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Quaid's AirForce One - Vikers Viking 1B-J750

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  1. Stealth

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    Pakistan Air Force operated this, specially built VIP version, known as Viking 1B-J750. This aircraft had additional navigation aids as well as VIP configuration seating and internal layout. It was first flown in August, 1946 and used by PAF in 1948. It had two piston engines, Hercules 634, fourteen cylinder radial air-cooled engine; with a thrust of 2 x 1690HP. Its maximum speed was 263 mph and climb to a height of 23,200 feet.

    This aircraft was in the personal use of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder and first governer-general of Pakistan, till his death on the 11 September, 1948; when he flew from quetta to Mauripur (now Masroor Air Base).

    Group Captain Mian Atta Rabbani was the first ADC (Aide-de Camp) of Quaid-e-Azam. He was also the first pilot to be transferred from the Royal Indian Air Force to the Royal Pakistan Air Force in the newly-born state of Pakistan. Later, this aircraft was retired in 1953 and preserved in one of the world-renowned aviation museum in Karachi known as Pakistan Air Force Museum


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    Visited this baby so nice
     
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    Looks beautiful.
     
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    i too sir. We can't say me too now it has a totally different connotation nowadays
     
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    Use to get in this plane every weekend when it was parked outside PAF museum at Peshawar Base.
     
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    On this great day, a truly great post.

    Thank You from the bottom of my heart.:pakistan:
     
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    Technically it won't be Air Force One since Quaid-e-Azam was the Governor General, not the Prime Minister of Pakistan
     
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    He was head of state so technically this aircraft was Air Force one or Pak One by call sign.
     
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    Won't that be King George VI?
     
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    Nup, not at all.
     
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    Very nice airplane.. I visited at PAF museum, Karachi.

    Why not? Do not let them steal our terms and alter their meanings. We should not relinquish our ground.
     
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    Very true sir but we being the minority ?
     
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    Very nice, I have to visit to see it one day so guys just wondering do we have a airforce one right now ? or no ?
     
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    Air Force One for the US and Pak One for Pakistan are basically designations and Call Signs. Any aircraft that the US President boards becomes Air Force One and any aircraft that a Pakistani Prime Minister boards becomes Pak One.

    Now the US has a fleet of dedicated aircraft for the role; those famous 747s. Pakistan has usually had semi-dedicated aircraft for the role. For example, Nawaz Sharif had a PIA 777 custom fit for VIP service. In the 80s Zia used PAF C-130s fitted with a VIP Cabin Pod. Nawaz and Benazir continued this throughout the 90s. After the 90s a regular commercial PIA aircraft was usually used. I remember Nawaz taking a commercial PIA flight once as well, or maybe it was Musharraf at the start of his rule. Imran Khan recently took a Qatar Airways' commercial flight to the US.
     
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