The Indian Air Force Prin­ci­pal Com­bat Air­craft Types in 1962

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In1962, the Indian Air Force had some 20 com­bat squadrons, the most po­tent types be­ing the Hawker Hunter ( 6 squadrons), Mys­tere IVA ( 3 squadrons), Gnat (2 squadrons), Oura­gan (3 squadrons), Vam­pire (3 squadrons) and Can­berra (4 squadrons).

To­talling some 350 plus air­craft, and op­er­at­ing from trained air­crew, pro­fes­sional assess­ment is that the IAF would have out­per­formed the PLAAF over the high Hi­malayan bat­tle­grounds.

Hawker Hunter F.56 Das­sault Mys­tere IVA Fol­land Gnat Das­sault Oura­gan (Toofani) English Elec­tric Can­berra B (I) 58 Not to scale

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