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25 Comments on "EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: India’s Light Combat Helicopter TD3 Flies"

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2 years 27 days ago

Will it be as good as the Apache attack helicopter

victor raj
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2 years 27 days ago

You are not climbing a hill from above. It is impossible for any country.Military hardware takes time. Don't mind the Chinese their indigenous hardware is yet to be tested on a war, then we will know its real quality.

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Anonymous
2 years 26 days ago

without private player the production and quality will not be the best….

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2 years 27 days ago

They could have painted the lower part black and called it a taxi. Come now, what was wrong with the earlier digital camouflage. Sigh!!, understanding HAL is beyond me. Otherwise this piece seems to be quite a beast. Could never tell from previous TD1 and TD2 pics that this chopper was so large. All the best and hope the IA gets their hands on a few too.

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Anonymous
2 years 27 days ago

about the colour , relax . this is a usual primer paint . Aero india 2015 is not far . You can see its true colours.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 27 days ago

@del – This gives a good direction to the "make in India" tag. Good job HAL. There is a long way to go, stay focused.

Dalip Bhati
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2 years 27 days ago

beautiful looking beast it will be a great success

Anonymous
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2 years 27 days ago

the yellow colour is for high visibility….its a technology demonstrator…no one will come to bomb it…so why camo it

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 27 days ago

Any information on weight reduction in TD3 although it has no paint now.

AviaScorp
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2 years 27 days ago

Like the new look of the blog Shiv.

Nice, hi-res pictures.

Thanks for sharing.

Mayank Acharya
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2 years 27 days ago

Anon@3:50
The yellow paint is not really paint, its a primer ( wether resitant, anti corrosion, etc) The actual paint goes on much later, when 90% testing is completed, I believe

Gessler
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2 years 27 days ago

To Anon @3:10PM – Ofcourse not, if it is, we wouldn't be buying both LCH & Apache. Because they are two different classes of attack helicopters – LCH is light while Apache is medium/heavy. LCH will be the mainstay as per current plans with a total of ~180 choppers for IAF & IAAC while Apache will be the icing on the cake with 22-61 units providing aerial support for the Strike Corps' Armored formations.

Gessler
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2 years 27 days ago

To Anon @3:50PM – You do realize that the yellow color is only a primer, don't you? The chopper will be painted in camouflage (or any uniform color the services desire) when it actually enters service. The digital camo was only a concept for that particular air show. It's not very likely the services would go for that – most probably it will be a light grey like the present Mi-35 Hinds.

pandey
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pandey
2 years 27 days ago

Fantastic pictures! That is one massive helo.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 27 days ago

@Anonymous 3:50 PM

Its a Technology Demonstrator (TD), so it doesn't matter which skin color it has. Think before criticizing someone or something.

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victor raj
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2 years 27 days ago

It looks very different from other helicopters around the world. Is it because of the colour. Indigenous is the need of the hour.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 26 days ago

*facepalm*

Anonymous
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2 years 27 days ago

NSR says —
Great pictures and wish them well…They need to hurry up and get to IOC…3 years between each article is a bit toooo loooong…Hurry up before you lose it out to foreign helos…

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Anonymous
2 years 25 days ago

people without basic knowledge comment more -all flying machines during test are painted yellow

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 25 days ago

It's primer and anti oxidation coating you morons. How many of you actually passed fifth standard? How many of you live in a city with any education whatsoever?

victor raj
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2 years 25 days ago

The shape of the heli. Under the belly looks different and lengthy for a combat heli. Don't you see it? So i thought it may be because of the colour.

samrat86
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2 years 20 days ago

It issue to airforce 2050 and army 2080

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 20 days ago

Cool down folks. It's only a TD. HAL boys will keep it that way and drain the resources. We all know what happened to many projects they lay their hand on.

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Anonymous
2 years 9 days ago

Shiv, is that last picture of the team that designed the chopper or are they the assembly/maintenance folks? They look so young. Also, the team is so small. It's amazing if DRDO can do so much with such a small group of people!

mahaveer raj
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1 year 5 months ago

it's a proud moment for every indian it's only a beiging soon we will reach a top level.. I congress to DRDO team. guy's u make us proud…….

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