F-7P/PG Skybolt

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Photos: L-to-R: >> No.2 Sqn F-7 and No.23 Sqn F-7PG firing AIM-9L/P Sidewinder missiles during Inter-Squadron Armament Competition'2007.
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Photos: L-to-R: >> Flightlines of No.2 Sqn F-7s. Most of the aircraft in No.2 Sqn belong to the initial batches of Handshake-I/II program delivered from 1988-1989.
>> No.2 Sqn ground crew conducts post-flight check before calling it a day. Seen in background are Mirages flight line as well.
>> CCS F-7 seen along No.19 Sqn F-16 ADF on Defence day at PAF Base Mushaf (6 Sept 2014). The aircraft is wearing its newly customed low-viz markings.
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Pictures of No.2 Sqn "Minhas" F-7P aircraft during Exercise Saffron Bandit 2011. No.2 Sqn operates under Southern Air Commmand.
All aircraft in Minhas squadron are configured with corrosion resistant WP-7C engines for operations over Arabin sea and coastal areas.

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CCS F-7 during Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) flights with No.11 Sqn F-16s. CCS provides road map to fighter pilots in
combat leadership and advanced fighter tactics. PAF has planned to re-equip CCS F-7 with JF-17 Thunder in December 2014.

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Pictures of F-7P aircraft during 'Strafing' run in High Mark 2005 & High Mark 2010 Exercise (right most photo is from HM'2010).
The word 'strafing' is an adaptation of German word "strafen" that means to punish. 

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F-7PG climbing towards the sky after a low-pass.

 

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The leading wings-edges in F-7PG provide
better manuverability; especially in low-level sorties.

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Close up view of F-7P cockpit.
PAF plans to retire these jets by 2016.

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No.14 Sqn ground crew working on air brakes
compartment of the aircraft. This unit's F-7
are planned to be retired & replaced with JF-17 in 2015.

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No.20 Sqn F-7PG taxiing out to shelter after
a training mission at Rafiqui AB, Shorkot.

 

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F-7PG preparing for take off from Samungli AB,
Quetta. Noticeable difference among F-7P & F-PG
is the antenna behind the cockpit, leading edge
wings and availability of HUD in F-7PG.

 

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