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17 Comments on "New Record: IAF Puts Super Herc Down On Earth’s Loftiest Airfield"

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3 years 3 months ago

Bravo….bravo…!!!

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Anonymous
3 years 3 months ago

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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Anonymous
3 years 3 months ago

Whoa! Way to go

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3 years 3 months ago

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

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Indian
3 years 3 months ago

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.

Sagar
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3 years 2 months ago

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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3 years 3 months ago

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.

sasi
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3 years 3 months ago

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 months ago

Does that dust damage plane?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 months ago

Nice. C-17 next please.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 months ago

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

Anonymous
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3 years 3 months ago

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

Anonymous
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3 years 3 months ago

Wont dust affect the engine performance ?

Anonymous
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3 years 3 months ago

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

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3 years 3 months ago

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!

Parthasarathi
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3 years 3 months ago

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.

shailesh
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3 years 3 months ago

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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