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Flashback- PAF evaluating Mirage 2000

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  1. Windjammer

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    PAF Hot rod pilot, Wing Commander Amjad Javed, was sent to France to evaluate the Mirage 2000. W/C Amjad Javed who retired as an Air Commander was an F-16 pilot. unnamed (1).png

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    What a missed opportunity.
     
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    Biggest mistake was to solely rely on F16, Far too much water has passed beneath the bridges to worry about it now.
     
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    Looking back, its a deal that should had been signed.

    The Mirage 2000 and Type-214 sub.



    And man Amjad Javed was a big guy.
     
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    Pakistan's Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979-99: In Search of a Policy
    By A. Siddiqa-Agha

    So a mix of corruption , non commitment and financials ,Interesting part is Russian flankers in 1990`s
     

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  6. Oscar

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    As mentioned a hundred times before, the M2k was never "dropped" because of the PAF preferring the F-16, rather was the victim of corruption.
     
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    May be one of the best single engine aircraft and best part is no strings attached ... PAF can acquire some old Mirage 2000 even now
     
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    He looks so macho.
     
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    this thread will be interesting , lots of Keyboard Air commodore's will be coming here to post soon:pop:
     
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    From pilot's Point of view , f-16 easier to handle and fly/perform while m2k is hard to control (not stable design+delta) , F-16 and m2k are both very agile aircrafts while both outperform each other in some aspects of maneuvers

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    lots of senior and well informed members here discussed this M2k issue many time and concluded that it was dropped cause of Corruption , some people will never learned that M2k's weren't drop because of F-16's .. in my Opinion F-16 block 52's will beat M2k
     
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    yes off course , i too agree with them , but believe me block 52 vs m2k9 fight needs pilot skills to win however 52 will still be leading victory due to the reasons i mentioned above
     
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    How did you gauge that?
     
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    What i read was that due to the high unit cost, PAF wanted some of the gadgets removed and price tag reduced but French only wanted to sell the aircraft in it's original specs.
     
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    If i tell you , you will really laugh
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    i played ACE Combat 6 :dance3::dance3::dirol::tongue::tongue:

    Jokes apart , a pilot friend who have FLEW F-16 block 45 , m2k, mirage 5 told me from his experience