Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Russian Mil Mi-24 Mi-35 Hind Attack Transport Helicopter

The heaviest among all the gunships...the airborne attack transport helicopter also known as the "Flying Tank" the superior in technology ever built by the Russian.

Mil Mi-24 Hind

The earlier version once used by the Soviet war in Afghanistan that lasted for nine years, Dec,1979  to  Feb,1989 and proven for its high capability in bush land, desert and mountain terrain warfare and commando insertion and evacuation.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

LIMA 2011 Airshow - Eurocopter EC665 Tiger HAD Attack Helicopter

Eurocopter Tiger


One came by at LIMA 2011...but with a different version of attack helicopter on flight demo, the Eurocopter EC665 Tiger HAD.  
Manufacturer : Eurocopter - Aerospatiale's and Daimler Benz Aerospace AG's.
Country in use: Australia, France, Germany and Spain. 

General characteristics
·        Crew: Two: pilot and weapon systems officer
·        Length: 14.08 m fuselage (46 ft 2 in)
·        Rotor diameter: 13.00 m (42 ft 8 in)
·        Height: 3.83 m (12 ft 7 in)
·        Disc area: 133 m² (1,430 ft²)
·        Empty weight: 3,060 kg (6,750 lb)
·        Max. takeoff weight: 6,000 kg (13,000 lb))
·        Powerplant: 2 × MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390 turboshafts,958 kW (1.303 shp) each
·        Internal fuel capacity: 1,080 kg (2,380 lb)

·        Maximum speed: 290 km/h with mast, 315 km/h without mast (157 knots, 181 mph with mast, 
     170 knots or 196 mph without mast)
·        Range: 800 km (430 nm, 500 mi) combat (with external tanks in the inboard stations: 1,300km)
·        Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
·        Rate of climb: 10.7 m/s (2,105 ft/min)

·        Guns:
·        1× 30 mm (1.18 in) GIAT30 cannon in chin turret, with up to 450 rounds.
      On each of its two inner hardpoints and two outer hardpoints the Eurocopter Tiger 
      can carry a combination of the following weapons:
·        Inner hardpoints:
·        1x 20 mm (0.787 in) autocannon pods, or
·        22x 68 mm (2.68 in) SNEB unguided rockets in a pod, or
·        19x 70 mm (2.75 in) Hydra 70 unguided rockets in a pod or
·        4x AGM-114 Hellfire missiles (Australia/France) or
·        4x Spike-ER missiles (Spain) or
·        4x PARS 3 LR missiles (Germany) or
·        4x HOT3 missiles (Germany)
·        Outer hardpoints:
·        2x Mistral air-to-air missiles, or
·        12x 68 mm (2.68 in) SNEB unguided rockets in a pod or
·        7x 70 mm (2.75 in) Hydra 70 unguided rockets in a pod

Sunday, April 7, 2013


The Choice Of Two Attack Helicopters?

Being Malaysia the host country for LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition), two attack helicopters were exhibited through LIMA 01 and 09 that drew crowd of enthusiasts both local and abroad alike. As a host country, Malaysia was regarded as top player and seems likely to purchase it, but eventually snubbed the show until LIMA 2013 and they never return, probably due to the defense and the economic factors .... perhaps with the conjuncture of 'Lahad Datu's Incursion' in Sabah will soundly reopen the new purchasing turn-key.

SAAF AH2 Rooivalk stole the show in LIMA 2001

Name: Rooivalk AH2
Manufacturer: Denel
Role: Attack Helicopter
Primary User: South African Air Force(SAAF)
Unit Cost: $40 million.

SAF AH-64D Apache at LIMA 2009

Name: AH-64D Apache
Manufacturer: Boeing
Role: Attack Helicopter
Exibited: Singapore Air Force(SAF)
Unit Cost: US18 million.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Malaysia's Stand On No Gunship Deployment.

Veteran AlouetteIII gunner
In the case of 'Lahad Datu's Incursion' in early February, 2013 Malaysia made a smart move strategically over the matter as to avoid the possible violation of so called the Geneva Convention, the applicability of the Common Article 3 relating to Non-International Armed Conflict. It is not likely for the role of helicopter gunship to be deployed as would lead to an unforeseen intentional or unintentional of willful killing that add violence to life and person that will evoke the United Nation Security Council(UNSC).

