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Following is a list of all active squadrons of the PAF, operating bases and the aircraft they operate. (Recently phased out aircraft might also be listed). Feel to correct/add any info.

No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit Rahbers
PAF Base MM Alam
K-8/K-8P

No 2 Squadron Minhas
PAF Base Masroor
JF-17 I/II

No 3 Squadron Angles
PAF Base Minhas
Saab 2000, Saab 2000 ERIEYE

No 4 Squadron Karakoram Eagles
PAF Base Masroor
ZDK-03

No 5 Squadron Falcons
PAF Base Shahbaz
F-16 C/D 52+
[Mirage IIIEP/D/DP/RP, 5DR 1967-2010]

No 6 Squadron Antelopes
PAF Base Nur Khan
C-130B/E/L-100, Cn235-220

No 7 Squadron Bandits
PAF Base Masroor
Mirage IIIO/DP ROSE I

No 8 Squadron Haiders
PAF Base Masroor
Mirage 5PA2/PA3, Mirage 5DD?

No 9 Squadron Griffons
PAF Base Mushaf
F-16A/B MLU

No 10 Squadron Bulls
PAF Base Nur Khan
Il-78MP

No 11 Squadron Arrows
PAF Base Shahbaz
F-16A/B MLU

No 12 Squadron Globe Trotters
PAF Base Nur Khan
Gulfstream IV SP, Citation 560XL
[A310-300, F27 1965-2004, B707 1986-2006, 1x Falcon 20 Mir transferred to 24 sq]

No 14 Squadron Tail Choppers/Shaheens
JF-17 I/II
[F-7P/FT-7P 1993-2016]

No 15 Squadron Cobras
PAF Base Rafiqui
Mirage IIIEP/RP/D, 5PA/DR
[inherited some of 5 sq's Mirages]

No 16 Squadron Black Panthers
PAF Base Minhas [PAF Base Peshawar till 2018]
JF-17 I/II
[A-5C 1983-2011]

No 17 Squadron Tigers
PAF Base Peshawar [PAF Base Samungli till 2018]
F-7PG/FT-7PG

No 18 Operational Conversion Unit Sharp Shooters
PAF Base MM Alam
F-7P/FT-7P

No 19 Squadron Sherdils/Warhawks
PAF Base Bholari
F-16A/B ADF
[F-7P/FT-7P 1990-2014]

No 20 Operational Conversion Unit Cheetahs
PAF Base MM Alam
F-7PG/FT-7PG

No 21 Squadron Burraqs
PAF Base Faisal
C-130E, Saab 2000?

No 22 Operational Conversion Unit Ghazis
PAF Base Masroor
Mirage IIIEL/DL, 5DD/DF

No 23 Squadron Talons
PAF Base Samungli
F-7PG/FT-7PG

No 24 Squadron Blinders
PAF Base Mushaf
Falcon 20 EW

No 25 Squadron (Night Strike) Eagles
PAF Base Rafiqui
Mirage IIIDP, 5F/DD ROSE II/III

No 26 Squadron Black Spiders
PAF Base Peshawar
JF-17 I/II
[A-5C 1984-2011]

No 27 Squadron Zarrars
PAF Base Rafiqui
Mirage IIIDP, 5F Rose II/III

No 28 Squadron Pheonix
PAF Base Samungli
JF-17 I/II

No 29 Squadron Aggressors
PAF Base Mushaf
F-16A/B MLU

No 41 Squadron
PAF Base Nur Khan
Phenom 100, Y-12II
[Cessna 172 (multiple variants) 1975-2009]

CCS Mirage Skybolts
PAF Base Mushaf
Mirage IIIO ROSE I

CCS F-7 Dashings
PAF Base Mushaf
F-7P

CCS JF-17 Fierce Dragons
PAF Base Mushaf
JF-17 I

Shooters Squadron
PAF Base Mianwali
F-7P/FT-7P

No 81 Squadron Kangaroos
PAF Base Peshawar
Alouette III

No 82 Squadron Stallions
PAF Base Mushaf
AW139

No 83 Squadron Kites
PAF Base Rafiqui
Alouette III

No 84 Squadron Dolphins
PAF Base Masroor
AW-139, Mi-171

No 85 Squadron
PAF Base Samungli
Alouette III

No 86 Squadron Ababeel
PAF Base MM Alam
Alouette III

No 87 Squadron Dragonflies
PAF Base Minhas
Alouette III, Mi-171

No 88 Squadron Rams
PAF Base Shahbaz
AW139

1. Other than these, there are ~6 Training squadrons (PFT/BFT/AJT etc.) operating Mushaks/T-37/K-8 and Sherdils Formation Aerobatics Team at PAF Academy Asghar Khan, the Transport Conversion School at PAF Base Nur Khan which uses 6 sq aircraft and Shaheen Flying Corps using Stemme S6T at PAF Base Mushaf.
2. Most bases have a station flight using Mushak aircraft.

