Click to EnlargeBangalore is the hotbed of the Indian Aviation Industry with the presence of various Aircraft Design Establishments like the National Aeronautical Laboratories (NAL), Aeronautical Development Authority (ADA), Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Aircraft Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). It also has the Headquarters of Training Command, Air Force Technical College (AFTC) and the Transport Training Wing (TTW).

A major aircraft collection belongs to the HAL Museum and Heritage Center, which is open to the public and promises to be one of the largest aviation museums in India.

An overview of Bangalore City and its warbirds

Bangalore is the city of Maruts

..and some HT-2s as well...

Once upon a time : Bangalore's most recognizable warbird

Hawker Hunter F56a [A467], currently seen outside the Low Airspeed Test facility at the Indian Insitute of Science has a long and distinguished career in the IAF.

Training Command HQ has an interesting 'formation' on poles

HAL HT-2 in Civilian markings

This ex-IAF warbird is a rare airframe - with a private training school in Bangalore

Jakkur is a nice little landing ground on the Hyderabad Highway

410 Air Force Station is the official name of the Jalahalli AFS, a distinct entity from the nearby AFTC

You wouldnt know how rare this HF-24 is till you take a second look

Other Aviation artifacts at the Technology Museum

The National Military Memorial in the heart of Bangalore is the best kept secret - in terms of military relics, warbird and history memorabilia. 

A HT-2 with a fake serial

Air Force Station Yelahanka is home to several warbirds - both old and new. We finally found out the history of this aircraft wreck. But wonder - was it scrapped?


Click to EnlargeWarbirds of India was provided an exclusive look at the preserved aircraft in Air Force Technical College, Jalahalli in 2005. A detailed 'bird-by-bird' coverage is given in this section

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