Why would PAF want to take the headache of maintaining 3 different versions of F-16 in service? Blocks 15/52 have been consolidated to same avionics post the MLU of the block 15 fleet. Block 60 is a totally different aircraft and the avionics capability afforded by its radar and ECM suite is something that PAF can pass on now due to the overall capability that is being fielded now. In terms of the weapons capability, block 52 and 60 are at par.If PAF wants to buy more F16s then they should ask for block E/F not C/D. If not then PAF should consider buying latest jets than F16s.
How did you arrive at PAF being reduced to 1/3rd of its original inventory?See brother i understand if every thing go your way you will be ok, but is not Alice in wonderland case.........You need to have Plan B,C,D etc, but please no nuclear nonsense. In 71 war when Pakistan attacked India thinking it can take out all front line fighter and airfield in first wave, you gone horribly wrong on this and then rest is history, by the end of war PAF was reduced to 1/3rd to its original numbers although at that other than few Mig 21 we were having crap AF. You might think Pakistan down more aircraft of IAF and i will say vise-versa, bottom line is you were doing only defensive sorties after initial attack in 71 and your military planner didn't think of this situation to arise so quickly in war. Again this not my quote it is from Sochta Pakistan TV series where speaker was a high label defense bureaucrat you can see the entire interview in you tube. And you need to think logically that you can't have all answer for problem in PAF is JF-17. This is not ready fighter at any level. You need tested fighter and in big numbers and best way is to go for another 100 F-16 block 52 period.
Blain Your Quote..Lastly, the JF-17 is a marvelous platform
typical fanboy post:An ideal world to take on rival equipped with nearly 400 su30mki upgraded mirage2000/5 and new MIG29K /SMT you will need western hardware balancing the Thunder. sqds.