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THE PAF "FALCONS" MAKE HISTORY  


THE PAF "FALCONS" MAKE HISTORY
1965



  2nd February 1958 was a significant day in the history of aviation as well as that of the Pakistan Air Force. On that day, for the first time a formation of 16 fighters (F-86 Sabers) performed a loop during an air display at Masroor Air Base, Karachi. The painting is partly symbolic, depicting the leading element of the 16 "Falcons" (their call sign) taking off from the runway at Masroor. In the background is an impression of the 16 Sabers in immaculate formation as they looked after having joined up, climbing vertically for a loop. Renowned fighter pilot and wartime leader of the Air Force, Wing Commander M Z Masud, who was later awarded Hilal-i-Jurat in the 1965 War, led the team.  
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