- Nov 23, 2017
Ohh you are referring to this ?Yes, but it was pretty large & twin engined... This one is more comparable to Gnat/Ajit or Mig-21.
Marut literally was among the very best aircrafts ever made at that time, it was ahead of its time and was extensively used in 1971 war.Marut was LCA of HAL just lacked engine then. They even scored victory against PAF Sabre and could fly at tree topheight as per IAF pilots.
No not that much either... It was reliable (150 inducted, 1 crashed) & hardy, but in many aspects obsolete on arrival in 1967.Marut literally was among the very best aircrafts ever made at that time, it was ahead of its time and was extensively used in 1971 war.
It flew with 2 of Gnat/Ajeet's engines. Compare F404 users.Twin engine doesn't define light or heavy . Twin engine configuration provides reliability that's why IAF wanted it.
No.because 6 additional MKIs would mean addition 6 months occupied HAL Nashik facility delaying Tejas MK1A production by 6 months as MK1A will be produced in Nashik facility.
I meant comparing single F404 Tejas/Gripen with twin-F404 F/A-18A & early Rafale.So? I didn't get your point .
Gnat had a 21 kn class engine, F404 80 kn class.
Lsp8 is being modified for mk1a(my guess)Is there anyway for us to guess what is currently happening in LCA program based on which LSPs are flying more based on the numbers shown on test flights page? Thats all a Tejas fan can do till the 83 MK1As contract gets signed I guess ?
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