Historical Fighter Planes of India.

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    2) De Havilland Devon:-
    Derived from De Havilland Dove.The de Havilland DH.104 Dove was a British monoplane short-haul airliner from de Havilland, the successor to the biplane de Havilland Dragon Rapide and one of Britain's most successful post-war civil designs. The design came about from the Brabazon Committee report which called for a British designed short-haul feeder for airlines.
    Devon C Mk 1 : Transport and communication version for the RAF.
    Devon C Mk 2 : Transport and communications version for the RAF. Re-engined version of the Devon C Mk 1.
    Sea Devon C Mk 20 : Transport and communications version for the Royal Navy.
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    De Havilland Devon [HW201]
    The Devon is a twin engined tricycle gear aircraft inducted in 1949 and used by the Air HQ and Communication flights of the IAF. It was a popular aircraft used for executive transport and served for nearly three and a half decades with the IAF.
    It was the first utility transport aircraft to serve with the IAF's HQ and Communication Flight. Some twenty of them were procured from UK to equip the flight and were extensively used in VIP Tranportation duties. Its record was continously marred by the several incidents of these aircraft crash landing while carrying VIPs. The Devons served for nearly three decades before being phased out in the early eighties.
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    The De Havilland Devon [HW-201] is the only IAF Devon on display in India. Even the Indian Air Force Museum at Palam does not have an example of this aircraft. Another example can be seen at the Naval Aviation Museum in Goa.

    HW-201 was lying derelict at the HAL airport for nearly a decade and a half before it was rescued for the purpose of being displayed at the HAL Museum. Apparently this aircraft was sent to HAL for an overhaul in the early eighties. By the time the aircraft was repaired and was ready to be sent back to the IAF, the IAF had already phased out the aircraft. Hence it had been lying with HAL for sometime. It was kept in its unofficial collection for sometime before reappearing in the Museum here.
    The aircraft is externally complete. The inside of the aircraft however, is in a shambles, with the internal skins torn off and wires hanging around in the fuselage. The aircraft itself sits on a yellow jig designed to support and remove the stress of the aircraft's weight on the undercarriage.
    What makes HW-201 unique is the fact that there is no IAF Devon on display even at the Indian Air Force Museum in Palam. Thus this lone example at the HAL Museum fills the gap as far as the preserved IAF Devons are concerned.
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    A rare photograph of a De Havilland Dove (Devon) in civilian delivery colors sporting the serial HW-201
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    An Incident With Devon:-
    Deadly Devons


    The De Havilland Devon was inducted as VIP Transport aircraft with the IAF Communications unit in 1948 , and throughout its career was plagued with incidents that made headlines mainly due to the passengers it was carrying. Some of the incidents were
    In 1949, Flt Lt K G Bhim Rao forcelanded a Devon near Jaipur that was carrying non other than Sardar Vallabhai Patel himself. The Devon was written off, but the passengers were safe.

    In 1951, Flt Lt F D Irani crashlanded a Devon that was carrying the then Deputy Defence Minister, Major General Himmatsinghji and the DG , Medical Services, Lt Gen D R Thapar at Pune. The aircraft was wrecked fortunately no one was killed.

    In 1952, Flt Lt Suhas Biswas, crashlanded another Devon safely, This time the passenger list read like a whos who of the top brass of the Indian Army, The GOC-in-C, The QMG, The CGS, The Military Secretary and two other senior officials all had a providential escape when the engine fell off. Biswas recieved the Ashoka Chakra for the sucessful landing.

    It is not clear why such a spate of accidents occured with the Devon.
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    De Havilland Devons HW-523 and HW-530 under maintenance at HAL Bangalore.
    Source:- Indian Air Force- Trivia Page
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    Some Facts:-
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    The Indian Air Force bought 20 Devon C Mk.1s for communication duties. Several were also used for navigation training. HW528, seen here, was in the last batch of three procured. The aircraft served the Indian AF for 30 years from 1948 to 1978.
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    3) ]Ilyushin Il-14:-
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    26 were delivered from 1955[2] but were withdrawn by 1979.[3]
    The Ilyushin Il-14 (NATO reporting name "Crate") was a Soviet twin-engine commercial and military personnel and cargo transport aircraft that first flew in 1950, and entered service in 1954. Il-14 was also manufactured in East Germany by VVB Flugzeugbau, in Czechoslovakia as the Avia 14, and in China under the Chinese designation Y-6[citation needed]. The Ilyushin Il-14 was typically replaced by the Antonov An-24 and Yakovlev Yak-40.
    Specifications (Il-14) [edit]



    Ilyushin Il-14
    Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft[12]
    General characteristics
    Crew: Four (flight crew)
    Capacity: 24-32 passengers
    Length: 22.30 m (73 ft 2 in)
    Wingspan: 31.70 m (104 ft 0 in)
    Height: 7.90 m (25 ft 11 in)
    Wing area: 99.7 m² (1,073 ft²)
    Empty weight: 12,600 kg (27,778 lb)
    Max. takeoff weight: 18,000 kg (39,683 lb)
    Powerplant: 2 × Shvetsov ASh-82T 14 cylinder air-cooled radial engines, 1,417 kW (1,900 hp) each
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 417 km/h (225 kn, 259 mph)
    Range: 1,305 km (705 nmi, 811 mi) (full payload)
    Service ceiling: 7,400 m (24,280 ft)
    Rate of climb: 5 m/s (900 fpm)
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    I think C-47 was called Skytrain because it pulled gliders.

    Here is a DC-3 in in "Maharashtra" colors.

