Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NDTV's Vishnu Som Flies The Su-30MK





Photos Courtesy & Copyright Vishnu Som

29 comments :

Anonymous said...

[rant on]

Why do the Russians use that ghastly turquoise blue for their cockpits?

[/rant off]

Anonymous said...

to vishnu

thanks for pics

but the mig35 cockpit seems to be more modern compared to su30mki cockpit

and also which MFDs has better visibility in day time or in sun light when comparing MFDs of mig35 and su30mki

Vincent said...

Advanced....


for 1989.

I dig the scooter helmet though. And the digital gauges showing the exact same thing as the analogue gauges 2 inches away.

Anonymous said...

Russia operates MKI???Erm..is this the one sent for the brahmos compatibility test or a prototype??

Ashmann said...

A Su-30MKI with a Russian ensign !!!

Pathetic, grotesque aesthetics. This surely looked someone's arse-pit, instead of a cockpit.

Anonymous said...

This is the Su-30 MKI prototype used for weapons tests and FBW development in Russia. As can be expected, as a prototype its rather rough round the edges, and hasnt been maintained to the same spick and span standards new built Indian ones are. But its a useful aircraft for developing the MLU which India is negotiating with Sukhoi/NIIP and also for demonstrating MKI level capabilities to prospective customers.

Anonymous said...

vishnu, it would be nice if you could put down a few words about your flight. really envy you, mate, but at least we can experience it through the power of your pen/keyboard! so do tell us how it was for you.

Anonymous said...

Is that an MKI? Its probably just a Su-30 MK or just a Su-30.
Why would vishnu have to go to russia to fly an MKI, I am sure the IAF will allow him to fly an MKI here.
The cockpit definitely looks old and ill maintained.

Anonymous said...

Vishnu is such a stud, you can see the girl blushing in 2nd picture. Go visnu bhai go.

Shivendra said...

This does not look an MKI to me. It must be Su-30 MK.

Anonymous said...

Shiv,

Finally you found a new Indian competitor who flew on Su-30 MKI's....

Don't the I denote Indian in MKI ???

Vincent said...

Vishnu a stud?

He looks like a prat with that giant gas mask on his face.

Put your palm over your nose with the fingers between your eyes and tell me if you suffer any loss of 3D vision or movement detection.

He is just a hack who won't ever be a pilot and who makes cringing broadcasts of planes taking off narrated in a stentorian voice, and who is not military savvy at all.

And don't tell me that MKI cockpit doesn't look bad, including the lack of forward vision for the backseater.

Anonymous said...

Why are journalists getting hooked to the sales pitch of different arms companies like Boeing, EADS, Lockheed Martin and the like, instead of being objective? They are falling over each other to grab joyrides of different fighters and then plug them in their TV channels and newspapers!!!

Anonymous said...

The plane in the pics IS the MKI. Please do note the nozzle drooping down and canted inward in the second pic. This is one of their demonstration articles (one of the original two they maintained. The first one crashed at an airshow some years ago).

Anonymous said...

fuck off vincent

Anonymous said...

To the idiot known as Vincent ... hes hands down one of India's best defence correspondents ... and comes across as a really decent guy ...

And what the hell's a stentorian voice?

BTW are you jealous he flew and you just sat on your ass?

Anonymous said...

Yes Vishnu is a stud my dear Vincent! How? Elementary my dear Vincent.. Elementary. Because it is HE who's out there having joyrides in the jets and posing with hot russian babes, and doing his reporting thing. And where are you Vincent? Don't see your pictures here Vincent... yoo hoo Vincent...

Vincent said...

oh dear, oh dear

from your perspective in the heaving, riotous bosom of Mother India, this man is a stud and this girl is a babe.

see things from my perspective. I am perched on a leather seat in a cool white high level office, a spray of delicate magnolias in the corner, wearing a clean and expensive but discreet threaded shirt, the air is odorless, my pen glistens, thin manicured fingers are steepled and my expression is slightly quizzical, though gentle. Outside, a first world country goes about its hum of daily life with grace and refinement.

From my perspective, this is a sweaty middle aged man who seeks joy rides with anyone who would have him so that he can relive a long buried dream of being a fighter pilot. I've watched his Red Flag coverage. Hint - not impressed. Footage is reused again and again, he betrayed a stubborn, mean streak of hurt inferiority with his words when the American pilot's words leaked and he shouts at the audience instead of modulating his voice like the smooth, varied, liquid tones of the glass of red near my right hand now.

Of course, I should see things from your unique perspective down there. But it has been so long since I've had the disposable income of an infant.

And that is an ugly cockpit. How come the blogger doesn't reveal all the pics that showed rust and cracks in the cockpit including a special trigger needed to fire a ASM, meaning no HOTAS.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 2:27 PM

If you think thats a hot Russian babe, you need to start going out alot more.

