Received an email from Jagan.
Will someone please cl;arify.
“I have been following the informative discussion on Group Capt
Suranjan Das’ accident on the Marut Blog. The discussions reminded me
of something and I decided to look them up .
I do not know if you are aware, but there is a HF-24 Marut at the
Vishweshwaraya Centre in Bangalore – the board there claims that this
aircraft is a Mark 1R (Reheat).
I am not really an expert at Maruts but is this aircraft really a 1R?
It does appear to have something resembling a clamshell canopy – but I
cant say for sure. I need to take a look at other pictures.
If it is a 1R then it begs the question. Were these two the only ones
built?. Why doesnt this aircraft has a bulged rear fuselage that Kapil
sir had mentiond in one of the earlier posts?