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  1. thashepherd

    thashepherd New Member

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    Aapse milkar accha lag hain; I've been looking for a forum like this for a long time! It's difficult to get good information on more mainstream 'national' forums between the $0.50 army and 'F-22 FTW' types. From what I see here so far, you're a well-informed bunch; I was particularly impressed by a Ukrainian gentleman's deep knowledge of T-90 armor (not even T-80 series!).

    'Murican software engineer, hopefully one of the ugly types. Ex-USMA & dilettante in military matters.

    Can hardly introduce myself without posing a topic for discussion, can I? Here goes. India clearly has the base from which to build a strong attack helicopter force to perform the anti-tank role, and has a decent tactical interdiction capability with her combination of MiG-27 (variant?) and Jaguars (some of which are dedicated to anti-shipping work), but it certainly seems like there's a 'CAS hole' in the IAF. What is the doctrine here? Is the existing armor assumed to be enough to punch through the plains of Punjab without some kind of slow-moving aerial anti-tank support?

    Probably a temporary problem as Arjun/Nag/Rudra come online, right (ain't nobody gonna waste a new Tejas on CAS)? What does the Indian Army use for front-line anti-helicopter AD?

    Looking forward to screaming "Jai tequila" and charging into conversational battle with y'all.
     
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    welcome bro.:namaste:
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    @thashepherd

    I take it then you did not graduate from West Point?
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Welcome Shepherd.

    Join the flock!
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    hello.:wave:
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Welcome dude.


    F-22 FTW though.
     
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    :welcome: to DFI :india:
     
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    phai tusi gujju ho ya punjabi origin???
     
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    W.G.Ewald: "I take it then you did not graduate from West Point?"

    Correct - bailed out at the 2-year mark with an HD. In all honesty, the choice was 'mediocre officer' vs. 'great software engineer'. Took a few years to convince myself I made the right choice, though!

    Blackwater: phai tusi gujju ho ya punjabi origin???

    Bhi nahin, mera roommate Mumbai se hain, wo mujhe thodi-thodi Hindi sikha. I'm an Ohioan.

    (pardon, still figuring out the multiquote feature)
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    I had three opportunities to be an officer, four if you include an appointment to the US Merchant Marine Academy, but retired as MSG E-8. My tenure as an OCS candidate lasted 6 weeks and ended with 30 days hard labor. Long Story. :-(
     
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