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15 Comments on "VIDEO: First Indian C-130J Takes Off!"
Can someone tell me why they are splashing water on the plane after landing, any specific reason?
Have you seen the pic of anthony with clinton. The guy is a midget. Are these the world conquering indians that pakistani supposed to fear? Is it a wonder pakistan(i's) feel so confident wrt india(ns).
You will notice that the water spraying through the air from both sides gives a very nice "rainbow"… which is by design.
It looks so small in front of C-17
To Harinder Kumar,Its called a WATER SALUTE. It has been a tradition to welcome new aircraft(s). Water cannons from a fire truck are used.
Don't sweat, even Napolean n Adolf were midgets and so were the Vietcongs against the USMC. History bears witness to what each of them achieved.
I cannot see the video. I am on firefox
Can someone identify the other plane in the back ground? It is much bigged that the C130.
Lockheed was always better than Boeing at publicity and marketing. Hope the HAL's & Govt babu learn a little and market our products better.
@ Harindra: Same reason they hold the bats up when someone reaches a milestone or does something extra-ordinary in cricket.
Guess Lockheed is happy to bag its first big deal from India.
water jet spraying is way of celebration!!!!
@G Harindra Kumar,I think that it is a ritualistic symbol of a blessing.Its given to an aircraft completing its maiden flight or on such other special occasions.I recall of a A380 being similarly sprayed with water on its first flight.
@Anon 4:38When will you ever realize that human ability is not proportional to size? Go and read the history of the great emperor Napolean. Pakistan would be never forget the pain caused by loosing to another short indian Lal bahadur shastri.
Anon 4.38 So was Hitler and Napoleon. Don't let their looks deceive you. I know u r a Paki feeling jealous of all these goodies from America, while you get only brickbats from them.LOL!
The other AC is a C5 Galaxy. Largest US AC.