Monday, November 03, 2008

EXCLUSIVE Photos: The magnificent weaponised ALH Dhruv

My eyes just mist over when I see these. What a beaut.

Tomorrow on LiveFist -- exclusive images of the LCA Tejas flight that was aborted during its tarmac taxi during AK Antony's visit to HAL as a result of inclement weather.

Photos by DPR Defence

18 comments :

Anonymous said...

Awesome! pictures.

Anonymous said...

its a terriple heptre
so what if it looks pretty

Anonymous said...

Why is the weaponised ALH "magnificient" Shiv? I never understood what the big deal was. It's just a gunship at this point. Can it fire a 'Nag' yet? That's what I'd consider an achievement.

Anonymous said...

india better buy 22 combat helicopter from russia cuz various
options r available just upgrade existing mi35 and buy additional
mi35 cuz it's in production for venezuela and indonesia

or buy ka 50/52, mi28n no other country has this many options to show and western helos r costly too

Anonymous said...

boeing left the indian helicopter competion for its apache helicopter cuz our contract was just of $ 500 million,but

boeing sold 24 apache helicopter to s.korea for $811 million and that was 60% less than the actual factory price and in this way each helicopter cost 33million

now just think what will b the actual price after adding that 60%

this was tha main reason that our tender is worth 500million for 22 combat helicopters and boeing knows that it can't sell apaches at this low price thats y they left the competion

Anonymous said...

dont listen to these rascals. beautiful photos. there's not much more you can do with a platform like alh than to weaponise it the way hal has done it. so kudos to them and to whoever took these pictures. warms the cockles! jai hind!

Anonymous said...

Talking of Nag on ALH, how is HELINA development coming? is it still on drawing boards? when would it progress to testing and integration ?!

Anonymous said...

Shiv ask HAL to leave the design with some foreign firm then ALH will come out in better shape. May consider some firms in Jalandhar--yep. Can u believe this one is manually handled while manufacturing. Even maruti company also cannot imagine that kind of handling

Anonymous said...

better buy some used su25 from russia then doing this

Mihir said...

Breathes there a man with a soul so dead,

Who never to himself hath said,

A blue weaponised Dhruv, that's my dream,

If I don't have one, I shall scream?

(with due apologies to Walter Whatshisname)

:-D

Akash.. said...

Wow... beautiful pictures Shiv.... :)
Keep posting things like that...

Akash.. said...

@annon...
By the way from where SU-25 came in picture while we are talking about Attack helos...
You can't compare the role of a Bomber & Attack helos.

Anonymous said...

Hi, great photo's..................by the way, what are the weapons that this Armed version of the Dhruv is carrying ??? or will carry ???

BeasF137 said...

Shiv, nice. Note that this bird appears to be carrying mockups of missiles, EO ball. The Gun appears real on the other hand. The pylons for the missiles are very crude tubular productions that appear to be proof of concept jobs. See detailed pics on Broadswords blog.

Anonymous said...

Shiv,

Can the WSI-Dhruv carry troops?

I have a hunch that the WSI-Dhruv are meant for the SF and not as general purpose gunships.

thebest100 said...

Awesome pictures, can't wait to see these babies in Army colors

Cosmic_Tantrik said...

it looks like shit...dosent look menacing enough..
looks like a KSRTC bus with bamboo logs attached to it.

look at Apache..design is shows an attitude...thats what happens when u have 60 yr old engineerings designing or weapons..

so get real..not everything is admirable...grow some balls to criticise..

Anonymous said...

Wait for the LCH then, it'll please your eyes AND pack a punch :)