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  1. 1

    Bobs

    only these pics?….considering all the hype created , I thought you were going to post some insider info.

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    Anonymous

    shiv,you sure you visited the keel laying ceremony? It seems you turned up at a marriage mandap by mistake….those last pics remind me of the big cauldron we used for making sweets for the festivities.

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  3. 3

    Bombay Walla

    Hope the next carrier is nuclear powered.

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    Shit. i was expecting much more of the IAC to have completed. This is just starting right from scratch and its already 2009!

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  5. 5

    Shiv Aroor

    bobs: what hype? more indepth stuff and design specs-related stuff shortly.

    last anon: they launch in 22 months. hopefully they’ll keep to it.

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  6. 6

    Fishbed

    Ncce job Shiv. Do keep us posted on the progress of this baby. 22 months is not a long time.

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  7. 7

    sachin_sathe

    Hi Shiv,
    Is the model of IAC a scale model(including Mig 29k’s?) If so then the IAC is going to have more deck area than the INS Vikramaditya what is the war-time aircraft complement of the Vik? If it is 30 odd aircraft then the IAC will surely carry more aircraft than 30.

    There was a mention of LR-SAM developement on one of the news reports can u clarify tht?

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  8. 8

    Anonymous

    lots of welding

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  9. 9

    Vin

    CSY looking another order of IAC of same capacity??? Getting a feel that it would be replacement/alternative for Admiral Gorshkov…What do you feel Aroor-ji about it, looking @ Russia who are escalating costs for it??

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  10. 10

    anand

    hi shiv,

    this a.c. seems very small,just like a gorshkov, only 30 migs? , no surprise they complete it in 22 months ,
    is their any plan to make 60k ton + nuclear powered a.c. next?

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  11. 11

    anand

    hi shiv,

    this a.c is small,not possible to induce any sea superiority with it,(only 30 migs)
    is their any plan to make a 60k ton + nuclear powered a.c.

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    Anonymous

    Shiv, a nice one. What about the second carrier and will the Shipyard will be ready for a larger carrier, when the second one is finished? Since this images are taken by you, can these IAC images be used in Wikimedia commons for use in Wikipedia.

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  13. 13

    Anonymous

    Shiv, a nice one. What about the second carrier and will the Shipyard will be ready for a larger carrier, when the second one is finished? Since this images are taken by you, can these IAC images be used in Wikimedia commons for use in Wikipedia.

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    Shiv – great pics! Also – thanks for the timeline. 22 months really doesn’t seem that bad. Will sea trials follow that?

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  15. 15

    Mr.TaxPayer

    Seems like IAC may be available before Gorshov (2012-2013) IF proper funds are diverted.

    @Bombay Walla – Nuclear carriers are a long way off. Remember we don’t have a matured, naval-ised and miniaturized nuclear reactor yet. Once ATV’s reactor technology matures, and when India needs global reach, they may go for a Nuclear powered carrier.

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    Anonymous

    Comparing this model with the one at aero india 09, the sky jump doesn’t match up. are two different teams designing this? there a finalized deck design?

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  17. 17

    Pritam

    Thanks a lot Shiv.

    They have completed half of the blocks as well as the dock. So 22 months looks realistic.

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  18. 18

    Anonymous

    Impressive modular construction.

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  19. 19

    Bhavesh

    @sachin_sathe

    INS Vikramaditya can carry max. upto 16 AC only….

    @shiv, how many IAC blocks are completed ???

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  20. 20

    Anonymous

    bhavesh, total of 30 a/c, not 16.

    you can choose what combo you want.

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  21. 21

    Anonymous

    Sachin Sathe, I was wondering too. The IAC’s deck looks awfully spacious.

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  22. 22

    Anonymous

    30 aircrafts include fixed wing and rotary wing. Therefore, around 16 Mig-29K anf rest anti submarine/ship rotary wing A/C.

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  23. 23

    Anonymous

    My bros i again request u'll to talk logically.There are three indigineous carriers in the pipeline all gas turbine powered.all of them will b in by 2025, D 1st by 2012-13,2nd by 2017,3rd by 2023-25 & all will have nuk reactors as mid life upgrade.and a pair of nuk powered 60,000 t carrier will start from only after 2025,yes u heard right india will only b the second nation to operate more than 5 carriers at the same time other than uncle sam who will operating a woo 10 at a time and china & ruski will have 3 each.More we have achived the milestone of miniature light water reactors(with d help of french & ruski) although there were a few bottle necks. BY ARUN KURUP (working for DRDO)

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    Bhavesh

    @Anon 11:25 AM

    Dear friend, sachin sathe is asking about INS Vikramaditya Aircraft carrying capacity. From my sources, It is max. 16 AC + 6 Heli. , not 30 AC. correct me if I am wrong. Thanks..

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    Anonymous

    My bro u r right THE GORSKY will just have a cap of 16 mig29 and 8 rotary.An other set back is that they would not b able to carry full payload due to positioning of air strip and use of skijump.but the IAC a good space management and can carry max of 20 fixed & 10 rottary(still to conform) by ARUN KURUP

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    Anonymous

    Its 22 months just to launch the ship..i.e. flood the dry dock and tow the ship out to a real dock and start fittings. This outfitting will take another 3 years atleast befor the ship is realy for sea trials.

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    Anonymous

    yes bhavesh you are wrong. vik’s usual complement is/was 24/25 but it can carry 30 if needed.

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