Military Installation : Peshawar Airbase, Pakistan

Name: Peshawar Airbase

Type: Military airbase with an adjacent civilian airport.

Location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa., Pakistan.

Coordinates:  33°59’57.74″N   71°30’53.90″E

Occupants: No. 26 and 16 squadrons of PAF operating JF-17 fighters

Peshawar airbase. Distance from LoC 218 km
Peshawar airbase. Distance from LoC 218 km

 

Peshawar airbase. airstrip 2.65 km length
Peshawar airbase. airstrip 2.65 km length

 

Aircraft on ground 1
Aircraft on ground 1

 

Aircraft on ground 2. Possibly A-5 fighter Near hardened shelter
Aircraft on ground 2. Possibly A-5 fighter Near hardened shelter

 

Aircraft on ground 3. JF-17 on Taxiway
Aircraft on ground 3. JF-17 on Taxiway

 

Aircraft on ground 4. A-5 Near hardened shelters and helicopter (unidentified) base
Aircraft on ground 4. A-5 Near hardened shelters and helicopter (unidentified) base
Aircraft on ground 5. 3 JF-17 near shelters.
Aircraft on ground 5. 3 JF-17 near shelters.

 

Aircraft on ground 6. Possible decommissioned Shenyang F-6,
Aircraft on ground 6. Possible decommissioned Shenyang F-6,
Aircraft on ground 7 from 2014. These hardened shelters almost always have aircraft nearby
Aircraft on ground 7 from 2014. These hardened shelters almost always have aircraft nearby

 

Aircraft on ground 8. Multiple helicopters and planes including one on display
Aircraft on ground 8. Multiple helicopters and planes including one on display

 

Aircraft on ground 9. Six A5s and one helicopter in 2007
Aircraft on ground 9. Six A5s and one helicopter in 2007

 

 

Aircraft on ground 10. Multiple types of aircraft including A5, F-6, F-86 and a few unidentified aircraft , most likely decommissioned. 2012
Aircraft on ground 10. Multiple types of aircraft including A5, F-6, F-86 and a few unidentified aircraft , most likely decommissioned. 2012
Aircraft on ground 11. Same place in 2017 with lot more aircrafts
Aircraft on ground 11. Same place in 2017 with lot more aircrafts

 

Aircraft on ground 12. A-5s lined up in 2010
Aircraft on ground 12. A-5s lined up in 2010

 

Aircraft on ground 13. One JF-17, one small plane and a helicopter
Aircraft on ground 13. One JF-17, one small plane and a helicopter

 

Aircraft on ground 14. One JF-17 on runway and taxiway each
Aircraft on ground 14. One JF-17 on runway and taxiway each

 

Hardened aircraft shelters with some activity going on nearby
Hardened aircraft shelters with some activity going on nearby

 

Aircraft on ground 15. Civilian aviation terminal
Aircraft on ground 15. Civilian aviation terminal

 

Hardened underground bunkers
Hardened underground bunkers

 

Possible air defence sites
Possible air defence site

 

Aircraft on ground 16. Helicopters and a transporter plane
Aircraft on ground 16. Helicopters and a transporter plane

 

Another air defence site
Another air defence site
Unidentified. Possible underground storage, missile launch or air defence site
Unidentified. Possible underground storage, missile launch or air defence site

 

Underground fuel storage ?
Underground fuel storage ?

 

Cantonment board office
Cantonment board office

 

 

Peshawar is one of the more important bases for PAF and houses 2 squadrons of their frontline JF-17 fighters. This airbase has been the target for 2 major islamist terrorist attacks in 2007 and 2012. In 2015,  adjoining Camp Badaber also suffered an attack with 29 causalities. This base was used by the 6937th Communications Group of United States Air Force from July 17, 1959 until January 7, 1970

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