What is this bird?

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Can any one please identify this bird for me and provide some info. as well.....
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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.

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RE: What is this bird?

Its a Westland Wapiti isnt it?

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RE: What is this bird?

Thanx alot Snoopy

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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.