Khalid Mahmood. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo.
Mahmoud is considered one of the most successful pilots of Pakistan. He has four downed F-16 to his credit. In 80-ies Khalid tide participate in several dogfights in the skies of Afghanistan, at a time the country's civil war, and the Soviet army there was "limited contingent".
His loud "victory" does not stand up to scrutiny. 12.09.1988 12, he attacked the Soviet MiG-23. Of the two, one elucidated missiles exploded over MiG captain Privalov, the pilot managed to land the damaged car to the airfield Bagram. A Pakistani-print publicly announced two Soviet fighters shot down.
3.11.1988 Mr. Khalid was involved in another dogfight. Then Mahmoud composed of six couples caught Su 22Belonging to the Afghan Air Force. As a result of attack one Afghan was shot down.
His last victory was gained Khalid 31.12.1989 was shot down Afghan freighter An-24. Perhaps the pilot was planning to defect transporter, as seeing fighter included sidelights and down for landing. But the pilot made a mistake, take the nullah Kurram river of the runway, and of course exploded. What's the merit of fighting Mahmoud unknown.
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