- Jun 17, 2022
I have written a long article on this form, you guys should search it, but the sum total of the article is that LCA has a strike radius of 1000 km with 2000 KG payload. It can carry out Osirak type attack equivalent to F – 16 aircraft of Israel. The main reason of efficiency of LCA is that the Delta wing inspite of having large surface area has low drag. Presently it seems latest FOC LCA has empty weight 7000kg, MTOW 14200kg, internal fuel 2900kg. FOC LCA is equivalent to Mirage 2000 in range, payload & LCA MKIA will be better.
Can somebody clarify what did the good Air Cmde mean by "we are carrying the mid-board pylon for the first time" (spot at 10:22)? Midboard pylon was there before isn't it? It used to remain empty. Just see any older photo.