Textron Unveils Light Attack Scorpion

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  1. asianobserve

    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    Sep. 16, 2013 - 03:29PM | By AARON MEHTA
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    Textron unveils light attack Scorpion | Defense News | defensenews.com


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    why are the pilot seats coming out breaking the glass??why did the rear pilot come out first.any logical reason?
     
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    The rear pilot ejects first so that a safe separation can be maintained between the two and both pilots eject in diff dirxns for this very reason. have a look again. one pilot ejects to left and second to right.
     
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    The Canopy is expected to eject first then the pilots ejects ,in the video the pilots are ejecting while breaking the canopy that's absurd ,in actual fighter ,the canopy glass is almost bullet proof .....
     
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    WHat I'm curious about is how to maintain the engines. SInce it seems that the engine is buried in the midsection of the aircraft, does it mean that the whole tail is detached if you want to remove an engine?
     
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    Doesn't it look like an American Su-25?
     
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    The ejection seat has two canopy shatterring prongs on top in case canopy is not ejected/crushed by canopy explosive chord system. We have an explosive chord woven into the canopy which has also been shown working in one of the attached videos. A demonstration of ejection is done by assuming failure of this canopy shattering explosive chord. My first ejection from IN-057 Kiran was thru canopy. I was so low that I did not have time to jettision the canopy so ejected thru it.
     
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    @Decklander

    OT

    I don't understand much about aircrafts...

    For Tejas to be converted to a "low and slow" dedicated CAS platform for export, would the K9 suffice? Or would it need 2 K9 turbofans? Is the airframe suitable for such a role?
     
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    CAS is where you lose max amount of aircraft. Those infantry guys whom you try to intimidate actually stand up and fire at you from even their side arms. A CAS ac must have very good armour plates to survive those bullets and should be capable of taking huge punishment. LCA is made of largely composites which have poor tolerance to bullets and can't be repaired as easily as aluminum skins.
    For CAS you need slow speed, high persistance, damage tolerant aircraft and LCA is certainly not one of them. Engine has little play in this role.
     
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    That thing is going to replace an A-10? lol

    Super Tucano hourly operational cost is around 500-700 bucks. How is an hourly operational cost of $3000 going to compete with that? If a country can afford that, might as well go for more established fighters.
     
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    FM 44-8 Chapter 5

     
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    Why make twin engine ?
     
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    Textron offers Scorpion jet to IAF

    February 09, 2015: The Indian Air Force, which receives pitches both solicited and unsolicited, has received one of its most interesting in recent times. Faced with a training void in the intermediate jet trainer space, the IAF had resorted to a global request for information to gauge what solutions existed in the world aviation market for a light jet trainer platform that could also undertake light attack and tactical multipurpose missions. One of the responses the IAF has received is an aircraft that has evoked attention for its simplicity, cost and mission profile: the Textron Airland Scorpion, a light tactical twin-jet airplane fitted out for tactical interdiction missions and ISR. Whether or not the IAF is willing to look strictly at aircraft that don't fit its rather unbending trainer aircraft profile, the Scorpion is an intriguing platform that makes affordability its singular touchstone. First off, the Scorpion isn't intended as a high performance airplane -- and isn't under development through a US Department of Defense-funded programme or requirement, but rather a venture by Textron and Airland LLC based on their own independent understanding of the world market for aircraft, and evolving requirements. Shrinking budgets, the unaffordability of high performance fighter jets, logistical economics and the spending power of small or emerging nations with security threat perspectives largely guide the development of a light, uncomplicated aircraft that can, in the words of the maker, engage in domestic interdiction, quick- reaction natural disaster support, air sovereignty patrols, and low- threat battlefield missions.


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    Good aircraft but unsuitable for Indian needs.
    Any Indian ground attack aircraft needs to have strong defensive suite as opposition are regular heavily armed forces.
     
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    More on Scorpion for IAF


    US defence secretary’s maiden India trip to focus on key deals
     
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    damn :wtf: Payload, for the same cost of some 100 piece we can redesign the MK 2 by increased Range and adding Terrain hugging character, which can outperform the Scorpion in each and every Aspects


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    Tejas has more payload less Range ie only 500 kilometers (my predictions), But Scorpion good in low flying Missions and Good Range, but less payload.


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    If IAF decides to buy this Aircraft, It is best they drop Rafale deal as well as more MKIs ..

    As it shows IAF lack understanding of Multirole concept which is now 30 years old ..
     

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