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  • KabirT
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 8157

    What is this bird?

    Can any one please identify this bird for me and provide some info. as well.....
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    "one is the loneliest number.."
  • Snoopy
    Aviation Bookworm
    • Jan 2000
    • 146

    #2
    RE: What is this bird?

    KabirT:

    The aircraft is a Westland Wapiti IIA, an army co-operation light bomber aircraft that was extensively used by the RAF in India and Iraq / Mesopotamia, in the period between the two World Wars.

    I have seen this specific picture before; the caption stated that this particular aircraft belonged to A Flight of No 1 Squadron of the fledgeling Indian Air Force; and that this picture was taken over New Delhi in the mid-1930s.

    A Flight, No 1 Squadron, Indian Air Force was formed on 1st April 1933 with four such aircraft, six pilots and 19 airmen (called Havai Sepoys, in the Indian Air Force of the time) at Drigh Road, Karachi, now Pakistan.

    Regards,

    Snoopy

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    • SADSACK
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 3485

      #3
      RE: What is this bird?


      Its a Westland Wapiti isnt it?


      pb::

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      • KabirT
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2000
        • 8157

        #4
        RE: What is this bird?

        Thanx alot Snoopy
        "one is the loneliest number.."

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        • Jagan
          bharatiyayuddhapakshulu
          • Jan 2000
          • 610

          #5
          RE: What is this bird?

          Yep..its a Wapiti..and if you look more closely it is flying over the Kingsway which is called as Rajpath in today's New Delhi.
          My Books: The Westland Wapiti in the Indian Air Force (1933-1943) | Eagles over Bangladesh | The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965

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