A-5 Fantan

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No.26 Sqn's A-5 during flypast for fire power demo of Exercise High Mark 2010. A-5 served PAF for 28 years in primarliy Close-Air-Support (CAS) role.
The A-5 equipped with two 23mm cannons and maximum of six Mk82 bombs, two eight-round pods of 57mm/90mm unguided rockets or four Matra Durandal runway denial bombs make it a very potent weapon system in ground support role. For Air-to-Air role, they were wired with Aim-9L Sidewinder missiles. PAF also installed Matin Baker ejection seats in its A-5 fleet, after struggling from ejection seat issues in early 1990s.


Pictures of No.26 Sqn's A-5 during routine training missions. By April 2011, both A-5 squadrons (No.16 and No.26 Sqn) were re-equipped

 with JF-17 Thunder aircraft. More here

No.26 Sqn A-5 flying over snow clad

mountains. On Feb 2010, the unit became

 the first operational squadron of JF-17 Thunder

No.16 Sqn A-5 in early 90s.

A-5 is an improved attack version of F-6,

 its stronger wings allow it to carry more

air to ground weaponry

A-5s from No.7 Sqn 'Bandits' in circa mid 1980s. This A-5 unit operated from Masroor Air Base from 1983 to 1991. Its all aircraft were all transferred to Peshawer and was re-equipped with Mirage-III aircraft.

A-5 being loaded with HAFR-2 anti-runway bomb - circa 1980s

Flight line of No.16 Sqn A-5 based at Peshawer. Seen in the background is FT-6; which were used for fighter conversion of pilots onto A-5 aircraft.

No.26 Sqn A-5 formation over Kohat

No.26 Sqn A-5 during a training flight

No.26 Sqn A-5s formation

No.26 Sqn A-5 flying over Peshawer

No.7 Sqn A-5s in box formation

No.16 Sqn A-5s flying over Northern Punjab

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