Army Day

Pakistan, Lahore 1993

These pictures were taken in 1993 when I was working in Lahore for one year. This static line-up was to be seen at the Lahore air base where the yearly air show was organised this time. The actual air show consisted of just one Mirage and one F-7 (Chinese Mig-21) flying by only a couple of times. Shortage of aviation fuel, spare parts and a defence budget under strain were the immediate causes for this.

The two images of the F-86 were taken on Mall Road, the main road in Lahore, opposite Lahore Museum, just in case you would be in the neighbourhood ...

Links on the PAF:   1, 2, 3. And the in my opinion best so far: Pakistan Aviation.

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