September 29, 2022

HAL HF-24 Marut [D1220] on display in the Officer's Mess compound in Jodhpur. This aircraft, along with a Sukhoi-7 and HT-2 were part of the "Heritage Museum"

Jodhpur saw a plethora of training institutions in its time. The RAF had its No.1 Elementary Flying Training School (No.2 EFTS) during WW2 which imparted training in the Fairchild Cornell aircraft. Later on, No.2 Air Force Academy was set up by the IAF after Independence which used the Percival Prentice, and Harvard aircraft to provide the flying training. No.2 AFA was later redesignated as Air Force Flying College (AFFC) to impart advanced training on the Harvard.

 

There are a sprinkling of Maruts around Jodhpur. 

One of these, Marut D1198 can be seen at a busy traffic round-about in Jodhpur to the west of the Air Force Station entrance.

 

Marut D1198 can be seen at a busy traffic round-about in Jodhpur to the west of the Air Force Station entrance.

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Another HF-24 Marut has been observed just in front of the Army HQ. Jodhpur is home to the Southern Army Command.

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Aircraft Name Mark S-No Location
HAL HF-24 Marut Mk1 D-1198 Jodhpur AFS Roundabout
HAL HF-24 Marut Mk1 D-1216 Jodhpur 
HAL HF-24 Marut Mk1 D-1220 The Heritage – SWAC Museum
HAL HF-24 Marut Mk1 D-1240 Jodhpur AFS Roundabout
HAL HT-2   -NA- The Heritage – SWAC Museum
Sukhoi-7 BMK B-790 The Heritage – SWAC Museum

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