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Pakistan Air Force Order of Battle
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Squadron:
No. 1 FCU 'Rahbars'
Based at:
PAF Base Mianawali
Raised:
April 28, 1975
Role and Task:
Fighter Pilot Conversion
Affiliation:
37th Combat Training Wing - Northern Air Command (NAC)
Peshawar
Aircraft:
K-8P Karakorum
Past Aircraft:
T-33, FT-5 (MiG-17)
Squadron:
No. 2 'Minhas'
Based at:
PAF Base Masroor
Raised:
June 1, 1956
Role and Task:
Air Superiority
Affiliation:
32nd (TAW) Wing - Southern Air Command (SAC)
Faisal, Karachi
Aircraft:
F-7P (Chinese Mig-21)
Past Aircraft:
T-33A, RT-33A, B-57B/C
 
Squadron:
No. 3
Based at:
PAF Base Minhas (Kamra)
Raised:
July 2, 1974
Role and Task:
AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control)
Affiliation:
33th (TA) Wing - Northern Air Command (NAC) Peshawar
Aircraft:
Saab 2000 Erieye
 
Squadron:
No. 4
Based at:
PAF Base Masroor
Raised:
August 15, 1959
Role and Task:
Airborne Early Warning
Affiliation:
32nd (TAW) Wing - Southern Air Command (SAC)
Faisal, Karachi
Aircraft:
ZDK-03 (Y-8)
Past Aircraft:
Grumman SA-16s, H-19D (SAR)
Squadron:
No. 5 'Falcons'
Based at:
PAF Base Shahbaz
Raised:
August 15, 1947
Role and Task:
Multi-Role
Affiliation:
38th (TA) Wing - Central Air Command (CAC) Lahore
Aircraft:
F-16C/D Fighting Falcon
Past Aircraft:
Tempest Mk II, Hawker Fury, F-86 Sabre, Mirage IIIEP, RP
Squadron:
No. 6 'Globe Trotters'
Based at:
PAF Base Chaklala
Raised:
August 15, 1947
Role and Task:
Air Transport
Affiliation:
35th (CAT) Wing - Northern Air Command (NAC) Peshawar
Aircraft:
C-130 Hercules, CASA CN-235
Past Aircraft:
Spitfire FR-XIV, Bristol Freighters, Dakotas
Squadron:
No. 7 'Bandits'
Based at:
PAF Base Masroor
Raised:
March 1, 1960
Role and Task:
Tactical Attack
Affiliation:
32nd (TAW) Wing - Southern Air Command (SAC)
Faisal, Karachi
Aircraft:
ROSE Mirage
Past Aircraft:
B-57B, B-57C, FT-6, A-5III
Squadron:
No. 8 'Haiders'
Based at:
PAF Base Masroor
Raised:
August 1, 1960
Role and Task:
Ground and Maritime Attack
Affiliation:
32nd (TAW) Wing - Southern Air Command (SAC)
Faisal, Karachi
Aircraft:
Mirage V PA2 / PA3
Past Aircraft:
B-57
Squadron:
No. 9 'Griffins'
Based at:
PAF Base Mushaf (Sargodha)
Raised:
January 3, 1944 (Before Partition)
Role and Task:
Multi-Role
Affiliation:
38th (TA) Wing - Central Air Command (CAC) Lahore
Aircraft:
F-16A/B Fighting Falcon
Past Aircraft:
Hawker Tempest 11, Hawker Fury, F-104A/B Starfighter,
Mirage V
 
Squadron:
No. 10 Squadron
Based at:
PAF Base Chaklala
Raised:
August 15, 1959
Role and Task: Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)
Aircraft: Ilyushin Il-78MP Midas
Past Aircraft:
B-57
Squadron:
No. 11 'Arrows'
Based at:
PAF Base Mushaf (Sargodha)
Raised:
June, 1951
Role and Task:
Multi-Role, F-16 OCU
Affiliation:
38th (TA) Wing - Central Air Command (CAC) Lahore
Aircraft:
F-16A/B Fighting Falcon
Past Aircraft:
Super Marine Attacker, F-86F Sabre, F-6
 
