Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Aircraft shifted to HAL returns to Minsk Square as a sculpture

Bengaluru: A made-to-scale stainless steel model of an aircraft, sculpted by artist Yusuf Arakkal and funded by Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, could soon adorn Minsk Square in the heart of Bengaluru.

Shaw's office has sought city corporation's permission to install the 25x25 ft rendition of an aircraft taking off, on the newly-opened Cubbon Road near the Minsk Square intersection.

Minsk Square earlier displayed an Ajeet aircraft, a 1975-make singleseater interceptor that was decom missioned in 1991.It was shifted to HAL to make way for the Bengaluru Metro project work in 2009.
"This is an actual, basic form of a latest aircraft on the lines of the delta wing (triangular) configuration found on MiG-31 or F-16 fighter planes. I have an aircraft engineering background, you know," said the 70year old artist.
30/09/15 Bharath Joshi/Economic Times
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