- Jan 7, 2016
As per new specifications, Tejas will have 3970 external paylod. Maximum takeoff weight is increased to 14200 kg from 13500 kg. Empty weight increased to 7000 kg. In my opinion, the increase in weight is because of refueling probe and onboard oxygen generator inclusion. AESA is also havier than PESA. There are also talks of wings reinforcement.SOLVE THIS ONE FOR ME...
in HAL website, LCA mk1 max payload capacity is shown to be 5.3 tonnes...while on ADA website...it says that Tejas can carry 3.4 tonnes of 'external stores'....what does this mean really...also in PAC Kamra website it says max payload capacity of JF17 is 3400 lbs... need some clarity in these conflicting figures, especially because JF17 is FAAAR better than Rafale taaiyaaraa!
In my opinion, small fuselage design forced ADA designers to increase wing area which neciciated wing reinforcement and increase in weight due to larger wing area which stretches more from fuselage area and hence needs strengthening. Moving SRAAM to wing tip for aerodynamic reasons might have necessitated wing reinforcement. The othe reason could be certification for jigher payload. Aerodynamic improement and weight reduction will be the difference between Tejas being a good plane and a very good plane.