The other military participant was the Pakistan Air Force, bringing with them 3 JF-17/FC-1 Thunder, a small and light combat aircraft developed together by China and Pakistan. The huge Pakistani delegation was warmly welcomed and celebrated by the Chinese as showed the warm welcome and photo requests by many visitors. The real highlight was of course the first ever display of the JF-17 in a foreign country, which showed the power and agility of the 'Thunder'.
Together with the JF-17 the Pakistanis also brought the "Sherdils" Display Team to Zhuhai, flying 6 K-8 jet trainer aircraft. This display was not what you are might be used to see in Europe, but the fact seeing six Pakistani aircraft in very nice colours in formation above our heads made well up for this.
- Category: 2010
- Published: 23 November 2010
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