HF-24 Marut

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Partially related to HF-24 successors ..

All those years in past, Government of past neglected any organization that is beneficial for India ..




HSS-73/HF-73 Hindustan Supersonic Strike aircraft proposed by MBB and HAL using Rolls Royce RB-199 engine used in Tornado. Dropped due to non clearance of engine.
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HAL's Ground Attack Fighter ('60s) based on HF-25, an updated Hf-24 Marut;
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...subsequently HF-73 Advanced Strike Aircraft ('70s) whose design got refined until '80s.
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Air International, september 1976, (bound volume 11), pp.129-132, on the HF-73 project. From the article 'HAL's Fighters... ...Hope and Hazard'
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Picture is from page 23 of the Flug-Revue Issue November 1975.
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HAL's Ground Attack Fighter ('60s) based on HF-25, an updated Hf-24 Marut;
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...subsequently HF-73 Advanced Strike Aircraft ('70s) whose design got refined until '80s.View attachment 38902Air International, september 1976, (bound volume 11), pp.129-132, on the HF-73 project. From the article 'HAL's Fighters... ...Hope and Hazard'View attachment 38906View attachment 38903 View attachment 38904
Picture is from page 23 of the Flug-Revue Issue November 1975.
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Improved version of Marut could have changed the Indian aerospace industry way back than .
 

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Improved version of Marut could have changed the Indian aerospace industry way back than .
HAL's Ground Attack Fighter ('60s) based on HF-25, an updated Hf-24 Marut;
HAL HF-24 Marut's immediate upgrade was HF-25 version, cancelled because of "monetary reasons" after an unsuccessful engine upgradation as the-then GOI went for Jaguars & later Migs & Mirages.

Advanced Strike Aircraft (ASA) was proposed to be developed from when Marut left over.
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It seems like that HAL, based on Kurt Tank's design, went on to developed two fighter-interceptor & striker-bomber series. Interestingly they actually took initiative & proposed them.

Fighter-Interceptor:
HF-73 Hindustan Supersonic Strike aircraft (HSS)
Early '60s;
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Early '70s
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Early '80s, last seen latest design.
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Striker-Bomber:
Ground attack fighter (GAF)
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Advance strike fighter (ASF), '70s.
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Latest version, probably late-'70s.
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From last page ...

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Fighers/strike aircraft proposed after Hf-24 Marut



Ground Attack Fighter, GAF-1 to be powered by Rolls Royce-Snecma M45, comparable to F4 Phantom. Turned down my MoD. Subsequent GAF-2 proposal with improvements also turned down.

The HAL design team went back to an improved Hf-24 Marut to minimise design risk. Not cleared.



Advanced Strike Aircraft ASA proposal met IAF's requirement, not cleared for prototyping.



HSS-73/HF-73 Hindustan Supersonic Strike aircraft proposed by MBB and HAL using Rolls Royce RB-199 engine used in Tornado. Dropped due to non clearance of engine.



Air Superiority fighter ASF-300. Engine was supposed to be Indian GTX or from Snecma. Proposal did not meet air staff requirements.

Return to a modernised Marut concept.



Hf-23M53, would have been comparable to Jaguar in payload and range. Not cleared. (The image might be of the earlier marut proposal)

Further improvement to Marut.



Result, HF-25 with a new engine. Also not cleared.

Had even a single one of these proposals approved, the design capabilities would not have been lost.

Shared by @Twinblade at MP.net

HAL, country's dominant aeronautical manufacturer, aspires to make India an important aircraft manufacturer. Design and development of a basic trainer (HT-2) progressed impressively immediately after independence, followed by HF-24. "The D&D effort of HF 24 was however not taken forward due to various sins of commission and omission on the part of all stakeholders and especially for want of a suitable engine," said the report. Indian aerospace industry thus lost more than two decades, and started again from the drawing board stage with the LCA (light combat aircraft) programme.


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Lets be clear, The board does not have guts to finger out real culprits but the once already being abused ..
HAL HF-24 Marut's immediate upgrade was HF-25 version, cancelled because of "monetary reasons" after an unsuccessful engine upgradation as the-then GOI went for Jaguars & later Migs & Mirages.

Advanced Strike Aircraft (ASA) was proposed to be developed from when Marut left over.View attachment 39111
It seems like that HAL, based on Kurt Tank's design, went on to developed two fighter-interceptor & striker-bomber series. Interestingly they actually took initiative & proposed them.

Fighter-Interceptor:
HF-73 Hindustan Supersonic Strike aircraft (HSS)
Early '60s;View attachment 39112

Early '70sView attachment 39113Early '80s, last seen latest design.View attachment 39119

Striker-Bomber:
Ground attack fighter (GAF)View attachment 39115Advance strike fighter (ASF), '70s.
View attachment 39116
Latest version, probably late-'70s.
View attachment 39117
 

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The Super Marut (4-5 squadrons) made from all composite, TVCNs from Klimov, completely stealth, Aesa radar, inflight refueling, 6th gen avionics, an F-35 type full glass cockpit, 2 Kaveri engines with 110KN thrust each for super cruise and a poweful AI computer. just as a war winning reminder for our esteemed neighbour. If made.
 

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sweedish and Indian collaboration or with Yugoslavs could have been another option for India

I'm of pak origin but i think HF24 was beautiful aircraft and a great achievement for HAL/India
 

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HAL HF-24 Marut's immediate upgrade was HF-25 version, cancelled because of "monetary reasons" after an unsuccessful engine upgradation as the-then GOI went for Jaguars & later Migs & Mirages.

Advanced Strike Aircraft (ASA) was proposed to be developed from when Marut left over.View attachment 39111
It seems like that HAL, based on Kurt Tank's design, went on to developed two fighter-interceptor & striker-bomber series. Interestingly they actually took initiative & proposed them.

Fighter-Interceptor:
HF-73 Hindustan Supersonic Strike aircraft (HSS)
Early '60s;View attachment 39112

Early '70sView attachment 39113Early '80s, last seen latest design.View attachment 39119

Striker-Bomber:
Ground attack fighter (GAF)View attachment 39115Advance strike fighter (ASF), '70s.
View attachment 39116
Latest version, probably late-'70s.
View attachment 39117
Ahh. Shouldn't have clicked on this thread. This just makes me wanna bang my head against the wall. Another regret. Congress really has every single foreign invader beat.
 

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That looks advanced for the era it was designed what happened to all these versions why they got cancelled?
 
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