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Email Autor Correction ID #1656250 / 18 Views
6-October-2021
JS157 On static display on the 89th Air Force Day at Hindon AFS. Safe to say that the “Jag” is still a favorite sight for many, and the IAF is now the only operator in the world. Inducted in July 1979, the “Shamsher” initially equipped No. 14 Sqn. “Bulls” as a Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft (DPSA). It was used during IPKF ops in 1987 and Kargil in 1999. This DARIN III variant has been considerably upgraded with an Open System Architecture Mission Computer, EFIS, smart MFDs, radar, RWRs and other avionics. (more of JS157)
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6-October-2021
LA-5017 On static display on the 89th Air Force Day at Hindon AFS. In keeping with the theme of ‘self-reliant and capable’, this Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard Tejas of No. 18 Sqn. “Flying Bullets” with an aerial refuelling probe comes loaded with 1200L droptanks, LGBs, R-73E missiles and a Litening III pod. Fg Offr Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon of No. 18 Sqn. “Flying Bullets” was awarded the IAF’s only Param Vir Chakra posthumously, India’s highest military award, after his defence of Srinagar in 1971. (more of LA-5017)
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8-October-2021
CB-8008 ' TIRANGA ' of the Indian Air Force lead by 1 C17 trailed by 9 Hawks of the Suryakiran Aerobatics Team . (more of CB-8008)
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28-June-2021
C1174 On display at Yashwant Place at Chanakyapuri. Licence built by HAL, the FL was an improved version of the PF and similar to the PFM. The FL served the IAF well during the 1971 war and was succeeded by the M, MF and MiG-21bis versions. (more of C1174)
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29-June-2021
W1745 Hemmed in by lampposts, trees and hedges at Shaheed Smarak Park, Noida, this Iskra should be effectively camouflaged in a few years. The Iskra was inducted in the IAF in Oct. 1975 and served as a stage two trainer for many years for pilots selected for MiG squadrons. The Iskra jet training fleet was decommissioned from the IAF in 2004. (more of W1745)
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31-May-2015
B888 Enjoying summer morning sunshine at IAF Museum Palam after exhibits inside the main hangar have been relocated. The length of the aircraft can be better appreciated outdoors. Six IAF squadrons flew the Su-7 in the ground-attack role from 1968 to 1986. (more of B888)
Email Autor Correction ID #1638676 / 39 Views
4-February-2021
KC-3812 Super Hercules from No. 87 Sqn. Raiding Raptors on static display on a hot day at Aero India 2021. (more of KC-3812)
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8-May-2021
CB-8003 Arriving at FRA to pick up medical supplies. First visit of an Indian Air Force C-17 to FRA. (more of CB-8003)
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2-May-2021
CB-8009 Nice COVID-flight, empty arrival, for India. (more of CB-8009)
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1-May-2021
K2663 An extremely rare visitor to Singapore, this IAF Ilyushin Il-76MD Gajaraj flew in to pick up supplies of oxygen cylinders to support COVID victims in India. These flights are starting to be seen at Changi on a regular basis. We all pray for those suffering in India (more of K2663)
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1-May-2021
K2663 Inbound from India to pick up oxygen supplies and medical supplies to support COVID victims in India. On finals for rwy 02L! (more of K2663)
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27-April-2021
CB-8004 An extremely rare visitor to Singapore, this IAF C-17 flew in from Hindon Airport (VIDX) in Uttar Pradesh, India to pick up supplies of oxygen cylinders to support COVID victims in India This was the second humanitarian flight. We all pray for those suffering in India (more of CB-8004)
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5-February-2021
BS001 First in the IAF Rafale series of these multi-role combat aircraft from No. 17 Sqn. Golden Arrows rocketing into the air at Aero India 2021. This is the maiden participation of the Rafale at Aero India. The BS prefix is in honor of Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa to thank the former IAF Chief for his role in procuring the much-needed jets, the first of which arrived on 29 July 2020 at Ambala AFS and was received by Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff. (more of BS001)
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5-February-2021
ZD4052 Hovering over the active at about 4 deg. nose up pitch, this ALH prepares to land in the morning at Aero India 2021 with its main rotor rotating at 314 rpm. This is the fixed wheel variant with a maximum AUW of 5750 kg. The ALH can carry an electro-optical pod, an array of sensors and up to 14 troops. It can land at helipads at 20,000 feet. (more of ZD4052)
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4-February-2021
ZV4811 Apache Indian! The potent Apache of 125(H) Sqn. Gladiators equipped with the Ka band Longbow FCR and Hellfire missile stands for all to admire at Aero India 2021. Inducted on 3 Sept. 2019 by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa at AFS Pathankot, the helicopter is a force multiplier on the battlefield. It was interesting to see how much interest the Apache generated among Army Aviation Corps pilots at the airshow, who will receive their machines in 2021. (more of ZV4811)
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4-February-2021
A3674 The drop-dead gorgeous paint scheme of the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team makes it stand out among all aerobatic teams. Sqn Ldr Navjot Singh taxiis out as Surya Kiran 8 towards Rwy 09 in the morning for a formation take off at Aero India 2021. (more of A3674)
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4-February-2021
KF104 Upgraded from the H variant, this Mirage 2000I of No. 7 Sqn. Battle Axes stands on static display at Aero India 2021 on a hot day. Formed in 1942, the Squadron has been in the thick of things during World War II, 1965, 1971 and Kargil. It was the first IAF Squadron to be equipped with the Mirage 2000 or Vajra in 1985, named after the divine weapon of Indra. The Battle Axes proved decisive over Kargil in 1999 with their pinpoint bombing accuracy to destroy Pakistani positions on mountain tops. (more of KF104)