Commissioned by the Pakistan Air Force, this 238-page coffee table book, written by Alan Warnes illustrates the day to day challenges of operating a top class military with limited funds. Â The author has been fortunate enough to travel to Pakistan nearly twenty times and has taken many of the 300+ images that illustrate the recent years of an air force on the highest state of alert. Â With iran, Afghanistan and India straddling its borders nothing can ever be taken for granted.
Having shot down an Iranian military UAV crossing into its airspace during June, fighting a war with militants in the western FATA region and continuously monitoring the Indian Air Force, life in the PAF isnâ€™t boring. Â I
On top of all that, itâ€™s the only air force in the world to design a fighter – the JF-17 Thunder, which is being built with support from its Chinese allies at the Pakistan Aeronautical Company Kamra complex. Â In addition to its own indigenous fighter, the PAF flies a fleet of 50-year old Mirage III/Vs, cutting edge F-16s and Chinese F-7s as well as Chinese and Swedish airborne early warning aircraft.
This book will bring you up to date with the PAFâ€™s challenges and how it meets them with a foreword from the Pakistan Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.