The Kiran Mk II was a development of the Mark 1, but incorporating twin integral 7.62mm Machine Guns in the nose as well as four hard points under the wings for weapons delivery. The aircraft is currently flown out of Bidar and Hakimpet for Stage IIA Training. They will be replaced in this role by the advanced BAe Hawk.
HAL's company demonstrator Mk.2 [U2462] in a sand colour camouflage paint job at the Farnborough air show in UK - England. The picture is dated September 1984. U2462 has appeared in the prestigious Paris and Farnborough air shows.
Date: 09 Feb 06
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U-786 is the first Mk.2 prototype. The aircraft has an integral 7.62mm machine gun pair in the nose and carried a de-rated Orpheus engine and two hard points. Production versions of the Mk.II have four hard points instead of the two seen here. U-786 is pr
Excellent side profile shows the clean lines of this Mk.2 [U2491]. The aircraft was photographed at the Passing out Parade at AFA Dundigal. All Mk.IIs are flown by FTW Hakimpet or at AFA Bidar and have a distinctive blue tail. A HAL Chetak helicopter can
Notice a distinctive fin fitted on this Mk.2 [U2517], to prevent the invisible yaw induced by the nose. This close up shot of the nose also reveals the two 7.62mm machine gun ports, just aft of the fin.
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