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Some menu selections include a generic aircraft model, as well as more specific variants of that airliner.
These variants are denoted by a - before the aircraft name.
Selecting 'Boeing 747,' for example, will show results featuring all Boeing 747 jetliners in our database, while selecting '- Boeing 747-200' will show all Boeing 747-200 variants in our database (Boeing 747-200, Boeing 747-212B, Boeing 747-283F, etc.)
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This pulldown menu, in addition to each photographer available as a search limiter, also shows the number of photos currently in the database for each specific photographer, enclosed in brackets.
For example, an option of: - Paul Jones  .. indicates that there are 550 total photos taken by Paul Jones currently in the database.
Note: The total number of photos, enclosed in brackets, is updated four (4) times hourly, and may be slightly inaccurate.
Photographers must have 100 or more photos in the database before their name is included in this selection menu.. The 'All Photographers' selection is the default selection for this option.
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You may select to display only photos from certain categories, such as Special Paintschemes, Flight Deck photos, etc. New categories are constantly being added to this list.
The 'Keywords' field is perhaps the most useful field included in our search engine. Using this field, you may search for any word, term, or combinations of terms in our database. Every photo field is covered by the Keywords search routine.
The Keywords field is ideal for searching for such specifics as aircraft registrations, photographers' names, specific airport/city names, specific paintschemes (i.e. 'Wunala Dreaming'), etc. To use the Keywords field, begin by selecting a Keyworld search field. You may select either a specific database field (airline, aircraft, etc.), or choose to match your keyword to all database fields.
Next, select a Keyword limiter. There are three options from which to choose: - is exactly - starts with - contains Select the appropriate limiter for your search, then enter the keyword(s) you wish to search in the box on the right.
The Keywords search field is not case-sensitive.
Use this option to include only photos taken in a specific year in your search.
This pulldown menu, in addition to each year available as a search limiter, also shows the number of photos currently in the database for each specific year, enclosed in brackets. For example, an option of: - 2003  .. indicates that there are 55,000 total photos taken in the year 2003 currently in the database. *Note: The total number of photos, enclosed in brackets, is updated four (4) times hourly, and may be slightly inaccurate.
Additionally, decade ranges (1990-1999, etc.) are available as selections in this menu. Selecting a decade range will show all photos matching your other search criteria from the selected decade. The 'All Years' selection is the default selection for this option.
Note: The biggest attraction of the museum ! - The Liberator. This long range bomber was extensively used in the Pacific war theater against Japan during World War II. Indian Air Force used it extensively for the police action in Goa in the year...
Note: A very well preserved WWII Japanese creation which was used as a piloted missile for suicide attack. The Okha (Cherry Blossom) model-II was normally carried semi externally in the bomb bay of a mitsubishi G-4 M-2 launched in the proximity...
Note: According to the information collected from Bharat-Rakshak source this particular Helicopter joined the Indian Air Force fleet in April 1957. These were the earliest helicopter types acquired by the IAF between 1954 and 1957.
Note: Commonly termed as "Toofani" of the Indian Air Force. According to the Bharat-Rakshak information source this particular aircraft was among the first four aircraft inducted into the 8 Squadron of IAF along with IC553, IC555 and IC556.
Note: This properly maintained Mystere is now on public display. This aircraft bears the symbol of No.31 Squadron on its nose depicting its service information with IAF. Mysteres carried out excellent ground attacks during the 1971 Indo-Pak war...
Note: A very rare HAL Krishak in Indian Army colour scheme. It was an air observer aircraft, the Krishak was designed to meet the new specification of the air communication and observer frame, and the type was adopted into service in 1965 and...
Note: "The very first pic of this aircraft (ID606) as well as of this variant (de Havilland Vampire 'NF.54') in the database". ID606 is a Night Fighter of IAF. The vampires hold a very old recognition in the IAF fleet, IAF received its first...
Note: Wing portion of a Pakistan Air Force's Sabre aircraft which was shot down by an Indian Air Force aircraft during the 1971 Indo-Pak war now preserved in the War Trophy section area of the IAF Museum, New Delhi.
Note: The first Sukhoi Su-7 aircraft arrived in crates by ship at Bombay. These were assembled at Santa Cruz and delivered to 26 Squadron which became the first squadron of Indian Air Force to operate the new type in March 1968. Induction of the...
Note: It is a two seater multirole plane with maximum speed of 225kmph, range of 580kms. It contains one 550 HP Bristo Jupiter piston engine and the armament capable for it was one fixed Vickers machine gun on port side and one Lewis machine gun...
Note: 'Mangat' painted on the tail of this Su-7 from No. 32 Sqn., which was successfully flown back after battle damage by Wg. Cdr. HS Mangat in 1971. Crests of No. 26, 32, 101 and 108 Sqn., some of the Su-7BMK operators, are painted on the port...
Note: India arranged for Hunters to be purchased in 1954 as a part of a wider arms deal with Britain, placing an order for 140 Hunter single-seat fighters;simultaneous to an announcement by Pakistan of its own purchase of several North American...
Note: one of the three Tu-124K VIP variants purchased by the Indian Air Force in 1966, named Pushpak Rath (Floral Chariot), crashed in a paddy field near Jorhat Airport, Assam. The then Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai who was on board...