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Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi

Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:42 pm

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

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RE: Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi

Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:00 am

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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RE: Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi

Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:49 am

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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RE: Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:22 am

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

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RE: Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi

Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:43 pm

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.

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RE: Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi

Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:26 pm

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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RE: Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi

Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:49 am



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

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RE: Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi

Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:02 pm



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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