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  1. Luftwaffe

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    PAF in Transport department is fairly doing good. Future looks bright with Chinese working on multiple projects we could see apart from more C-130s, Chinese transport platforms. quite a number of options.
    C-130/C-235
    Y-9/Y-20
     
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    PAF has in-house capability to service the Allison T-50(?) engines and LM is considering to make PAF a 'hub' for C-130 maintenance for ME/SWasia area. so yes in that sence, more C-130s wld be ideal. the C-130H is ~same as the C-130J (except for the size). and the wing span.
     
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    Actually, there are two versions, the C-130J normal and the stretch -30 version.
    The normal C-130J is pretty much the same size as the H.
    The only difference is in speed,range and economy.
     
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    stand corrected!:cheers:
     
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    current fleet:
    15 - C-130A/B/C/D/E- all being upgraded to H
    1 - L-100 - civilian version of C-130
    4 - CN-235
    2 - IL-78MRTT

    on order:
    2 - IL-78MRTT
    4/5 - C-130H

    Total: 29/30 transports for a country the size of Pakistan is not bad.

    not to mention the 3-Boeing 707 and 1-A310 also available in transport config.
     
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    sir i dont think the the Il-78 will ever be used as transport aircraft.
    i mean, PAF have bought them as refuelers, although, refueling wont be a full time Job and will only be carried out during exercises and stuff but still i dont think they will start playing the standard transport role.

    this is the reason i siad that PA/PAF must order some 6 other Il-78 in transport config and use them for medium lift capability!

    what do you suggest!

    regards!
     
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    I acutally think PAF needs to stick with C-130 perhaps a order a few more and i think we are good .
     
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    i think the conversion to transport from tanker and back is not a huge task (2-3 hrs) then i see no reason why they will not be used as tankers. but then i am not in the PAF so i am just stating what can be done to increase transport capacity.
     
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    Hi,

    They are too big to just be refuellers alone. They are dual purpose aircraft. Taimikhan posted a configuration a while back---check it out---or if TK can repost it--it would clear things up.
     
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  10. TaimiKhan

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    here you go Sir:

    With one of its internal fuel tanks.
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    More detailed pictures and specifications:

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    well Sir FATMAN, MAstan Khan and Taimi...

    thak s for the insight, i stand corrected.

    this was something not know to me.

    thank you all,

    regards!
     
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    Why not going for C-130J ?? :undecided:
     
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    I'd like to see more Indonesian CN235s inducted in a cargo transport role.
     
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    TK,

    Just wanted you to know---YOU ARE AN ANIMAL BUDDY.
     
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  15. TaimiKhan

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Thank U Sir