**Any info regarding No 13 Squadron will be appreciated.
 
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alee92nawaz

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Living in Peshawar and near the airbase, i used to only see F7s flying from here, just once in 2003 i saw mirages. But now since 27 feb i see JF17s too, though not as frequently as F7s which fly like many times a day.
Nowadays I see low flying F-7pg or the JF-17.
 

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Living in Peshawar and near the airbase, i used to only see F7s flying from here, just once in 2003 i saw mirages. But now since 27 feb i see JF17s too, though not as frequently as F7s which fly like many times a day.
That's interesting because it was only A-5s uptill 2010ish and then it was only Jfs. Since when were there F7s? They only showed up once in a while.

I live in Peshawar near Pimple Hill, a lot of F-7 activity not as much JF-17's as before. Seen Mirage III's twice, maneuvering against F-7's. Around 2010 there used to be C-130 flights at night too.

Some of yesterday's activity.
How come? F7s rarely showed up over the skies, it was either A5 or jf
 

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Following is a list of all active squadrons of the PAF, operating bases and the aircraft they operate. (Recently phased out aircraft might also be listed). Feel to correct/add any info.

No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit Rahbers
PAF Base MM Alam
K-8/K-8P

No 2 Squadron Minhas
PAF Base Masroor
JF-17 I/II

No 3 Squadron Angles
PAF Base Minhas
Saab 2000, Saab 2000 ERIEYE

No 4 Squadron Karakoram Eagles
PAF Base Masroor
ZDK-03

No 5 Squadron Falcons
PAF Base Shahbaz
F-16 C/D 52+
[Mirage IIIEP/D/DP/RP, 5DR 1967-2010]

No 6 Squadron Antelopes
PAF Base Nur Khan
C-130B/E/L-100, Cn235-220

No 7 Squadron Bandits
PAF Base Masroor
Mirage IIIO/DP ROSE I

No 8 Squadron Haiders
PAF Base Masroor
Mirage 5PA2/PA3, Mirage 5DD?

No 9 Squadron Griffons
PAF Base Mushaf
F-16A/B MLU

No 10 Squadron Bulls
PAF Base Nur Khan
Il-78MP

No 11 Squadron Arrows
PAF Base Shahbaz
F-16A/B MLU

No 12 Squadron Globe Trotters
PAF Base Nur Khan
Gulfstream IV SP, Citation 560XL
[A310-300, F27 1965-2004, B707 1986-2006, 1x Falcon 20 Mir transferred to 24 sq]

No 14 Squadron Tail Choppers/Shaheens
JF-17 I/II
[F-7P/FT-7P 1993-2016]

No 15 Squadron Cobras
PAF Base Rafiqui
Mirage IIIEP/RP/D, 5PA/DR
[inherited some of 5 sq's Mirages]

No 16 Squadron Black Panthers
PAF Base Minhas [PAF Base Peshawar till 2018]
JF-17 I/II
[A-5C 1983-2011]

No 17 Squadron Tigers
PAF Base Peshawar [PAF Base Samungli till 2018]
F-7PG/FT-7PG

No 18 Operational Conversion Unit Sharp Shooters
PAF Base MM Alam
F-7P/FT-7P

No 19 Squadron Sherdils/Warhawks
PAF Base Bholari
F-16A/B ADF
[F-7P/FT-7P 1990-2014]

No 20 Operational Conversion Unit Cheetahs
PAF Base MM Alam
F-7PG/FT-7PG

No 21 Squadron Burraqs
PAF Base Faisal
C-130E, Saab 2000?

