Friday, April 27, 2012

FIRST PHOTOS: LCA Navy Makes Debut Flight




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22 comments :

jaguar tiger said...

Oh...God, its looking so promising. One word "Awesomeness".
Strengthened carriage, tandem cockpit. God what else we need. Great start.

Anonymous said...

Damn!! All I can say is that she's a BEAUT'!! Clean Lines, gracious curves shes an elegant lady!! God bless India. May the gods guide the HAL to greater successes.

Anonymous said...

They say, a great looking plane performs equally well. If so, NLCA is a winner.

Anonymous said...

SUPERB!! This is a tight slap on US Navy's face who was suggesting 8 months of total redesign of landing gear. But ADA went ahead and did it in 2 months with little changes to the gear. Well done DRDO!!

Let's hope drunk retards in Armed forces don't kill this project again. Jai hind!

Anonymous said...

Resembles the Gripen more than the AF version. This is one menacing looking bird! Go ADA/HAL. Takes a bow!

Naresh said...

Cool.... looks much smaller than the airforce version of ..LCA ... or is it be pic..

MAGNUS said...

Looks very sleek

Saptarsi said...

Pabitra Mary, Bhagabaner Mata (Bengali for "Holy Mary, mother of god")!! That looks so awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Don't have any video.

Prasanna said...

"Cleared to takeoff for only 20 min" is it because of the issues in the under carriage??

Rohan said...

Wonderful, now just wait for the IN to place a meaningful order to make it cost effective and have enough deck space to put it into service. God Speed! We need more of these indigenous flagship programs to succeed if we are to be taken seriously on the world stage

Anonymous said...

drdo zindabaad

Anonymous said...

Punidha Mary, Kartarin Thaye! Semma vandi macchaan!! That's Tamizh!

Balaji said...

There was no restriction of 20 min time. For the first flight, there were a series of test points to be covered, and that was acheived

Anonymous said...

"SUPERB!! This is a tight slap on US Navy's face who was suggesting 8 months of total redesign of landing gear."

this was a landing on a land based airstrip,not a "controled crash", aka trap landing, on a carrier deck. there's a huge difference.

let's not celebrated yet.

sntata said...

A most beautiful tailless bird! Hope to God its engine is not under powered. Coongrats ADA/HAL!

Anonymous said...

Truly an elegant bird, ready to defend. Congrats to all.

Anonymous said...

Looks much more sexier than air force avtaar of lca.
Hope it packs much more punch as well.
It is certainly going to be a force multiplier and looking nice is never a sin.

Phani said...

Beautiful bird!! Looks like a two seater. Are all N-LCAs two seaters?

Anonymous said...

looks some what LIKE A SINGLE SEAT RAFALE !! TRUELY GORGEOUS...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the DRDO and India for such a milestone !

The Navy must now forget about the paper-tigers like Sea-Gripen and N-Rafale etc.

The Navy must be persuaded to accept only N-Tejas and no foreign stuff.

Anonymous said...

The still photos show that it appears more attractive (physically) than its airforce equivalent. However its been a week - wheres the videos of this aircrafts flight?


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