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HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« on: February 29, 2012, 03:51:52 AM »
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 03:53:06 AM »
First up, a bit of news from the real world:

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Defence Panel Approves LCA for Indian Navy
   
(Source: Indo-Asian News Service; published Feb. 27, 2012)
   
India’s defense ministry has authorized an initial batch of 9 naval variants of the Tejas lightweight fighter, which will eventually operate from its navy’s new aircraft carriers. (ADA photo) NEW DELHI --- In a boost to India's indigenous maritime combat plane development programme, a top defence panel has approved the limited series production of the Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Navy's under-construction indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC).

The approval came from the Defence Minister A.K. Antony-headed Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) at its meeting last week, a top defence ministry official told IANS Monday. "The nod is for production of nine of the LCA-Navy," the official said.

The approval comes even as the project was finding the going tough over the plane's General Electric F404 engine providing inadequate power -- about 80 kiloNewtons -- for a carrier-borne fighter.

Therefore, India's first home-built carrier-borne combat jet may finally be powered by GE F414 engine that provides 90 kiloNewton thrust to meet the specifications for LCA-Navy.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) project will see the light of the day soon, with the aircraft going through its first flight this year, followed by the necessary approvals for final operational clearance in the next three-four years, in time for the IAC's induction.

The 40,000-tonne IAC is under construction at the Cochin Shipyard, and will carry about 30 combat planes, apart from choppers.

The LCA-Navy had a significant milestone in its development process with the first successful ground-run of its engine in September last year.

The Indian Air Force has ordered seven squadrons - about 140 aircraft - of the LCA and its induction is expected to begin next year.

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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 03:44:52 AM »
Is it just me or are there absolutely no kits available for the Tejas?
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 03:51:42 AM »
Good three view:

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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 03:59:02 AM »
Line drawing if anyone wants to do some profiles:


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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 04:01:56 AM »
I see the Naval Tejas had its first flight recently:


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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 07:41:37 AM »
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=351.msg17035#msg17035

BTW, I love that 3-view colour art Greg but it crashed my PhotoShop each time I tried to open it. I found the original online and gave it a different name. Tried opening that version, crashed my PhotoShop each time.

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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 09:03:08 AM »
Well... it certainly doesn't work in Corel Photo-Paint X5.... OH! Wait....  8)

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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 09:06:15 AM »
Sneaky...
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 11:12:58 AM »
Using the Tejas on a carrier will be interesting.  Wonder how they've overcome the high AoA problems inherent in deltas?

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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 06:48:31 AM »
I wonder who (realistically), India might export the Tejas to?
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 12:52:51 PM »
Random Idea:  UCAV Tejas?
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 12:53:39 PM »
Another Random idea:  USN/USAF Aggressor Tejas?
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 01:07:00 PM »
I wonder who (realistically), India might export the Tejas to?

Argentina?

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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2014, 02:38:01 AM »
Possibly…though Argentina has shown more interest in the FC-1/JF-17.  At the end of the day I think China offers better deals/inducements than India…though we can of course still dream in whiff world.
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2014, 04:11:39 AM »
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2019, 07:40:43 PM »
A Naval Tejas? The first pure delta carrier aircraft since the Douglas F4D Skyray of 1951.





The article talks about leading-edge vortex controllers (LEVCON)

Source: https://hushkit.net/2019/10/02/tejas-thoughts-on-an-unusual-wing/
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2019, 12:51:19 AM »
And still no kit...
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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2019, 12:57:25 AM »
Yes if you are into "aficionado" scale.  8) Not cheap though. $37 CDN.



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Re: HAL Tejas Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2019, 12:59:49 AM »
And still no kit...

Maybe India isn't a big enough market for manufacturers? ???


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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2019, 02:20:51 AM »
Yes if you are into "aficionado" scale.  8) Not cheap though. $37 CDN.



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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2019, 02:21:59 AM »
I should say "No 'man's scale' kit" since there is this:

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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2019, 02:24:17 AM »
And yet there is this decal set available in 1/48 yet where is the Tejas kit to go with it?

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2019, 02:42:43 AM »
Yes if you are into "aficionado" scale.  8) Not cheap though. $37 CDN.



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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2020, 09:21:07 PM »
Some "wouldn't it be nice" artwork.







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