Hawker Tempest

Fighters with Pakistan Air Force: Hawker Tempest Specifications (Tempest V) Data from Jane’s Fighting Aircraft of World War II, The Hawker Tempest I-IV General characteristics Crew: One Length: 33 ft 8 in (10.26 m) Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.49 m) Height: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m (tail down)) Wing area: 302 ft² (28…

Hawker Sea Fury

Fighters with Pakistan Air Force Hawker Sea Fury FB 11 Role: Naval fighter-bomber Manufacturer: Hawker Designer: Sydney Camm First flight: 1/9/1944 (Fury); 1/2/ 1945 (Sea Fury) Introduction      October 1945 (Fleet Air Arm [FAA]) 1947 (Royal Canadian Navy) Retired 1953 (FAA) Produced: 1945–55 Number built: 864 Developed from: Hawker Tempest The Hawker Sea Fury…

North American F-86 Sabre

Fighters with Pakistan Air Force: F-86 Sabre Role: Fighter aircraft National origin: United States Manufacturer: North American Aviation First flight: 1 October 1947 Introduction: 1949, with USAF Retired: 1994, Bolivia Primary users    United States Air Force; Japan Air Self-Defense Force; Spanish Air Force; Republic of Korea Air Force Number built: 9,860 Unit cost: US$219,457 (F-86E)…

Supermarine Attacker

  Fighters with Pakistan Air Force Role: Naval fighter National Origin: United Kingdom Manufacturer: Supermarine First Flight: 27/7/1946 Introduction: 8/1951 Retired: FAA 1954; RNVR 1957; PAF 1964* Primary Users: FAA; RNVR; PAF Numbers built: 182 + 3 prototypes Developed from: Supermarine Spiteful * FAA = Fleet Air Arm; RNVR = Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve; PAF…

Straight shooting on the 1965 war

As we honour the men who fought against all odds in 1965, we must also acknowledge the miscalculations of the army’s high command. Air Commodore Retd. Sajjad Haider sets the record straight. Come September, Pakistanis are told how the gallant Pakistan Armed forces fought and thwarted the Indian Juggernaut which invaded Pakistan in a surprise move…