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  1. 1

    Anonymous

    Bravo….bravo…!!!

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  2. 2

    Anonymous

    Great News!!!

    Shiv:
    1. Does this landing ensures us carrying close to 100 people troops / Light Armoured Vehicle/Carrier – close to the LAC during conflict zone?
    2. We should build a permanent military base near the landing strip and provide supplies round the year to our troops to manage DBO better.

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  3. 3

    Anonymous

    Whoa! Way to go

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    At least somebody in this country is focused on their job!!!

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  5. 5

    Indian

    I doubt C130J-30 Hercules can deliver 20 Tons of load at such height i.e. 16614 feet (5065 meters)…the air is thinner and hence engine's capability gets reduced drastically.

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    1. 5.1

      Sagar

      I agree with you but for slightly different reasons. The take off with full payload is likely to be much closer to the sea level. So that's not an issue. Also, the Super Herc has a service ceiling of well above 8000 meters. That's also not an issue. However, the rough nature of the strip, and from the videos it is ROUGH, will be a major cause of concern for a sortie with fill load. Since the flight would be taking off from DBO with a much lower payload, that also would not be an issue.

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  6. 6

    Anonymous

    Did it carry any (mock) load? I didn't think the super-herc was designed for hot and high, although with a S(er)TOL than the herc, it could ostensibly be used for that.

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  7. 7

    sasi

    It can land with 20tn since it is taking off from interland.
    Only it cannot take off with 20tn from DBO.

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  8. 8

    Anonymous

    Does that dust damage plane?

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  9. 9

    Anonymous

    Nice. C-17 next please.

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  10. 10

    Anonymous

    recently acquired C-17 globe master could have done a better job.

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  11. 11

    Anonymous

    C-17 can't land @ 16000F
    Even if it can payload limited due thin air
    C-130 is the workhorse for this

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    Wont dust affect the engine performance ?

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  13. 13

    Anonymous

    Awesome. Can we attempt the same with our C-17's. That will cause the chinks to brown their pants…

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    Dust does not effect engine performance. Only C130 can land at that altitude not C17. I think it can lift only half its max payload to that altitude. But what a proud moment for India. Way to go IAF!

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  15. 15

    Parthasarathi

    With so much of sand the turbines ( engine's) will get damaged at no time. There is no bravado at unsafe operations. Why can't we make some permanent arrangement, like asphalting the runway.

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  16. 16

    shailesh

    I assume the dust clouds are what we saw on landing? Considering these engines, electronics, and all the associated mechanics are highly sensitive to such insult, why is the airstrip not properly prepared? Or finished like regular runways?

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