PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

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PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:38 am

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) No. 6 "Antelopes" Squadron Lockheed C-130E Hercules serial number 4178 with special markings is taking part in Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2018 from July 13 to 15 at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford Station in United Kingdom.

The aircraft arrived at RAF Fairford on July 11.

The aircraft tail is sporting special markings celebrating 75th anniversary of PAF No. 6 Air Transport Support (ATS) Squadron and 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Aircraft nose section is sporting No. 6 Squadron colours.

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DSC_1102 - Lockheed C-130E Hercules, 382-4178, 21 Squadron, Pakistan Air Force, RAF Fairford, 11th July 2018. by Martin Laycock, on Flickr

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DSC_1111 - Lockheed C-130E Hercules, 382-4178, 21 Squadron, Pakistan Air Force, RAF Fairford, 11th July 2018. by Martin Laycock, on Flickr

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:14 am

Arrival of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) No. 6 "Antelopes" Squadron Lockheed C-130E Hercules serial number 4178 with special markings at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford Station in United Kingdom for taking part in Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2018 shown on PTV News.

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The aircraft nose section on starboard is sporting PAF ensign.

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by arshad.altaf » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:21 am

Very cool! Number 4 plane from top on the tail of PAF C-130, with a broad nose, does anyone know what kind of plane is that?

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by fahadshakeel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:26 pm

arshad.altaf wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:21 am
Very cool! Number 4 plane from top on the tail of PAF C-130, with a broad nose, does anyone know what kind of plane is that?

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It's Bristol Freighter which was one of the most effective propeller from mid 50s till mid 60s.

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:50 am

Aircraft photographed in British airspace before landing at RAF Fairford on July 11.

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by arshad.altaf » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:11 pm

Thank you "Fahadshaeel" for clarifying.

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:50 pm

Art work on external wing fuel tank.

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Pakistan Air Force C130 Detail by Tim Rawling, on Flickr

Starboard side of the aircraft.

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4178 by Gavin, on Flickr

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:52 pm

The PAF C-130 has achieved second position in a contest at RIAT 2018, according to news sources. Probably second position/1st Runner Up in Concours d'Elegance competition?

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Chief of the Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan with the aircraft at RIAT 2018.

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by TAILWIND » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:19 pm

I feel it was a little over done this time

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:46 pm

The tail and the eagle's face on fuel tank was good. Whatever they did on the front seem little bit over.

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by Dr747 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:45 am

I was there yesterday. It could not have been parked any further away in the airfield. I know quite a few Pakistanis who stuggled to find it. Even the information desk at RIAT 2018 were not helpful. A friend of mine was told that Pakistan had cancelled! My friend had a choice of words for that guy (quitely off course) and then went on to find Pakistani stand.
It was a great show though.

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:07 am

ImageC-130 Hercules, 6 Squadron. Pakistan Air Force by Aleem Yousaf, on Flickr

External fuel tank showing medals received by PAF No. 6 Squadron. It is the oldest and most decorated squadron in PAF. The squadron was raised in 1942 in Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India.

World War II

1 x Distinguished Service Order
1 x Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
2 x Distinguished Flying Cross

Kashmir War 1948

1 x Sitara-e-Jurat

Indo-Pak War of 1965

7 x Sitara-e-Jurat
2 x Tamgha-e-Jurat
2 x Tamgha-e-Basalat

Indo-Pak War of 1971

3 x Sitara-e-Jurat
2 x Sitara-e-Basalat
1 x Tamgha-e-Basalat

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Pakistan Hercules Fairford by mark lawley, on Flickr

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4178 Lockheed C-130E Hercules msn 4178 Pakistan AF by eLaReF, on Flickr

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4178 Pakistan Air Force C130E Hercules-3 by Steve Walsh, on Flickr

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4178 by Mark Holt, on Flickr

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Re: PAF C-130 Taking Part in RIAT 2018

Post by Salman Haider » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:43 pm

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PAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules (Reg. 4178) - Photo by Rehan waheed

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PAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules (Reg. 4178) - Photo by Rehan waheed

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PAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules (Reg. 4178) - Photo by Rehan waheed
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