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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Indian Navy Submarine [Wallpaper]

Have been using this photograph of the Indian Navy Submarine as my wallpaper. It is a Sindhughosh class submarine, a variant of the Russian Kilo-Class Submarine operated by the Indian Navy. Providing the uncropped photograph so that you may crop it to suit your monitor's AR.

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Indian Navy Submarine wallpaper [Sindhughosh (Kilo)-class Submarine]

Photo Courtesy: www.pib.nic.nic || www.photodivision.gov.in

Godspeed


Indian Missile Wallpapers

Some photographs of India's indigenously developed Missile System & anti-Missile Defence Systems that I use as my wallpaper.

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Nuclear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile-series

Nulear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Agni 1] Nulear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Agni 3]
Nulear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Agni 3] Nulear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Agni 3]
Nulear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Agni 3] 20110312-Agni-Missile-Wallpaper-Ballistic-India-06-TN
Nulear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Agni 1] Nulear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Agni 3]
Nulear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Agni 1] Nulear-capable Agni Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Agni 1]

Prithvi/Dhanush Short Range Ballistic Missile

Nulear-capable Prithvi Short Range Ballistic Missile Wallpaper [Air Force variant]

Nulear-capable Prithvi Short Range Ballistic Missile Wallpaper Nulear-capable Prithvi Short Range Ballistic Missile Wallpaper
Nulear-capable Prithvi Short Range Ballistic Missile Wallpaper Sea-launched Nulear-capable Dhanush Short Range Ballistic Missile Wallpaper
Nulear-capable Prithvi Short Range Ballistic Missile Wallpaper Nulear-capable Prithvi Short Range Ballistic Missile Wallpaper

Akash Surface to Air Missile [SAM]

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Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile

20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-01-TN 20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-02-TN
20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-03-TN 20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-04-TN
20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-05-TN 20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-06-TN
20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-07-TN 20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-08-TN
20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-09-TN 20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-10-TN
20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-11-TN 20110312-Brahmos-Supersonic-Cruise-Missile-Wallpaper-12-TN

Shaurya Hypersonic Surface-To-Surface Missile

20110301-Shaurya-Hypersonic-Missile-Wallpaper-01-TN

Advanced Air Defence [AAD] Anti-Ballistic Missile

Indian Ballistic Missile Defense Program

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Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense

via www.pib.nic.in || www.photodivision.gov.in

Godspeed


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Indian Army OT-62 TOPAS Armoured Troop Carrier [Photographs]

On the way back from the airport the other day, was pleasantly surprised to see the troop carrier having received a fresh coat of paint. Had promised myself to click a few photographs. Since it is located at  busy traffic signal near a school, standing in the middle of the road to shoot on weekdays is a near impossibility, even early in the morning, thanks to the school.

Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune]

Not being an early riser by any stretch of imagination, getting up early in the morning to go and shoot pictures was going to be a near herculean task. After a few false starts, finally managed to get up early enough today.

Some pictures I took with the Nokia C3-00's 2 MP camera. Unlike the coconut tree climber last time, no elevated area nearby over here. So unable to take any top view photographs.

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Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune] Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune]
Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune] Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune]
Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune] Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune]

By stitching together some individual photographs, created panorama pictures, which follow. Have higher resolution.

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Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune] Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune]
Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune] Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune]
Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune] Indian Army OT-62 Topas Armoured Vehicle [Khadki, Pune]

This vehicle is placed at the traffic junction next to the All Saints High School in Khadki.

Some quick facts about the OT-62 Topas Armoured Personal Carrier [APC]:

Origin: joint venture between Poland & erstwhile Czechoslovakia

Crew: 18 (1 driver + 1 Commander + 16 passengers)

Power plant: 6 cylinder inline Diesel engine producing 300 BHP at 1800 rpm

Current Status: retired from service in the Indian Army

Also check out: Warbird in Pune: MiG-23 MF Flogger Aircraft [Updated]

In fact, the OT-62 too is located on the same stretch of the road as the MiG-23. Following the direction given to reach the MiG-23 [given in the post], if one carries on travelling ahead further around 1-2 km, you will find the APC placed at the traffic junction right next to the school.

Godspeed


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Machining Processes - Methods and Trends [Engineering Reading]

Amongst the things I enjoyed most in Mechanical Engineering was learning about the various machining processes, i.e, the metal-cutting operation. When going for industrial visits, watching a huge workpiece, often weighing a tonne or so, being machined with apparent ease on massive Machining Centers, as the cutting tool worked its way through the raw workpiece, engulfed in a flood of coolant, was a mesmerizing, almost hypnotic, sight.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

India's Light Combat Aircraft [LCA], Tejas [Wallpaper-sized pictures] [Updated]

These pictures of the Light Combat Aircraft [LCA], Tejas were circulating in a mailing list. Don't recollect having seen a few of these earlier - did not have these in my collection. Some others that did appear had been watermarked by people who had not shot the pictures.