Indian Air Force Museum
Indian Air Force Museum
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sumantra_travel
New Delhi, India3,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
11 October, 2015.
My main attraction to visit the Indian Air Force Museum at Palam
(close to the Delhi airport, Terminal 1D) was to have a look at
the newest addition to the nice collection, a rarest-of-the-rare
Tu-124V ex-VIP plane, one of the very few examples of the kind in
the world, and one of the two in India (the other one is in
Lucknow, beside the State Museum, in the Lucknow Zoo complex).
I have been to the museum, and admired the collection. Most
aircraft are maintained in a fairly nice state, many of them, in
spite of being in the open, open to the elements. There is an
impressive small internal gallery, with paintings, memorabilia,
model aircraft, IAF uniform, and historical photographs. This
leads to the main hangar, on both sides of which have planes on
display, outside. On the West, there was the main raison d'etre
of my coming here, the Tu-124V! Beside it is a Mig-23MF, an
An-12, a C-119 Fairchild Packet with its unique Westinghouse
turbojet `Jet Pack', a Mig-25RBN, two Iskra trainers, and a Dakota DC-3.
On the other side, is a B-24 Liberator, a Canberra,
a Hawker Hurricane, a Mi-4 helicopter, and a Spitfire.
Some remains of a PAF Sabre and a
captured tank (Sherman?), are also displayed. There is another indoor gallery
behind these. The main hangar has an Okha (Japanese kamikaze
jet-powered aircraft, meaning `Spring Blossom'),
a Folland/Hawker-Siddeley Gnat,a Westland Lysander,
a Vampire, a Hawker Hunter,
a Dassault Ouragan (`Toofani') and Mystre, a Su-7, a Mig-21,
an HF-24 `Marut', and the tailplane of
Wing Cdr H. S. Mangat's Su-7 (which he skillfully brought in,
with hardly any control surfaces left), and a few more.
The gallery also houses a car of the Air Chief Marshal.
This is a completely fascinating place for an aircraft enthusiast.
Written October 12, 2016
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SandeepKale
Mumbai, India912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Family
Who should visit?: Everyone
Duration of visit: 2-3 hrs
Entry fees: No
Best Part: Different kind of airplanes
How to reach?: Car
Can you take pictures?: Yes
Souvenir to purchase: Yes
Written February 22, 2014
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charlie
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Business
well, it is not the Smithonian, but nevertheless interesting if you are interested in rather rare birds not seen very often.A lot of very interesting pics and texts over the various wars this country has been involved with although they should be taken with with a pinch of salt when you see that an exhibited Luger pistol is labeled as a 1906 russian semi automatic pistol! The so called shop consists of a small table selling c..p.Lousy.
Written February 5, 2019
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Unni2006
New Delhi, India787 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
This Museum is located on the Palam Road near to the airport. It is open to public for 5 days except Monday & Tuesday. The old small aircrafts as well as armoury of airforce is displayed over there. We could visit when it was open to public on the Air Force day and more air crafts were on the display. There is also a souvenir counter from which one can get souvenirs. It is good for children as well as elderly ones as the airforce aircrafts like MIG etc cannot be seen elsewhere. The only opportunity for General public is to see during Republic day parade either on Rajpath road during republic day parade or on TV . Hence one should not miss out the opportunity.
Written July 5, 2015
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pixie0427
New Delhi, India183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
For folks interested in military history, aficionados of aircraft or families with children who like to explore something other than malls and parks, this small but well curated and exceptionally maintained museum is a near-perfect outing for a couple of hours. Displaying photographs and memorabilia from the foundation of the Indian Air Force in 1932 till recent times, the crowning glory of the IAF Museum is the hangar where actual planes - from early 20th century turboprops to state-of-the-art MiG-29s - are archived with dignity and honor befitting the service these planes and those who flew, engineered and maintained them over the years.

I would say more but it would spoil the surprises. Highly recommended!
Written December 31, 2014
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junglebabbler
New Delhi, India27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
The Indian Air Force Museum at Palam offers you an insight into the history and growth of IAF. it has numerous pictures, aircraft, memorabilia on display. Well having said that I will say that IAF should have done more to respect its past and its people. The museum seems to have been designed and laid out by some one not very well versed with making museums interesting and fun. First and foremost: There are no guides to take visitors around. The information displays are tacky and not placed properly Some of the aircraft have been labelled with computer printouts .

Most of the planes on display have deflated tyres. The paint job on them has been done in a hurry with paint having been sprayed on to the windows, tyres of the aircraft. Surely IAF could have cleaned up the spilled paint to make their aircraft look cleaner and smarter.

Some of the displays are very random. For eg. a model of lunar module makes no sense or connection with IAF. Similarly the car used by ex -IAF chiefs adds little value.

Also on display are captured/destroyed Pakistani tanks , planes and other military hardware. Certainly not museum pieces as they tell no story.

Will not really recommend you going there
Written July 22, 2014
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som
India355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Airforce Museum is and nascent n nice effort by Indian Air Force to preserve its Historical legacy for posterity. It has own limited but free parking space and small Cafeteria and Souvenirs shop for visitors. One does not need any prior permission from Defence authority to visit this museum. Inside the Museum, lot of original Iconic war machines of yesteryear such as Spitfire, Mustang, Gnat, MiG-25 Foxbat etc are displayed. All these aircraft had been used by Air Force in the past and De-commissioned by the force. The remains of war trophy of post Independent wars are also displayed in a different section. The glimpse of journey of our Air Force from days of its inception to present can be viewed in a nut shell in this Museum. Though there is no guide but all the displays are well tagged for general public. It is open on Saturday and Sunday also from 1000 hrs to 1630 hrs. Museum is closed on Monday and on all National Holiday.
Written August 26, 2018
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Animesh
Greater Noida, India1,323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
The Air Force Museum located on Palam Road is a major place for motivational educational outing for school/college kids as well as for family outings where fun and learning go together. It is well maintained, neat and clean place with facility of a cafeteria and a souvenir shop. It has its own dedicated large sized free parking inside the complex. A walk across the museum makes you learn about the glorious history of the IAF and its war heroes, as well as the various aircrafts that participated in action. A must see.
Written August 25, 2018
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Parm S
Gurgaon District, India143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Indian air force Museum in Delhi is nice place to visit with kids. You can see all type of aircraft and helicopters with their details used in wars. Few of them were used in world war. There is a souvenir shop too. We visited on Sunday which is a busy day for museum. Parking area is not maintained. Entry to museum is free. You can see Pakstani fighter plan, tanks and vehicles which were shot by Indian forces. It’s extremely well maintained area. You will also get chance to see the heroes of the Indian defense services.
Written November 29, 2017
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Abhishek A
New Delhi, India55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Extremely well maintained, this place tells you the history of the guardians of our borders through its artifacts. The displays include (but are not limited to) aircrafts, machinery, scale models, weapons and photographs depicting the moments of glory for the air force.
There is no entry ticket charge.
Written May 28, 2017
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