Which IAF pilots use HMD ???

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  1. Koovie

    Koovie Regular Member

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    Which IAF pilots use helmet mounted displays? I know that IN Mig 29K features Topsight Helmets but which HMD are used by the IAF??

    PS: Su 27 was one of the first jets to incooperate HMD, but so far I havent seen a SU 30 MKI pilot wearing one
     
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    Lca......................
     
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    MiG-29..............
    and Mi-35
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    and what about MKI pilots?
     
  6. Kunal Biswas

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    All fighter pilots were HMD sights..
     
  7. Koovie

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    I doubt that all fighter pilots of all aircraft wear HMD.
    but i you can post some pics I would appreciate it Kunal Sir
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Will post more..
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Looks like regular helmets... where are the projectors?
     
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    Mig-21 Bison has the SURA-K HMS.

    Mig-29A has the Shchel-3UM HMS. A better variant will be used for upgrades. Only IN Mig-29K will have Topsight-I.

    MKI has the SURA-K HMS. To be upgraded with Topsight I.

    Jaguars have MK3C/4A HMS.
    http://medind.nic.in/iab/t09/i2/iabt09i2p44.pdf

    LCA will have DASH III/4.

    Out of all aircraft considered 4th Gen in IAF, only Mirage-2000 did not have a HMS. They will soon upgrade Mirage-2000 with Topsight I.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Ohhh... okay, I thought we were talking about HMDS, not HMS.
     
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    They are not HMDS, they are all HMS with only targeting.
     
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    Ah! There we go.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    This is what MKI uses?

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    What's the difference?
     
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    HMDS and HMS is the same thing, AFAIK.
     
  17. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    HMDS includes a HUD (display).



    TopSight should be uniform throughout IAF in the next decade.
     
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    Isn't that what an HMS is aswell? How else does the MKI lock on targets with its helmet sight?
     
  19. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    That is Zsh-7 advance variant..

    MKI & MIG-29 for now use ZSh-7 helmets ..

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    Though top sight is going to replace or already on its way, Some rumor suggest French MSA Gallet LA100 flight helmet are in use too..
     
  21. Armand2REP

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    Scroll to 2:36 and watch the pilot use the reticle to point the seeker head.

     
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