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Noob Q but why is the cockpit/canopy of the LCH so big?
Is there any design reason or is that the “standard” size of a cockpit/canopy, but the LCH itself is physically smaller than other attack helis which is why it looks so big?
The Trainer jet pic on this page itself also has large canopy, but then the jet itself is small, which is why I was asking in regards to LCH
 

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IAF got tail no KP351-356 (SS) and DS316/2 (DS) In the early days, one of them crashed (due to a Rus TP) and was replaced for free Then KP356 was also lost later and one more whose tail no idk There was a KP3106 also, prolly a replacement for 356. By the end IAF only had 3 SS.
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Exactly 49 years ago on this day, history was created when four diminutive Gnats took off from Kolkata airport and shot down two Sabres over the Boyra salient . A third severely damaged F-86 limped back across the IB and crashed in then East Pakistan .

The reputation of 22 squadron was forged in the short intense action packed aerial skirmish over the lush green fields of Boyra. They earned the battle honour Sabre Slayers.

Fl Lt M A Ganapathy , Flt Lt R A Massey , FG Off Donald Lazarus and Fg officer SF Spares recieved their baptism by fire and earned their spurs on this fateful day back in 71.

The entire operation was coordinated by Fg Officer KM Bagchi who operated from the ATC in Kolkata.

Bagchi was from 253 SU based at AF station Jaffarpore in Barrackpore, my hometown. 253 SU operating P-30M early warning and surveillance radars of Soviet origin was the controlling ADDC air defense and direction centre . This unit picked up the marauding Sabres and provided GCI guided control intercept to our boys.

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252 SU record book.

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Fl Lt Bagchi was awarded the VSM ( Gallantry ) for the stellar role he played on that fateful day.
 

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As LCA Tejas Gets Ready, #Indian Air Force Inducts Last Overhauled #Russian-Origin MiG-21 Bison The Indian Air Force on Wed received its last overhauled MiG-21 Bison from state-owned enterprise, HAL. The aircraft was handed over in a virtual event adhering to pandemic guidelines.
The Fit and finish and the body works looks quite good much better than Eastern Bloc countries operated Mig-21s. Might be due to recent paint work.
 

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President Ram N Kovind made the inaugural flight on the brand new Air India One yesterday . He flew from Delhi to Chennai.

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Love the Indian govt emblem on the door. Speaks of authority and power. Then there is Bharatnwritten in Devangari script. This IAF B777 -300ER will showcase India's emblem and hence her might and power throughout the world.


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The mandatory puja before the inaugural flight. Despite having come so far, we are still attached to our roots and haven't forgotten our age old traditions . We are looking towards the future with out feet firmly on the ground.

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India / Bharat's time has come.
 

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This will cause a lot of heartache among the opposition leaders. Our PM has derived them of the opportunity to criticise and call names by deliberately having the President make the inaugural flight. This is deliberate signalling that the Air India One is Indian govt property and is meant for the heads of state which in our case is the President Prime Minister and Vice President .

That a nonpartisan neutral person is having the inaugural flight is saying a lot . Burnol moment for many people .


 

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