October 4, 2022

A Mystere, Sea Hawk and a MiG-21FL

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Dassault Mystere IVa Serial Number IA 1022 is one of the french warbirds on display at the NDA. Another Ouragan aircraft at display near the Cadet’s mess is said to be missing! Photo Courtesy : Rahul

Besides the Gnat , captured Pakistani tanks share the grounds with some other retired warbirds like the MiG-21, Mystere and even an Indian Navy Sea Hawk.

Unfortunately the Sea Hawk and the MiG-21 do not have serial numbers on them. Almost all the photographs on this page have been contributed by Rahul, who mentions noticing an Ouragan earlier which is now missing. In 2011, on our facebook page, Atamvir Singh  Multani confirmed the identity of these aircraft. The MiG-21 was actually a bis with the serial C2134, and the Sea Hawk was IN233

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Click to Enlarge Three views of the Indian Navy Sea Hawk displayed in the NDA Campus at the Parade Grounds. Similar to the Sea Hawk at Goa, this aircraft is also displayed with its wings folded. No markings are visible. The aircraft has since been confirmed as IN233.  Photo Courtesy : Rahul

In 2006, when Google Earth upgraded the Khadakvasla area with high resolution imagery, it led to the discovery of yet another MiG-21 at NDA that we were not aware of. This aircraft was to the rear of the Sudan Block. We dont have any photographs of this aircraft and would appreciate any contributions.

MiG-21 at Parade Grounds.A Sideview of the MiG-21 Bis (C2134) as seen on the parade grounds of NDA. Photo Courtesy : Rahul
Pune_GE_MiG.jpg (46094 bytes)Google Earth imagery reveals another MiG-21 to the North west direction of the Sudan Block in the rear. This aircraft is a Trainer (U Version) with the number U633

The following is a list of aircraft at NDA :

Aircraft Type Serial No Remarks

HAL Gnat I

E247

National Defence Academy, Salaria Square.

MiG-21 Bis

C2134

National Defence Academy. Parade Ground

MiG-21 U

U663

National Defence Academy. Rear of Sudan Block

Sea Hawk

IN233

National Defence Academy. Parade Ground

Dassault Mystere IVa

IA1022

National Defence Academy. Cadets Mess.

Dassault Ouragan

IC585

National Defence Academy, Cadets Mess.

MiG-25R KP351 National Defence Academy, Gol Market
Canberra B(I)58 IF906

National Defence Academy

MiG-29 KB732 National Defence Academy, Pashan Gate

Links:

Photo of the MiG-21 on JETPhotos http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7323884&nseq=0
Mystere IVa IA1022 http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7236453&nseq=17
Gnat at Sudan Block http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7236374&nseq=19

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