Thursday, 10 March 2011

Broadsword quiz... level "easy". What's that in the photo?


After the two last difficult quizes, here is something to make you feel good about yourselves! What is it that you see in this photograph. Easy one....

29 comments:

Sparsh said...

Armour plates for the WSI-Dhruv?

Khambat said...

Armour plates for Dhruv

Anonymous said...

Hi Col Ajay,

The panels in the photograph are collar members of an attachment system for assembly of aircraft and similar large scale mechanical assemblies. Collars are fed sideways along a tube having a rectangular internal cross-section to a collar pathway defined by a clamp fork and swaging ram combination. The collar pathway is curved to present the collar to a receiving element mounted on a swaging die in a proper orientation relative to an attachment bolt which is moved through an opening in the workpiece and then through the collar. As the bolt is moved into the collar, the collar, receiving element and swaging die move together laterally to come into alignment with the bolt.

Did it make any sense to you?

The puzzle is not easy as there is no clue. Your readers will find it difficult to even guess. It can be anything under the sun. Take it this way. Tell me why, they can not be “Ceramic insulated Bolt on Panels (BoP) for a Mach3 aircraft under development”? Are you puzzled? Well that was the aim.

NRP

Bhramastra said...

Seems like the armour on the nose of HAL Dhruv.

Anonymous said...

Nice teaser :-)
Removed skin from ALH Dhruv - Army camouflaged, getting painted. The skin is removed from the front right bottom of the air craft-not sure what it covers though. These are some high res pics to give some clues (Black projection in the front right)
http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2010/09/indian-dhruv-advanced-light-helicopter.html
Gopi.

Vivek Goel said...

Armour Plates For LCH...

Anonymous said...

plastic plate for DRUV

Sriram said...

Panels for Nishant UAV? - wild guess...

RT said...

These are the armoured panels that go below the right cockpit door.

sameer shelavale said...

the sky blue colored ones are armor panels from bottom of Dhruv.
and the military colored ones may be around the cockpit door.
check there is a squared part at bottom of dhruv.
http://i44.tinypic.com/33c6kb5.jpg

the skyblue panels are around that squared area.

Anonymous said...

You call this easy???!!!

Anonymous said...

Composite-Armour plates for HAL Lancer.


the skids are too small for dhruv


and the armour plates- too few !

Akash.. said...

This is the Carbon composite panels for ALh dhruv....

Shan said...

it's composite amour panels manufactured by RWR&DC Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (Helicopter Division)
more details can be found in
http://www.india-defence.com/reports-3354

Anonymous said...

This is the special material which will be used to make the peace flag used to do meetings between Pakistan and India. It is imported from USA.

Anonymous said...

Yes clearly plates from the bottom of an army camo-painted Dhruv. The light blue bottom and the green-brown camo can both be seen.

Mr. Ra said...

Unscrewed Armour Plates at bottom side of LCH.

Anonymous said...

You have made this quiz too easy. The camo on the plates is a dead giveaway to even the most novice reader.

These are armor panels that form the complete body armor of the future Indian soldier.
2x leg panels
2x crotch panels, very important
2x arm panels
2x chest panels front and back
2x lower body panels
1x spine support for really dangerous missions

Cujo - strikes again !

Anonymous said...

Jigshaw puzzle panels

Anonymous said...

stuff

Anonymous said...

Kevlar Panels for ALH Dhruv

Amit J said...

They are armour plates for a WSI Dhruv for the Indian Army. The WSI Dhruv will soon get inducted into the armed forces starting with the IA.

Anonymous said...

equadorian dhruv parts?

-jaidev

Hrishikesh said...

Plates for Dhruv. The ones in blue are for the belly. Others probably of the cockpit area.

Anonymous said...

Sir,
I have a request... can you please only post those pictures which you were able to figure it yourselves inherently.

Some of your puzzles are indeed great.. however this feels like being in an interview where the guy wants to tell you how much he knows without trying to understand how much you know...

ne ways

Anonymous said...

Very well said Anonymous 01:25.
That is what I would like to convey to Col Ajay too. People reading this blog are not into building fighters. You cant just place few plates and bolts and ask them to name it and then call it a quiz. This is ridiculous!!

Broadsword said...

THE CORRECT ANSWER IS:

These are armoured bullet-proof panels that are provided with the Dhruv Mark III helicopters to the army and the IAF.

These 11 panels, which together weigh about 70 kgs, are bolted onto the bottom and sides of the Dhruv.

The armoured panels have been developed by DMRL, Hyderabad. They are integrated by Taneja Aerospace.

NOBODY GETS A GOLD STAR. THE ONE'S WHO PROVIDED DETAILED ANSWERS WERE WIDE OFF THE MARK AND THE ONES WHO PROVIDED THE CORRECT ANSWER PROVIDED NO DETAILS.

ALL YOU WAILING ANONYMOUS POSTERS WHO FIND THESE QUIZES UNFAIR/RIDICULOUS/LIKE AN INQUISITION.... WELL, HEY! YOU DON'T HAVE TO PARTICIPATE, DO YOU? JUST MOVE TO AN ARTICLE THAT YOU LIKE!

I'M HOPING THAT THERE IS SOME OF THAT IN BROADSWORD, OVER AND ABOVE THE RIDICULOUS QUIZES...

Anonymous said...

11 panels weighing 70Kgs? can we replace them with something light weight made of kevlar,honeycombed panels etc...?

Anonymous said...

Hi Ajay,

Out of curiosity, what caliber of fire can these panels withstand? Are they designed for handled guns or anti aircraft guns?

Thanks!