Pakistan Army Aviation relies hevilly upon helicopters, its largest type being the Mil Mi-8, photographed at the Dhamial overhaul and maintenance base.
About a dozen Mil Mi-8 are operated by the Pakistan Army, being the largest aircraft used by its air arm.
About a dozen Mil Mi-8 are operated by the Pakistan Army, being the largest aircraft used by its air arm. The picture shows one of these helicopters being refuelled at Dhamial, with the rear clam-shell doors open.
The DHC Beaver is one of the fleet of Plant Protection Ltd which was impressed for service with the Pakistan Army December 1971.
An Aerospatiale Alouette II at Dhamial.
The No 503 Workshop of the Army Aviation, at Dhamiat, has established a final assembly line for Aerospatiale Alouette III helicopters, using kits of parts supplied from France. A new Alouette is shown nearing completion.
Aerospatiale Alouette III helicopter built in Pakistan
The Cessna O-1 shows one of the several different camouflage schemes adopted for desert operations.
The fin serial number of this Cessna O-1 Bird Dog, 503-04, identifies it as the fourth example completed by the No 503 Workshop at Dhamial. Although Pakistan has no manufacturing license from Cessna for this activity, new O-1s are being assembled from a combination of US-supplied spares and locally-manufactured parts.