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PAC MFI-17 Mushshak

The PAC MFI-17 Mushshak aircraft is build by PAC (Pakistan).

AC MFI-17 Mushshak (English: Proficient) is a licence-built basic trainer aircraft version of the Saab Safari (first flight in 1969). It is built by PAC's (Pakistan Aeronautical Complex) Aircraft Manufacturing Factory (AMF). MFI-17 is used mainly for Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT). Pilot trainee used it for the fundamentals of aircraft handling, instrument and night flying. The MFI-17 Mushshak is fitted avionic for instrumentation flying. It is propelled by a single Textron Lycoming 4-cylinder engine with one twin-blade propeller. Also used for reconnaissance, observation and transportation purposes, there are attachment points (hardpoints) under the wings for extra fuel tanks and weapons, allowing the aircraft to perform ground attack sorties.

PAC MFI-17 Mushshak
TK Drawing of the PAC MFI-17 Mushshak

PAC MFI-17 Mushshak has a seating capacity of 3, student, instructor and optional passenger.

PAC MFI-17 Mushshak has an overall length of 7 meters (22.9_ft). It has a wing span of 8.85 meters (28.9_ft). The overall height of 2.6 meters (8.5_ft). The wing area of PAC MFI-17 Mushshak is of about 11.9 sq.meters (128.1_sq.ft.). The overall weight of an empty aircraft is about 646 kilograms (1,421.2_lbs). And it has a maximum take-off weight of about 1200 kilograms (2,640.0_lbs). PAC MFI-17 Mushshak can reach a maximum speed of about 238 km/hr (128.5_knots, 147.9_mph). Aircraft can reach a service height of about 4800 meters (15,696.0_ft). The aircraft has a stall speed with gears & flaps down: 100 km/hr (54.0_knots, 62.2_mph).

The piston engine powered PAC MFI-17 Mushshak uses 1, Textron Lycoming IO-360-AIB6 horizontally opposed 4-cylinder. It can deliver a total power of approximately 149 kilowatts (199.8_shaft horsepower).

Updated On: 12.06.05