March 4, 2024
A 50s era HT-2 [IX500] can be seen in Bijapur at the Sainik School

In recent years, the Harvard had been joined by a HAL HT-2 that has been pole mounted. Thankfully it still carries the original serial number IX500 which should give us an idea of its history at some point of time.

IX500 seen pole mounted at the School. The good condition of the paint and the pole mounting job seems to indicate that this is a recent acquisition.

IX500 appears to be the 39th HT-2 in IAF service based on the sequence. The aircraft appears complete in its perch position.

IX500 from head on (Left) and Visiting Dignitaries near the HT-2. (Center and Right)

All Photos Courtesy of Sainik School Bijapur

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