Pakistani’s Air Force Fighter Aircraft Size Comparison


It’s a powerful branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces. The Pakistan Air Force or PAF is responsible for the aerial defense in the country. Besides that, it also assists the Pakistan Army and Navy whenever necessary. Hence, this article will give you a size comparison of the fighter aircraft that the Pakistani’s Air Force has operated for years of service. 


SMALLEST FIGHTER AIRCRAFT 

Photo: jf-17.com

Let’s start with JF-17 Thunder. It’s 49-ft in length and 15.6-ft tall, with a wing area of 263 ft², according to jf-17.com. It’s also known as CAC FC-1 Xiaolong. It’s a single-engine fighter jet and a fourth-generation combat aircraft. 

Photo: lockheedmartin.com

Next is the F-16 Fighting Falcon with 49.3-ft length and 16.7-ft tall, with 31-ft wingspan, based on lockheedmartin.com. This fighter jet offers advanced and innovative interoperable capabilities with its affordable cost that keeps the best value among other fourth-generation aircraft. 

To put things into perspective, the smallest fighter jets that the Pakistan Air Force has created measures almost the same size as The Great Pyramid of Giza, about as tall as a Volkswagen Beetle and a little bit bigger than the length of a London bus. 


BIGGEST FIGHTER AIRCRAFT 

Photo: flugzeuginfo.net

This time, let’s see the biggest Pakistani fighter aircraft. We have the Dassault Mirage 5. It’s 51.1 ft in length, 14.9-ft tall, with its wingspan of 26.12 ft, according to flugzeuginfo.net. With no all-weather capabilities, this fighter jet was the Dassault Mirage III after a series of successful developments and was intentionally designed to be the ground-attack fighter plane. 

Photo: By Peter Bakema 

Next is the Dassault Falcon 20, measuring 56.3 ft in total length and 17.5 ft in height, with a wingspan of 53.6 ft, as stated on en.wikipedia.org. It’s powered by dual rear-mounted turbofan engines, and its prototype successfully made its first flight on May 4th of 1963. 

Hence, you can visualize the length of these jets more than four times the Blackpool Tower in the UK, about two-thirds as long as a London bus, and its wingspan is about four-fifths as long as a Cricket Pitch. 

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References: 

  1. https://jf-17.com/specifications/
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