April 14, 2024

The Officer’s Mess of Air HQ is another place where more warbirds are seen. Phil Camp, Aviation historian and photographer during his recent visit to Air HQ has confirmed the presence of an Ajeet, A MiG-21bis and a Marut at the location.

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A front lawns of Western Air Command HQ shows the layout of the Warbird display area. The Gnat on pylon is on left and the Mystere is on right. The Tank can be seen at the bottom of the Triangle.

Western Air Command HQ at Subroto Park has two warbirds displayed in a unique fashion. There is a Mystere and a Gnat mounted on pylons depicting an era from the 1965 War. A T-59 tank from Longewala too finds its place in the display area. In 2003, A Hunter was installed on a pylon in the Subroto Park area. This aircraft was previously held with the IAF Museum.

The Mystere IVa (IA 1016) as displayed on a pole making a mock attack on a T-59 Tank at the Western Air Command HQ at Subroto Park. On top is the Gnat IE 1061. Pic Courtesy : Vayu 2000 Aerospace Review

A recent addition to Subroto Park is this pole mounted Hunter F56a (A-941). In Natural Metal finish, this Hunter was previously at the Indian Air Force Museum in Palam. Pic Courtesy : Indian Air Force -
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