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On The Night Of September 21, 1965.

The Last Days Of The War, Flying Officer Jamal A. Khan Finally Got To Use The Starfighter In The Manner For Which It Had Originally Been Designed, Scoring A Solid Sidewinder Hit On A Canberra At 33,000 Feet Over Fazilka. The Indian Navigator Was killed, But The Pilot, Flight Lt. M.M. Lowe, Bailed Out And Was Taken Prisoner.

Pakistan Air Force Via Air Chief Marshal Jamal A. Khan.


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English Canberra based on which American b-57 were designed had no ejection seat for navigator, if I am not mistaken so no chance for him to survive 😉
 

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F-104A of PAF No 9 Sqn, on Combat Air Patrol over Sargodha.

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On 3rd September, 1965, F/O Abbas Mirza, flying this 104, serial number 56-877 made the high speed passes and forced the Indian Gnats to disengage from the dogfight with the sabres. Another F-104 joined the fight and forced the Indian Gnat to land at PAF airfield Pasrur.

This aircraft had a mid air collision with an IAF Mystere during the dogfight on 7th September, 1965.The pilot ejected safely but the Indian pilot did not survive.
 

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JF-17 Thunder formation wingmen with the flight surgeon and the ground crew !!!!


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Air Chief Marshal Jamal A Khan CAS PAF Awarding Hilal Imtiyaz Military, To Avm Farooq Umar . For his Good Performance in Programs of Self Reliance at PAC Kamra in 1985.



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A group of Sabre pilots with the Base Commander Gp. Capt. F. S. Khan at Mauripur (circa 1961-62). Fighter ace M.M. "Peanut" Alam is second from left..
 

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Key Air Headquarters staff - circa 1961

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Front row (L to R): Rahim Khan, S A Aziz, Majeed Khan, M A Rahman, Asghar Khan, M Akhtar, Khyber Khan, M M Piracha, W J M Turowicz.

[Picture Courtesy: DPR, PAF]
 

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Squadron Leader Alauddin "Butch" Ahmed, Officer Commanding 18 Sqn "Sharpshooters" - missing in action over the Gurdaspur Railway Station, 13/09/65.
Awarded Sitara-e-Jurat.


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Air Marshal SA Changezi of 'Bo Kaata' fame, in the centre. another Sitara-e-Jurat awardee.
 

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Scramble, Scramble, Scramble August 1957 Pakistan Air Force Ad Pilots In A Training Exercise Karachi.
Bandits Two O Clock, Angels 37 Tally Ho, Watch The Sun.
 

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ACM Mushaf Ali Mir (Shaheed), AVM Saleem Akhtar (Shaheed) and
President Musharraf standing with Base & Squadron Commanders
of F-16 and CCS Mirage/F-7 squadrons during border-stand-off with India in 2002 planned by PAF under name 'Operational Sentinel'.

The aircraft in the background are armed with "live rounds"

During the Operational Sentinel, which lasted from December 2001 to end October 2002, PAF remained high alert and distributed its fighting elements across various Forward Operating Air Bases (FOBs) and air fields and conducted Combat Air Patrol (CAP) missions across Pakistan.
 

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