- Category: Database
- Last Updated: 07 March 2017
- Written by Webmaster
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Another update to the Officer's Database by Anchit Gupta. Records in the the existing database total 30021.
Awards Database now contains citations of all war time and peace time gallantry awards. (VM series not yet included)
- Category: Jets and Growth 1948-64
- Last Updated: 06 March 2017
- Written by Sqn Ldr B N Kesavachandran (Retd)
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In the 1950s it was not uncommon for IAF aircraft to undertake "force landings" in the country side. Squadron Leader Kesavachandran narrates the story of an 'expedition' to document the evidence for a Court of Inquiry - much before the advent of GPS, handheld cameras, digitial media and the social media.
- Category: Liberation of Goa 1961
- Last Updated: 27 February 2017
- Written by Air Marshal P.M.Ramachandran PVSM AVSM SC VM.
- Hits: 4053
The episode of blowing up at sea of a Portuguese Patrol Boat laden with explosives off Diu by IAF on 18 Dec 1961. First person account of the sinking of NRP Vega during the Diu Operations in 1961. Air Marshal P M Ramachandran, PVSM AVSM SC VM narrates his story of that eventful sortie from 18th December 1961.
- Category: The Bangladesh War 1971
- Last Updated: 18 February 2017
- Written by Webmaster
- Hits: 6033
Lawrence Frederic Pereira 8678 F(P) was a Forward Air Controller with an Armoured Brigade in the Shakargarh Sector during the 1971 War. He lost his life in an enemy air attack and today lies at rest in Jalandhar.
- Category: Tributes
- Last Updated: 26 January 2017
- Written by Obituary
- Hits: 2223
With a heavy heart, we learnt about the passing away of Wing Commander Hoshang Patel of Bombay. He passed away today 25th January 2017, at the age of 96. A WW2 veteran airman and pilot who served in two tours in Burma, one of the few to do it as both an erk as well as a pilot. Hoshang Sir was the one who gave the spark to the fire of WW2 research that this website has carried out over the years.
- Category: Reviews
- Last Updated: 30 December 2016
- Written by Phillip Camp
- Hits: 1707
Reviewed by Anandeep Pannu
- Category: Aircraft Data Pages
- Last Updated: 23 December 2016
- Written by Trainer (2007 - Current)
- Hits: 2839
The Hawk is a tandem-seat Aircraft for ground attack, flying training and weapon training. It has a low wing and an all-metal structure and is powered by an Adour Mk 871 turbofan engine. The Aircraft has an integrated navigation /attack system and radio and inertial navigation systems. The Aircraft is cleared for instrument (IFR) flying and for Solo Instrument flying from the front cockpit only.