BERNHARD C.F. KLEIN COLLECTION
No. 5128. Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Mushshak (88-5176) Pakistan Air Force
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Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Mushshak

10/31/2010. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Pakistan Aeronautical Complex at Kamra consists of several factories, including the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory (AMF) which came into operation in mid-1981, as license production center for the Saab Safari/Supporter two/three-seat light aircraft, which has the Pakistani name Mushshak (Urdu for 'proficient').

Initially, 23 aircraft were supplied complete by Saab in Sweden, while 92 were assembled at Risalpur from 1975 to 1982 and another 25 in the AMF at Kamra from 1983 to 1985, all from completely knocked down kits supplied by Saab. Completely indigenous production followed, and to date at least 262 aircraft left the factory.

A Mushshak powered by a turbocharged 210 hp Teledyne Continental TIO-360-MB, called Shahbaz (Falcon), made its first flight in July 1987 and was certificated to US FAR Part 23 in 1989, only four were produced. Since October 1987, Kamra has been responsible for all MFI-15 and MFI-17 product support worldwide.

Coded 'AMF', the pictured aircraft has been with the AMF since 1996, wearing the military serial 88-5176. It was registered to the AMF on September 8, 2001."


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