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Painting of a trio of Pakistani Air Force F-5A Freedom Fighters of a what-if scenario had they entered service.

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However, this was one of the most controversial since there are mixed reports the F-5's did see brief service with Pakistan, while others said they didn't.

The Northrop F-5A/B was originally offered to both India and Pakistan with both nations were refused the type over political reasons and the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War. Even though Pakistan was mostly rebuilding their air force with Chinese F-6 Farmers (MiG-19) and Mirage III/V fighters, they were still behind the Indian Air Force with their rapid growth of fighters from the UK, Soviet Union, and even their domestic made HF-24 Marut.

Despite that, Pakistan turned to their neighboring ally, Iran in which at the time, Iran was slowly phasing out their F-5A/B's with the F-4E and the new F-5E/F and were selling or donating to other nations. During and after the Second Indo-Pakistani War/Bangladeshi War of Independence, Iran would provide Pakistan an unknown number of F-5's and even the Iranian pilots to boost its force.

However, the rest is up in the air because the reports are up in the air over if the F-5 was ever operated by Pakistan, but personally, probably didn't due to lack of official reports other than proposal talks between Iran and Pakistan
 

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The Northrop F-20 Tigershark.

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A move was also made in the 1980s to market the aircraft to the Pakistan Air Force with a license production manufacture of the aircraft.

It was evaluated by a Pakistani contingent in the United States, with the F-20 being flown by Abbas Mirza, a senior Pakistani Air Force fighter pilot. The F-20 which they rejected in favor of Vipers.
It was unfortunate Northrop couldn't keep the F-20 alive long enough for the Sabre-II program.
 

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This painting is a tribute to the F-6, a derivative of the Soviet Mig-19 made in China, which became the most numerously used jet fighter of the PAF.

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After the 1965 war, Pakistan's need for a combat aircraft to replace the F-86 was promptly met by China. During the 36 years plus of its life in the PAF, 258 F-6s entered the PAF inventory and equipped 11 fighter squadrons of different lengths of time.

The F-6 was the first non-Western fighter capable of flying at supersonic speeds in level flight and had an impressive thrust-to-weight ratio of nearly 0.9:1 in a clean configuration with half of its fuel remaining. The fighter was extensively modified n the PAF to match its impressive agility with modern avionics, greater staying power and air-to-air missiles.

Three of these indigenously designed and integrated capabilities are visible in the painting: the gondola belly tank for additional fuel, the two underwing Sidewinder missiles and one of the electronic warfare antennae behind the cockpit. Many PAF pilots accumulated thousands of flying hours on the F-6 and loved the reliability of its rugged airframe.

But no matter how well any pilot had mastered the F-6, this fighter demanded skilful handling and a finely tuned awareness of its flight characteristics before it could be exploited in combat. During the 1971 war Pakistan's F-6 were used both in the air defence and air support roles.

The pilots chalked up an impressive score. 8 IAF fighters destroyed and 2 damaged, for the loss of only one F-6, and they also crippled many Indian tanks. This much loved fighter was formally phased out of service at a ceremonial parade held at Samungli Air Base on 27 March 2002. The two-seat trainer version of the F-6 (FT-6) continues to serve in several squadrons of the PAF Until 2011.
Painting By - Gp Capt S M A Hussaini (R)
 

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The Tigers Over Sargodha Air Base, Feb 1980.

The second formation aerobatic team on the F-6 (MiG-19) fighters of the PAF was called "The Tigers". Like its predecessors "The Rattlers" (1969), the second team was also formed at Sargodha Airbase. The F-6 was a high energy fighter of its time on which formation aerobatic displays were especially demanding because the F-6 needed skillful piloting during low airspeed manoeuvres.

The Team:
Squadron Leader Hasnat Ahmed (Lead)
Squadron Leader Imtiaz Ali Khan (Right Wing)
Squadron Leader Tahir Ahmed (Left Wing)
Flight Lieutenant Nazar Hussain (Slot)
Flight Lieutenant Abdul Razzaq (Reserve)
Painting by Gp Capt S M A Hussaini (R)
 

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MIG-19 OUTFIGHTS THE MIG-21 / 1120 HOURS, 14 DECEMBER 1971 - SHAKARGARH.

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A flight of F-6s from No. 11 Squadron was on a search and destroy mission over the Shakargarh salient when Flight Lieutenant Aamer Ali Sharieff spotted four manoeuvering Mig-21s, much superior in performance to Aamer's F-6. Quickly sliding into the blind zone of the trailing Mig-21 Aamer launched his Sidewinder.
The Mig-21 burst into flames and crashed.

Painting by Gp Capt S M A Hussaini (R)
 

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Depicting Pakistan Air Force F-86F sabre of No. 11 Squadron "arrows" flying over Mauripur AFB (now Masroor AFB) Karachi in late 1950s

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Depicting JF-17 Thunder of Pakistan Air force No 2 Sqn shooting down an Iranian Shahed drone over Balochistan, approx 45km inside #Pakistan airspace on June 21, 2017.

24 x 18 inches - Acrylics on canvas



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The Mi-6 Helicopter Crashed During Evaluation Flight for Pakistan Air Force. The PAF crew and the Russian pilot were killed.1 Air Man Survived The flight Engineer Syed Irshaad Hussain.
 

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Painting by ... Rehan Siraj

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Painting commissioned by son of AVM retd Tahir Ranjha, presented to him on his 60th birthday, depicting the aircrafts he has flown the most, the base he has commanded, his last appointment, and his post-retirement hobbies.

11 x 16 inches (unframed) - watercolors
 
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