Monday, 21 February 2011

Broadsword quiz: who am I?


(Photo credit: Ajai Shukla)
As always... the most detailed and accurate answer wins!

129 comments:

Heberian said...

Sitara (HJT 36)

Sathish said...

IJT Sitara ?

Anonymous said...

Intermediate jet trainer armed version.

pace said...

IJT Trainer aircraft

Ankur said...

IJT - LSP2 , getting ready for a paint job

how about that ?

Anonymous said...

The IJT Sitara....

Abhay said...

I think its IJT Sitara or more specifically HJT-36 Sitara prototype.

Anonymous said...

The painter drawing IAF roundels on planes ?

prash said...

it's a proptotype of the HJT-36 SITARA
trainer

Anonymous said...

LIFT ;)

openlight said...

twin seater, it is an trainer aircraft either tejas or BAE hawk I am not able to clear on that.

Shashikala said...

The first of the Sitara HJT-36 production run. With canards?

B said...

its the IJT sitara being readied for IOC

Naman said...

HAL IJT-36
Limited series production aircraft-2(lsp-2)

Nikhil said...

LCA Navy Trainer

Anonymous said...

I mean Intermediate Jet trainer aircraft Sitara.

NikhilT said...

LSP -2 IJT Sitara

Abhishek Nayak said...

it's easy....It's HAL IJT sitara

Anonymous said...

IJT

AlokG said...

This is HJT-36 Sitara. The intermediate jet trainer that is to get it's IOC this year. The plane is being painted at this time.

Bharat said...

First LSP of the HJT-36.

Anonymous said...

HAL HJT-36 Sitara Series Production getting it's paint job.

Sriram said...

India's IJT LSP1?

jeet super india said...

I think it is intermediate jet trainer -3 ABHIJEET SINGH FROM DHANBAD (JHARKHAND)

KUNAL BISWAS said...

HAL Intermediate Jet Trainer HJT-36

vishakh said...

VISHAKH:HJT -36 , 2nd production aircraft , for IAF

Anonymous said...

Looks like IJT Sitara

Anonymous said...

IJT

vishakh said...

HJT -36 , 2nd in production aircraft

Anonymous said...

Thats the IJT

Abid said...

Intermediate Jet Trainer - Sitara, being fabricated in HAL workshop. This is for the new variant because its having canards.

Karupaswamy said...

IJT Sitara 36 : The HAL's failure prone Intermediate Jet trainer!! getting ready for IOC in july ??

bipi said...

lsp-7

Karupaswamy said...

Have they replaced the IJT's canopy with that of LCA Navy's ?

Sudheendra said...

This is IJT Sitara

Anonymous said...

hjt-36 sitara

Anonymous said...

HAL's IJT or HJT-36 ..Sitara

ani78i said...

Ijt sitara, one in 12 LSP

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara undergoing painting.
-Raju

brik said...

IJT Sitara prototype under construction

sandeep said...

Intermediate Jet Trainer HJT-32

Cane-an said...

IJT LSP. One of the 12 aircrafts ordered by IAF.

Anonymous said...

HJT-36, Sitara, Intermediate Trainer.

wirelessabhi said...

ITS IJT -SITARA

Nits said...

Seems to be Trainer Aircraft to be devloped by HAL...

Amulya said...

That's the HJT36 PT1 being prepared for flight once again following its accident.

Anonymous said...

HAL HJT-36 Sitara with russian Al-55I engine

prkallu said...

This is the Intermediate Jet Trainer HJT-36 Sitara LSP-2 getting Indian colors painted. Possibly the version which is going to get weaponised.

xx1 said...

sitara

إسماعيل said...

افقة مالك المدونة الإلكترونية?? HJT36 Sitara تعليقاتك

spanky's Blog said...

This is IJT sitara...one of the 3 LSPs being prepared to be handed over the IAF for IOC

Anonymous said...

@Broadsword "who am i?"

If you have forgot who you are, here is some details to recollect
Your name is Brig Ajai Shukla (Retd). You work as an Defence& Strategic affairs correspondent at Business Standard. You also smile at us through NDTV some times. For further details about you, you can contact them for further details.
Note: Shiv sometimes shows pictures taken by in his blog. Don't forget to get the royalty amount from him.

