HAL HA-31 Basant
An inhouse designed and produced aircraft
The Hall 2 of the Museum is a well designed enclosure holding two aircraft, both civilian types manufactured by HAL in the 1960s. A HAL HA-31 Basant agricultural aircraft is on display in this well lit room. The aircraft surprisingly sports IAF roundels and fin-flashes, though no example ever served with the IAF or any other defence force.
A mannequin is displayed inside the one person cockpit of this low-wing metal monoplane. The aircraft is huge and is in good condition. The Basant does not carry an identifiable markings. It was part of the ‘roving’ collection of HAL.
|A view of the Hall 2 in the Museum in the main building. The Hall houses the HA-31 Basant (Foreground) and the HUL-26 Pushpak (Background). The design of the Hall is well thought off and has ample lighting for photography to be undertaken.|