Squadron:
No. 12
Based at:
PAF Base Chaklala
Raised:
March 50
Role and Task:
VIP
Affiliation:
35th (CAT) Composite Air Transport Wing
Aircraft:
Gulfstream 450, IV-SP, Citation 560 Excel
Past Aircraft:
Vickers Viscount, Halifax Bombers, Vikings, Dakotas,
SA-16 Albatross, F-27, Falcon 20, Boeing 707, 737
Squadron:
No. 14 'Shaheens'
Based at:
PAF Base Minhas (Kamra)
Raised:
November 1, 1948
Role and Task:
Air Superioity
Affiliation:
33rd (TW) Wing - Northern Air Command (NAC) Peshawar
Aircraft:
F-7P
Past Aircraft:
Tempest, Fury, Auster, Harvard, Dakotas, F-86 Sabre,
T-33, F-6, F-16A/B
Squadron:
No. 15 'Cobras'
Based at:
PAF Base Rafiqui
Raised:
June 5, 1956
Role and Task:
Tactical Attack, Mirage OCU
Affiliation:
34th (TA) Wing - Northern Air Command (NAC) Peshawar
Aircraft:
Mirage V PA
Past Aircraft:
T-33A, F-86 Sabre, F-6, F-7P
 
Squadron:
No. 16 'Black Panthers'
Based at:
PAF Base Peshawar
Raised:
1957
Role and Task:
Tactical Attack
Affiliation:
36th (TA) Wing - Northern Air Command (NAC) Peshawar
Aircraft:
JF-17 Thunder
Past Aircraft:
F-86F Sabre, F-6, A-5III
Squadron:
No. 17 'Tigers'
Based at:
PAF Base Samungli
Raised:
April 1, 1957
Role and Task:
Air Superiority
Affiliation:
31st (AS) Wing - Southern Air Command (SAC) Faisal, Karachi
Aircraft:
F-7PG
Past Aircraft:
F-86F Sabre, F-6
Squadron:
No. 18 OCU 'Sharp Shooters'
Based at:
PAF Base Mianawali
Raised:
February 1, 1958
Role and Task:
Operational Conversion Unit
Affiliation:
34th (CT) Wing - Central Air Command (CAC) Lahore
Aircraft:
F-7P, FT-7P
Past Aircraft:
F-86E Sabre, Mirage V PA2, F-7P
Squadron:
No. 19 'Sherdils'
Based at:
PAF Base Mianawali
Raised:
February 1, 1958
Role and Task:
Operational Conversion Unit
Affiliation:
34th (CT) Wing - Central Air Command (CAC) Lahore
Aircraft:
F-7P, FT-7P
Past Aircraft:
F-86F Sabre, F-6
Squadron:
No. 20 'Cheetahs'
Based at:
PAF Base Rafiqui
Raised:
March 1956
Role and Task:
Air Superiority
Affiliation:
34th (TA) Wing - Central Air Command (CAC) Lahore
Aircraft:
F-7PG
Past Aircraft:
RT-33, Mirage IIIRP, F-6, F-7P
Squadron:
No. 22 OCU 'Ghazis'
Based at:
PAF Base Masroor
Raised:
June 1984
Role and Task:
Operational Conversion Unit
Affiliation:
32nd (TAW) Wing - Southern Air Command (SAC)
Faisal, Karachi
Aircraft:
Mirage III, Mirage IIIDP, Mirage III EL
Past Aircraft:
Mirage III DP, Mirage III EA/DA, Mirage V EF, Mirage V PA/PA2
Squadron:
No. 23 'Talons'
Based at:
PAF Base Samungli
Raised:
March 16, 1961
Role and Task:
Air Superiority
Affiliation:
31st (AS) Wing - Southern Air Command (SAC) Faisal, Karachi
Aircraft:
F-7PG
Past Aircraft:
Fury, F-6
 
