warhead Of Prithvi Missiles .but can be used along with other platforms also like aircrafts.

Anonymous said...

You visited ARDE, so we want F-INSAS pics... we want F-INSAS pics.... :-(

Anonymous said...

This is BSEM war head of prithvi missile

Anonymous said...

they are the first rockets used by Tipu Sultan's army

George.W.Bush said...

COLOR PENCILS ;-)

Anonymous said...

you said:

But are you actually supposed to show these pics in public?

Exhibition and demonstration are ways to show capabilities to achieve deterrence.

How is that!

Anonymous said...

Can be anything but it is not :

A rocket, does not have fins.

Nor a barrel fired bomb.

Not a shape charge, disproprtionate lenghth

It has:

-A warhead which could have a fuse
- A case carrying low / high explosive

hence could be:

An air fragamntion proximity bomblet
Impact bomblet
Air to ground rocket if fins are inside the casing.

A sort of bomblet which can be put inside a big casing to open at a hieght and spread thses bomblets on groud for impact brusts / low level air brusts.

Anonymous said...

paper weight.

Rahul said...

New warhead for Prithvi missile with independently targeting multiple re-entry warheads.

sathya said...

iron rocket/bombs

Anonymous said...

prithvi misslie cluster bomb war head!!!

Phaedrus said...

That's a cluster warhead developed for use with aapro Prithvi.

Ra said...

I understood bomblets but not Prithvi.

AK said...

These are the banned ordinance from OFB. There is a rumour in Paki press that Nawaj Sharif gave 5 rupees to the OFB boss and since then these are banned by AK Antony.

Anonymous said...

This is RDPS (Runaway Denial Penetration Submunition) warhead for Prithvi

Anonymous said...

Isn't that the lotus that Prithvi offers to the enemy.

Warhead!

Anonymous said...

Pinaka multi barrel missile launcher

Broadsword said...

The Gold Star for the first correct identification goes to... Nagarajan!

Anonymous said...

ok..easy..they are miniaturised versions(basically carry home goodies for visiting journalists) given by wpn designing firms who fail to produce the reaL things(drdo)..so i guess they fooled you too by these presents(et tu ajai?)

ok..they are pinaka rockets versions..with the fins folded, which get deployed after the firing sequence is initiated...

grow up guys get the real stuff..he he he

Khardel said...

These are prithvi war heads. they were displayed in Defexo 2010 at the RADE stall.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows India is a N weapons power.
Please show us the casing of a N weapon please.

led signs said...

I never use this one . I wanna to have a try . Rocket

Karthik Soundarajan said...

Its multiple warhead mounted on the Prithvi!

Anonymous said...

missile explosive fragments that are put in side the tip of missile

ANSMOR said...

unguided rockets to be fitted on rocket pods for ground attack and CAS

ANSMOR said...

unguided rockets for rocket pods for CAS or ground attacks.

Anonymous said...

It is a Laser POD with camera.