No.26 Sqn's A-5 during flypast for fire power demo of Exercise High Mark 2010. A-5 served PAF for 28 years in primarliy Close-Air-Support (CAS) role.
The A-5 equipped with two 23mm cannons and maximum of six Mk82 bombs, two eight-round pods of 57mm/90mm unguided rockets or four Matra Durandal runway denial bombs make it a very potent weapon system in ground support role. For Air-to-Air role, they were wired with Aim-9L Sidewinder missiles. PAF also installed Matin Baker ejection seats in its A-5 fleet, after struggling from ejection seat issues in early 1990s.
Pictures of No.26 Sqn's A-5 during routine
training missions. By April 2011, both A-5 squadrons (No.16 and No.26 Sqn)
A-5s from No.7 Sqn 'Bandits' in circa mid 1980s.
This A-5 unit operated from Masroor Air Base from 1983 to 1991. Its all aircraft were all transferred to Peshawer and was re-equipped with Mirage-III aircraft.
A-5 being loaded with
HAFR-2 anti-runway bomb - circa 1980s
Flight line of No.16 Sqn A-5 based at Peshawer. Seen in the background is FT-6; which were used for fighter conversion of pilots onto A-5 aircraft.