Flight Deck tractors - indian style

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
whitemouse said:
Kinell.. :shock:

What size airplanes/helos does this ship carry .. :???:
I'd guess that the ship in question is the Viraat (ex-Hermes) looking at the name on the front of the tractor; from her entry in Wiki she's identified as being able to operate up to 30 Sea Harrier FRS Mk 51, as well as an unspecified amount of Kamov Ka-31 Helix-B aircraft for AEW, Sea King Mk 42B and Ka-28 Helix-A for ASW and Sea King Mk 42C for Commando Assault / VERTREP.
 
Does it come with all the attachments, plough, hoe, spray, seed spreader, no lets not talk mucky.

So that is why Airy Fairies always have a carrot in their gobs and get stationed in Somerset or Corwall.

Nutty
 

andym

War Hero
You want to see their new Carrier!Its due to be delivered in 2008,its the Old USSR Admiral Gorshkov.After several years of negotiations, the ship was purchased by India in January 2004. In a deal worth $1.5 billion USD, India gets the ship (reconstructed to their specifications), 16 MiG-29K 'Fulcrum' fighters, 2 MiG-29KUB 'Fulcrum' trainers, 6 Kamov Ka-31 'Helix' ASW/ reconnaissance helicopters, torpedo tubes, pilot training, simulators, and a supply of spare parts.Modifications to the ship included a complete refit; an overhaul of all systems; updated electronics, radars, and communication gear; the removal of all the anti-ship missile tubes from the bow; the installation of three arresting wires on the angle deck; and the fitting of full length flight deck with a 14.3-degree ski ramp at the bow. These modifications will allow the ship to operate the MiG-29s and India's Sea Harrier aircraft.

After training on the MiG-29s in Russia, Indian pilots are undergoing advanced carrier takeoff and landing training at the US Navy's Pensacola facility.

India is performing mid-life upgrades to their remaining 22 Sea Harriers. They have lost 6 in accidents over the last 20 years, and the UK offered to sell 8 replacements when the Royal Navy retired its last Sea Harrier squadron in Oct 2006. However, after inspecting the planes, India decided it would cost too much to upgrade them and passed on the offer.

India is expected to acquire a total of 40-50 Mig-29s, and a number of either BAe Hawk or Boeing/BAe Goshawk trainers.
 

Stripey_G

War Hero
Fcuk me Andy, I know the Indians can make anything out of metal, but that's taking things a bit too far don't you think?!! :shock:
 

chockhead819

War Hero
the worst one I ever drove was the Ford 333. I was asked to move an F-111 at prestwick with one, couldn't stop laughing.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
higthepig Flight Deck Movie.............. Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 103
F Aircraft carrier with peeled back flight deck. History 13
S Badgers and Flight Deck Machinery. The Fleet Air Arm 12
scouse Chockheads and Flight deck crew eat your heart out!! The Fleet Air Arm 0
scouse FS5Bs USN Chockheads and flight deck crew at play The Fleet Air Arm 0
scouse Could be in for a bit of fun!!! when the Septics train us up for Flight Deck Ops The Fleet Air Arm 4
janner Discovery flight deck The Quarterdeck 16
scouse Scousers Making the Flight Deck The Fleet Air Arm 8
higthepig To-nights Flight Deck Movie - Toxic Avenger Diamond Lil's 2
Topstop flight deck danger. International 2
higthepig Flight Deck Movie Diamond Lil's 5
higthepig To-nights short flight deck movie, Mutiny on the Bunny. Diamond Lil's 1
higthepig Flight Deck Movie The Quarterdeck 16
higthepig Flight Deck Movies Diamond Lil's 13
Guns Does anyone have a spare flight deck tractor.... The Fleet Air Arm 8
higthepig Flight Deck Movie Diamond Lil's 9
Ocean_Girl Flight Deck Badgers The Fleet Air Arm 14
KLNA-Cessna-Jockey HMS Ocean - Full Flight Deck History 19
MoD_RSS UK statement on the anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 MoD News 0
soleil FB: "Sea King XV666 ‘Damien’ Visits The Navy Wings Heritage Hangar On The 50th Anniversary Of The First Flight" The Fleet Air Arm 56
MoD_RSS New flight from Jamaica to bring home British travellers MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Charter flight from Jamaica for British travellers seeking to return to the UK MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Charter flight from Guyana for stranded British nationals MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Government announces flight for British travellers stranded in Fiji MoD News 0
MoD_RSS First charter flight departed from Bangladesh to bring British travellers home MoD News 0
MoD_RSS First Charter Flight Leaves for the UK MoD News 0
soleil Guardian: "Man Accidentally Ejects Himself From Fighter Jet During Surprise Flight" The Fleet Air Arm 4
MoD_RSS British passengers from Grand Princess on US flight to the UK MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Criminal trial on the downing of flight MH17: UK Statement MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Diamond Princess evacuation flight lands in the UK: Foreign Secretary statement MoD News 0
M Flight Aptitude Test advice - Aircrewman Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
MoD_RSS British Nationals Depart Wuhan on Flight to the UK MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Coronavirus repatriation flight: Ambassador's message to UK nationals in Wuhan and Hubei MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM statement on Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS AAIB report: Rolladen-Schneider LS7, pilot suffered a heart attack in-flight MoD News 0
MoD_RSS A connected UK: government extends Dundee to London flight route for another year MoD News 0
MoD_RSS AAIB report: Eurocopter EC135, serious incident during maintenance flight MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Developing the future of flight: take part in the challenge MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign Secretary statement on fifth anniversary of downing of flight MH17 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: UK military flight training heads towards new heights MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Transatlantic flight guarantee as UK and Canada agree new air arrangement MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK and Argentina agree new flight linking the Falklands and South America MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Lift-off: F-35 take-off technology site opens ahead of historic flight trials MoD News 0
soleil Lockheed Martin: "F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History" The Fleet Air Arm 0
soleil Express: "Historic Flight Team Faces Chop Over MoD Funding" The Fleet Air Arm 3
fishhead In flight problem Land Ops 0
F Flight Operations staff, experienced or novice, for our Fairoaks Airport base, near Woking, Surrey The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
wet_blobby Help needed for Junglies farewell flight. The Fleet Air Arm 21
clonmel HMS Gannet SAR Flight Decommissioning Parade The Fleet Air Arm 3
BillyNoMates Flight MH-17 Current Affairs 0
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

Top