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12 Comments on "The Prahaar’s Transporter-Erector-Launcher"
so 6 missiles at a time means 6 TELS?
@Anon 8:15 It was first test for god's sake. Why would they put 5 other missiles there when they are testing it for first time?In real config each vehicle will have 6 missiles. Missiles are extremely thin with only 0.5 m diameter so they can be easily carried.
This launcher does not look like LORA of Israel.This is totally different project:)
I assume that this being the first test, drdo didn't go with the originally planned 6 missile TEL but it seem they can fit 6 missiles on a TEL view this pic over here
@Shashank Thanks for the picture. It looks like an modular design i.e. you can add or remove erectors as per need. And I agree with @Tako it is an completely different program possibly from our endo-atmospheric interceptor system. Just saw the youtube video and fell in love with its amazing sound. It sounds like lightening when it is launched. Epic Sound!
this is exactly the same as AAD missile….i think this is just a software modification to AAD to convert it to Prahaar… anyways this shd a good response to Badr, if we can really load six missiles onto one TELS…
is it just me or anyone can notice it… the missile seems to be mounted on a stool which seems to a separate one from the TEL.. please correct me if am wrong…
@anon 11.05.The 'stool' is actually a blast deflector plate.Since the missile initiates at full thrust,there are angled plates to deflect the blast on both sides of the launcher.This evens out the blast on both sides and prevent undue stress on the launcher.IN a canister or enclosed launcher the missile is first ejected out by a small charge and then the missile ignites at a safe distance from the launcher.
I wish it had folding fins and fit to size canister like LORA. Well done nevertheless.
All siad and done this configuration of TEL and Table (reflector below it would require a hard standing and even ground.
Where do you get it in border areas or near it, in desrtd, plian and specially in mountains.
Lot of work required to be done to operationalise it. some jack work to achive parallelism… I suppose
@329…even the road mobile launcher will need a .eh road…so…
@3:29 Pm Go travel to aforementioned border areas. Mountain areas have plenty of plain gaps. The image you have formed in your mind of zig-zag ups and down everywhere is hilariously inaccurate. the ups-and-downs you see in the photo of mountains are actually spread across dozens of kilometers and Weathering levels most of the land.Source: Actually living in those areas.PS:Learn to spell.