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    Indian Air Force (IAF) Aircraft from Origin to Present Day

    The Indian Air Force has been steadily stockpiling a large collection of aircraft since its independence from Britain in 1947.





    There are a total of (102) Indian Air Force (IAF) Aircraft from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Developmental products and future concepts are also included in this listing.



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    H
     1 


    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)

    HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
    5th Generation Fighter Concept
    H
     2 


    2022
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA

    HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
    Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Concept
    D
     3 


    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO AURA

    DRDO AURA
    Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    D
     4 


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO Rustom (Warrior)

    DRDO Rustom (Warrior)
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    I
     5 


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-214 MTA (Multirole Transport Aircraft)

    Ilyushin IL-214 MTA (Multirole Transport Aircraft)
    Medium-Lift Tactical Military Transport / Freighter
    H
     6 


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HTT-40

    HAL HTT-40
    Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
    E
     7 


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Embraer E2 (E-Jet)

    Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
    Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    H
     8 


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)

    HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
    Multirole Fighter Aircraft
    H
     9 


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter)

    HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter)
    Light Attack Helicopter
    H
     10 


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HJT-36 Sitara (Star)

    HAL HJT-36 Sitara (Star)
    Intermediate Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    A
     11 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A350

    Airbus A350
    Wide-Body Long-Range Airliner
    B
     12 


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon

    Boeing P-8 Poseidon
    Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
    D
     13 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO Nishant

    DRDO Nishant
    Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    S
     14 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100)

    Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100)
    Regional Passenger Jet Airliner
    B
     15 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)

    Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
    Wide-Body Passenger Airliner
    M
     16 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)

    Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)
    Carrier-Based Multi-Role Fighter
    H
     17 


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)

    Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
    VTOL Micro Air Vehicle
    S
     18 


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the ShinMaywa US-2

    ShinMaywa US-2
    Amphibious Flying Boat
    M
     19 


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F)

    Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F)
    Multi-role Aircraft
    I
     20 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1

    IAI Heron / Machatz-1
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    H
     21 


    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Dhruv (Polaris)

    HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
    K
     22 


    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-226 Sergei

    Kamov Ka-226 Sergei
    Light Utility Helicopter
    D
     23 


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Rafale

    Dassault Rafale
    Multi-role 4th Generation Fighter
    A
     24 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin

    AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin
    Medium Lift / Multirole Helicopter
    S
     25 


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)

    Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
    B
     26 


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)

    Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)
    Wide-Body Passenger / Cargo Jet Airliner
    B
     27 


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

    Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
    Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
    K
     28 


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)

    Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
    Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Naval Helicopter
    A
     29 


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A330

    Airbus A330
    Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner
    I
     30 


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Searcher

    IAI Searcher
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    A
     31 


    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A320

    Airbus A320
    Passenger Narrow-Body Jet Airliner
    B
     32 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache

    Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache
    Attack Helicopter
    M
     33 


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)

    Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
    Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter
    G
     34 


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Gulfstream II / III / C-20 / SRA-1

    Gulfstream II / III / C-20 / SRA-1
    VIP Transport / Reconnaissance Platform
    M
     35 


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)

    Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
    D
     36 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 228

    Dornier Do 228
    Utility Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    K
     37 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)

    Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
    Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter
    M
     38 


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)

    Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
    D
     39 


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000

    Dassault Mirage 2000
    Multi-role Aircraft
    B
     40 


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe Sea Harrier

    BAe Sea Harrier
    Carrierborne V/STOL (Vertical Short Take-Off and Landing) Strike Fighter
    A
     41 


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-32 (Cline)

    Antonov An-32 (Cline)
    Tactical Military Transport
    B
     42 


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe Hawk

    BAe Hawk
    Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
    I
     43 


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)

    Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
    M
     44 


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)

    Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
    Ground Attack Aircraft
    M
     45 


    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)

    Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
    S
     46 


    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the SEPECAT Jaguar

    SEPECAT Jaguar
    Strike Fighter
    M
     47 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)

    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
    Supersonic Interceptor / Reconnaissance Bomber Aircraft
    T
     48 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)

    Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    Long-Range Anti-Submarine Warfare Bomber
    T
     49 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)

    Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
    Strategic Bomber / Maritime Strike Fighter
    B
     50 


    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)

    Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
    Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
    M
     51 


    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)

    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
    Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
    B
     52 


    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 737

    Boeing 737
    Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Transport
    I
     53 


    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-38 (May)

    Ilyushin IL-38 (May)
    Anti-Submarine Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    H
     54 


    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)

    HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)
    Intermediate-Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    H
     55 


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest)

    HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest)
    Supersonic Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
    M
     56 


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)

    Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Multirole Medium Helicopter
    K
     57 


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)

    Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
    Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter
    T
     58 


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)

    Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)
    Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
    M
     59 


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)

    Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
    Light Utility / Training Helicopter
    P
     60 


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the PZL TS-11 Iskra

    PZL TS-11 Iskra
    Twin-Seat Jet Trainer Aircraft
    B
     61 


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Beechcraft King Air

    Beechcraft King Air
    Multirole Transport
    B
     62 


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook

    Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
    S
     63 


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King

    Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
    Ship-based Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter
    H
     64 


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Hughes TH-55 Osage

    Hughes TH-55 Osage
    Light Utility Helicopter
    A
     65 


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III

    Aerospatiale Alouette III
    Light Utility Helicopter / Light Attack Helicopter
    A
     66 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)

    Antonov An-12 (Cub)
    Military Transport
    B
     67 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)

    Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
    Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
    F
     68 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat

    Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat
    Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
    d
     69 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou

    de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
    Tactical Transport Aircraft
    M
     70 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)

    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
    Fighter Aircraft
    S
     71 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)

    Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
    Fighter-Bomber / Ground Attack
    A
     72 


    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II

    Aerospatiale Alouette II
    Light Utility Helicopter
    L
     73 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules

    Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
    H
     74 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Hunter

    Hawker Hunter
    Daytime Interceptor / Strike Fighter
    D
     75 


    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere

    Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere
    Strike Fighter
    H
     76 


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker (Armstrong Whitworth) Sea Hawk

    Hawker (Armstrong Whitworth) Sea Hawk
    Carrier-borne Fighter Aircraft
    M
     77 


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)

    Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
    Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter
    d
     78 


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter

    de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
    Floatplane Aircraft
    D
     79 


    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)

    Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
    E
     80 


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the English Electric Canberra

    English Electric Canberra
    High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    F
     81 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar

    Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
    Paratroop and Supplies Transport / Gunship Aircraft
    B
     82 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux

    Bell H-13 Sioux
    Light Utility / Observation Helicopter
    B
     83 


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 47

    Bell Model 47
    Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
    d
     84 


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire

    de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
    Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    H
     85 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tempest

    Hawker Tempest
    Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft
    D
     86 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)

    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    Medium Transport Aircraft
    A
     87 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Horsa

    Airspeed Horsa
    Towed Glider Transport
    S
     88 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel

    Stinson L-5 Sentinel
    Light Reconnaissance / Observation / Liaison Aircraft
    C
     89 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Heavy Bomber
    V
     90 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee A-35 Vengeance

    Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    Dive Bomber
    H
     91 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Halifax

    Handley Page Halifax
    Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
    B
     92 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Boulton Paul Defiant

    Boulton Paul Defiant
    Night-fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
    C
     93 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)

    Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Fighter
    S
     94 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spitfire

    Supermarine Spitfire
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    W
     95 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Lysander

    Westland Lysander
    Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
    H
     96 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Hurricane

    Hawker Hurricane
    Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
    A
     97 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Oxford

    Airspeed Oxford
    Gunnery / Bomber / Navigation / Radio Crew Trainer
    B
     98 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Blenheim

    Bristol Blenheim
    Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
    N
     99 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the North American T-6 Texan

    North American T-6 Texan
    Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
    d
     100 


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth

    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    Basic Trainer Biplane
    A
     101 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Airco DH.9

    Airco DH.9
    Light Bomber Biplane Aircraft
    A
     102 


    1913
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro 504

    Avro 504
    Biplane Reconnaissance / Biplane Trainer Aircraft