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I FLY HIGH

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there are finite number of bases
you cannot have fighter aircraft taking off from highways unless all your maintenance & fuel support is mobile
As an option PAF is ready to use motorways as launch strips and could do different placements of aircrafts in war scenerios as well .
 

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but in war there is no time to clear the blocks of motorway and get it ready and then mobilize your equipment there
 

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it work in theory
in practice will it work ?
PAF did the exercises on landing and take off exercises on Motorway , you could google HIGH MARK exercises and could see the videos , while it takes no time to prepare motorway to get it ready for use . you only have to remove central dividers .
 

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if PAF combat aircraft have to fly from Peshwar to attack targets in India they might need a refueller. they have to operate well within Pakistani terriotrry. Su-30 MKI with their K-100 missiles are going to take shots at them from hundreds of kilometers away
An IL 78 or any similar aircraft does not operate as a loner. It operates in friendly skies meaning electronic environment is friendly; air defence fighters set up a tanker station round the clock as long as the tanker is in the air with back up fighters and SAMs in the area. A mission against a properly defended tanker in the air is one of the hardest mission out there. It's no joke.
 

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Even if the Il-78 is protected it is a big target.

friendly skies cannot be 5-10 km from the Indian border. it has to be at least 200-300 km away from the Indian border
 

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Even if the Il-78 is protected it is a big target.

friendly skies cannot be 5-10 km from the Indian border. it has to be at least 200-300 km away from the Indian border
Yeah it will be that far and may be more.. Your point being...???
 

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Just because somebody is not a "military" guy it does not mean they know nothing.

Name one field that is not impacted by software
bhai those whom purchased hundreds of millions $ refuelers and worked 40 years in air force if they just simply called you asked abut pakistan geography they can save hundreds of millions dollars . they are really stupid na ?
 

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bhai those whom purchased hundreds of millions $ refuelers and worked 40 years in air force if they just simply called you asked abut pakistan geography they can save hundreds of millions dollars . they are really stupid na ?
you will be amazed at the amount of wasteful expenditure and stupidity in any organization. The pakistani military is no exception.

i am not saying the Il-78 purchase is a stupid one. it definitely does not meet the initial test
 

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