Thursday, May 03, 2012

PHOTOS: IAF Air Power At Exercise Shoorveer

IAF C-130J Super Hercules
Mi-35 over tank column
View from Mi-35 during offensive action
Mi-17
Troops in Mi-17
Photos / DPR Defence & IAF

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mindblowing pics :)
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

great pictures.

Anonymous said...

chalo at least the trooper in the MI-17 has a decent helmet...a welcome change from the WWII tin-tops we normally see...

hopefully the helmet is not just for the photo-op...:)

-vishal

Dinakar Peri said...

Awesome pics... Thanks Shiv

Yes! I too noticed the helmet and was wondering the same....

Anonymous said...

At last Government started caring for the lives of our great soldiers. See the Helmet.

Rahul Devnath said...

Awesome and pro pics. IAF Should use them for PR. I especially like the C-130Js picture.

Anonymous said...

we have got 6 c-130's rite? what difference does it make in a real war scenario ?

what would b a decent number of c-130's?

Anonymous said...

lets not jump to the conclusion that this is a standard issue helmet now guys..i doubt it...sadly...

maybe this trooper borrowed it from the yanks or other 'foreign' troops he had exercise with recently....im sure everyone in his battalion would be after him for it now....:)

maybe there's now also a 'tatkal' scheme for these helmets....sad...

-vishal

Sarab aka Mirza said...

helmet is from Israel IMHO as this what IDF WEAR

Anonymous said...

Do any one knows what happens to the phased out aircraft of our Airforce??

Anonymous said...

any news abt the
UAC/HAL Il-214 Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) shiv ?
our HAl's joint venture with the UAC

Muhammad Shoaib said...

no i dont know

Gaur said...

The helmet in discussion is Israeli Orlite helmet. It has been used by Indian Army Paratroopers for many years now.
The standard helmet for infantry is Patka. Patka doesn't look very fancy but it is the only helmet I know which gives frontal protection against AK's 7.62mm round (kevlar helmets only protect against 9mm rounds and sharpnels)...though at the cost of being more heavy.

Anand Sankar said...

The IAF is in love with the C-130Js! Word from the inside, from a pilot friend in a tpt sqn. The IAF folks love the reliability of the craft and its man-machine interface. He says they are looking at a lot more than 12, since the replacement for the An-32 is very much a pipe dream and with Russian collaboration, will come with usual baggage.

Anonymous said...

"View from Mi-35 during offensive action."
Holy cow! That pic is awesome.

@Gaur Thanks for sharing info about helmets.

Anonymous said...

saar!!! why do you post one soldier running,one tank firing and one helo flying? commies always show their might in numbers....Psy ops....