Air International 1981-04
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J.Fricker - Problems for Pakistan's Air Power
Comparative views of the Soviet-developed two-seat MiG-19UTI and the Shenyang-developed FT-6, which has a longer fuselage.
An FT-6, the Chinese-developed two-seat version of the MiG-19, in service with No 25 Squadron (OCU) of the PAF at Sargodha.
The FT-6, showing the new tail parachute stowage (open) above the tailpipes, and additional two strakes beneath the fuselage
The author (rear cockpit) with Wg Cdr Dotani, CO of No 14 Squadron, in an FT-6.
Comparative views of the Soviet-developed two-seat MiG-19UTI and the Shenyang-developed FT-6, which has a longer fuselage.
A Dassault-Breguet Mirage IIIEP of No 5 Squadron releases eight 500-kg bombs in a shallow dive. Four squadrons of Mirages comprise the main PAF strike/recce force.
The PAF has 24 Mirage IIIEPs such as this, used principally for all-weather and night interception.
One of the dozen or so Lockheed Hercules currently in service with the PAF, operated primarily by No 6 Squadron at Chaklala on re-supply flights north of Pakistan.
Pakistan Army paratroops leave the twin doors of an (ex-Iranian AF) C-130B.
Late-model F-6 single-seaters of No 25 Squadron (OCU) at Sargodha.
A pair of F-6 fighters of No 19 Squadron (Cobras) from Peshawar, flying over the Karakoram Mountains in Northern Pakistan.
A pair of F-6 fighters (Chinese-built MiG-19s) of a Pakistan Air Force squadron in tight formation over the rugged terrain of northern Pakistan.
An early-model F-6 fires its 30-mm wing cannon, emitting enormous flashes from the blast deflectors.
A late-model Shenyang F-6 of No 14 Squadron (OCU) at Mianwali, showing the revised tail parachute stowage below the rudder, and Martin-Baker ejection-seat.
Comparative views of the MiG-15UTI (upper) and the Shenyang FT-5, the Chinese-developed two-seat version of the MiG-17.
The Fokker F27 presidential transport operated by No 12 (VIP) Squadron from Chaklala.
Saab MFI-17 Safari primary trainers assembled at Risalpur and used by the PAF, with the local name Mushshak, as primary trainers at the Academy there.
Saab MFI-17 Safari primary trainers assembled at Risalpur and used by the PAF, with the local name Mushshak, as primary trainers at the Academy there.
An FT-5 of the Fighter Conversion Unit at Mianwali. The fairing on the nose covers the intake for gun-sight radar ranging.
An FT-5 of the PAF Fighter Conversion Unit at Mianwali.
Shenyang-built FT-5s in formation. The FT-5 is now the PAF's standard advanced trainer, replacing the T-33.
Comparative views of the MiG-15UTI (upper) and the Shenyang FT-5, the Chinese-developed two-seat version of the MiG-17.
One of the 28 Mirage 5PA strike-interceptors now in service with the PAF, about to be supplemented by delivery of 32 more.
Cessna T-37Bs of the PAF Academy at Risalpur, used for basic training following an initial 44 hours on the Mushshak.
Cessna T-37Bs of the PAF Academy at Risalpur, used for basic training following an initial 44 hours on the Mushshak.