Indian Air Force Museum, New Delhi

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The Indian Air Force Museum, Palam, is the museum of the Indian Air Force, and is located at the Palam Air Force Station in Delhi, India. Entrance to the museum is free. The museum was the only one of its kind in India until the unveiling of the Naval Aviation Museum in Goa in 1998.
One can reach the museum via road and Delhi Metro. The nearest metro station is Dwarka Sector 21 metro station. You may also board private buses plying between Palam and Mahipalpur. The museum has a dedicated parking facility for those who visit by their own vehicles.
The Museum entrance features an indoor display gallery that contains historic photographs, memorabilia, uniforms and personal weapons of the Indian Air Force from its inception in 1932. The gallery leads to a hangar exhibiting small aircraft and Air Force inventory like anti-aircraft guns, vehicles and ordnance. Larger aircraft are exhibited outside the hangar. This outdoor gallery contains aircraft that also displays several war trophies, radar equipment and captured enemy vehicles.
The Vintage Aircraft Flight services some rare aircraft and maintains them in an airworthy condition. These aircraft are not open to the general public for viewing. Large transport aircraft are stored on the apron of the airbase due to lack of space. These aircraft are displayed only on the annual Air Force Day. The Museum also has a small souvenirs corner.
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  • The indian air force museum is located at the Palam air force station.It stores the rich history of Indian air force.In this museum photographs of brave officers are displayed .many war aircrafts are....  more »
  • If you are into military aircraft you could spend hours in this place. It gives a good rundown of the history of the Indian Airforce including pictues of the many men who gave their lives in the...  more »
  • Though history of one of the greatest airforce of mankind is laid out to you implacably but this museum does not have any audio device or guide you in the tour. There is no arrangements for food or water so suggest carry it along. There is no air conditioning so prefer avoid visiting during summer months .
  • Neat and clean place. Location is also good. Nice place for friends and family together. Administration is also good.... Parking is available opposite to museum but lots of dust and zigzag surface...

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