LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

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So basically "Interchangeability" was just propaganda. Even If There was an issue then it wasn't that severe as Lobbies were suggesting. HAL is going to deliver 5 more jets by March 2021 so this will make 7 jets in this financial year. Still an achievement during Pandemic as given HAL's past reputation. Surely HAL going to deliver 12 jets in the next financial year.

We used to criticize HAL, DRDO, and PSUs but things didn't change but the moment, we started questioning the attitude of the Armed forces toward Local projects things started to speed up. So now it's clear where was the fault.

One more thing, the Order of Mk1A has silent LCA critics for the rest of life. so Congratulations to all fans and Tejas supporters who have almost lost hope for Tejas.
 

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So basically "Interchangeability" was just propaganda. Even If There was an issue then it wasn't that severe as Lobbies were suggesting. HAL is going to deliver 5 more jets by March 2021 so this will make 7 jets in this financial year. Still an achievement during Pandemic as given HAL's past reputation. Surely HAL going to deliver 12 jets in the next financial year.

We used to criticize HAL, DRDO, and PSUs but things didn't change but the moment, we started questioning the attitude of the Armed forces toward Local projects things started to speed up. So now it's clear where was the fault.

One more thing, the Order of Mk1A has silent LCA critics for the rest of life. so Congratulations to all fans and Tejas supporters who have almost lost hope for Tejas.
LCA to jhaanki he LCH, Arjun abhi baaki he.:cool1:
 

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I think there's gonna be an overlap... At 14 per year is take 6 years, from 24-29 but they're attempting to maintain a higher rate of production.
Other than that some of the 20odd jets targetted to be made per year, may not be for IAF... Most likely the estimate was made with some export in mind.
 

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Combat radius of Tejas mk1a?
Between 200-1000km (to & fro)

Explained:
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It'll fly 400km in this configuration, with atleast 4 bombs with SPJ-CCM & 1 centreline tank of 725lt (...Overlooking reduced drag during return journey after bomb release).

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And like this with single 725lt & double 1200lt droptanks, it can fly 2200km... If carrying 2 Astra BVRs & SPJ-CCM on other pylons, that'll reduce to ±2000km from added drag.
So it'll go & return about 1000km (...Overlooking reduced drag during return journey after jettisoning tanks while A2A engagement, unlike during ferrying it carries the empty tanks to destination).


And all other configurations will yield a range of something in between these two.
 
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Does anyone know what is that red-marked thing? Why does it look so out of place? An aluminium sheet riveted so crudely should not be part of a 4+ gen jet.
I think it's radar transparent... Not sure what the thing is tho.
 

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