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F-104 Alas the Badmash.

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  1. Windjammer

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    F-104A 56-802 landing at Sargodha

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    F-104A 56-877 GNAT surrender

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    F-104A 56-868 first encounter
     
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    F-104B Reconnaissance at Mach 1

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    F-104A 56-874 night intruder

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    F-104A 56-874 Utterlai strike
     
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  3. Imran Khan

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    it was rocket more then jet thats why S/L Brij Pal Singh Sikand think for land in pak his gnat rather then mess with 2 f-104s
     
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    Hi,

    The F 104 still flies in the form of U 2.
     
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    Perhaps in comparison with altitude but not the speed.
     
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    The F-104 was also given the title of "Badmash" by the IAF.
     
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    WAH!!!!!!!!!!! Great post, ace.

    These aircrafts served PAF SO well.


    How about some pictures of the B-57 bombers ? :D
     
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    I was not aware of that. I used to think the U-2 was designed specifically for high altitude reconnaissance entirely. Thanks for the info.

    Every day you learn something new at PDF.
     
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    Hi,

    It is the F 104 fuselage that is used for the U 2---off course the wings are different.
     
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    There you go Jigar.

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    WORLD'S FIRST BOMBER FORMATION LOOP
    27 OCTOBER 1964 - PESHAWAR AIR BASE

    The first ever formation aerobatics on bombers were performed at Peshawar during an air display on 27 October 1964 - at which Air Marshal Omar Dani, C-in-C of the Indonesian Air Force, was the Chief Guest. The 4 B-57s were led by Wing Commander Nazir Latif with Squadron Leader Altaf Sheikh and Flight Lieutenants Abdul Basit and Shams as team members. The team executed loops, rolls and wing overs, the first two manoeuvres being unheard of in such a heavy class of aircraft as the B-57, which was not really designed to perform aerobatics even singly. Their precise but apparently effortless station-keeping throughout the demonstration effectively concealed the intense concentration, and physical exertion that all four pilots went through.
     
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    this is a bit off subject, but the first world aviation record Pakistan broke on February 1958 - was during an Air Power and acrobatics demonstration when King Zahir Shah visited Pakistan. I believe there were 16 Sabres (the 'Falcon-16' team) flying in perfect diamond formation and performing aerial stunts.

    I have a written piece on the actual maneuvers done. But basically our guys were dealing with consistent 5+ Gs while doing 360 degree loops and other maneuvers which impressed the crowd below.

    According to accounts I have heard, the Falcons made the cover of Flight and Aeroplane --british magazine.

    the RAF (which laid foundations of PAF) was so shocked!!! They eventually performed loops with 21 aircrafts in order to break Pakistani record. I'm not sure which aircrafts they used to do this.
     
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    Windjammer -- good man!!
     
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    f-104 was inferior fighter to mig-21 in supersonic saga.almost a flop fighter.
    it was effective in 1965 cuz there was no aircraft in IAF that match f-104,except mig-21 but they didnt use their few delivered mig-21 in the war.
    a fuel drinking machine.
     
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    THE PAF "FALCONS" MAKE HISTORY

    2nd February 1958 was a significant day in the history of aviation as well as that of the Pakistan Air Force. On that day, for the first time a formation of 16 fighters (F-86 Sabres) performed a loop during an air display at Masroor Air Base at Karachi. The team was led by the renowned fighter pilot and wartime leader of the Air Force, Wing Commander M Z Masud, who was later awarded Hilal-e-Jurat in the 1965 War.

    The Team: Wing Commander M Z Masud
    Squadron Leader Nazir Latif
    Squadron Leader S U Khan
    Squadron Leader Ghulam Haider
    Squadron Leader S M Ahmad
    Squadron Leader Aftab Ahmad
    Squadron Leader M Sadruddin
    Flight Lieutenant Sajjad Haider
    Flight Lieutenant A U Ahmad
    Flight Lieutenant Hamed Anwar
    Flight Lieutenant Muniruddin Ahmad
    Flight Lieutenant M Arshad
    Flight Lieutenant Jamal A Khan
    Flight Lieutenant A M K Lodhie
    Flight Lieutenant Wiqar Azim


    The RAF later used Hunters to beat the PAF record.
    Once me and the boys accumulated that the PAF has to it's name at least a dozen "Firsts" including using it's C-130 as Heavy Bombers in 1965. :pakistan::victory:
     
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