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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    We are in !
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Too late Bro. 36 already purchased, and 36 more are likely.
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    IAF wanted 120+ M2000 in a GtoG deal. Dassault was ready to give the full assembly line to India as the product was at the end of its commercial life and Dassault need to clean the Merignac plant to produce Rafale. It failed, and India finally open the MMRCA 1 contest. It was too late for...
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    This choice was also made so as to clearly separate the 2 air intakes. Why? to avoid in case of a break down of an engine a air contamination thanks to the side by side air intakes to the other (one eurofighter suffered of such a mistake and crashed with at least one die)
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    You can explain all that you want : it is well known that the lavi drawings came in the chinese hands. The chinese modified the drawings so as to cope better to their needs (maybe with some israelis helps... but it's not sure), and as the plane is bigger needs a greater vertical fin. The air...
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    My personnal choice is.... Su30 .... o_O
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    ie the delta leading edge is not straight from the beginning to the end.
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Canards increase RCS : Yes. As a tail in the F16 case for exemple... To perform without canards with the same perf is indeed harder. But I'm afraid the perf are inferior.
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    LCA mk2 is a paper project so far. J10 is a reality, and seems in acrobatic show quite pretty.
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    You forget that Rafale road map is made up to F7 standart, and used in the force up to 2070 ! All the birds are becoming heavier, and need more electrical supply => more powerfull engine. Actual Rafale air intakes are free for a 8.7 tons engine (ie a M88-3 with 4% less power.... easy).
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    I don't know. F5 is not a released standart. We may espect a M88-3 X (X for new technology as for exemple a higher temperature core).
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    May be better than old school JF17 design, but J10 is a close coupled canards (thanks the israelis...) : this is better for lift and high turn.
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    M88-2 is a 7.5 Tons engine. M88-3 is a 9 Tons engine. Has already be tested. (for a super Rafale for UAE some years ago) M88-4 is a 10.5 tons engine. Only at a drawing board level.
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    It is the american way of deal : zero ToT.
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Some engine, as M88, uses external air flux to cool the engine, but mainly to force a cold air enveloppe to hide a little bit the hot flame.
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    It is the french rules today. Meteor is seen as a Tanker or Awacs killer more than anything. The quite rare AMRAAM fired in war situation ware far far below the marketing max range ! There is the max range (but in what kind of situation? with that pk? what speed ? What respective altitude...
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Another thing : The french integrate the Meteor on Rafale mainly for marketing reasons : not to give the other euro canards any edge on BVR, because the french doctrine don't need such a weapon. The french doctrine, in AtoA and AtoG is to positively identify the target before opening the fire...
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Because at the beginning (ie the 80's if I remember well), the US and Europeans had a deal : -The US will study and produce the medium range NATO missile : AMRAAM. -The Europeans will study and produce the NATO WVR missile : ASRAAM. But it turned wrong. Why? I don't know. But AMRAAM was fully...
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    I don't think MICA can compete against AMRAAM D (maybe AMRAAM A or B) in range. The 2 missiles share the same technology (ie not a stato versus classical booster), and AMRAAM is heavier. I don't think the americans fool enough to produce a bigger missile with aqual range. Maybe MICA NG...
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    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    As of March 2020, 16 Tejas Mark 1 in IOC Configuration and 4 Mark 1 in FOC configuration delivered. It seems the situation is absolutely the same as of may 2021. IS IT TRUE ?
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