No 22 Operational Conversion Unit Ghazis
PAF Base Masroor
Mirage IIIEL/DL, 5DD/DF

No 23 Squadron Talons
PAF Base Samungli
F-7PG/FT-7PG

No 24 Squadron Blinders
PAF Base Mushaf
Falcon 20 EW

No 25 Squadron (Night Strike) Eagles
PAF Base Rafiqui
Mirage IIIDP, 5F/DD ROSE II/III

No 26 Squadron Black Spiders
PAF Base Peshawar
JF-17 I/II
[A-5C 1984-2011]

No 27 Squadron Zarrars
PAF Base Rafiqui
Mirage IIIDP, 5F Rose II/III

No 28 Squadron Pheonix
PAF Base Samungli
JF-17 I/II

No 29 Squadron Aggressors
PAF Base Mushaf
F-16A/B MLU

No 41 Squadron
PAF Base Nur Khan
Phenom 100, Y-12II
[Cessna 172 (multiple variants) 1975-2009]

CCS Mirage Skybolts
PAF Base Mushaf
Mirage IIIO ROSE I

CCS F-7 Dashings
PAF Base Mushaf
F-7P

CCS JF-17 Fierce Dragons
PAF Base Mushaf
JF-17 I

Shooters Squadron
PAF Base Mianwali
F-7P/FT-7P

No 81 Squadron Kangaroos
PAF Base Peshawar
Alouette III

No 82 Squadron Stallions
PAF Base Mushaf
AW139

No 83 Squadron Kites
PAF Base Rafiqui
Alouette III

No 84 Squadron Dolphins
PAF Base Masroor
AW-139, Mi-171

No 85 Squadron
PAF Base Samungli
Alouette III

No 86 Squadron Ababeel
PAF Base MM Alam
Alouette III

No 87 Squadron Dragonflies
PAF Base Minhas
Alouette III, Mi-171

No 88 Squadron Rams
PAF Base Shahbaz
AW139

1. Other than these, there are ~6 Training squadrons (PFT/BFT/AJT etc.) operating Mushaks/T-37/K-8 and Sherdils Formation Aerobatics Team at PAF Academy Asghar Khan, the Transport Conversion School at PAF Base Nur Khan which uses 6 sq aircraft and Shaheen Flying Corps using Stemme S6T at PAF Base Mushaf.
2. Most bases have a station flight using Mushak aircraft.

**Any info regarding No 13 Squadron will be appreciated.
Skardu Airbase? I have read JF 17s are deployed there
 

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Skardu Airbase? I have read JF 17s are deployed there
PAF Qadri, it's a FOB, there aren't any permanent deployments there.

Is there no 13th Squadron?
Only thing I've found about it is an article in AFM that probably misquoted the 3 sq in regards to the Erieye. Possibly might've been one for a short amount of time, like the 10 sq was before they got reactivated with Il-78's, but they probably skipped a number for whatever reason.
 

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Do not disclose what is not meant to be shared.

@CT-9914 "Snoop", brother, we value that you live at an important place and often come across military activity not known to the public, but this knowledge puts the responsibility of secrecy upon you. Please fulfil obligation of secrecy with pride. Do not share anything anywhere. This is a public forum and we do not want the enemy to get news through us.

Pakistanis will be thankful to you for your silence more than these revelations.
 

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Information pertaining to locations is sensitive.

No one needs to know we are not operating JF-17s at xyz location plus some of the details are horribly accurate and recent. We need to get rid of this post. Please.

@The Eagle

It's time for you to put your words in action. Let's pass this test of leadership. Shall we?
 

CT-9914 "Snoop"

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Information pertaining to locations is sensitive.

No one needs to know we are not operating JF-17s at xyz location plus some of the details are horribly accurate and recent. We need to get rid of this post. Please.

@The Eagle

It's time for you to put your words in action. Let's pass this test of leadership. Shall we?
Do not disclose what is not meant to be shared.

@CT-9914 "Snoop", brother, we value that you live at an important place and often come across military activity not known to the public, but this knowledge puts the responsibility of secrecy upon you. Please fulfil obligation of secrecy with pride. Do not share anything anywhere. This is a public forum and we do not want the enemy to get news through us.

Pakistanis will be thankful to you for your silence more than these revelations.
All of this info is taken from publicly available info I've compiled, but if mods think it's sensitive than sure remove it.
 

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Funny to see alot of people getting into a twist regarding this post.

All of the information presented here is even available on Wikipedia and a couple of other websites.

But I will let the active moderating team handle the issue. Just my two cents.
 

airomerix

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All of this info is taken from publicly available info I've compiled, but if mods think it's sensitive than sure remove it.
Yes I understand that.

The only problem is, whenever we discuss locations, we see an influx of information and discussion around who saw what, where and when. It can potentially paint a beautiful picture for the enemy.

Information pertaining to locations, movements, postings of personnel and technicalities of the weapons systems is something which PAF actively tries to keep off limits.
 

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