The Formative Years

  The following is a record of the Fokker F-27 Friendship aircraft’s ┬áservice in Pakistan International Airlines. It was the initial equipment for me after graduating with a commercial pilot licence, and I stayed on it from September 15, 1969 to April 18, 1976. A list of F-27s I flew as in charge ‘P1’ or…

The Admiral Graf Spee

Admiral Graf Spee was a Deutschland-class heavy cruiser which served with the Kriegsmarine during World War II..The vessel was named after Admiral Maximilian von Spee, commander of the East Asia Squadron that fought the battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands, where he was killed in action, in World War I. She was ordered by…

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