Squadron:
No. 24 'Blinders'
Based at:
PAF Base Mushaf (Sargodha)
Raised:
December 1962
Role and Task:
Electronic Warfare (ECM/EW)
Affiliation:
38th (TA) Wing - Central Air Command (CAC) Lahore
Aircraft:
Falcon 20D/F
Past Aircraft:
RB-57B
Squadron:
No. 25 'Night Strike Eagles'
Based at:
PAF Base Kamra - Minhas
Raised:
January 1966
Role and Task:
Tactical Night Attack
Affiliation:
33rd (TA) Wing - Northern Air Command (NAC) Peshawar
Aircraft:
Mirage V DF, Mirage V EF ROSE
Past Aircraft:
F-6, FT-6
Squadron:
No. 26 'Black Spiders'
Based at:
PAF Base Peshawar
Raised:
August 30, 1967
Role and Task:
Tactical Attack
Affiliation:
36th (TA) Wing - Northern Air Command (NAC) Peshawar
Aircraft:
JF-17 Thunder
Past Aircraft:
F-86 Sabre, F-6, A-5III
Squadron:
No. 27 'Zarrars'
Based at:
PAF Base Rafiqui
Raised:
April 19, 2007
Role and Task:
Tactical Night Attack
Affiliation:
34th (TA) Wing - Central Air Command (CAC) Lahore
Aircraft:
ROSE Mirage V EF
 
Squadron:
No. 41
Based at:
PAF Base Chaklala
Raised:
June 23, 1966
Role and Task:
Light Communications
Affiliation:
35th (CAT) Composite Air Transport Wing
Aircraft:
Cessna 172, Y-12, Phenom 100
Past Aircraft:
Beechcraft Travel Air, Aero Commander, T-6G Texan,
Cessna 172, Beech Baron B55, Piper Seneca
 
Combat Commanders School (CCS)
Based at:
PAF Base Mushaf (Sargodha)
Established:
May 5, 1976
Role and Task:
To Train Fighter Pilots & AD Controllers For Combat Readiness
Affiliation:
38th (TA) Wing - Central Air Command (CAC) Lahore
Aircraft:
Aircraft on Secondment from active Squadrons
Past Aircraft:
F-16A/B, Mirage V PA, F-7P, F-6
 
Combat Commanders School (CCS) F-7
Based at:
PAF Base Mushaf (Sargodha)
Established:
1993
Role and Task:
To Train F-7 Pilots For Combat Readiness
Aircraft:
F-7
Past Aircraft:
F-6
 
Combat Commanders School (CCS) Mirage
Based at:
PAF Base Mushaf (Sargodha)
Established:
1974
Role and Task:
To Train Mirage Pilots For Combat Readiness
Aircraft:
ROSE Mirage III
Past Aircraft:
Mirage V PA
 
Squadron:
No. 81 Search and Rescue (SAR)
Based at:
PAF Base Peshawar
Established:
1963
Role and Task:
Search and Rescue (SAR), Basic Helicopter Conversion Course
& Qualified Helicopter Instructor Course. given status of
Helicopter Flying Training School.
Aircraft:
Alouette III
 
Squadron:
No. 82 Search and Rescue (SAR)
Based at:
PAF Base Mushaf
Established:
1958
Role and Task:
Search and Rescue (SAR), center for Mi-17 aircrew conversion.
Captain Conversion & Co-pilot Conversion Courses.
Aircraft:
Mi-17I, Alouette III
 
Squadron:
No. 83 Search and Rescue (SAR)
Based at:
PAF Base Rafiqui
Established:
1972
Role and Task:
Search and Rescue (SAR)
Aircraft:
Alouette III
 
Squadron:
No. 84 Search and Rescue (SAR)
Based at:
PAF Base Masroor
Established:
1968
Role and Task:
Search and Rescue (SAR)/Night SAR, Assault operations,
Para droppings.
Aircraft:
Alouette III, Mi-17I
 
Squadron:
No. 85 Search and Rescue (SAR)
Based at:
PAF Base Samungli
Established:
1986
Role and Task:
Search and Rescue (SAR)
Aircraft:
Alouette III
 
Squadron:
No. 86 Search and Rescue (SAR)
Based at:
PAF Base Mianwali
Established:
1983
Role and Task:
Search and Rescue (SAR)
Aircraft:
Alouette III
 
Squadron:
No. 87 Search and Rescue (SAR)
Based at:
PAF Base Kamra - Minhas
Established:
1996
Role and Task:
Search and Rescue (SAR), VIP Transport
Aircraft:
Alouette III
 
 

Source:

  • Air Forces Monthly magazine
  • Jane's Defence Weekly magazine
  • The Pakistan Air Force 1998-2008: A New Dawn
 
 
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