2nd picture is the combined VTM ( velocity trimming module ) and RCS ( reaction control system ) of the Prithvi payload section.
It was labelled as interstage explicitly. So no question arises of it being an upper-stage attitude-control/velocity-trim module.
Also RCS / VTM thrusters produce small amount of thrusts and hence incorporate small sized thrusters. Check this thread for the pics of the same ie thrusters for RCS / VTM .
The interstage on the other hand has oversized holders.
And for reference
Agni 3 RCS and VTM module , payload bus sits on it.
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Agni 1/2 RCS and VTM module
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I have marked out some of the thrusters for you
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If the Army asked to develop it and it goes ok through trial they will order it... why not .. ??Has army ordered it?.NO
The success of the IJT is crucial for the future of our aerospace industry. Design houses like the ADA and NAL should not even think of futuristic projects like the AMCA if they fail with the IJT. Being able to master basic aero design and ability to correct defects in indigenously designed aircraft will lay the foundations of a competent aircraft design capability.IJT to go spin tests.
IJT and HTT40, both are HAL projects, nothing to do with ADA, IAF is as much as responsible as HAL for IJT's disaster as they chose the Russian engine which HAL did not deem fit. This fact has been conveniently buried but people in the forum atleast know this.The success of the IJT is crucial for the future of our aerospace industry. Design houses like the ADA and NAL should not even think of futuristic projects like the AMCA if they fail with the IJT. Being able to master basic aero design and ability to correct defects in indigenously designed aircraft will lay the foundations of a competent aircraft design capability.
How can we think about 5th and 6th generation aircraft design if we do not master the science of designing an fairly basic trainer. Failure will dent our confidence.
Happy to hear that the IJT has cleared most of the hurdles with the redesign albeit taking some foreign help. We need to make the IJT a success and move on to the next generation aircraft like the AMCA, TEDBF and ORCA. The IJT could not be an albatross around the neck of our design houses.
We should explore replacing the current imported engine on the IJT with a indigenous turbofan engine. The HAL designed STFE can be used after certification. Exports are another focus area.
HAL is also part of our aerospace industry.By stating that ADA and NAL were not participants in the design of the Sitara(IJT) you are creating the scenario that if both of them were involved an successful IJT could have been designed.IJT and HTT40, both are HAL projects, nothing to do with ADA, IAF is as much as responsible as HAL for IJT's disaster as they chose the Russian engine which HAL did not deem fit. This fact has been conveniently buried but people in the forum atleast know this.
ORCA is a paper plane/dream which will get 0 funding.
Why they will provide Help to HAL for free?Now why was HAL forced to seek help of foreign design centers to correct deficiencies in the IJT if expertise was available in the ADA and NAL. Why didn't ADA and NAL help out HAL. After all they are all part of the Government. Shifting blame onto HAL serves no purpose. We must work in unison.
Are you saying that one arm of the Government failed to support another arm of the same Government and hence the project had a serious setback. The Government and HAL paid the external consultant in dollars depleting our foreign exchange reserves when an indigenous cheaper alternative in the form of ADA and NAL was available. Reflects very poorly on the management skills of the Government and a blot on the nation.Why they will provide Help to HAL for free?
Most probably HAL found cheaper to consult from foreign player's rather than ADA NAl and if ADA can design a supersonic aircraft in 90s it would very funny to think that they can't build basic trainer.
Anyway competition should remain between PSU if we remove that kihichdi will become worst.
Remember leader of commiii organizations aka soviet also had multiple organization which were competition against each other.
If HAL have undertaken a basic project then it's responsibility of HAL to make it success after all funding is digested by HAL then why ADA should work on it???
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