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”.
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 with the RIAF and IAF.
On display at Museum Pusat TNI-AU Dirgantara Mandala. This Invader served with Skadron Udara 1 till 1977 and was the last fully armed Invader in military service. Seen here is its colourful shark nose.
On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This winter diorama shows ground crew with a Type F-1A Utility Heater in front of an Airacobra flown by Lt. L. Spoonts of the 57th FS based on Adak Island during the Aleutians Campaign in 1942.
On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, this has been the largest U.S. military aircraft produced, with a wingspan of 70.1 metres. Only five of 384 Peacemakers built survive. This aircraft made the last B-36 flight to the museum.
On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This ex-Hungarian Air Force MiG-21 has been painted to represent an aircraft of the elite 921st Fighter Regiment of North Vietnamese Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Up close with the mainstay of the IAF’s transport fleet, carrying senior Air Force officers to Aero India 2017. The noise from the Ivchenko AI-20 turboprop engines is something to remember as the aircraft approaches. Visible are the flare dispensers.
On the flight line at Aero India 2017 next to a PACAF Demo Team F-16. Rejected by the Indian Navy for carrier-based operations due to an insufficient thrust-to-weight requirement, the future of the LCA-Navy is uncertain.