What has this question to do with the HJT-36 Sitara LSP1 or PT3 ?

Int64 said...

ijt-36

sandeep said...

IJT Sitara aircraft getting painted indian round tri colour and airforce paint, before submitting for IOC

Anonymous said...

3rd IJT

Abhijit Ger said...

Intermediate Jet Trainer aka Sitara

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara

Prateek said...

IJT (HJT-36) - Sitara.

anup said...

it is IJT HJT-36 sitara, LSP version.

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara, PT-3?

Madhav Selvan said...

Looks like an upgraded version of HJT-36 Sitara.

Anonymous said...

Sitara IJT

Anonymous said...

It is the IJT for Navy

Atul Sharma said...

IJT Trainer Sitara

Atul Sharma said...

IJT SITARA. TRAINER. May b PT-3

Anonymous said...

One of the IJT LSP series aircraft (12 on order). Could be LSP2, as LSP1 has been flying for a long time.

ayan sengupta said...

HJT-36 sitara.. the intermediate jet trainer being made by HAL...

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara being readied for the spin tests.

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara

Anonymous said...

intermediate jet trainer

Anonymous said...

That is a HAL HJT-36 Sitara

Philip

Rahul said...

BAE Hawk T1 trainer

Anonymous said...

HAWK AJT - 1 plane of the 2nd tranche ordered by IAF

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara

bipilesh said...

HJT-36 Sitara

Anonymous said...

The new IJT

Anonymous said...

IJT third prototype?

Kartik

Anonymous said...

Sitara - IJT

Rahul said...

BAE Hawk T1 trainer

Sam said...

ITJ Sitara

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara LSP 1

Sujit Kulkarni said...

HAL Jet Trainer-36 (HJT-36) Sitara

Mr. Ra said...

Wow! You are a surprise. You do not seem to be meeting any normal specifications, although you are very normal.

yinduren said...

It's IJT prototype 1

Irreverent said...

That's a Hawk Mk132

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara. what else?

Anonymous said...

IJT Sitara?

sonu said...

hello ajai ji,

my guess is that the person who stands behind the plane. we can see legs near front tyres with wearing jeans pant.

-sonu

gerard said...

HJT - 36 - First of 16 LSPs for IAF (to attain IOC) getting ready for a paint Job

gerard said...

HJT - 36 First of 16 LSP for IAF (to attain IOC) , getting ready for a paint job.

joydeep ghosh said...

Ajai sir

its the HAL Hindustan Jet Trainer-36 (HJT-36) Sitara PV 3

Thanks

Joydeep Ghosh

दीप (Deep) said...

HAL's upcoming IJT...

gay telangana said...

production variant of ijt sitara.

Anonymous said...

HAL HJT-36 Sitara

Anonymous said...

This is Sitara - IJT

Gunjit said...

no doubt its the ijt 36 sitara...

pankajk said...

This is the third protoype of the IJT Sitara which will be have the production standard equipment and is being readied for the IOC.

Leo said...

IJT 36 Sitara you can see the strakes on the nose and they are in the process of applying the IAF roundel

Nisarga said...

lsp-2 of the HJT-36 Sitara???

Hrishikesh said...

HJT 36 Sitara, LSP - 2!

Chandu said...

Sitara - IJT

Ravikiran said...

IJT Sitara

Anonymous said...

IAF Hawk AJTs!!!!

Anonymous said...

India's Intermediate Jet Trainer HJT-36 Sitara ..biju

Anonymous said...

HJT-40

vikram said...

repainted IJT Sitara prototype 2

Arun said...

HAL's Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) Sitara

Anonymous said...

looks like Sitara AJT..

-chaitu

Rajdeep Mohan said...

I am HAL's Intermediate Jet Trainer. HJT-36 'sitara' powered by the AL-55I.

--
Rajdeep Chatterjee

Arun said...

Sitara IJT. Probably LSP-2

Bhanja said...

