Nailed another BN just a few days back!
This one is SM268 at Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar!
IAF operated the BN variant of the MiG-23 for 27 years with four squadrons flying aircraft serials from SM201 to SM295.A number of these have been given to various institutions , public places etc!
Located just ahead of the admin block
The bird has been dedicated to the university by the Marshal of the Indian Airforce Arjan Singh , who formally inaugurated it on 28th March 2008. The MiG was sanctioned in early 2007 and transported from Halwara and installed under the leadership of Sqn Ldr Harjinder Singh Marwaha.
The aircraft has been kept in a pretty good condition with a plastic mesh cover on the exhaust , retaining Tipnis Grey ,roundels and finflashes, the serial has been painted in a different font. The serial is painted on the NLG doors and the tail.
‘SM268’ in a different font
C/N : 8*25
C/N plates at all locations are unreadable.
The aircraft is maintained better than the other two MiGs of Kapurthala and has been mounted perfectly.