Various Helicopters on the Vikrant
The Navy now has a unique collection of aircraft, besides the one at the Naval Aviation Museum, Goa. The aircraft to be seen are two Breguet Alizes, and the the Sea Kings. The Alize was restored by the Navy and HAL at Cochin and bought over here.
|Westland Seaking Mk 42 IN-510 is on display inside the Hangar with its tailboom in a stowed position, and its main rotor all “tied up”. Note the Crew|
The Sea King helicopters are from the original batch acquired in 1970 which have been retired sometime back. They are still in their original dark blue color schemes. Two of them are on the Vikrant , and both are Ex-330 Harpoons Squadron.
The Vikrant was open for public from Dec 1st, 2001 to Dec 10th 2001. Currently it is being operated as a floating museum by the Navy itself. [with inputs from Kapil Chandni , Saurabh Lele and Sandeep Unnithan]
|HAL Chetak||IN-464||Vikrant flight deck lift|
|Westland Sea King 42a||IN-511||Vikrant flight deck|
|Westland Sea King 42a||IN-510||Vikrant Hangar|