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IAF’s Kargil Hero MiG 27 Roars Through the Skies One Last Time

India | News18 | December 27, 2019, 10:46 am
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 Indian Air Force (IAF) decommissions Mikoyan-Gurevich 27 (MiG-27), the fighter aircraft that played a stellar role during the Kargil war with Pakistan 20 years ago, on Friday when the last squadron of seven planes roared through the skies for the last time. (Image: PTI)
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Indian Air Force (IAF) decommissions Mikoyan-Gurevich 27 (MiG-27), the fighter aircraft that played a stellar role during the Kargil war with Pakistan 20 years ago, on Friday when the last squadron of seven planes roared through the skies for the last time. (Image: PTI)

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 The fighter aircraft took to the skies one last time at the Jodhpur airbase where the only IAF squadron that operates the MiG 27 is based. (Image: PTI) (Image: PTI)
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The fighter aircraft took to the skies one last time at the Jodhpur airbase where the only IAF squadron that operates the MiG 27 is based. (Image: PTI) (Image: PTI)

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 The MiG-27, code named 'Bahadur' in India, has had an impeccable track record in its more than three decades of glorious service to the nation. (Image: Twitter)
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The MiG-27, code named 'Bahadur' in India, has had an impeccable track record in its more than three decades of glorious service to the nation. (Image: Twitter)

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 The upgraded MiG 27, because of its survivability, has also participated in numerous national and international exercises. The formidable strike aircraft of Russian origin has the single most powerful engine in the world and variable geometry wing which allows the pilot to change the wing sweep angle while flying as per the mission requirements to achieve optimum flying characteristics. (Image: PTI)
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The upgraded MiG 27, because of its survivability, has also participated in numerous national and international exercises. The formidable strike aircraft of Russian origin has the single most powerful engine in the world and variable geometry wing which allows the pilot to change the wing sweep angle while flying as per the mission requirements to achieve optimum flying characteristics. (Image: PTI)

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 This swing wing fighter bomber was inducted into the IAF fleet in the late 1980s. Being a dedicated ground attack aircraft, it was one of the main strike aircraft of the IAF. The pilots proudly call themselves 'Swing Wingers' and have always vouched the aircraft's precise weapon delivery and rapid acceleration. (Reuters)
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This swing wing fighter bomber was inducted into the IAF fleet in the late 1980s. Being a dedicated ground attack aircraft, it was one of the main strike aircraft of the IAF. The pilots proudly call themselves 'Swing Wingers' and have always vouched the aircraft's precise weapon delivery and rapid acceleration. (Reuters)

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