Air Force Museum Delhi

Air Force Museum

"Witness the Glorious Past of Indian Airforce at Air Force Museum, Delhi"

Air Force Museum in New Delhi is the perfect portrayal of Indian Military Aviation. It showcases the glorious past of Indian Air Force via a rich collection of memorabilia. It was one-of-its-kind in India until 1998, when Naval Aviation Museum in Goa was inaugurated.

Be it war or peace, the museum portrays the laudable contribution of Indian Air Force.

Its distinctiveness lies in its elaborative portrayal of the saga of the Indian Air Force and its glorious accomplishments. The museum offers a thrilling experience to both air-force enthusiasts and visitors with its exciting range of relics, souvenirs, and exemplars.

Indoor Gallery  

There is an indoor gallery that depicts models of aircraft, pictures of veteran Air Staffs, images of IAF personnel martyred in the battlefield or during military operations, uniforms, IAF processes and more.

The adjacent airdock takes the visitors on a thrilling experience by helping them take a close look at the various aircraft operated in different time period.

Outer Gallery

On the exterior of the museum, one can encounter with heavy weapons, military weapons, and other huge equipments. The outer gallery also features radio detection, real war prizes, captured military vehicles, ranging equipments and more.

Souvenir Counter

The museum complex houses a small memorabilia counter from where visitors can buy souvenirs like postal covers, jerseys, bottle cap removers, key chains and more.

Major Attractions

There are images of Wg. Cdr, Rakesh Sharma, Republic of India's first spaceman as well as Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, PVC (Indo-Pak War 1971). These images give goose-bumps to visitors when they witness real-life heroes.

There is a Patton Tank (brass) awarded to Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh on display after fabrication.

On display there are artilleries like American Sub Machine Guns, Camel Guns and AK-47.

One can witness the historic pictures of General Niazi of the Pakistan ground forces wherein he signed surrender papers during 1971 Indo-Pak war with General Jagjit Singh Arora.

Also on display is Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka- rocket-powered human-guided anti-shipping kamikaze attack plane engaged by Japan in World War II.

The Roll of Honour portrays the sacrifices of the IAF in 1947 hostility, Indo-China War, Indo-Pak war. Here the names of those officials are penned down in golden letters on the wall.

There is on display Indian fighter-bomber aircraft plus India's first jet aircraft, Hindustan Aeronautics HF-24 Marut.

Various Sections and Aircrafts on Display


  • Westland Wapiti K-813
  • Westland Lysander 1589
  • Percival Prentice IV-3381
  • Hawker Hurricane II B AB-832
  • Hawker Hunter F56 BA-263
  • Hawker Tempest II HA-623
  • Supermarine Spitfire XVIII HS-986
  • Yokosuka MXY-7 Okha (US nickname Baka)
  • Dassault Ouragan IC-554
  • Dassault Mystere IVa IA-1329
  • De Havilland Vampire NF10 ID-606
  • Sukhoi Su-7 BMK B-888
  • HAL Gnat II E-2015
  • MiG-21 FL C-499
  • HAL HF-24 Marut D-1205
  • HAL Krishak HAOP-27 N-949
  • PZL TS-11 Iskra W-1758
  • PZL TS-11 Iskra W-1757

Vintage Air Flight

  • De Havilland Vampire FB52 IB-799
  • De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth HU-512
  • Supermarine Spitfire VIII NH-631
  • HAL HT-2 IX-737
  • HAL Gnat II E-265
  • Douglas C-47 IJ-302
  • North American Harvard HT-291
  • HAL HT-2 IX-732

Outdoor Gallery

  • BAE Canberra B(I)58 IF-907
  • Sikorsky S55C IZ-1590
  • Consolidated B-24 Liberator J HE-924
  • Fairchild C-119 Packet IK-450
  • Mil Mi-4 BZ-900
  • MiG-25R KP-355
  • MiG-23MF SK434

Transport Aircraft Section

  • Antonov An-12 BL-727
  • Douglas C-47 IJ-817
  • De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou BM-774
  • Tupolev Tu-124 V-644
  • Ilyushin Il-14 IL-860

Address: Palam Road, Palam, New Delhi - 110010
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Close On: Monday and Tuesday
Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan Metro Station


Mode of Travel:
Air Force Museum
Delhi Cantonment, Palam, New Delhi - 110010
Near by Metro
Dhaula Kuan
Dwarka Sector

Nearest Shops

Mahavir Enclave
Dwarka Puri Road, Mahavir Enclave, Delhi 110045
B-3/178, Janakpuri, Opposite Cafe Coffee Day, New Delhi 110058
820 Akshardham Appartments, Pocket-3 Sector-19 Dwarka New Delhi, Delhi 110075
Mahavir Enclave Part 3, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110059
Plot No. 11,12,16,17, Palam Extension, Sector-7, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075

Nearest Restaurants

Shop No. G-1 & G-2, West End Mall, District Center Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058
Tilak Nagar
4B/16, Najafgarh Road, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi 110018
Ground Floor, Unit No. G-2A, Janak Place District Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058
No.C-1, New Krishna Park, Vikaspuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110018
Rajouri Garden
14, Odeon Plaza Building No. 2, 3rd Floor, Sector-6, Main Market, New delhi, Delhi 110027

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