Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Quiz: and what could that be?










Hi folks!

Brought back some nice photos from Kochi... I'm sure many would be able to correctly identify the what and where of this photo.

As usual, one Gold Star and two Brownie Points up for grabs here.... Post your thoughts.

58 comments:

Cherrykollipara said...

Soon to become INS Vikrant under construction at Cochin Shipyard :)

Thanks for the pic.

Ravi

Daanish said...

that is the new aircraft carrier that is being made. I think it is slated to be the next INS Vikrant.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pic Ajai. Now, what is important is not what "this" is, but if we can get a photo of "this" from the same angle every couple of months.

TIA ;)

Anonymous said...

i can see a coast guard boat and so many cranes. ;)
Now give the medal and brownie points to Kollipara.

Anonymous said...

The first IAC's under construction Hull at the Cochin Shipyard

Raviprakash said...

INS Vikrant's nucleus, engine room...

sijo said...

It is ADS(INS Vikrant) under construction in the Dry Dock of Cochin Shipyard, nearing its first phase. You took photo from Naval Dockyard just opposite to it.

Indrojit said...

Yeah,that's the IAC 1 at CSL.

Thanks,

Indrojitc

panky said...

Cochin Shipyard's dock where the IAC's Modular block would be integrated to the build the carrier

Pankaj

Bharat said...

Modules (as in Modular construction) for IAC 1. Integration being carried out?

sivbal said...

India's first Indigeous aircraft carrier

sivbal said...

May be the Nucleous(central)block of India's first aircraft carrier under construction.

Joe said...

Vikrant class indigenous Aircraft carrier's first 2 blocks laid down in Cochin shipyard limited

Anonymous said...

IAC at cochin
Bird eye view @ http://wikimapia.org/17187691/Indian-AirCraft-Carrier-Under-Construction

~K

sachin_sathe said...

section of hull of the IAC1.

thx for the pics.Do post if u hve more.

Sachin

Anonymous said...

Yep. I second that.

BTW, Any updates on the second bigger air craft carrier ? Tonnage, propulsion, CATOBAR or STOBAR etc ? And is going to be called Vishal ?

SACHIN said...

IAC-1 aka Vikrant btw cool pic thakyou Mr.Ajai

Anonymous said...

INS Vikrant.

-raju

Bhavesh said...

the new Aircraft carrier at Cochin shipyard.

Anonymous said...

Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant class.
Kapil

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Thats the next target of C-802.

Anonymous said...

Cherrykollipara got it right

Vikrant Class Aircraft Carrier under Project 71.

Mr. Ra said...

Shipbuilding at Kochi shipyard.

A 4 U.. said...

2 of the 21 blocks of IAC...

ani78i said...

vikrant class aircraftcarier taking shap in cochi.

Parag said...

Congradulations everybody, the indegenous ac carrier, 1st of the vikrant class seems to be almost ready at Kochin shipyards. Thanks broadsword for loading this pic

MRUGEN said...

It is one of the Ship manufactured @cochin shipyard.
It must be The Air Defence Ship for Navy.

The Vikrant class aircraft carriers (formerly, the Project 71 "Air Defence Ship" (ADS)) are the first aircraft carriers of the Indian Navy to be designed and built in India.

Anonymous said...

This is a no brainer - In a qiuz competition (ironically started by you and followed by Live fist) Shiv Aroor scores over you.

Come with better stuff or make me your assistant without paying a single dime!

Anonymous said...

More ZOOOMMMMM please...

B said...

That is a tug boat ready for trials

Anonymous said...

No 4. That is the bollard where you tie 4 cows?

AK said...

it is the new DLF tower being built in Mumbai

Anonymous said...

A new container terminal being built

Rahul Samanta said...

its INS Vikrant.

Anonymous said...

the large capacity gantry cranes added after refurbishment of CSL.

Broadsword said...

DO YOU GUYS REALLY THINK THAT ONE GETS GOLD STARS AND BROWNIE POINTS FOR LOOKING AT A LARGE SHIP BEING CONSTRUCTED, FRAMED BY CRANES SAYING "COCHIN SHIPYARD"... AND CONCLUDING THAT "IT'S THE VIKRANT"?

WOW!

JUST TO PUT THINGS IN CONTEXT, MY DAUGHTER, NOT YET THREE YEARS OLD, IDENTIFIED IT AS A SHIP. NONE OF YOU HAVE GONE MUCH FURTHER.

OF COURSE IT'S THE VIKRANT. BUT WHAT PART OF THE VIKRANT? WHICH BLOCK? DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE ENTIRE HULL? GET SPECIFIC FOLKS... THIS IS NOT YAHOO.COM. THIS IS BROADSWORD!

HAVE POSTED A MORE DETAILED PHOTO TO GIVE YOU MORE SEARCH POINTS....

