Thursday, 3 February 2011

Just back from HAL and ADA: what is this?


Here's a quiz for all you aircraft buffs. Whoever correctly identifies this gets a Distinguished Identiflying Cross!

36 comments:

spanky's Blog said...

The radar dome section and cockpit frame of the LCA...

OR maybe the AMCA

Sanket Gokhale said...

tejas, forward fuselage.

Bhanja said...

Tejas NP2 single-seat naval prototype assembly.

Rahul said...

Forward fuselage of Serial Production (SP) Tejas.

Rahul said...

BTW my heart is thumping jubilant to see that Circular Hole at 2'clock to navigation light.

Hurry LCA is getting refelling probe by FOC.

kranti elluru said...

LCA SP LINE AT HAL

anantha said...

BAE Hawk

Anonymous said...

LCA MKII - prtotyping for the GE 414.

Wishful thinking?

KC said...

What a spot rahul!
definitely lca naval front fuselage assembly with larger canopy at least towards the front end and that little straw hole.

Silent Surfer said...

It is the Tejas trainer.

Palash Roy said...

LCA Trainer forward fuselage....

It cal also be Hawk-132 for IAF.

NeoAndy said...

cockpit of Sukhoi-30MKI underconstruction

NeoAndy said...

Cockpit of Sukhoi-30MKI underconstruction

NeoAndy said...

Cockpit of LCA Tejas trainer version

Anonymous said...

canopy of SU-30 MKI
- humble farmer

Sandeep said...

LCA Trainer forward fuselage

Anonymous said...

The only part which is made in India in a LCA

Anonymous said...

Su-27 pilot area fuselage.

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joydeep ghosh said...

Ajai sir

forward fuselage and radar dome section of Su30MKI

regards

Gagan said...

This is a LCA front section.

Possibly
LSP-6 (experimental)
LSP-7 or
LSP-8.

There is NO refueling probe inlet visible on this side of the plane. All the holes that we see are present in the other LSPs also.

Gagan said...

Rahul said...

BTW my heart is thumping jubilant to see that Circular Hole at 2'clock to navigation light.



Tough luck buddy. There is no extra hole on this one. All the holes that we see here are present in the other LCA LSPs also. The flap covers on these holes are exactly the same as on other LSPs.

I could try and label what each hole is for, but that would not be proper.

See this image for comparision:
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/10069-2/Gp+Capt+N+Harish+in+Tejas+aircraft.jpg

anantha said...

could be IJT Sitara

Anonymous said...

Tejas Trainer/ Tejas Navy Twin Seater

Gagan said...

But where is the refuelling probe on this one?

There is no extra hole on this front section for that on this side.

Is the probe going to be on the port (left) side like on the MKI?

Anonymous said...

huh? dhruv?

Anonymous said...

Rare Goof up:-
THIS IS INDEED THE FORWARD FUSELAGE SECTION OF THE FIRST SERIES PRODUCTION DHRUV, WHICH HAS BEGUN STRUCTURAL ASSEMBLY.

DHRUV? OR LCA

Rahul said...

Thank you Ajai Sir.

Rahul said...

@Gangan.

Extremely bad of you Gangan. You took away hard earned smiles of my face..............HAHAHA! Thanks for pointing out buddy. And that was not navigation light either. My bad!

Int64 said...

There is an error Colonal Shukla,

You typed DHRUV. It should be Tejas.


Broadsword said...
AND THE WINNER IS... RAHUL!

THIS IS INDEED THE FORWARD FUSELAGE SECTION OF THE FIRST SERIES PRODUCTION DHRUV, WHICH HAS BEGUN STRUCTURAL ASSEMBLY.

Broadsword said...

AND THE WINNER IS... RAHUL!

THIS IS INDEED THE FORWARD FUSELAGE SECTION OF THE FIRST SERIES PRODUCTION TEJAS, WHICH HAS BEGUN STRUCTURAL ASSEMBLY.

Congrats, Rahul

Also, a special humour prize to Anonymous 02:55

Broadsword said...

THANKS, ALERT READERS, FOR POINTING OUT MY GOOF-UP.

AGE IS CATCHING UP...

Anonymous said...

Shuklaji,

The colour of the composites seems to be different from the LSPs?

Did they tell you anything on that?

Indranil Roy

Anonymous said...

LCH prototype 3

Rahul said...

BTW my heart is thumping jubilant to see that Circular Hole at 2'clock to navigation light.

Hurry LCA is getting refelling probe by FOC.


Gagan sir, i was not wrong, check following pic, it confirms my guess.
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/43031-3/scan0001.jpg