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    I couldn't find much data on Illyushin IL-14 on website ,, may be senoirs put some light on it,,, also I found about a crash which was on 18 February 1964,,,,over Banhilal Pass across the Pir Panjal Range at 2,832 m which had a casualty of 13,, but couldn't verify it as there was no data found.
     
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    Now here comes Ewald sir with a new avatar,,, how are you sir????? by the way thanxx for the info,,,, sir can you fetch some data on Illyushin IL-14 in Indian airforce ????
     
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    Illyushin Il-14 [www.bharat-rakshak.com]
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    Thank You sir,,,, now to decorate the thread,,,
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    No.42 Squadron at Leh
    IL-14 transports were employed to airlift troops & stores to Leh, during the 1962 Indo-China War. Here a line-up of IL-14s are lined up at Leh, with Army personnel unloading stores from the aircraft.
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    Illyushin 14 [IL860] Meghdoot II

    Meghtdoot II was the second Illyushin-14 given by the USSR to India and was operated by the Air HQ and Comm Squadron.
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    BL569 (Construction No:147001704) is the last Illyushin inducted in the Indian Air Force.
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    I think here are,more not mentioned-those are

    Tu 22M a heavy supersonic bomber,used previously by Indian navy.

    The Tupolev Tu-22M (Russian: Туполев Ту-22М; NATO reporting name: Backfire) is a supersonic, swing-wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Soviet Union. Significant numbers remain in service with the Russian Air Force.
    Tupolev Tu-22M - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Regards to Wikipedia-Tupolev Tu-22M - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Others are Hawker Sea Hawk-Used by Indian navy

    The Hawker Sea Hawk was a British single-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA), the air branch of the Royal Navy (RN), built by Hawker Aircraft and its sister company, Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. Although its origins stemmed from earlier Hawker piston-engined fighters, the Sea Hawk became the company's first jet aircraft. After successful acceptance in the RN, the type proved to be a reliable and sturdy workhorse and went on to export success abroad.

    From Wikipedia-Hawker Sea Hawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Another 1 is Breguet Alizé-Used by Indian navy

    The Breguet Br.1050 Alizé (French: "Tradewind") was a French carrier-based anti-submarine warfare aircraft. It was developed in the 1950s, based loosely on the second prototype Breguet Vultur attack aircraft which had been modified into the Breguet Br.965 Épaulard anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

    Thanks to Wikipedia-Breguet Alizé - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Among this,Braguet Atlantique was the most successful Indian aircraft from 1971 war.This aircraft also flew sorties against insurgents in Sri Lanka during Indian Peace Keeping Operation.
     
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    Hawker Sea Hawk
     
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    Not a fighter plane.
     
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    English electric Canberra(Bomber) is mentioned,then why not Tu 22M?

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    Hijacked eh??:wave:
     
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    I am Sorry for that, I will post all of them, but they are all from the navy and I concentrated on Airforce. This part of the forum is related to airforce only, I think these planes should be posted in naval section.
     
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    de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter:-
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    A DHC-3 Otter [IM1708] lies parked at Palam AFS.

    The de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter is a single-engined, high-wing, propeller-driven, STOL aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. It was conceived to be capable of performing the same roles as the earlier and highly successful Beaver, but was overall a larger aircraft.These aircraft entered service with the IAF in 1956 and the last of the type was retired in 1991.
    Design and development
    When de Havilland Canada began design work on the "King Beaver" (the Otter's original name) in January 1951, it was trying to extend the company's line of rugged STOL utility transports that had begun with the Beaver. The single-engined, high-wing, propeller-driven DHC-3 Otter was conceived to be capable of performing the same roles as the Beaver, but was considerably larger, the veritable "one-ton truck" (in company parlance, the Beaver was the "half-ton truck").[1]
    Using the same overall configuration of the earlier and highly successful DHC2 Beaver, the new design incorporated a longer fuselage, greater-span wings, a cruciform tail, and was much heavier. Seating in the main cabin is for 10 or 11, whereas the Beaver could seat six. Power is supplied by a 450-kW (600 hp) Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial. Like the Beaver, the Otter can be fitted with skis or floats. The Otter served as the basis for the very successful Twin Otter, which featured two wing-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprops.
    The Otter received Canadian certification in November 1952 and entered production shortly thereafter.
    Specifications (Landplane)
    General characteristics
    Crew: 1
    Capacity: 9 -10 passengers
    Length: 41 ft 10 in (12.80 m)
    Wingspan: 58 ft 0 in (17.69 m)
    Height: 12 ft 7 in (3.83 m)
    Wing area: 375 sq ft (34.84 m²)
    Empty weight: 4,431 lb (2,010 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 8,000 lb (3,629 kg)
    Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H1-G Wasp 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 600 hp (448 kW)
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 160 mph (139 knots, 257 km/h)
    Cruise speed: 121 mph (105 knots, 195 km/h) at sea level (econ cruise)
    Stall speed: 58 mph (50 knots, 93 km/h)
    Range: 945 mi (822 nmi, 1,520 km)
    Service ceiling: 18,800 ft (5,730 m)
    Rate of climb: 850 ft/min (4.3 m/s)
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    An Otter comes in to land at an ALG in NEFA while another Otter IM1732 is awaiting its turn to take off. The aircraft are from No.59 Squadron
    The De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter was the only single engined transport aircraft used by the IAF. Known for its STOL capabilities, it was used in the North East extensively.
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    Otter at the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in November 1962 - during the 1962 India China War. Mechuka is located in the North Eastern Frontier Agency, now known as Arunachal Pradesh.
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