The Marut Goes Into History

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.)

Arrival from Bhatinda

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.


Seems familiar

The rear section of the Marut showing the serial number D-1691 .

The dismantled wings lie some distance away. The bad condition of the undercarriage and tyres can be seen in this picture.


The nosecone of the Marut lies besides the wing sections.


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’.

Marut on a pole! The freshly painted Marut is a majestic sight when viewed from below.

Ample night lighting is provided to illuminate the aircraft.

Ooops!

The side profile of the aircraft shows the incorrectly applied second roundel on the nose.

History

All the photographs and descriptions are kind courtesy  Warbirds of India. The complete article is available at

http://warbirdsofindia.com/ap/dundigal/15-marut-d1691.html



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One Response to The Marut Goes Into History

  1. su says:

    THE MARUT FIGHTER SO CLEAN AND SLEEK
    THE PILOTS WHO FLEW IT ANYTHING BUT MEEK
    THE TWIN ENGINES HOWEVER LACKED THE THRUST
    WHICH IN COMBAT FLYING IS REALLY A MUST

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