PAF operated this, specially built VIP version, known as Viking 1-b. This aircraft had additional navigation aids as well as VIP configuration seating and internal layout. This aircraft was first flown in august, 1946 and used by PAF in 1948.
This Viking was in the personal use of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, till his death on the 11 September, 1948; when he flew from Quetta to Mauripur (PAF Base Masroor, Karachi). This aircraft was retired in 1953 and preserved in the museum.
Loading Aim-9 Sidewinders On Pakistan Air Force F-16's, Sarghoda AB, 1980's (c).
The AIM-9 Sidewinder (where "AIM" stands for "Air Intercept Missile") is a short-range air-to-air missile which entered service with the US Navy in 1956 and subsequently was adopted by the US Air Force in 1964. Since then the Sidewinder has proved to be an enduring international success, and its latest variants remain standard equipment in most western-aligned air forces. The Soviet K-13, a reverse-engineered copy of the AIM-9, was also widely adopted by a number of nations.