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If PAF had accepted the offer of A7 in the 80s

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The deal was for a 110 A-7H Corsair Aircraft which obviously fell through because the Viper was a much more modern and capable platform. Other offerings included the F-20 and the A-10 but PAF eventually settled for the F-16 and J-7.
Pictured is the Hellenic Air Force Corsair paintedupainted infin Pakistani markings for demonstrations a couple weeks before it's delivery to Greece.
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The US opted not to sell Pakistan the A-7 due to the A-7's strong strike capabilities. Even through the 1980s and 1990s, few aircraft were as good as the A-7 in that role. So in the 1980s, the PAF would've wanted both the F-16 and A-7. You can imagine the sight of the 1990s plan, e.g., 110 A-7s and 110 F-16s.
 

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This ugly plane can't give birth to F16 like beauti
its not about beauty Pakistan want the aircraft that could intercept Russian intruders from Afghanistan , American didn't want to sell their F-15 to Pakistan, so second best option to get then latest F-16, and as for your information fighter jets is/were not designed not on beauty or aesthetics but designed on missions perspective
 

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The US opted not to sell Pakistan the A-7 due to the A-7's strong strike capabilities. Even through the 1980s and 1990s, few aircraft were as good as the A-7 in that role. So in the 1980s, the PAF would've wanted both the F-16 and A-7. You can imagine the sight of the 1990s plan, e.g., 110 A-7s and 110 F-16s.
Its extremely important to look at the weapon package that comes with aircraft. PAF has not got full array of weaponry that F-16 can carry, however maybe PAF didnt ask for it. This could have been the same case with A-7, overlapping.
 

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F-16s has served us well.


it has shot down , Indian, Afgani, & Soviet piloted plane and drones in every decade...

one of the best decisions who ever made....
 

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i wish Pakistan insisted on the sale of F 15 at the time.
Americans needed Pakistan desperately to break up USSR.
Our people are never good negotiators. They gave up too early. F 15 is the real fighting machine.
 

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i wish Pakistan insisted on the sale of F 15 at the time.
Americans needed Pakistan desperately to break up USSR.
Our people are never good negotiators. They gave up too early. F 15 is the real fighting machine.

Who told you that?....Not sure if followed the story of the F-16 negotiation correctly.


There were two main reasons

> too expensive to buy and maintain
> No multrole version at that time


The F-16A them selves were partly financed by saudi funding.
 
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