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Cockpit of the latest DARIN-II upgrade by HAL (Aeroindia 2007)
© B Harry, ACIG.org
The only photo of an IAF Mirage-2000H cockpit available on the Internet. Photo taken in Mauritius when the IAF detachment was staging thru the country for Ex Golden Eagle in South Africa.
© Jacques Gentil [
MiG-21FL [C1171]. Note rearview mirror and radar display. Entire canopy hinged in the front.
© Simon Watson [
MiG-21Bis. Ergonomics are somewhat better than the FL. Note sideways opening canopy and less bulky radar display.
MiG-21 Bison - the latest generation. Note single MFD, HUD and RWR display.
© Simon Watson
Another view of the Bison cockpit
© Jagan Pillarisetti [
Schematic of the upgraded MiG-27ML by HAL. Overall layout is similar to the MiG-21 Bison.
MiG-27ML [S/N: TS640] was the first of the type to receive a major upgrade in IAF.
Su-30. Difficult to tell which variant. The HUD repeater indicates that it is the WSO seat.
Su-30MKI front and rear cockpit close-up. Some conventional dials have been for backup.
Courtsey Kapil Chandni
MiG-29S [KB3118] displayed at Airshow at Mumbai. Everything looks 'normal' except for the LCD on the left, probably a RWR display. The only IAF MiG-29 cockpit photo on the Internet.
© Aadil Desai
A pilot of the No.47 Sqn Black Archers photographed with an early version of the Helmet Mounted Sight (HMS). The off boresight capability was a unique feature of the MiG-29 in the entire subcontinent, before the arrival of the Su-30. Since then MiG-21 (Bison) and even the Mirage-2000 has been equipped with a HMS. Soon the Indian Navy Harriers will be upgraded with s similar system.
Pilot of a upgraded Mi-35. Cockpit upgrades pilot night vision goggles (NVG) with flight data displayed on one eye piece, a digital moving map, rearrangement of the fore and aft cockpits. Cockpit lighting is NVG compatible. The HMOSP and the 12.7mm four-barrel machine gun are slaved to the pilot's line of sight.
Indian Army ALH Dhruv [IA1105] displayed at Defexpo 2004, New Delhi
HAL proposes to provide a fully glass cockpit with three large MFDs, reducing pilot effort. Currently HAL's own Dhruvs are fitted out with this configuration, and have been displayed to possible export customers like Chile.
A schematic of the ALH Dhruv cockpit identifying the prominent instruments.
© Autocar India Sep 2005
Indian Navy Chetak
Dornier Do-228. This light aircraft is assembled by HAL and is in service with the IAF and Coast Guard.
Glass cockpit of the newly inducted Embraer Legacy 135BJ VIP aircraft. These advanced aircaft were formally inducted into IAF and BSF Air Wing on 20 Sep 2005.
© Deccan Herald
A flight cadet trains to on a Hs748 Avro.
HJT-16 Mk-II Kiran. This is a Suryakirans aircraft photographed at Bangkok, Thailand in 2004 when the aerobatic team was on tour in the region. Kirans have a side-by-side arrangement for the pilots.
© Poowin Bunyavejchewin [
Sqn Ldr tyagi prepares his Iskra [W1741] for its last flight in IAF service. The retirement ceremony was conducted in Dec 2004 at Hakimpet.
© Jagan Pillarisetti [
National Aerospace Labs' (NAL) Hansa [VT-HNS] light trainer at the IIT Kanpur hangar. This Indian designed and built aircraft is purely civilian and not is not expected to enter military service.
Revision History :
[v1.0] - [15.May.2005] - First Upload
[v1.1] - [28.May.2005] - 3 new photos: MiG-29, Iskra and Hansa.
[v1.2] - [11.Oct.2005] - 2 new photos: ALH Dhruv and Legacy 135BJ.
[v1.3] - [13.Dec.2008] - 3 new photos: Jaguar, MiG-27, Do-228.
[v1.4] - [27.Jan.2009] - 1 new photo: Upgraded Mi-35.
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