September 29, 2022

The Harvard sports a false registration VT-KCG - which are the intials of the chairman of the College.

Click to Enlarge This yellow painted Harvard is displayed outside the building of Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology at Padur in Chennai. Pic Courtesy : B Harry
Starboard view of the Harvard at the HIET. Pic Courtesy : B Harry Click to Enlarge

The Harvard is in quite good condition and must be one of the very few held by a private institution. It is painted yellow and is just outside the HIET’s main building. No information is available on its previous history or registrations. Overall this well maintained aircraft is a far cry from the derelict lying in Chennai that is mentioned in other pages.

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The view from the front. The massive radial engine and the prop dominate the profile of the Harvard. Pic Courtesy : B Harry.
A better side profile fo the Harvard indicates that the Rudder of the aircraft seem to be from some other aircraft. Also note the false VT Registration. Pic Courtesy : B Harry Click to Enlarge

The Harvard sports a false registration VT-KCG – which are the intials of the chairman of the College. The Rudder of the aircraft is clearly not a Harvards. It lacks the rounded pointed profile on the top. Can anyone id the Rudder for us?

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