LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

IndianHawk

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This part is not correct... MWF airframe is projected by ADA to be 7850kg against 7600kg of Mirage-2000.

MWF can haul 6500kg external payload against 6200kg & has internal fuel of 3388kg against 3150kg of Mirage-2000, that too D version only (Source: https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/row/mirage-2000.htm)

All that required a stronger airframe.
That's empty weight not airframe weight.

MWF will carry a whole lot more components than Mirage internally. Bigger more powerful radar . More potent ew suite . DC maws , irst etc. Way more sensors.

All these are included in empty weight.

If you remove all these and just look at barebone airframe MWF will be much lighter than Mirage.
 

Lonewolf

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Can you give me some more info on combat ranges and what does it do
Combat ranges are generally range without refueling where till they can go and then return to home base with ordinance , for f 16 it was earlier 860 km , for gripen older version with same engine and same internal fuel as tejas , we have 800 km of combat range .

Don't trust wiki article also the part where it's combat range is written has failed verification , maybe some asshole wrote it to dis regard tejas or some mistake
 

tsunami

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F16 has combat radius of 550 km on a hi-lo-high mission with 2 weapon ton payload and internal fuel.
Combat Radius is a very tricky subject. It depends on various factor.

Mission profile. Flight Profile, Ordinance weight etc. all changes the Combat Radius.

Hi-Low-Hi
Hi-Hi-HI
Low-Hi-Low
Low-Low-Low

They CAP, Strike all these matters.
 

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