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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Readers' quiz: What on earth is that?


Broadsword's educated visitors had little difficulty in identifying the DRDO's 5.56 mm machine carbine that I posted. Many people shared the kudos. I suspect, though, that far fewer visitors will succeed in guessing what the #*^@$& this item is. The floor is yours!



77 comments:

  1. They are DRDO make up coming Dewali firecrackers. Yippeee ;-)

    Cecx Fable & Gas

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  2. I think DRDO has made bullets or whatever for 155 mm gun in advance :D

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  3. This looks like the internal arrangement of the Prithvi pre-frag/bomblet warhead.

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  4. i Think....This is Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle for Agni 3 and perhaps for Prithvi series. :)

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  5. I'll say thats the MIRV warhead for the Agni 3.
    From here: http://livefist.blogspot.com/2010/03/exclusive-artists-impression-of-mirv.html

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  6. unguided rockets

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  7. Are those warheads of pinaka rocket launcher missiles

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  8. cluster warhead pinaka ?
    some rocket warhead for sure.

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  9. Bomblet dispenser for Prithvi missile.


    But you were a spoil sport and did not give us high resolution pics behind you in MSMS pics

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  10. Unguided Rockets which sit in pods carried by aircraft and helicopters? Something like the S-8?

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  11. I THINK THESE ARE MULTI PAYLOAD EXLPOSION OF AGNI-3 AGNI-5 MISSILE

    PLACED AT THE TOP OF THE MISSILE FOR PAYLOAD

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  13. Wow strange looking ! looks like a PINAKA head...

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  14. prithvi missile warheads?

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  15. Thats the Prithvi missile warhead
    :)

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  16. i think they might be rockets, looks too small for pinaka but may be for aircraft mounted rocket pods

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  17. Multiple submunitions warhead for Prithvi SSM.

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  18. TO be precise thats BCSE warhead of prthvi missile.

    http://jjamwal.blogspot.com/2010/02/defexpo-new-delhi-2010-part-7-drdo_288.html

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  19. BCES warhead for the Prithvi missile...

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  20. thats a prithvi warhead

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  21. No idea, Is it Something to do with new laser tech?

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  22. Warhead of Prithvi or Pinaka rocket. The shape is similar to the lotus petals Dr. Kalam ascribed to the MIRV of India's Ballistic missiles.

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  23. Its the cluster munition bomblets for Prithvi missile.

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  24. I now found the correct name for the warhead. Its called a BCES or Blast Cum Earth Shock warhead. ;)

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  25. possibly these are fragmented payloads of Rockets of PINAKA MBRL.

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  26. Ajai,

    Is this warheads for Pinnaka MBRL?

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  27. Motor Ammo.... Developed by DRDO

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  28. Tank gun ammunition

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  29. Warhead for Prithvi SSM missile

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  30. Is it the Prithvi Warhead for hitting targets like runways, enemy formations, etc.

    Cheers,

    Amiava

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  31. This Prithvi SSM Warhead is also called (BCES) Blast Cum Earth Shock warhead ;)

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  32. But are you actually supposed to show these pics in public?

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  33. This is the Prithvi missile's Blast Cum Earth Shock warhead. Where did you take this pic?

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  34. This is a picture of Prithvi BCES (Blast Cum Earth Shock) warhead.

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  35. r these multiple nuclear warheads

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  36. Im pretty sure they are DRDO made 84 mm shells for the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle which is in service in the Indian Army. Some time ago I saw an article about ARDE developing an 84 mm RR reverse engineered from a Carl Gustav. Maybe they made their own ammunition for it. The base of the charger looks similar to an 84mm but the warhead is a little different from the conventional ones used by Carl Gustav. The colours may indicate smoke that is deployed by the shell as OFB usually has the same colours for their smoke ammunition. What do you think Mr Shukla?

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  37. They seem like MIRV payload for one of our strategic Missiles.

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  38. nothing but show pieces

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  39. it is a warhead of a missile

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  40. Warhead (the outer casing removed) with Multiple Independently-targeted Reentry Vehicles (MIRV warhead, for short)?

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  41. I looks like PrithviII warhead without the glass container displayed in several defense expo since 2009

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  42. I AM IMPRESSED OUT OF MY SOCKS BY HOW MANY GOT THAT RIGHT.

    It is, indeed, the Prithvi BCES warhead.

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  43. Those are AA shells. Different colors for different types of fuse...

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  44. oOps..sorry,i didnot read other comments. So it's BCEs warhead.

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  45. Ajai sir, do you have any pics of the brochures behind the gun??? It must be F-INSAS concept. Sir pls post the pics of the brochure.....

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zUe7sq7m3h0/TFDgmH8D-6I/AAAAAAAABHk/RIpJ8jfy9po/s1600/Modern+Sub-Machine+Carbine.jpg

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  46. indias new cluster bomb LOL

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  47. Hello Sir It IS BCES(Blast Cum Earth Shock) Warhead Of Prithvi Missiles .but can be used along with other platforms also like aircrafts.

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  48. You visited ARDE, so we want F-INSAS pics... we want F-INSAS pics.... :-(

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  49. This is BSEM war head of prithvi missile

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  50. they are the first rockets used by Tipu Sultan's army

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  51. COLOR PENCILS ;-)

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  52. you said:

    But are you actually supposed to show these pics in public?

    Exhibition and demonstration are ways to show capabilities to achieve deterrence.

    How is that!

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  53. Can be anything but it is not :

    A rocket, does not have fins.

    Nor a barrel fired bomb.

    Not a shape charge, disproprtionate lenghth

    It has:

    -A warhead which could have a fuse
    - A case carrying low / high explosive

    hence could be:

    An air fragamntion proximity bomblet
    Impact bomblet
    Air to ground rocket if fins are inside the casing.

    A sort of bomblet which can be put inside a big casing to open at a hieght and spread thses bomblets on groud for impact brusts / low level air brusts.

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  54. paper weight.

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  55. New warhead for Prithvi missile with independently targeting multiple re-entry warheads.

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  56. prithvi misslie cluster bomb war head!!!

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  57. That's a cluster warhead developed for use with aapro Prithvi.

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  58. I understood bomblets but not Prithvi.

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  59. These are the banned ordinance from OFB. There is a rumour in Paki press that Nawaj Sharif gave 5 rupees to the OFB boss and since then these are banned by AK Antony.

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  60. This is RDPS (Runaway Denial Penetration Submunition) warhead for Prithvi

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  61. Isn't that the lotus that Prithvi offers to the enemy.

    Warhead!

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  62. Pinaka multi barrel missile launcher

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  63. The Gold Star for the first correct identification goes to... Nagarajan!

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  64. ok..easy..they are miniaturised versions(basically carry home goodies for visiting journalists) given by wpn designing firms who fail to produce the reaL things(drdo)..so i guess they fooled you too by these presents(et tu ajai?)

    ok..they are pinaka rockets versions..with the fins folded, which get deployed after the firing sequence is initiated...

    grow up guys get the real stuff..he he he

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  65. These are prithvi war heads. they were displayed in Defexo 2010 at the RADE stall.

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  66. Everyone knows India is a N weapons power.
    Please show us the casing of a N weapon please.

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  67. I never use this one . I wanna to have a try . Rocket

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  68. Its multiple warhead mounted on the Prithvi!

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  69. missile explosive fragments that are put in side the tip of missile

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  70. unguided rockets to be fitted on rocket pods for ground attack and CAS

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  71. unguided rockets for rocket pods for CAS or ground attacks.

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  72. It is a Laser POD with camera.

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