|پاک فضائیہ متحف|
Captured Indian Folland Gnat from 65 war on display at the PAF Museum Gallery.
|Location||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.|
|Collection size||Airforce equipment, captured and retired aircraft, paintings.|
PAF Museum, Karachi (Urdu language: پاک فضائیہ متحف ) is an Air Force museum and park situated near Karsaz Flyover on Shahra-e-Faisal in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
A majority of the aircraft, weapons and radar are displayed outside in the park but the main museum features all major fighter aircraft that have been used by the Pakistan Air Force. The museum also houses the Vickers VC.1 Viking used by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan and a Folland Gnat of Indian Air Force, that landed in Pasrur in 1965 war. Also on display are the scale models of some WWI, WWII and modern aircraft and photo galleries of almost all the squadrons of PAF,
The museum was established in 1990 in two disused hangars in a remote part of the Base. The museum was expanded significantly from its humble beginnings in the period 1999 - 2004, additions include children playing areas, rides, and eateries.
The museum is managed by a committee headed by the Air Officer Commanding Southern Air Command, however it is managed and run by the Deputy Chairman. Recently the Museum has been renamed as Historical Archives Section and given additional responsibilities for maintaining some documented history of the PAF. The Current Director / Deputy Chairman of the Museum is Gp Capt Usman Ghani.
Some of the aircraft that are preserved in the museum are:
- Martin B-57 Canberra
- De Havilland Tiger Moth
- North American Harvard
- Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
- North American F-86 Sabre
- Dassault Mirage 5
- Shenyang F-6
- Lockheed T-33
- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
- Auster Autocar
- Antonov An-26
- Antonov An-12
- A-26 Invader
- U-9 Aero Commander
- Vickers Viking
- Folland Gnat
- Kaman HH-43 Huskie
- Air Commodore M. Kaiser Tufail. "Run… It’s a 104.". http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/spedition/defence_day_supp_05/p5.html.
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