Falcon Slayer Patches for IAF Pilot Abhinandan’s squadron
Indian Air Force’s (IAF) MiG-21 Bison squadron No.51, of which wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was part of when he shot down Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) F-16 jet on February 27 this year, have received special ‘Falcon Slayer’ and ‘AMRAAM Dodgers’ patches.
Sukhoi Su-30 MKI squadron, whose aircraft successfully evaded Pakistan’s AMRAAM missiles, have also named themselves ‘AMRAAM Dodger’ in new patches.
The patch depicts a MIG-21 Bison as the centerpiece with a red-colored F-16 in crosshairs in the background.
‘AMRAAM Dodger’ is written at the top of the design with ‘Falcon Slayer’ inscribed at the bottom.
Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman’s unit is using new patch showcasing his bravery by calling itself the ‘Falcon Slayer’ for striking down a Pak F-16 during Feb 27 aerial battle. Unit also calls itself AMRAAM dodgers as MiG-21 evaded 4-5 AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles fired by Pakistani F-16 pic.twitter.com/qbple7edJW
— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2019
Also, another Indian squadron that flies Sukhoi-30 (SU-30) jets, which also participated in the Pakistani raid, received a patch that portrays an SU-30 dodging AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) used on F-16 jets.
AIM-120Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) used on F-16 jets.
F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF)
Who is behind the designing of these patches
Saurav Chordia a 21 year old is behind the IAF’s special patches.
He hails from Assam and he who designed the two special patches, ‘Falcon Slayer’ & ‘AMRAAM Dodger’, for IAF’s MiG-21 Bison and Sukhoi Su-30MKI squadrons.
These patches was designed for shooting Pakistan’s F-16 jet and evading AMRAAM missiles.
Saurav Chordia is 21 year old, hails from Assam is an aviation enthusiast who graduated from Delhi in Political Science.
He also made patches for Tejas squadron, Suryakiran Aerobatic team.