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7 Sep
Debunking Fantasy created around MM Alam

PAF Squadron Leader MM Alam (11 Sqn) is claimed by Pakistan to be only Ace of the continent who shot down five IAF Hunters over Sargodha in a matter of minutes four of which he shot down in a mere thirty seconds.

But there are problems
On 7 Sep, 1965 #IAF conducted six daring strikes against PAF stronghold Sargodha. The mission ended into a success with a heavy blow to PAF which they couldn't recover in that war. IAF lost five aircrafts but Pakistan claimed 10 and tried to fantacise as a deceive victory.
The strike packages were consisted of Hunters and Mystere. It was Strike no 4 (Hunters, Squadron 7) which PAF claim MM Alam got his golden chance.
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30 Aug
So Sunday Special , here is the thread one of our friends asked for.
Current and near future helicopters of Indian Armed Forces.
#IndianArmy #IAF #IndianNavy
Pic courtesies to their owners

ALH Dhruv
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27 Aug
Thread - BVRAAM of #IAF- future

Astra Mk 1: 110 km
Astra Mk 2: 160 km
SFDR: 340 km
BrahMos AAM:400-500 km
CCM: 40 km
India recently ordered (range according to Rosobornexport )

R-27R1: 75 km
R-27ER1: 100 km
R-27T1: 80 km
R-27ET1: 80 km
R-73E (SVV-AE): 30 km
R-77 (RVV-AE): 80 km

India has recently tested (Sputnik report)

RVV-MD: 40 km
RVV-SD: 110 km
RVV-BD: 280 km (range by Degael)
MBDA Meteor
Range- 150 km
NEZ- 60 km
This is exclusively for Rafale
Read 6 tweets
6 Jul

In this thread we will talk about armoured cars of India since WW 2 to till now- mainly indigenous -in services, used or developed, but a few foreign procurement also , till now, please add or suggest if I miss one

Vickers Crossley Armoured Car


Though first pic is possibly mistakenly lebelled as Ferret . It should be DRDO Scout. Ferret looks different even with a triangular bonet .

DRDO Scout
Read 27 tweets
12 Jun
You need different armours for different domains. One can't serve you in all cases. Let's go through a thread . All Russian.

BMP-2M with Berezhok Turret

30 mm autocannon + 2*2 Kornet M ATGM. Good for infantry fighting, well established anti armour capability & it is amphibious! Image
But still it lacks the adequate fire power to defeat new gen light and medium tanks and heavily armoured IFVs.
So BMP-3M is equipped with a 100 mm 2A70 gun, co-axial 30 mm 2A42 ,a 7.62 PKT MG , two PKT at bow side . The rifled gun fire AT-10 ATGM too, one can mount AT-15 ATGM Image
The rifled gun has adequate fire punch but has very low rate of fire power. So now BMP-3 us equipped with 57 mm gun, two different variants..

In first pic with Au-220M
In the second it is 2A91 ImageImage
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27 Feb

The then DG ISPR Gen Ghafoor himself claimed that #Pakistan hadn't use F-16 against #IAF. Here a part from his speech where he can be heard saying so.
Later Pakistan accepted F-16s were used in aggression against India
#Pakistan F-16 fired AIM-120C-5 (which were defeated) but due to fear of reaction of #US on violation of use of them, didn't accept use of F-16.
But India submitted proof by showing the debris .
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