Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vintage Glory! Restored IAF T-6 Harvard Heads Home

The Indian Air Force's restored vintage North American T-6G Harvard trainer is on its way back home! Bundled into an IAF C-17, the aircraft arrives in India on July 28 and will be shown off to the public for the first time at the Air Force Day celebration on October 8. The IAF C-17 is already at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to embark the aircraft, the second vintage IAF plane restored by Flt Lt Mike Edwards, after the de Havilland Tiger Moth that performed at 2012's AF Day celebration.

The Harvard remained in Indian service across independence, from 1942 till 1975. 

Photos: Flt Lt Mike Edwards / via Air Chief Marshal FH Major

15 comments :

Anonymous said...

How embarrassing...

Haresh Thakkar said...

great the new generation will appreciate the beauty of these small tiny bird

Anonymous said...

IAF it seems is like the present day maharajas and nawabs...do not have money for day to day expenses.Still.."shauk wohi raeesonwale"

Anonymous said...

(Yes , most boring news)

Anonymous said...

First make your current aircrafts safe to fly. Then waste money and time on showing off.

Anonymous said...

IAF is good at maintaining junks but crashes the new ones.

Anonymous said...

Unlike Russian and French crap, these planes are built like tanks and work decades later.

Anonymous said...

What an irony...you have Su30s grounded for over a month and this junk flying...not useful.

Anonymous said...

you are putting c17 to the great use after all..even vintage restoration needs foreign help..this is stretching the limits a bit.

Anonymous said...

Why does a poor nation like india spend money on such things...useless waste.

Anonymous said...

Vintage Glory!! Another iaf jet crash today. Shame on you IAF, DRDO, HAL. Poor maintenance.

Anonymous said...

Vintage Glory ! Last week iaf crash Dhruv heli, this weak jaguar fighter jet and what about next weak hmm, maybe they crash state of art c 17. Because iaf vintage Air Force not modren Air Force .

Anonymous said...

To maintain documents and artifacts of the past is a good practice it gives sense of pride to the future and great wars require pride as one of the essential components of the formula to win it.

Anonymous said...

Indirect message from IAF...this is what we are capable of...flying vintage aircrafts..

Anonymous said...

IAF lost a Darin II Jaguar no story about it...only feel good stuff.. huh.