Monday, March 02, 2009

Photos: Last batch of photos from Cochin Shipyard

A few assorted pictures of IAC drydock, the inaugural block, other blocks waiting to be lowered, and a picture of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sureesh Mehta with Cochin Shipyard CMD Commodore M Jeetendran.

All Photos by Shiv Aroor / LiveFist

8 comments :

Vin said...

Nice Shady parking place for Cars until those blocks in pic.1 are shifted to their real place, LOL :D :D...

Looking @ pic 3, one feels Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sureesh Mehta is trying to say to with Cochin Shipyard CMD Commodore M Jeetendran "Look i am the boss, do wat i say !!!" and he in turn turn saying " I am boss here, mind it!!!" by eye contact, Isn't it??...

sachin_sathe said...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/SatpzhFgOyI/AAAAAAAAGKE/dxL_Qk-7rQw/s1600-h/DSC01791-710483.JPG

Nice parking space LOL :D

Mayuresh Gaikwad said...

I just hope and pray that there are no time / cost over-runs in this project and that we get the Vikrant on time.

Anonymous said...

is there any plan to accelarate the costruction by hiring extra ppl from L&T , MDL and other shipyards like gardenreach and goa shipyard,Hindustan shipyard...coz it will scare those ruskies who are trying to force their vintage gorky!

Mayuresh Gaikwad said...

I have one basic doubt, please answer even if you feel it is a dumb question.

In an aircraft carrier, given that deck "length" is at a premium, should the runway not be the longest diagonal possible on the deck? If we need two runways, as is shown in the IAC Vikrant (in the model posted on livefist two posts earlier), they should be parallel to each other and along the longest diagonal, so as to be most efficient, shouldn't they?

Should the ski-jump not be integrated with the longest diagonal in order to have a larger runway, and thus, the ability to operate as many different types of aircraft as possible?

Anonymous said...

The dry dock looks really small and shallow.

Anonymous said...

to shiv

how much those welder get per month who welded those blocks

Arun said...

Mayuresh....The aircraft need to land too....that is why the carriers are designed the way they are. The reason CATOBAR carriers have more space and more operational versatility is that the steam catapult launch of the aircraft reduces the takeoff run of the aircraft...hence aircraft can take off and land simultaneously.