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ID606 On display at the IAF Museum in Palam, where it was based. Thirty RAF Vampire NF.10s powered by the Goblin 3 were refurbished as NF.54s and delivered to the IAF between April 1954 and Aug. 1957. After restoration, the emblem of No. 10 Sqn. "Winged Daggers" is visible on the starboard side. (more of ID606)
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X3240 On display at the HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Bangalore. The HPT-32 first flew on Jan. 6, 1977. Intended as a replacement for the HT-2 basic trainer, the HPT-32 had a record of accidents leading to a number of fatalities, which led the IAF to ground the aircraft in 2009. (more of X3240)
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E1083 On display at the HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Bangalore. This is the prototype which first flew on March 6, 1975. An improvement over the battle-tested Folland Gnat, the Ajeet entered IAF service in 1977 till phased out in March 1991. It’s surprising that a mere 89 were built or updated by HAL. (more of E1083)
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VT-EXT Arriving at IGIA T-3 on a winter afternoon as AI-809 from Mumbai. (more of VT-EXT)
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33-60 On loan from San Diego Air and Space Museum, this P-26A Peashooter is on display in the T.A. Wilson Great Gallery at the Museum of Flight. The P-26 was America's first all-metal fighter aircraft, serving with the USAAC. This reproduction represents a P-26A of 73rd Pursuit Squadron "Golden Bears". (more of 33-60)
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VT-EXH Taxiing out for departure in front of a grounded Jet Airways B777 as AI921 to Riyadh. (more of VT-EXH)
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TU591 This MiG-27 from No. 29 Sqn. "Scorpions" is a recent addition to IAF Museum Palam. The Squadron was the last IAF unit to fly the MiG-27, which was decommissioned on 27 Dec. 2019. (more of TU591)
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C992 Looking deadly even at rest, this MiG-21 of No. 8 Sqn. "Eight Pursoots" is a new addition to the line-up at IAF Museum Palam. For a long time the spear tip of IAF's fighter fleet, the MiG-21 has held the line through many conflicts. (more of C992)
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C779 Under the wing of IAF Museum's An-12, this MiG-21 is a new addition. For a long time the spear tip of IAF's fighter fleet, the MiG-21 has held the line through many conflicts. C779 was flown by Wg Cdr BK Bishnoi, CO of No. 28 Sqn. "First Supersonics" on the attack on Tezgaon airfield and Government House in Dacca in Dec. 1971. (more of C779)
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A476 Painted in the colors of the Thunderbolts, this is a new addition to IAF Museum Palam. IAF's aerobatic team formed under Wg Cdr PS Brar that was a joy to watch in its day. Thunderbolts were from No. 20 Sqn. "Lightnings", which flew the Hunter from 1959-97. (more of A476)
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IX787 On display at IAF Museum Palam. This HT-2 of Training Command appears to have undergone restoration, judging from the fresh trainer yellow markings and neatly painted serial number. The HT-2 ab-initio trainer served the IAF for over three decades. (more of IX787)
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HA623 Restored Tempest on display at IAF Museum Palam. It's great to see stencils on the fuselage and the chakra worn by RIAF aircraft from 1947-50 replacing the roundels. A total of 233 Tempests served the RIAF and IAF in No. 3 Sqn. "Cobras", No. 10 Sqn. "Winged Daggers", No. 4 Sqn. "Oorials", No. 7 Sqn. "Battle Axes" and No. 8 Sqn. "Eight Pursoots". Tempests were used in the 1947-48 Kashmir Operations. (more of HA623)
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I-13 On display at IAF Museum Palam. Brought back from Japan by No. 4 Sqn. RIAF that was based at Iwakuni and Miho, this Okha of Jinrai Butai has been restored recently in the markings of a flying bomb recovered by USMC at Yontan airfield in Okinawa, which was shipped to the USA for evaluation by the Technical Air Intelligence Unit-South West Pacific. (more of I-13)
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VT-CIF Pushback at IGIA T-3, bound for Mumbai as AI-315. (more of VT-CIF)
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B-18311 Taxiing out for departure at IGIA T-3 as CI-182 from Delhi to Taipei. (more of B-18311)
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VT-AXM Taxiing in at CSIA as IX21 from Vijayawada. Mehrangarh Fort is visible on the colourful tail. (more of VT-AXM)
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JA73NE Arriving at Haneda on a wet day after Typhoon Hagibis. (more of JA73NE)
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05-5810 On display at Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum. Only 46 T-1A and 20 T-1B jet trainers were built. 05-5810 was the 10th T-1 built, which served with Air Development & Test Wing. It wears special markings to commemorate the unit’s 50th anniversary in 2005. This T-1B flew its last flight on March 2, 2006. (more of 05-5810)
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VT-RKJ Arriving at IGIA T-3 on a winter afternoon as 9I613 from Jammu. (more of VT-RKJ)
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JA02AN Second oldest 737 in ANA's current fleet set for departure on a wet night at Chubu Centrair International Airport. (more of JA02AN)
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53-122 Model 21 on display at Nature & Science Museum, Ueno with the Sakae 12 engine visible. This Zero was field-modified in Oct. 1944 into a reconnaissance two-seater. It ran short of fuel and was ditched by its pilot Ensign Kentaro Miyagoshi near Cape Lambert on Jan. 18, 1945. Both pilot and observer survived. Recovered in 1972, the Zero was brought to Japan in 1975. It wears the tail code of 253 Kokutai, formerly the Kanoya Air Group that ranged as far as Andaman. (more of 53-122)
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9911 On display at Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum. JMSDF's need for an ASW patrol aircraft led to the U.S. Navy providing a Grumman Albatross, which was remodelled into the UF-XS experimental aircraft at Shin Meiwa’s Konan plant. First flown in Dec. 1962, the UF-XS was tested till 1964, leading to the manufacture of the PS-1 flying boat. (more of 9911)
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1001 Replica on display at Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum. This was a licence-built version of the Salmson 2A.2 that became the Army Type Otsu 1, Japan’s first military aircraft used in the reconnaissance role. It first flew in 1922 from the village of Sohara, which later merged to form Kakamigahara. Kawasaki built around 300 of this type till 1927. (more of 1001)