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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 (101) 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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    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)

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


    2022
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA

    HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
    Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Concept


    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO AURA

    DRDO AURA
    Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO Rustom (Warrior)

    DRDO Rustom (Warrior)
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)


    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


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HTT-40

    HAL HTT-40
    Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft


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

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


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

    HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter)
    Light Attack Helicopter


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

    HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
    Multirole Fighter Aircraft


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

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


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A350

    Airbus A350
    Wide-Body Long-Range Airliner


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon

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


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO Nishant

    DRDO Nishant
    Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle


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

    Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100)
    Regional Passenger Jet Airliner


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)

    Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
    Wide-Body Passenger Airliner


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

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


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

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


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the ShinMaywa US-2

    ShinMaywa US-2
    Amphibious Flying Boat


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

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


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1

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


    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Dhruv (Polaris)

    HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter


    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-226 Sergei

    Kamov Ka-226 Sergei
    Light Utility Helicopter


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Rafale

    Dassault Rafale
    Multi-role 4th Generation Fighter


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

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


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

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


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

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


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

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


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)

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


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A330

    Airbus A330
    Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Searcher

    IAI Searcher
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)


    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A320

    Airbus A320
    Passenger Narrow-Body Jet Airliner


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

    Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache
    Attack Helicopter


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

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


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

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


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

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


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 228

    Dornier Do 228
    Utility Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft


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

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


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

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


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000

    Dassault Mirage 2000
    Multi-role Aircraft


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe Sea Harrier

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


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

    Antonov An-32 (Cline)
    Tactical Military Transport


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe Hawk

    BAe Hawk
    Advanced Trainer / Light Strike


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

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


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

    Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
    Ground Attack Aircraft


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

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


    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the SEPECAT Jaguar

    SEPECAT Jaguar
    Strike Fighter


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

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


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

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


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

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


    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)

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


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

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


    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 737

    Boeing 737
    Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Transport


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

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


    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


    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


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

    Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Multirole Medium Helicopter


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

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


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

    Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)
    Airborne Early Warning Aircraft


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

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


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the PZL TS-11 Iskra

    PZL TS-11 Iskra
    Twin-Seat Jet Trainer Aircraft


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Beechcraft King Air

    Beechcraft King Air
    Multirole Transport


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook

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


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King

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


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Hughes TH-55 Osage

    Hughes TH-55 Osage
    Light Utility Helicopter


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III

    Aerospatiale Alouette III
    Light Utility Helicopter / Light Attack Helicopter


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

    Antonov An-12 (Cub)
    Military Transport


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

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


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat

    Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat
    Fighter / Trainer Aircraft


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

    de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
    Tactical Transport Aircraft


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

    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
    Fighter Aircraft


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

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


    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II

    Aerospatiale Alouette II
    Light Utility Helicopter


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Hunter

    Hawker Hunter
    Daytime Interceptor / Strike Fighter


    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere

    Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere
    Strike Fighter


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

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


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

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


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

    de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
    Floatplane Aircraft


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

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


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the English Electric Canberra

    English Electric Canberra
    High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar

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


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux

    Bell H-13 Sioux
    Light Utility / Observation Helicopter


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 47

    Bell Model 47
    Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire

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


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tempest

    Hawker Tempest
    Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Horsa

    Airspeed Horsa
    Towed Glider Transport


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

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


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel

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


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Heavy Bomber


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee A-35 Vengeance

    Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    Dive Bomber


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Halifax

    Handley Page Halifax
    Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Boulton Paul Defiant

    Boulton Paul Defiant
    Night-fighter / Interceptor Aircraft


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

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


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spitfire

    Supermarine Spitfire
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Lysander

    Westland Lysander
    Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Hurricane

    Hawker Hurricane
    Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Oxford

    Airspeed Oxford
    Gunnery / Bomber / Navigation / Radio Crew Trainer


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the North American T-6 Texan

    North American T-6 Texan
    Advanced Trainer Aircraft


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

    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    Basic Trainer Biplane


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Airco DH.9

    Airco DH.9
    Light Bomber Biplane Aircraft


    1913
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro 504

    Avro 504
    Biplane Reconnaissance / Biplane Trainer Aircraft