Anonymous said...

Vincent, are you gay?

Anonymous said...

First things first, The Name
“Vincent”
Vincent is a dogs name.. there was a rabid stray we brought into our house once, we named it Vincent, when it became too gross to deal with , we shot it.. it didn’t die at first, but the second shell did the job. Anyways.. all I am trying to say is Vincent is a dogs name, and dogs are creatures which occasionally should be kicked. Isnt Vincent the dog in Lost ?
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0030734/

“with the disposable income of an infant”,
he has achieved nationwide fame and flown countless jets and covered countless wars interviewed countless world leaders... The obscure one is you.., with yet another job, amongst millions, humping that excel file all day, making mundane small talk in the bathroom, going nuts on the printer, driving that s hit ass GM car to work…living in yet another mundane American city with the same identical downtown, mcdonalds, and people with sub 110 iq’s as the next city.. don’t blame anyone.. the people who were thrown out of Europe because of poverty and lack of brains were your ancestors,
.. yes, i see exactly who u are, u are that guy from the movie Office Space, with your nasal sounding “Yaahhhh.. we're gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B. We have some new people coming in, and we need all the space we can get. So if you could just go ahead and pack up your stuff and move it down there, that would be terrific, OK?” Anyways, how do u know what a senior indian tv journalist earns ? are u one ? and while you blog, and unjam the printer he flies at Mach 2.. who is the loser ?

“but discreet threaded shirt, the air is odorless, my pen glistens, thin manicured fingers are steepled and my expression is slightly quizzical, though gentle.”

When you go home to your wife in that fake marriage, and she asks for sex, do you accidentally put it into your 12 year old son ? First you have the name of a dog, and secondly you are either a flaming happy boy homo , or perhaps worse a paedo.. seriously dude, people don’t write stuff like that and post on Fighter Aircraft forums.. so get your hands out of your pants, go to you porn . cm and choose male on male.. and have a FIELD day. ;)”MY PEN GLISTENS”… “SLIGHTLY QUIZZICAL” HAHAHAHAHAHAH .. I came when u said “gentle” though

“He is just a hack who won't ever be a pilot and who makes cringing broadcasts of planes taking off narrated in a stentorian voice, and who is not military savvy at all.”

“Wont ever be a fighter pilot” Ya, he is definitely aiming to join the airforce after decades in the media.. He had it figured out all along .. will do my training in the media, and then apply to be a fighter pilot ..tard..

“who is not military savvy at all”.. name me another Indian journalist that this forum or any others say has more knowledge..

“And that is an ugly cockpit”
You got one right there champion..but u might want to think what the real ugly cockpit for u is, this plane or what waits for u at home..

Anonymous said...

vishnu, how many Gs did you pull??

Anonymous said...

So, um, Vincunt, lets just go through some of your points ...

You wrote:
"see things from my perspective. I am perched on a leather seat in a cool white high level office, a spray of delicate magnolias in the corner"

Vinny: you could be perched on anything you like, may be even someone's crotch, but how on earth does your seating arrangement so profoundly affect your clearly disturbed world view ?


"Wearing a clean and expensive but discreet threaded shirt, the air is odorless,"

The air may be odourless, but you sure stink up a fart with your comments !

"my pen glistens"

Down boy ! down !

"thin manicured fingers are steepled and my expression is slightly quizzical, though gentle..."

So Vincent, heres a suggestion in everyone's interest:

Why dont you direct your thin manicured fingers to your glistening pen and then, in the interests of all, stick them both where the sun don't shine. You will, without doubt, find relief and perhaps in that orgasmic moment may discover the maturity to get rid of that massive, tumour-like chip on your shoulder.

Let Som fly his planes. He will probably be the first to admit he wanted to be a fighter pilot and incidentally, I've also watched his Red Flag feature. What you say is crap.

Anonymous said...

Vincent is the text book definition of a TROLL. By responding to him you are just encouraging him He is probably laughing his behind off right now reading the above comments.

The best way to deal with him is to ignore him completely.

DONT FEED THE TROLLS!

Anonymous said...

"Vincent" is probably an unemployed teenager or some one in his twenties who has nothing better to do than repeatedly come to this blog to rake up tensions with his haughty yet childish comments.
If those fingers are manicured and his arse rests on any leather, I am the queen of england, indeed.

Way to go Vishnu and Shiv.

Anonymous said...

I read Vincent's posts with a lot of interest. He reminds me of Asok the intern from Dilbert. I think he is a Madrasi.

Anonymous said...

he got too badly slammed to be laughing

anthony said...

is this the one sent for the brahmos compatibility test or a prototype??

That was an Su-30MKI prototype. Note the Russian VVS insignia and tricolor paint scheme.

Anonymous said...

Why is vishnu sporting a tail? See the picture again.