PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

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PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:42 pm

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Retired Shenyang F-6 (serial# 1610) of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) sporting No. 23 Squadron 'Talons' emblem on fin on display at China Chowk, Lahore, photographed on August 23, 2010. The No. 23 Squadron was the last squadron in PAF to fly F-6 as combat aircraft. The photo shows nice combination of a retired warbird and feral pigeons (also known as city doves/pigeons) - Photo Source: www.aajkal.com.pk
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:34 pm

Received this photo via friend's email. Actual photographer name and photo date not known.

Apparently someone is using engine intake and wings of this F-6 for drying clothes :oops:

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by kamalla » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:14 am

I assume the person walking next to the aircraft is the one drying their clothes??

Btw, is this the aircraft near the Library, just off Mall Road in Lahore? Sorry, I can't recall if the Library is called Jinnah Library or Quaid-e-Azam Library....

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by mhansari » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:46 am

Wow... thats a lot of red clothes... and the female is wearing yet more red clothes!

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:16 pm

kamalla wrote: Btw, is this the aircraft near the Library, just off Mall Road in Lahore? Sorry, I can't recall if the Library is called Jinnah Library or Quaid-e-Azam Library....
No, it's not. This F-6 (serial# 1610) is on display at China Chowk as a symbol of Sino-Pak friendship because F-6 was manufactured in China.

The aircraft acting as gate guard for Jinnah Hall on Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam (The Mall) is PAF F-86E Sabre (serial# 1728). It's a Canadian-built Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk 6 which was designated as F-86E Sabre in PAF.

Here's few years old photo of PAF F-86E Sabre (serial# 1728).
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Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk 6 (serial# 1728) designated as F-86E Sabre in PAF placed as gate guard for Jinnah Hall on Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam in Lahore.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by kamalla » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:06 am

Sorry Abbas Bhai, I think my description of the location was somewhat poor. I looked up the location I was thinking of on google maps, and that is actually where China Chowk is located.

According to Google maps, China Chowk is located at the intersection of Lawrence Rd & Aiwan-e-Sanat o Tijarat Rd, which is the road that runs off Mall Road and runs next to Bagh-e-Jinnah (where Quaid-e-Azam library is located). That's the location I was thinking of :)

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by nd » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:21 pm

F-86E IS LOCATED ON HERE
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:11 pm

Latest photo of Pakistan Air Force Shenyang F-6 (serial# 1610) on display at China Chowk in Lahore.

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Source: The Nation (November 23, 2010 edition)
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:13 pm

By the way, not very far from China Chowk F-6 (# 1610) is PAF FT-6 (serial# 10118) on display at Children Library Complex in Lahore.

FT-6 (FT = Fighter Trainer) is two-seater trainer version of single-seater F-6.

Here's year 2008 photo of FT-6 (serial# 10118) at Children Library Complex in Lahore. Photo taken when the aircraft was newly installed at the complex.

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Location of the FT-6 (serial# 10118) can be viewed in satellite image >>here<<.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by nd » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:37 pm

FT-6 AT CHILDERN COMPLEX LAHORE
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

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F-86F (Tail.No. 51-13407) preserved as gate-guardian at PAF Base Lahore.
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

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F-86F AT FORTRESS STADIUM LAHORE
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:49 pm

ND, you have pretty impressive collection of Pakistani military aircraft photos.

Btw, the Sabre on display at Fortress Stadium is an F-86E Sabre (Canadair Sabre Mk6) as far as I know. Unfortunately someone painted out its serial number. Some old photos of this aircraft taken before late 1990s should reveal its serial number. The serial number was painted out in late 1990s. I hope relevant officials try to find this aircraft's serial number and repaint it on the aircraft.

There's also a light observation aircraft in Pakistan Army Aviation markings acting as gate guard within premises of a military facility located roughly opposite to old Lahore Airport terminal building car parking area.

I saw it there some six or seven years ago, the single prop light observation aircraft was in excellent condition I remember, I think it was Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog, don't remember that clearly.

It was just inside the premises next to entry gate, the surroundings were very green, lush green grass and shady trees and because the small aircraft itself also was or still could be (if it's still there) in dark green/black colour scheme of Pakistan Army aviation so it's difficult to show it through satellite image.

Another such light single prop aircraft but without wings on display outside a house in a street of Lahore Cantonment was seen by myself not very far from PAF Base Lahore entry gate.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:19 pm

April 2, 2011 photo of retired F-6 (# 1610) of PAF on display at China Chowk, Lahore.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:50 pm

April 4, 2011 photo of retired F-6 (# 1610) of PAF on display at China Chowk, Lahore, being cleaned by employees of Parks and Horticultural Authority (PHA) - www.phalahore.com.pk.

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Source: The Nation (April 5 edition)

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