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PAF Museum known as “PAKISTAN AIR FORCE Museum” is located in “SHAHRAH-E-FAISAL” at Karsaz Flyover in Karachi. This museum was originally established in 1997 and inaugurated on the independence day of Pakistan by the chief of the Air Staff “Air Chief Marshal Abbas Khattak”.
PAF museum was actually administered by a committee headed by the “Air Officer Commanding Southern Air Command”e museum was well known for its organized displays, lush green lawn and rides including F-04 Starfighter, T-6G (Harvard), Huskie, FT-6, F-6, Beech D-95A etc along with other Air Defense equipment.
PAF museum also exhibiting “Vickers VC.1” Viking used by “Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah” The founder of Pakistan and a “Folland Gnat” of Indian Air Force, that landed in “Pasrur” in 1965 war along with Afghan Airforce “Mig 21” and Iraqi Air Force, “Antonov AN-12”, this museum also exhibiting a different range of armory models used in WW1 and in WWII along with portrays of all the Squadrons of Pakistan Air force. Highly Tech Computer systems have also been placed inside the archive gallery for the purpose to archive handy information about a different facet of Pakistan Air Force.
In PAF museum four sub-galleries inside; one gallery exhibiting today’s most advanced and threatening aircraft models used by advanced nations to threaten their enemy. While the second gallery showcasing the history of the aerial warfare through model aircraft and painting where the last two galleries are dedicated to martyrs of our motherland “SHOHADA’s” & Heroes of 1965 and 1971 Wars.
Hundreds and thousands of people visit every week to experience military and air equipment and feel astonishing by seeing the potency their army posses. Guided tours in the vicinity of the museum are set free to engage and edify tourist about the rich history of Pakistani Airforce, a special small souvenir shop for tourist is also placed where they can experience miniature of jet models, key chains, shirts, and other air force related merchandise.
Nonetheless, a small kiosk also situated to cater the small need of the visitor like beverages and snacks available at very reasonable market rates to entertain the visitors. Beside that a fun area is also placed for children’s in which lately installed stimulators games is a unique experience for them.
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- PAF Faisal Air Base, Shah-Rah Faisal
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