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Email Autor Correction ID #1667777 / 34 Views
8-October-2021
ZP5217 Streaming the IAF ensign, helicopters of 155HU lead the flypast at 9:00 a.m. on the 89th Air Force Day at Hindon AFS before Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of Air Staff and other dignitaries. The honor of leading the flypast went to Wg Cdr Nikhil Mehrotra, who doused the burning container ship MV SSL Kolkata in the Bay of Bengal in June 2018 with a Mi-17V-5 in rough weather conditions, preventing an ecological disaster to the Sunderbans. (more of ZP5217)
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6-October-2021
LA-5019 Demonstrating its agility, this Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard Tejas of No. 18 Sqn. “Flying Bullets” rolls hard to the left while still over the active in the run-up to the 89th Air Force Day at Hindon AFS. One can see the blister under the starboard intake containing the 23mm twin-barrelled GSh-23 gun and five hardpoints attached out of a possible eight across its compound delta wing. The FOC standard comes with an aerial refuelling probe. (more of LA-5019)
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22-February-2019
KW3554 Netra (Sanskrit: Eyes) Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft feature an array of indigenously designed systems by DRDO to detect, track and identify threats and carry out guidance and interception control. This extremely quiet aircraft was flown by Gp. Capt. Pranjal Singh and Gp. Capt. Pradeep Batra during the Aero India 2019 flying display. It is equipped with an air-to-air refuelling system. (more of KW3554)
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8-October-2021
ZL4666 Incredible to think the first flight of the Chinook took place on 21 Sept 1961 and it is still going strong. Flying past on the 89th Air Force Day at Hindon AFS, this Chinook of 126 HF “Featherweights” easily carries an underslung M777A2 155mm Ultra-Light Howitzer (ULH) of the Indian Army that weighs 4200 kg and can fire the M982 Excalibur PGM artillery shell. Inducted on 25 March 2019 at Chandigarh, this heavy-lift, multi-mission helicopter has already proved its worth in India’s Himalayan regions. (more of ZL4666)
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8-October-2021
E1043 Centrepiece of the static lineup on Air Force Day 2021, this Gnat commemorates the Golden Anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak War. Fittingly, the aircraft carries the Regn. E257 as a tribute to Fg Off Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon of No. 18 Sqn, the only airman to be posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for valor. Sekhon was on ORP at Srinagar on 14 Dec. 1971 when the airfield was attacked by six PAF Sabres. He scrambled as bombs were falling and engaged them despite the odds, before falling to the escort. (more of E1043)
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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)
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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)