bro that "ship2" is actually ship1 or ins vishakha,ship 3 is 2 and 4 is 3.....gmap image is from feb iirc.....ins vishakha was still hadnt sailed out yet.Hi All,
Been a lurker for long but couldn't resisting posting this.
If you go to Mazagaon Docks on G-Maps now, it looks like the 4th Ship of P15 B has its radar tower up in the dry-dock itself, despite there being no news of it being launched. Till now, radar towers have been added to P15 A, B & P17 ships after being launched.
What might be the reason for this.
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Thanks, that seems more likely but in that case it also means that the 4th Ship of P15 B is nowhere near launch.bro that "ship2" is actually ship1 or ins vishakha,ship 3 is 2 and 4 is 3.....gmap image is from feb iirc.....ins vishakha was still hadnt sailed out yet.
and that ritchie dry dock is not used to build ships....its used for maintenance and outfitting....the 3rd was launched and was again docked there to get radars, bulbous bows etc
Even for mid-2020, there should have been at-least 4 superstructures in MDL apart from Vishy & Nilgiri. 2nd, 3rd & 4th P15 B & 2nd P17A. I can see 2 P15 B's in outfitting & the 2nd P17A in Slipway 1 but Slipway 2 looks more like blocks being put together, hopefully things have picked up since. Hope to see 2 surface ship launches at MDL in 2021!Yeah they could barely get anything done with all the lockdowns...we should see them in water by end this year or early next year
The LW-08 is such an eyesore and i cannot fathom why they couldn’t fit an AESA VSR from the DRDO’s stable on it