Talk:HAL Light Combat Helicopter

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The entire article was replaced by the following tex. No sources were mentioned, but it seems vaguely familar to me. It can be re-added as part of the existing page provided verifiable sources are cited. Thanks. - BillCJ 06:59, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Previously known as the LAH (Light attack helicopter), and not to be confused with the Lancer LAH (Light attack Helicopter), which is a derivative of the Cheetah helicopter, HAL's recently rechristened Light Combat Helicopter (LCH ) is a dedicated combat and gunship variant of the existing Advanced Light Helicopter(Dhruv/ALH), being developed to a draft IAF and IA requirement. The LCH belongs to the 5.5 ton class, with a narrow fuselage accommodating a pilot and a gunner/co-pilot in tandem configuartion. The LCH will feature a full glass cockpit for both the pilot and gunner,as well as eye level displays.

The Light Combat Helicopter is powered by engines made by Turbomeca of France, and fitted with anti-tank missiles, air-to-air missiles and electronic warfare equipment, will perform anti-tank and counter insurgency roles, as well as scout duites, escort to heliborne operations and support for combat SAR operations. Armament includes a chin mounted twin barrel 20 mm cannon, rockets, air to surface and air to air missiles.

The LCH will have a cute glass cockpit with multifunction displays, a target acquisition and designation system with FLIR, Laser rangefinder and laser designator. Weapons will be aimed with a helmet mounted sight and there will be an electronic warfare suite with radar warning receiver, laser warning receiver and a missile approach warning system.

Aero India 2003 revealed a full scale mock up of India's new Light Combat Helicopter from HAL. At that time it was expected to be operational within four years. The IAF offered Rs. 300 crores to fund in part the LCH project, and according to HAL Chairman N.R. Mohanty, the helicopter will make its maiden flight in 2005. The LCH proposal was at an advanced stage, and would need 25 months to fly from date of project launch and another two years for weaponisation.

The Light Combat Helicopter proposal sponsored by the IAF may face rough weather in its weapon fit, if the Army is not taken on board, now that it has issued its new Doctrine and attack helicopters form a major feature. Rumors of Israeli participation in the project have proven to be unsubstantiated.

Pretty much a cut-and-paste of's article, and no telling where they got it from, since very little of their stuff is original composition. --Born2flie 12:06, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

First Flight of LCH-HAL, INDIA[edit]

LCH (Light Combat Helicopter) Designed and Developed by HAL (India) took its first Flight in 29th March 2010.

Few sources and pics: —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tutu1234 (talkcontribs) 14:21, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Tutu1234 (talk) 13:41, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Reorganised Pics[edit]

Added LCH Model pic to Design section and flight test picture to flight testing section. If it is not acceptable then i will revert.--Nuclearram (talk) 09:31, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

The two in-flight photos are almost certainly NOT-Free and are hence likely to be quickly deleted from Commons.Nigel Ish (talk) 09:45, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

I see --Nuclearram (talk) 10:30, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

They have been deleted several times already as non-free images. If I recall correctly, the images are copyrighted by HAL. I'sse see about having the page semi-protected so we can stop the IPs from readding the images every few hours. - BilCat (talk) 12:05, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

I've replaced the original LCH model pic to the infobox--Nuclearram (talk) 18:44, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Suji4599, 31 May 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} Hi, I kindly request you to accept this edit of mine; wherein it shows the LCH undergoing tests at HAL Thankz, SUJAY

Light Combat Helicopter at HAL testing Facility

Suji4599 (talk) 13:21, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

This appears to be identical to one of the two photos that keeps being deleted fromt he article (and from Wikipedia and Commons) as a copyvio - you are going to have to be very persuasive to convince people that you are the rights holder for this photo.Nigel Ish (talk) 13:33, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
+1, you need prove that your the copyright holder for this photo with strong supported doc/reference etc. KuwarOnline (talk) 13:37, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
Per the above, given the background;
Please forward permission for the image, and re-request. Thanks,  Chzz  ►  14:01, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
You've registered new accounts on Wikipedia and Commons, uploaded one image which lacks metadata, and requested that it be added to an article which has already seen repeated attempts to add copyrighted images to it. Not done: copyright is asserted here by HAL and so their permission is required to use the image on Wikipedia. haz (talk) 14:04, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

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Ordered by Sri lanka???[edit]

According to this website Sri lanka has given an order for 20 Helicopters.Although it could be just a rumor but india is a main exporter of weapons to Sri lanka and its closest neighbor (talk) 14:10, 27 May 2014 (UTC)