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8-Pass Charlie

8-Pass Charlie was the codename of an unknown Pakistan Air Force B-57 bomber ace who raided the Adampur airbase of the Indian Air Force in Indian Punjab a number of times during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 notably starting the series of raids on the base by a solo raid. [1]

15 relations: Adampur, Aviators who became ace in a day, Defence Day, Descent (aeronautics), Indian Air Force, Indo-Pakistani Air War of 1965, Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Martin B-57 Canberra, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, Muhammad Mahmood Alam, No. 7 Squadron (Pakistan Air Force), Pakistan Air Force, Punjab, India, Saiful Azam, Throttle.

Adampur

Adampur (ਆਦਮਪੁਰ, आदमपुर) is a city and a municipal council in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab.

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Aviators who became ace in a day

The term "ace in a day" is used to designate a pilot who has shot down five or more airplanes in a single day, based on usual definition of an "ace" as one with five or more aerial victories.

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Defence Day

Defence Day (یوم دفاع ALA-LC) is celebrated in Pakistan as a national day on 6 September in memory of how Pakistan defended itself and Indian army called cease fire in the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965.

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Descent (aeronautics)

A descent during air travel is any portion where an aircraft decreases altitude, and is the opposite of an ascent or climb.

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Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF; Devanāgarī: भारतीय वायु सेना, Bharatiya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces.

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Indo-Pakistani Air War of 1965

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 saw the Indian and Pakistani Air Forces engaged in large-scale aerial combat against each other for the first time since the independence of Pakistan in 1947.

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Indo-Pakistani War of 1965

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April 1965 and September 1965 between Pakistan and India.

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Martin B-57 Canberra

The Martin B-57 Canberra is an American-built, twin jet engine tactical bomber and reconnaissance aircraft that entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1953.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21; NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.

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Muhammad Mahmood Alam

Muhammad Mahmood Alam (محمد محمود عالم) (known as M.M. Alam; 6 July 1935 – 18 March 2013) was a Pakistani fighter pilot, an F-86 Sabre flying ace and one-star general who served with the Pakistan Air Force.

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No. 7 Squadron (Pakistan Air Force)

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Pakistan Air Force

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) (پاک فِضائیہ—,, reporting name: PAF), is the aerial warfare branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces, primarily tasked with the aerial defence of Pakistan with a secondary role of providing air support to the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy.

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Punjab, India

Punjab, also spelt Panjab, is a state in North India, forming part of the larger Punjab region.

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Saiful Azam

Group Captain Saiful Azam (born 1941) is a retired air force officer, a Bangladeshi who served as a fighter pilot with the Pakistan Air Force in the years prior to 1971.

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Throttle

A throttle is the mechanism by which fluid flow is managed by constriction or obstruction.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-Pass_Charlie

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