Restored Vintage Dakota Aircraft Ready To Return To India

An Indian military aircraft, which played a pivotal role in the 1947-48 India-Pakistan war, has been fully restored to its original glory and is set to begin its flight back to India on Monday.

The refurbished DC-3 Dakota will become the third aircraft to join the Indian Air Force (IAF) vintage fleet at Air Force Station Hindon Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh when it arrives on April 25, joining the Tiger Moth and a Harvard aircraft. It will be used in aerial displays.

The WWII aircraft has undergone an extensive £580,000 refurbishment in the UK by Reflight Air Works Ltd. It was in service between 1946 and 1987 and was mainly used for transportation purposes. Read More…

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