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    In 1955 they were called "Red Dragons".
    The picture shows 27 PAF pilots in their T-6 Texans, making crescent and star while flying in the skies of Lahore.
    This was done on February 26th 1955.

    This was a one off,and was never done again.
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    PAF had 24 B-57 bombers from 1959 to 1985 when these were finally retired.
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    A 1960s Picture of Pakistan's Air Marshal Nur Khan visiting China and meeting their Premier Chou En Lai.
    This was the start of #Pakistan Airforce's shift towards #China and the result of this meeting was the F-6 Fighter jet exported to Pakistan,which remained in use of #PAF until 2002.
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    The airbase was then called Mauripur Airbase.
    Acquiring all American planes was a sweet and sour experience for #PAF.
    On one hand these planes shot down 91 indian planes in 1965.On the other hand PAF has never been free of American sanctions and resultant scarcity of spare parts.
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    PAF F-7 and F-6 flying in formation.
    F-6 is now retired,F-7 is the most numerous jet in PAF inventory,and a versatile one,taking roles of interceptor and ground attack.
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    Turkish President 1955 visit.
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    AVM Atchelay as commander in chief of Royal Pakistan Air force talking to a Pakistani cadet under training at R.A.F Halton in 1950.
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    One of the Founders of Pakistan Air force Air commodore Muhammad Khan Janjua seen here in his 1949 Mission to UK for Arranging experienced Personnel for training Pakistani pilots.
    Many British Service personnel were called over to Pakistan by him to help build PAF. Second world war had just ended and Redundancies were common in British Armed forces,which made Janjua's job easier.
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    Some wonderful pictures here. Thanks [MENTION=43]safriz[/MENTION]

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    The last picture of Squadron Leader Alauddin Ahmad,being briefed with other colleagues before a mission deep inside India.
    On 13th September 1965 #PAF sabre jets flew towards Gawaliar India for attacking enemy supply lines.
    Alauddin Ahmad spotted a cargo train he suspected was carrying ammunition.
    He dived down for a visual. Once confirmed he fired rockets on the train. But the train had too much explosives and the resultant explosions also damaged his plane.
    The last radio. transmission from him was received by PAF which confirms he bailed out.
    It is believed that something went wrong after he ejected from the shrapnel stricken F-86 sabre.
    He lost his life,but destroyed substantial amounts of enemy arms and ammunition,saving many lives as the ammunition delivery if had been successful,it had been used in the war.
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    Super 7 was cancelled and JF-17 thunder was started based on the work done on Super 7.
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    AIRFRAME 029

    This plane took part in the famous 7th September 1965 PAF strike on Indian Air force base.
    Five #PAF F-86 sabre flew low under enemy radars and reached Kalikunda airbase.
    The PAF sabers had no bombs or rockets. Just using their machine guns they shot more than a dozen Indian planes parked on the airbase.
    This particular plane was being flown by squadron leader Shabbir who was leading the attack.

    Unfortunately this historic plane is not in a museum. It is on display at a road junction in Tobatek Singh Punjab.
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    The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw, (also known by its Sikorsky model number, S-55) was a multi-purpose helicopter used by the United States Army and United States Air Force. It was also license-built by Westland Aircraft as the and Westland Whirlwind in the United Kingdom.

    Crewed by 2; pilot and co pilot it could carry 12 troops or 8 litters (stretchers).

    SikorskyH-19 was the first helicopter type operated by the PAF, 8 were received in the mid-1950s and were used for search and rescue (SAR) operations at Pakistan Air Force bases. These helicopters were phased out in 1971.
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    LOCKHEED F-104 STAR FIGHTER

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    At Mauripur Airbase Karachi
    F-104 Star Fighter. PAF's first Mach-2 Fighter. The high speed had pros and cons. It was a good interceptor but had poor performance in Ground attacks.
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    PAF F-86 Sabres
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    Hawker Fury T61 training aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force at Risalpur Air Base in 1948

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    An F-86 American Sabre flies over Karachi during a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) display in 1958. The transonic jet fighter was likely a part of the fleet of 120 such aircraft received from the US in 1954.

    The speedy, maneuverable Sabre proved a formidable asset during for the PAF in dogfights during the 1965 war. Despite the Indian air force’s numerical advantage, Pakistan is said to have dominated the air warfare during the 22 day battle.

    Pakistan claimed its Sabre aircraft shot down nine IAF Hunters, four Vampires and two Gnats. India admitted a loss of 14 combat aircraft to the PAF’s F-86s
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