Thursday, June 28, 2012

PHOTOS: INS Vikramaditya Sea Trials

1. Russian and Indian teams on the Vikramaditya flight deck. 2. Vikramaditya preparing to leave harbour for sea trials in the White Sea. 3. Vikramditya at anchor on the White Sea. 4. Vikramditya initial steaming during sea trials in the White Sea.

Photos / DPR Defence & Indian Navy

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Pics Shiv,, well done

Anonymous said...

Why is smoking like a chimney..the enemy wont need a radar to find it ! and the ugly cylinder on top of the mast ..is that a radar ? ..why didnt IN go for the ELTA radar ?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Narwhal :-)

iambob said...

Cool..
Though, what is that big-ass ship in the background in the 2nd pic? Never seen a non-AC Naval ship that was that size...

Anonymous said...

The second picture gives you a feel of how big this beast really is.Goose Bumps.....!Jalebis...Mithais....!

The last pic....reminds me of a KASHIN class lighting up.The Japs actually sent fire fighting vessels from their coast guard when they saw INS RAJPUT approaching Tokyo with so much smoke.

Anonymous said...

The 4th PIC is not good is it going to throw so much smoke

Wolfandman said...

Oh she is a beauty!!!! Worth the wait!

Hope the belching smoke is just her boilers being fired up for the first time.

Anonymous said...

Some of the best pics of Vikky out there. Well done Shiv Aroor! The ship is a looker. Good job by re-fitters. Flight deck is narrow but still useful and practical.

Anonymous said...

@iambob
it is a nuclear powered kirov class battlecruiser and their is a nuclear submarine present also.

Anonymous said...

smoking at her age is bad,very bad.

Anonymous said...

lovely to see this flat top

Anonymous said...

wow, thanks for the lovely pictures. Congratulations to the Indian and Russian crew.We eagerly await her arrival to Indian waters

Mayur M Manapure said...

When an aircraft is going to take off from this mammoth

Anonymous said...

SOMEBODY STOP! US! we r The Best (pokis r Screwed-Loosers!!) :D AWESOME SHIP,nice pics thnx Cheers! :)

Anonymous said...

the steam engine could have been replaced by LM2500 engines of General Electric like that of IAC-1.

Jith said...

Worth the wait i guess, well done guys

Sameer said...

@iambob
As anon@1:54 pointed out, it is a Kirov class battle cruiser. To be particular, it is Admiral Nakhimov which is also undergoing refit there. Correct me if I am wrong Shiv.

Anonymous said...

This was something that I was waiting for a long time coming. Simply awesome! Can't wait till our carrier wing,the Mig-29 K's are landing and taking off this beauty.

God bless India!

iambob said...

@Anon (1:56 AM) and 'Sameer' - Thanks guys..

Anonymous said...

That is cleaning her chimneys ...it is a common practice. Ask any navy guy :)

Jay said...

Very good pics shiv. Want to see that empty flat top with full of aircraft.

Anonymous said...

why cant IN induct russian missle cruisers for a change instead of more new stealth frigates :) develop new stealth missle crusiers along with INS Vikramaditya !!