Indian Air force Aircrafts (Part I)

SU-30 MKI:
Twin seated twin engine multirole fighter of Russian origin which carries One X 30mm GSH gun along with 8000 kg external armament. It is capable of carrying a variety of medium-range guided air to air missiles with active or semi-active radar or Infrared homing close range missiles. It has a max speed of 2500 km/hour (Mach 2.35).


Mirage-2000:
A single seated air defence and multi-role fighter of French origin powered by a single engine can attain max speed of 2495 km/hour (Mach 2.3). It carries two 30 mm integral cannons and two mantra super 530D medium-range and two R-550 magic II close combat missiles on external stations.


MiG-29:
Twin engine, single seated air superiority fighter aircraft of Russian origin capable of attaining max. Speed of 2445 km per hour (Mach-2.3). It has a combat ceiling of 17 km. It carries a 30 mm cannon alongwith four R-60 close combat and two R-27 R medium range radar guided missiles.


MiG-27:
Single engine, single seated tactical strike fighter aircraft of Russian origin having a max. Speed of 1700 km/hour (Mach 1.6). It carries one 23 mm six-barrel rotary integral cannon and can carry upto 4000 kg of other armament externally.


MiG-21 BISON:
Single engine, single seated multirole fighter/ground attack aircraft of Russian origin which forms the back-bone of the IAF. It has a max speed of 2230 km/hour (Mach 2.1) and carries one 23mm twin barrel cannon with four R-60 close combat missiles.


Jaguar:
A twin-engine, single seated deep penetration strike aircraft of Anglo-French origin which has a max. Speed of 1350 km /hour (Mach 1.3). It has two 30mm guns and can carry two R-350 Magic CCMs (overawing) alongwith 4750 kg of external stores (bombs/fuel).


C-130J:
The aircraft is capable of performing Para drop, heavy drop, and causality evacuation and can also operate from short and semi prepared surfaces. C-130J is the heaviest aircraft to land at DBO in Aug 2013.


C-17:
The aircraft is capable of carrying a payload of 40-70 tons up to a distance of 4200-9000 km in a single hop.


IL-76:
A four engine heavy duty/long haul military transport aircraft of Russian origin with a max speed of 850 km/hr. It has a twin 23 mm cannon in tail turret and capacity to carry 225 paratroopers or 40 tonnes freight, wheeled or tracked armoured vehicles.


AN-32:
Twin engine turboprop, medium tactical transport aircraft of Russian origin with a crew of five and capacity to carry 39 paratroopers or max load of 6.7 tonnes. It has a max cruise speed of 530 km/hr.