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PAC Super Mushshak

Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft

PAC Super Mushshak

Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft

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SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The PAC Super Mushshak marks an indigenous Pakistani aircraft development to serve in the basic trainer and light attack roles.
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ORIGIN: Pakistan
YEAR: 1996
STATUS: Active, Limited Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) - Pakistan
PRODUCTION: 65
OPERATORS: Iran; Iraq; Nigeria; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the PAC Super Mushshak model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 23.46 feet (7.15 meters)
WIDTH: 29.04 feet (8.85 meters)
HEIGHT: 8.53 feet (2.6 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 1,676 pounds (760 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 2,756 pounds (1,250 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Textron Lycoming IO-540 V4A5 6-cylinder engine developing 260 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 168 miles-per-hour (270 kilometers-per-hour; 146 knots)
RANGE: 506 miles (815 kilometers; 440 nautical miles)
CEILING: 21,998 feet (6,705 meters; 4.17 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,220 feet-per-minute (372 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



Typically none. Can be outfitted for light attack role with installation of underwing pylons managing up to 660lb of stores (assumed rocket pods, gun pods, and conventional drop bombs).
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• "Super Mushshak" - Base Series Name; based on the earlier MFI-17 Mushshak basic training platform.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the PAC Super Mushshak Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 8/18/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
In 1981, the nation of Pakistan took delivery - and local production - of the MFI-17 "Mushshak" ("Proficient") for the basic training and light attack roles. These were manufactured under the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) brand label and represented a localized version of the Swedish "Safari" twin-seat trainer. Additional work to the product by the Swedes eventually spawned an improved and upgraded form in the Saab "Supporter" which has gone on to become the "Super Mushshak" in Paskitani Air Force service.

The Super Mushshak continues in the same designated roles as the former design and over sixty have been produced to date (2016) - forty are committed to Pakistan and twenty were sent to Saudi Arabia. The rebuilding air force of Iraq has also ordered twenty, these stemming from a February 2014 commitment. A first-flight by a prototype Super Mushshak was had in 1995 with service introduction coming the following year. Production has been ongoing since 1995.

The Super Mushshak seats its crew of two in a side-by-side arrangement aft of the engine installation in the nose (a third crewman can be carried as an observer / passenger further aft). The aircraft sports a braced high-wing monoplane planform for excellent lifting and control properties. Its empennage is made up of a T-style plane arrangement. A tricycle undercarriage is fitted. The engine is a Textron Lycoming IO-540 V4A5 6-cylinder unit outputting 260 horsepower while driving a two-bladed propeller. Maximum speed is 270 kmh with a range out to 815 kilometers, a service ceiling up to 6,700 meters, and a rate-of-climb equal to 1,220 feet-per-minute.

For the light strike / attack role, the wings of the Super Mushshak can be fitted with pylons to mount external ordnance options such as gun pods, rocket pods, and conventional drop stores (up to 300 kilograms).




MEDIA







Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (168mph).

    Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
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Graph showcases the PAC Super Mushshak's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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