INS Vishal (IAC- II) Aircraft Carrier

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  1. darshan978

    darshan978 Regular Member

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    Nuclear propulsion still gives edge over conventional.
    You can take more food, and ammo instead of carrying tons of fuel in case of nuclear aircraft carriers...
     
  2. IndianHawk

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    We need much more details to make that comparison. Going by Wikipedia nuclear Charles de Gaulle has same endurance of 45 days ( limited by food and fuel for aircrafts) as that of conventional vikramaditya. Of course Wikipedia is not the accurate source. So we need more information.

    Meanwhile keep in mind that nuclear propulsion requires far more safety systems than conventional. These systems might end up taking equal space as that the carrier fuel will take.

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    45 days is not quite correct. An AC never sails alone but is supported by a strike grouping. A Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has a combined ammunition, oiler and supply ship (AOE/AOR), that provides fleet logistics support for up to 100 days to the CSG. However, it is less in active battle scenarios.

    Even a nuclear propelled AC needs frequent replenishment, and so do nuclear subs which need to surface fairly often for the purpose, mainly for supplies, water, toiletries and so on.
     
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    I'd long forgotten about this conversation...

    So to summarize, a good 3+ years after the fact the then DRDO chief stated Tejas Mk-2 will be 'ready for testing' by 2017...we are still waiting for HAL to commence construction of the first prototype, forget testing - and the Mk-1A is expected to fly only in 2022.

    A whole lot has happened since then with regard to changing ASRs (Mk-1A came up, Mk-2 underwent design evolution) but then this is to be expected. Every fighter goes through such changes in design process.

    What we need to remember is that we shall be no more adherent to the Mk-2 and/or AMCA timeline as we were to any other project before it. It needs to be kept in mind before thinking of anything regarding IAF (or IN, as is the case of the thread) future composition.
     
  5. Arihant

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    Me waiting for DRDO products since early 2000 when i checked the stalls of DRDO in Indian science congress. Still not completed.:crying:
     

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