February 29, 2024

Iskra W1789 is warbird #3 at the Sainik School

The Sainik School’s latest acquisition is a TS-11 Iskra – Serial W1789 (Construction Number 3H-1529) which is now pole mounted near the basketball court opposite the Wodeyar House.

Iskra W1789 seen in front of the Wodeyar House. Note the ‘extra’ roundel painted on the forward fuselage
The original roundel on the tail boom appears to be still in place

The aircraft is very neatly put up ina cradle mount. While it retains the markings from its Hakimpet days, an additional roundel has been painted on the forward fuselage under the cockpit canopy

The operational history of the aircraft is currently not known, but watch this page for further updates.

The aircraft retained the ejection seats inside – as can be seen in this view.


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