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Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi  
User currently offlineN383PA From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 104 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5213 times:

This is a question to the locals in Delhi,

I just have been to Delhi and noticed that their were two IL76, I think K3013 and K3014 and 2 B707 of the Indian
air force parked on the government ramp.

My question is, the B707 parked in the back looked like that it hasn't been used for a long time, however the
engines were covert. Any information about this B707 and if it is just stored or going to the scrap soon?


Some information would be appreciated

 Smile

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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2966 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5142 times:

Quoting N383PA (Thread starter):
My question is, the B707 parked in the back looked like that it hasn't been used for a long time, however the
engines were covert. Any information about this B707 and if it is just stored or going to the scrap soon?

Those two have been lying to the south of 10/28 for a while now - they used to be IAF VIP transports before being replaced by the 732's and now the Legacy Jets. Haven't been used in a while.



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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5125 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 1):
they used to be IAF VIP transports before being replaced by the 732's and now the Legacy Jets.

I have actually heard from a farily reliable source in India that these were never used as VIP transports and that was only an excuse given. They were actually used for some form of intelligence gathering or surveillance. My source wouldn't give me more details  Wink



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User currently offlineN383PA From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5115 times:

Thank you for the input. I noticed that the other 707 who was their looked in a good condition and I assume that is
still flying from time to time, also if I am not mistaken it has a sort of inflight refueling rod.

And yes I noticed the amount of government EMB135 flying around as well. How many have they got? The same for the air force B732?

Is that what the Indian prime minister is travelling on when up and about in India?


Thank you

 Smile


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 2):
They were actually used for some form of intelligence gathering or surveillance

Thats what I heard too  wink 
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Quoting N383PA (Reply 3):
Is that what the Indian prime minister is travelling on when up and about in India

The VVIP B732s will soon be replaced by BBJs.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4302 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

K-2899 (ex VT-DXT cn 19988) was seen operational last year
K-2900 (ex VT-DVB cn 19248) has probably not flown for a year or 10
There are no pictures of either in the database, I hope someone can make and upload them!



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4775 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4520 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
The VVIP B732s will soon be replaced by BBJs.

Came across these.....





http://www.seattle-deliveries.com/a/0807/n370bj_210807paegnd1.jpg

http://blog.seattle-deliveries.com/search/label/IFC

It was noted that official delivery to India would be in Q3 2008.



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12374 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4512 times:
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Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 2):
I have actually heard from a farily reliable source in India that these were never used as VIP transports and that was only an excuse given. They were actually used for some form of intelligence gathering or surveillance.

That would fit in with N383PA's description!  wink 



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