Secondly, the Malaysian government has no present procurement for such helicopter gunship as it was abandoned in the late 1980's, and therefore, finally there's probably no emplacement for the newly trained air gunners. However the Malaysian Armed Forces especially the Royal Malaysian Air Forces are indeed looking forward for future need of helicopter gunship role and yet to be decided on its implementation by the Malaysian government. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Why No Helicopter Gunship?

Malaysia has survived four historic incidents with or without helicopter gunship:

  1. Communist Insurgency 1948-1989 - Helicopter Gunship Utilized (1970's onward).
  2. Ethnic Violence May 13, 1969 - Helicopter Gunship Not Employed.
  3. Indonesian And Malaysian Confrontation 1962-1966 - Helicopter Gunship Not Employed.
  4. The Lahad Datu Armed Incursion Feb 9, 2013 - Helicopter Gunship Not Employed.
I was frequently asked on why there's no helicopter gunship involvement?....The question is yet to be answered later or give your comment hoping it will be well appreciated by all. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Resettlement Course

Prior to my retirement from Royal Malaysian Air Force in 1992, a Malaysian Armed Forces policy stated that I am entitled to a "Resettlement Course" of my choice. I presumed made a wise choice in "Tourism" and my application was accepted for the course titled "Tourism Agency Management" at the Institut Kemahiran Kementah, Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

Self at the Institute 1990

Certificate In Tourism Agency Management 1990

In 1992, I did my six months resettlement course at "The United Transport Company" a subsidiarily owned by MHSB a part and parcel of "Transport and Tourism Industry"and now run by the NADICORP Holding Sdn Bhd. with the name, Konsortium Transnasional Berhad(KTB). After six months, I was officially absorbed in the said company as administrative assistant cum training officer and served for nearly four years before retiring. 

The United Transport Company's bus 1992

Me as a training officer - UTC Workers Induction Programme 1992

Meeting with managers on company's course planning.
(Self sitting No.3 from left)

My responsibility - For company's setting up for seminars and courses.

The Driver's Course opening ceremony by MHSB senior managers 1992.

Coordinating UTC Driver's Course, Sg.Petani, Kedah 1992.

MARA HOUSE(Training Center) at Lorong Binjai, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 1993.
(Building now demolished paving ways for new development)
Training Officers Course 1993
(Self standing No 1 from Right to Left)

Training Officers Course at the MARA HOUSE, KL 1993
(Seft sitting No.1 from left)
Trainer's Certificate 1993
An Executive's visit to the MHSB KL 1993
(Self No.1 from the right)
Course Coordinator - Klang -Banting Driver's Course in Negeri Sembilan 1993
(Self standing No.1 from the right)
Course Coordinator - UTC Industrial Safety Course 1993
NIOSH locally conducted at Komplek Hijau Kuning, Alor Setar.Kedah.

The Islamic Funeral Undertaker (From 2001 - 20xx)
Refer my blog:

Today, I am a lifetime voluntary consultant on Islamic funeral services in my own community, starting base from my accumulated military background and experiences and to the present professional careers which I ever thought being the best of life spent wisely that concurred with pride and dignity achieved. Thank you to my beloved wife and sons, my brothers and sisters, relatives, friends and colleagues for their supports in making my personal career record a memorable piece. To conclude, may Allah bless both of my parents and all of us.



Sunday - 21nd July,2012 (01 of Ramadan,1433)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Courses Attended At The Institut Teknologi Udara, Kinrara.

1. 1970 SUPPLY MECH COURSE 1970 - Certificate not made available from the school.

AC Mohd Ismail(Self), AC Yahaya, AC Ali Khan, and AC Raof  1970


Self standing No.8 from left 1973

Certificate in Supply Tech Course from RMAF School of Aircraft Engineering, Kinrara 1973


Certificate issued from RMAF School of Aircraft Engineering 1974

4. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUE COURSE(Kursus Kaedah Mengajar) 1986

Instructional Technique Course at The Air Institute of Technology, Kinrara 1986


Self standing No.6 from left 1989

Self receiving the Warrant Officer's Scroll at Air Institute of Technology, Kinrara 1989

Warrant Officer's Course at Air Institute of Technology, Kinrara 1989

Warrant Officer's Scroll Sign On Behalf Of The King By The Defense Minister 1990