Repainted and repaired HJT-36 Sitara PT-1.

Broadsword said...

Anonymous 10:55:

Your answer to this quiz: "Your name is Brig Ajai Shukla (Retd). You work as an Defence& Strategic affairs correspondent at Business Standard. You also smile at us through NDTV some times. For further details about you, you can contact them for further details."

I would have been enormously tempted to give you a special prize for the best answer... BUT YOU GOT MY RANK WRONG!

I left the army well before my batch was considered for brigadier... but I'd have been surprised if I had made it to Brigadier anyway.

Gagan said...

HJT-36 Sitara with pennant number S 3851 which flew during Aero India.

Is this the version that will go in for IOC?

Shailendra said...

@Ajai and Anon 10:55

Next time Musharaaf will come to India, I would like you to take his interview.

He was speaking too much last time. Now a soldier like you who has learned some journalism should represent India on international level.

People like you who joined army, knowing that one day may be you will sacrifice your life for nation and for people, Should be the person who should be in administration of nation ( Not chu***** who says after every scam, we can not do anything)

I can keep you and Baba Ramdev in same category. Two people who can change something for this nation.

So please start thinking about being a leader in near future. You are young and you can do that.

You are doing good journalism but this is not the place you will be best utilized, please join some party and do something really good for nation ( You are already doing very good, but we need more )

Anonymous said...

If seen carefully on the right of the aircraft..PT 1 is written...which may mean prototype 1. Since , this is IJT (Intermediate jet trainer) for sure and PT 1 as per wiki hasn't flown after the Aero India incident..I am tempted to think that it is the same aircraft which now has been reworked on, to make it airworthy!!
Pardon me if I am wrong, I am just a lay man who likes following the Indian defence news.

Murali said...

Without a doubt that is Sitara LSP in gray getting its roundels..

Anonymous 10:55 said...

@Broadsword

Sorry for the error. I guess you are a Col (Retd).

I am not sure whether the picture has LSP1 or PT3.

Sumanta said...

HAL HJT-36 Sitara LSP for weapon integration.

Anonymous said...

it is the new Jaguar

Nitish said...

hmm...Looks like IJT HJT 36 Sitara LSP 3 getting its roundels done. This is the one that will have weapons integration and AL 551engines I guess!?

Rajendra said...

I am not defense expert but have a lot of interest in it. Just for clarification How come two gentlemen in picture is wearing chappal and flip-flop (slippers). Wearing safety shoes is not mandatory? Or does it show evidence of our poor safety standards.

Rajendra.

Anonymous said...

It's Hawk AJT, license built by HAL!

Anonymous said...

I can only guess that is the first of the HJT36 LSPs for the IAF or the S-3851 getting ready with the IAF roundels.

So I will wait for you to answer.

However, I have a question for long which nobody has answered. I hope you could provide me some info. If you see plane behind the this plane. Only the left wing is visible. You can see wing-fences on the wing.

These wing fences were added to the S3466 recently. However none of the other prototypes including the one in this pic have the wing fences.

Are these wing fences on S3466 only for the upcoming spin tests? Or are they going to be part of the production variant?

Thank you.

Indranil Roy

Akash said...

Broadsword, first you defended the country in uniform. Now you are defending the country out of uniform by telling the common citizen how important development of such industrial capabilities is, and sharing our countries progress with all of us. Kudos sir to you and may your tribe increase.

Harsh said...

IAF'S HAWK JET TRAINER

Anonymous said...

Er, how about giving us the answer to this quiz?

Anonymous said...

Will you not disclose which IJT this is?!

Indranil Roy

Broadsword said...

RESULT OF THE QUIZ:

THIS IS LSP-1 OF THE HJT-36 SITARA, BEING SPRUCED UP FOR THE INAUGURAL FLY-PAST AT AERO INDIA 2011.

BHARAT WINS THIS QUIZ....!

HAL IS PLANNING TO COMPLETE THE SITARA'S FINAL OPERATIONAL CLEARANCE (FOC) THIS YEAR.

LSP-2 IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. MORE ON THAT LATER.