A HAL HS.748 Avro, from the IAF's Communication Squadron
On this page are the links to the picture galleries of all the Indian Air force (IAF) aircraft types that are now retired or on the verge of retirement. These aircraft were the mainstay of the IAF's force from the 1940s till the late 1980s.
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Note: Bharat Rakshak is extremely grateful to the Indian Air Force, Peter Steinemann, Phil Camp, Simon Watson, Pushpinder Singh Chopra and Sanjay Simha for their permission to let us use so many of their excellent pictures. All pictures displayed in these galleries are from the Indian Air Force, unless specified otherwise. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of The Copyright Holder is strictly prohibited.
The IAF was the first to induct Jet fighters in Asia way back in 1948. Since then it has been in at the forefront of inducting fighters at the forefront of technology of that time. These included legends like the Hunter and the Gnat. Post 1947, India oper
The first Transports in the IAF were Douglas C-47 Dakotas inducted into No.12 Squadron. This lone squadron was expanded with induction of more Dakotas following independence. Aircraft like the C119 Packet, the Caribou, the Otter, the An-12, the HS748 etc
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