The Marut joined the display of vintage aircraft at AFA, Dundigul in 2001 and passed into Air Force lore. (Please click on the photographs to see them full size.)
The fuselage section of the HF-24 shows the twin seat layout under the cockpit canopy. The fuselage is resting on a trailer. To the left of the picture in the rear can be seen a SA-2 launcher.
The rear section of the Marut showing the serial number D-1691 .
The Commandant of the Air Force Academy examines his ‘Newest’ Warbird. Air Vice Marshal Bhojwani takes a look through the cockpit of the aircraft. Note the leaping Lion emblem in yellow near the nose, signifying its history with No.31 Squadron ‘The Lions’.
The side profile of the aircraft shows the incorrectly applied second roundel on the nose.
All the photographs and descriptions are kind courtesy Warbirds of India. The complete article is available at