Remarks: Prototype TD-1 (KH2001) was rolled out on 17 November 1995,he 'KH' in the aircraft's serial number stands for Kota Harinarayana - the Director of the indegenious LCA programme.Thanks for the editing Brian.
Remarks: The first MiG-25s were procured and inducted in August 1981.A total of 8 MiG-25R single seater aircraft and 2 MiG-25U twin seaters were procured. In 2003, No.102 Squadron was numberplated and its aircraft handed over to No.35 Squadron "Rapiers".This beauty now stands proudly on the ramp of the IAF Museum,New Delhi.Many thanks to Brian for working on this pic!
Remarks: Designed and developed by the HAL under the leadership of Dr. K.W. Tank. Marut was a single seat twin engined ground attack fighter. Marut trainer displayed here had 2 seats in tandem with duplicated controls. First flight: June 1961. Power plant: 2 Orpheus 703 turbojet engines.Thanks to Brian for the editing.
Remarks: Designed by Dr. VM Ghatge, HAL's indegeniously developed HT-2 (HT standing for Hindustan Trainer). The HT-2 saw very long service, including a major redesign in the 80s that saw it being equipped with a new Lycoming engine and flying with the FIS school till 1988.Thanks to Brian for the edit.
Remarks: Wing Commander H.S. Mangat, was intercepted by PAF MiG-19s whilst on a photo-recce mission and his Su-7 hit by a Sidewinder missile. The explosion carried away half the rudder, the elevators, ailerons and flaps and were all heavily damaged. Wg. Cdr. Mangat disengaged successfully and then returned to his base despite the extensive damage to his aircraft, a tribute to his flying skill and to the toughness of the Su-7.The tail is in a well preserved condition in the museum.Credits to Brian for editing the shot.