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VT-PPV At the gate at IGIA T-3 on a summer afternoon, with VT-PPI in the background. (more of VT-PPV)
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VT-SCR Taxiing out for departure from IGIA T-3 to Rwy 29 on a winter afternoon. (more of VT-SCR)
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VT-ANQ AKE-type ULDs loaded and squared away as AI-121 bound for Frankfurt prepares for departure at Gate A11 at IGIA T-3. In a unique and much appreciated gesture, Air India applied special livery to this Dreamliner to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism. (more of VT-ANQ)
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VT-SIF Second aircraft to be delivered to Air Sahara, this aircraft is a derelict at IGIA. Built in 1980 at Renton, it changed hands a number of times, Air Sahara being the 17th operator after having taken it over from Damania Airways. The name Good Sahara is visible under the cockpit. (more of VT-SIF)
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AP-BLD Taxiing out into the sunset at IGIA T-3. This Toulouse-built airframe was tragically lost with almost all on board at Karachi on May 22, 2020 when PK8303 from Lahore was attempting to go-around in clear weather, adding to PIAs long list of fatal accidents and Pakistans abysmal air safety record. (more of AP-BLD)
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VT-KMB On the apron at IGIA T-1. (more of VT-KMB)
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VT-SGU "Juniper" taxiing in at IGIA T-1. (more of VT-SGU)
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VT-EPG Double bogey A320 taxiing in at IGIA T-3 on an autumn afternoon. (more of VT-EPG)
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HS986 Restored Spitfire on display at IAF Museum Palam in the markings of the Advanced Flying School (AFS) based at Ambala. The chakra worn by RIAF aircraft from 1947-50 has replaced the roundels. The IAF received Spitfires in Oct. 1944 and a number of variants were taken on charge from the RAF to equip fourteen squadrons and flying schools. After Hurricanes, the entire RIAF fighter force was equipped with Spitfires by mid-1946 before the Tempest II was inducted. (more of HS986)
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IA1329 The IAF's first "supersonic-in-a-dive" fighter on display at IAF Museum Palam. This recently restored Mystere has the striking emblem of No. 8 Sqn. "Eight Pursoot" on the port side. It also equipped No. 1 "Tigers", No. 3 "Cobras", No. 31 "Lions" and No. 32 "Thunderbirds" Sqn. In Sept. 1965, a Mystere flown by Sq Ldr AB Devayya was intercepted and fatally damaged near Sargodha by a PAF F-104 Starfighter, which in turn was shot down by the vastly outclassed Mystere. (more of IA1329)
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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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VT-EXT Arriving at IGIA T-3 on a winter afternoon as AI-809 from Mumbai. (more of VT-EXT)
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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-RKJ Arriving at IGIA T-3 on a winter afternoon as 9I613 from Jammu. (more of VT-RKJ)
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VT-WGO After the thunderstorm. VT-WGO on the apron at IGIA, almost one year after delivery. (more of VT-WGO)
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VT-JTG Awaiting pushback as 9W820 to Varanasi. (more of VT-JTG)