Vehicles of the S400 Triumf System

"S400 Triumf" is a Russian Air Defence System. This system is a successor of the S300 system and was  inducted into the Russian Armed Forces in 2007. S400 is an integrated system with a multi-function radar,  autonomous detection and targeting system, anti-aircraft missile system, launchers and command and control system. It is capable of engaging … Continue reading Vehicles of the S400 Triumf System

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Got Abhilash – Shivalik Class

My last post was dedicated to the brave Indian sailor Cdr Abhilash Tomy of Indian Navy. His boat "Thuriya" had rolled over and dis-masted in stormy seas in the South Indian Ocean. The officer was injured and confined to his bunk in his boat till he was rescued by the French fisheries research vessel "Osiris" … Continue reading Got Abhilash – Shivalik Class

Finding Abhilash – P8-I

The "Golden Globe Race" is a race to circumnavigate the world solo in a sailing boat. This race is being held to commemorate 50 years of "Sunday Times Golden Globe Race"  held in 1968-69. The original race was sponsored by the British "Sunday Times". This race led to the popularity of similar races like "BOC Challenge" … Continue reading Finding Abhilash – P8-I

Lifeline of Siachen – Cheetah

Siachen glacier is the second longest glacier in the world excluding the polar regions. This area is so desolate that several times it is called the "third pole".  Average snowfall in the winters is more than 1,000 cm (35 ft) and the temperatures dip routinely to -50 deg C (-58 Deg F). It is the … Continue reading Lifeline of Siachen – Cheetah

Workhorses and Angels – Mi 17V-5

India is a huge country. It is rightly called a sub-continent. The geography and topography across the country varies from a desert in the west, to some of the world's highest snow-capped mountains in the north and north-east. Vast riverine plains in the central and eastern parts and a 1.9 million sq-km plateau in the … Continue reading Workhorses and Angels – Mi 17V-5

Angels in Kerala – Sea King Mk42C

Kerala, also known as "God's own country" is one of the most beautiful provinces of India. The state is gifted with abundant water and greenery. Its a labyrinth of backwaters and rivers interspersed with palm fronds. An area full of long, unpronounceable tongue twisters for names of towns and villages. Inhabited by a friendly and … Continue reading Angels in Kerala – Sea King Mk42C

Cars of Tintin Series – Land Rover Series III

For the past few posts Captain Haddock, Tintin and Professor Calculus have been in the San Theodores capital Tapiocapolis for a supposed round table conference to resolve the allegation of conspiracy that General Tapioca had levelled against our friends. During their stay, they were informed about a conspiracy to assassinate all of them by Pablo, … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Land Rover Series III

Cars of Tintin Series – Dodge WD Series

Its a long drive from Switzerland to Borduria. Though our friend Arturo B G G P A A C da Milano has been driving at breakneck speed to catch up with the villains, many a cars, trucks, carts etc attempted to interfere with his valiant attempt. Most of these vehicles were missed narrowly and some … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Dodge WD Series

Cars of Tintin Series – Peugeot Q3A

In my last post, we had seen that a bomb was planted in the house of Professor Topolino in Nyon. After the explosion, obviously the Fire Brigade rushed to the site. They were seen using two vehicles, a Willys Jeep Station Wagon followed by a fire engine. This fire engine was a Peugeot Q3A. The … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Peugeot Q3A

Cars of Tintin Series – Land Rover Series 1

The book "Calculus Affair" starts with a bang. Lot of thunder and lightening and things breaking in hands, especially the whiskey glasses of Captain Haddock and Joylon Wagg, from the Rock Bottom Insurance company. Tintin and Captain Haddock heard gunshots. When Prof Calculus came home from his walk they found bullet holes in his hat, … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Land Rover Series 1