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18 Comments on "Indian Aircraft Carrier Plods On, Floats"

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4 years 4 months ago
Yawn..Shiv, please. Do get a hang of how shipbuilding is ACTUALLY done before writing your opinion on it. In a shipyard, the dry dock /graving dock is a critical resource /bottleneck. It is like a shelf in a retail space. You want to keep it blocked as little time as possible and keep a good "turnover" of hulls on it. So what is done is that when the hull is reasonably built , it is floated out to the quayside , where the fittings (electrical,plumbing, machinery, engines ,living quarters weapons etc happen) and stays there until the final stage (this… Read more ยป
Jith
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Jith
4 years 4 months ago

The fighters on top doesn't look like what we have or intend to have…the sharp nose suggest to me that its F-15…anyways happy to see the pic to VIKRANT

Sarab aka Mirza
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4 years 4 months ago

๐Ÿ˜ฎ really how can neta leave this opportunity

soumyajit g
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4 years 4 months ago

The Indian Navy's indigenous aircraft carrier is very similar to the Italian light aircraft carrier 'Cavour' although bigger in size and some of the design element and engineering aresimilar.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 years 4 months ago

Why are F-15s taking off from the deck of the IAC ? Those are not MiG 29Ks !!!

joydeep ghosh
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4 years 4 months ago

@Shiv

any idea why this ship is still called a air defence platform

thanks

Joydeep Ghosh

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4 years 4 months ago

By 2015, the chinese will be having 3 aircraft carriers and 1 will be placed in the indian ocean.

Generic Troll
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Generic Troll
4 years 4 months ago

Can't believe I'm the first to notice the F-15 taking off of the ski jump! ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 years 4 months ago
Problem here is that everything about this build is new. The suppliers are new, the parts are new and the design is new. If this same design and ship were to be built by Newport News (Huntington Ingalls) they would have spit out the finished ship in under 2 years flat- wiring and all. The guys at Cochin are learning the ropes and the suppliers are figuring stuff out. Even after IAC-1 is built, its going to have a LONG period of tests and a very extended shakedown to iron out all the wrinkles of a new design built in… Read more ยป
Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 years 4 months ago

No worries by that we will have 2, if everything goes in time.

Anonymous
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4 years 4 months ago

by 2015 we will have Hypersonic Brahmos enough

prs
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4 years 4 months ago

Shiv, please get hold of an original photo of our new carrier….

Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 years 4 months ago

For Anon @ 7:23 pm: The first Chinese aircraft carrier is a piece of junk!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 years 4 months ago

The ADS got delayed because of the gear box intended for main propulsion got rejected. Secondly it is not only Cochin Shipyard who is learning the ropes but Indian Navy too.

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Anonymous
4 years 25 days ago

When, if ever, are we going to have a nuclear powered air craft carrier or "Air defense ship"?

S Soorya Narayan
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3 years 9 months ago

i had the great opportunity of climbing and having a look around in the unfinished IAC hull when it was in the building dock….frankly when i saw it i thought it was too small to be a aircraft carrier compared to INS Viraat which was also berthed in the repair dock of Cochin Shipyard last year for its repairs and painting. But i am hopeful of it being an excellent carrier after all the work is finished ๐Ÿ™‚

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