INS Vikramaditya (Adm Gorshkov) aircraft carrier

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1.6 mach is low?

Foxbat was able to fly at 2.5 Mach. But for that it has to achieve its maximum altitude of 68000 feet. There too if it sustains the high Mach, it has to undergo massive overhauling of its engine and fuselage. So practically it has to cruise at lower speed.
Look at the maximum speed of F-35. It too was designed for Mach 1.6. Now keeping a low Mach number is more practical now a days. Anyway its rare that anyone would touch those numbers.

DSIs could be designed for any mach number.
Actually TEDBF is designed to replaced Mig-29K. So it is expected to match or exceed its aerodynamic and payload carrying capacity.

Another thing is not clear whether whether Mach 1.6 will be acheived with GE-414 engine or the proposed 110 KN engine.
 

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Actually TEDBF is designed to replaced Mig-29K. So it is expected to match or exceed its aerodynamic and payload carrying capacity.

Another thing is not clear whether whether Mach 1.6 will be acheived with GE-414 engine or the proposed 110 KN engine.
Mig-29K max speed is around 1.7 mach. But the real downside of it is that it can't operate with maximum payload from deck. So speed wise the performance of TEDBF and Mig-29K would be same. The point remains to be seen is at the payload with which TEDBF could operate from deck. From the initial design it seems to be promising. But final product might be somewhat different. So instead of speed, we should worry about the operational MTOW and service ceiling.

This Mach 1.6 is with GE414. Downside of DSI intake is, even if you incorporate a much powerfull engine, you can't push your fighter more then what the DSI is designed for. So with two 110kn engines too, the Mach number would be what it has been designed for.
 

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Which AD system Vikramaditya have? Barak or Barak 8? So much of confusion amongst defence YouTubers. Defence Decode says Barak 8, Alpha Defence says Barak 1 😂
 

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Mig-29K max speed is around 1.7 mach. But the real downside of it is that it can't operate with maximum payload from deck. So speed wise the performance of TEDBF and Mig-29K would be same. The point remains to be seen is at the payload with which TEDBF could operate from deck. From the initial design it seems to be promising. But final product might be somewhat different. So instead of speed, we should worry about the operational MTOW and service ceiling.

This Mach 1.6 is with GE414. Downside of DSI intake is, even if you incorporate a much powerfull engine, you can't push your fighter more then what the DSI is designed for. So with two 110kn engines too, the Mach number would be what it has been designed for.
And what will it take for dsi redesign
 

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