LCA Tejas Mk1 & Mk1A - News and discussions

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HariPrasad

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No, I don’t. And I don’t think it has higher terminal speed higher than SD10 (unless proved otherwise)
Please note that Max speed is not the Terminal/Endgame speed, which is much less that Max speed.

True in case where the missile is not powered in end game. It is not the case with python 5.
 

AbRaj

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True in case where the missile is not powered in end game. It is not the case with python 5.
BTW for WVR/Short range missiles, exhaustion of fuel is a rare occurance. What happens is the extreme Gs required to chase down a manoevering target, causes a huge drag on missile ( given WVR-AAM generally have large control surface then BVRAAM for better manoeverbility). This bleeds a lot of kinatic energy and decrease the velocity of the chasing missile.
And that’s where second pulse of a Dual pulse motor (in BVRAAM mostly) comes into action. And therefore Astra Mk2 is the real deal with high pk, and not the Mk1 which is just the first step/stop gap solution.
 
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HariPrasad

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BTW for WVR/Short range missiles, exhaustion of fuel is a rare occurance. What happens is the extreme Gs required to chase down a manoevering target, causes a huge drag on missile ( given WVR-AAM generally have large control surface then BVRAAM for better manoeverbility). This bleeds a lot of kinatic energy and decrease the velocity of the chasing missile.
And that’s where second pulse of a Dual pulse motor (in BVRAAM mostly) comes into action. And therefore Astra Mk2 is the real deal with high pk, and not the Mk1 which is just the first step/stop gap solution.

That is true for every missile, infact any flying or even surface moving object including fighter jet or car . It does not prove your narrative of Shitty Chinese missile being superior to Python 5. Infact, Python 5 can pull much more g load than any wvr Chinese missile which is very important. This is narrated in none other than article quoted by yourself.
 
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Canon not yet certified to function, but is now being fitted in all the 16 FOC. One LSP aircraft is in Nashik to conduct butt firing tests. After that gun will be certified for various purposes.