"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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Vintage Air Flight
Transport Aircraft Section
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