Daanish said...

chill, from the looks of it that is the vikrant and from its current sate it can be said that 1/2 the lower hull is complete. the flight deck is yet to be put on top. the large cavity in the body suggests a few things, maybe engine room or that the blocks are not yet complete for that section. the shed near by is possibly housing the command superstructure, which would be under construction. the modular hull design could make future upgrades much easier. from the looks of it it is still a good 5 years away from even hitting the water. without breaking in i really cannot tell you much more. but then again the question should be raised that southern naval command should secure its wharf.

SpiritedAnon said...

They are constructing IAC Bridge at CSL.

Many still refer that as ADS even after its name is changed to IAC. Guys it is 40000 ton, large enough for calling that as ADS. It was ADS once and its name changed, when its tonnage is increased.

Have one question to Ajai: Is it okay to give your golden star, which was given to you by Army, to us ?

Anonymous said...

Yo! Yo! Shooks, no need to shout.

OF COURSE IT'S THE VIKRANT. BUT WHAT PART OF THE VIKRANT? WHICH BLOCK?
What you see stacked up to the flight deck level is the Aft/Stern of the ship. Yes, there is a couple of blocks in the stern that need to be placed, looks like a missing tooth of an 6 y ear old.

DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE ENTIRE HULL?
Nope. The stern is nearly there, the sections which is the hanger deck and below have gone someway into the middle body and beyond, the sides blocks need to get built on them and then the stem/fore of the ship needs to be placed and welded. After that it will get floated out and go to the outfitting quay where the entire superstructure /island will get fitted in and then the entire ship will get outfitted fully , weapons mounted etc.etc.. and it looks like that it is a good 3 years away from sea trials.

THIS IS BROADSWORD!
Yeah dude. You rock. But like I said, no need to shout.

When the boat is built,can come and tie my 4 cows on the flight deck on one of the bollards there if marked as no 4 ?

Anonymous said...

Is this a new toilette for the low class masses?

Aaditya said...

To aise bolna chahiye tha na..
Could it be the hangar...?

B said...

It looks like the engine area of the new aircraft carrier

joydeep ghosh said...

Hi Ajai sir

The blocks resemble the hanger area.

Joydeep Ghosh

Rahul said...

Hanger(below deck) of IAC-1 which now is called INS Vikrant.

Rahul said...

Very precisely, focus of the photo is on below deck hanger of IAC-1 which is situated behind island.

Sorry for posting two times.

Rahul

sachin_sathe said...

Ajaiji,

Tht looks like main engine compartment & the central section of the hull...

Anonymous said...

Looks like hanger bay, guessing from the large empty space.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Hanger Bay under construction looking at large empty space...

Gagan said...

This is the aircraft hanger and the aft area of the INS Vikrant that is being built currently.

Sajay said...

Full report here:
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_indigenous-aircraft-carrier-s-nucleus-ready_1448720

Anonymous said...

Stern of the ship/aircraft hangar.

Armourmight said...

Hello Ajai,

Nice challenge, By the looks of the picture (from a distance) it would appear as that the hull area is that of the Engine room (Or some machinery compartment) Large enough space area close to below waterline would indicate this.

Other option could be auxillary machinery space.

MRUGEN said...

one of the first ships which is built using modular construction method in India.

The 260 mtrs long, 60 broad ship is supposed to be powered by GE lm 2500 aviation engine rated at 80mw enough to push the ship at excess of 28 knots.
The ship is exclusively designed by Navy's directorate of naval design.

Binay said...

Ajai Sir,

Please don't allow anyone to comment anonymously or with fake-name.
If possible do something so that you can verify the accounts through their mobile no.
Some non-state actors are coming here and commenting like nonsense.

Anonymous said...

stern of the ship.

Anonymous said...

Mr Shukla,

I like the way you give importance to details when you write articles. Some have pointed very clearly the implications, others not so much ( I am yet to figure out how India can leverage that road they built in Afghanistan"), just wonderful. I follow a few blogs, some thump their chest to say they are the best "MILBLOG", if you get my drift. Others blogs have started to ape your creativity too, shame they cannot come up with their own. Please continue with your good work and would really appreciate if you could give some details on the F414 engine model that India contracted recently.

Cheers,
Bharath

Broadsword said...

Gagan:

Sorry... that slipped through with a bunch of other posts. Careless of me! Apologies again.

I've deleted it. Shutting the stable door after...

Anonymous said...

Ajai Ji,
do you know what is the avg "work done per day" on ADC? I mean, how much percentage of the work is being done per day. because, being a mallu, the work ethics is really bad in Kerala, thanks to the unionism. One of my cousins, who was an employ @Cochin Shipyard until late 90s, told me once that there were time in Cochin Shipyard that the avg work done at the time was less than 1 sq.meter per day on a ship . I am not sure whether work ethics has changed