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PG Science City View VIJAYANTA TANK: The Vijayanta main battle tank was indigenously built on a licensed design of the Vicker’s MK.1. (Britain) The prototype was completed in 1963 and the tank entered service in 1965. Production continued at the Heavy Vehicles factory in Avadi near Madras until 1983 with 2200 built. A number of the tanks hulls were converted to other uses such as a self propelled gun after being withdrawn from service.

The Vijayanta Tank was extensively employed during the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971 Indo – Pak war. The P & T Department issued a special postage depicting Vijayanta Tank manufactured in India on March 4th 1976.

The tank was phased out of service in 1997.

PG Science City View Aircraft MIG 23:


Aircraft MIG-23 BN SM 201 was manufactured on August 25, 1980 and inducted in the Indian Air Force in the year 1981-82. The aircraft during its operating life took part in the operations Brasstacks and Safed Sagar (Kargil).
The aircraft completed its life in May, 2004.

The details of the aircraft are as below:-
Total Hrs Flown : 1541:35
Last Flown By : Flt Lt. Rahul Lilani on October 5, 2001
Last SQN of the Aircraft : 220 Sqn
Operated From : Airforce Station Halwara

PG Science City View Aircraft Swati LT-11:


This is two seater trainer aircraft designed by the Technical Center of the Civil Aviation, Govt. of India and manufactured by Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, Aviation Division, Ranipur.

The details of the aircraft are as below:-
Wings Span: 9.2 meter

length: 7.21 meter
weight: 730 kg.

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ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN : The most significant light antiaircraft gun of World War II was the 40 MM gun made by Bofors, a Swedish manufacturer. The design was developed in Sweden during the 1930s.

It was one of the most popular medium weights anti - aircraft systems during World War II, used by most of the western allies as well as various other forces and still use. It is often referred to simply as the Bofors gun.

The gun was notable due to its Advanced Sighting system. The trainer and layer were both provided with reflector sights for aiming, while a third crew member standing behind them “adjusted” for lead using a simple mechanical computer. Power for the sights was supplied from a 6V battery.

Gun was extensively employed during Indo – Pak war and World War II conflicts. In India L/70 and new Guns are replacing L/60. L/60s are still used in the United States Air Force’s AC – 130 gun ships in the air to ground role.
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