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Fifth Thunder squadron for Pakistan


The Pakistan Air Force officially stood up its fifth JF-17 squadron today, AirForces Monthly’s correspondent Alan Warnes reports.

No 14 Air Superiority Squadron, known as ‘The Tail Choppers’, is based at PAF Base Minhas and is the second to re-equip with Block 2 JF-17 aircraft. However, it the first to fly the Block 2 operationally with the air-to-air refuelling probe fitted.

Prior to re-equipping with the Thunder, No 14 Squadron had operated the F-7P since September 1993.

The event also recognised Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra’s feat of building and delivering 16 aircraft to the PAF in 2016, for the second consecutive year.


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