A unique experience for an enthusiast of aviation in India would be to pay a visit to the Indian Air Force Museum at Palam, Delhi. The IAF Museum offers an insight not only into the history of the Indian Air Force but a complete picture of Military aviation in India. Starting from the initial days when Indian aviators flew for the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, right up to the days of the Kargil Operations. The visitor is regaled with pictures, mementoes, souvenirs, models, and the actual aircraft themselves.
The Museum consists of an Indoor Gallery comprising of the pictorial history of the Indian Air Force, also holding showcases of memorabilia, uniforms, personal weapons etc of different periods. An adjoining hangar gives the visitor the delight of looking at the actual aircraft of different periods. Not only aircraft but also equipment like Ordnance, Anti Aircraft Guns, Vehicles and other assorted items. Some aircraft which are too large to be accommodated in the hangar are displayed on the apron outside. The Outdoor Gallery also offers War trophies, Radar Equipment and Captured Enemy Vehicles.
A quality time spent ! May 01,2014Aircraft – aircraft everywhere, my 4yr old was quite excited to view such a sight! A glimpse of our glorious past of victory over the intruders where we were able to see Pakistani captured vehicles, ammunition and destroyed aircraft along with other captured aircrtafts. Souvenirs are available for...More
Good place to spend an hour or two Nov 28,2013The Air Force Museum provides a lot of information on the history of the Indian Air Force, wars and war heroes, and scale models as well as actual (defunct) jets and planes. There is a bit on spacecraft too. Most of the information is provided as written text along with the display and is self expla...More
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