MUNIR / ATTACKER
Royal PAF Public School Sargodha started off in December, 1952 with two Houses Fury and Tempest. In January, 1957 there was an addition of two more Houses Attacker and Sabre. The present day Munir House was then called Attacker after the name of a British war plane. In 1967 Attacker was named Munir House after the gallant air warrior Squadron Leader Muniruddin Ahmad Shaheed, SJ who gave his life in the line of duty during Indo-Pak war of 1965.
Squadron Leader Muniruddin Ahmed Shaheed, Sitara-i-Jurrat
During the war a high-powered, heavily defended radar station near Amritsar was attacked repeatedly by PAF fighters. In all these missions, Squadron Leader Munir unhesitantly volunteered to fly without regard for his personal safety, exposed himself to intense ack ack fire for long periods in attempts to locate and destroy the target.
Name: Muniruddin Ahmed
Father's Name: Khalifa Rashiduddin Ahmed
Date of Birth :27 September, 1927
Place of Birth:Gurdaspur, India
GD(P) Course:26 GD(P)
Date of Commission:22 December,1955
Date of Shahadat:11 September, 1965
In the final successful attack on September 11, he made the supreme sacrifice when his aircraft was hit. Before his last sortie, Munir flew eight combat missions and shot down an IAF Gnat on September 10. For displaying courage and determination in the face of heavy odds and beyond the call of duty, Squadron Leader Munir-ud-Din Ahmed was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.
Type:Single Seat Naval Fighter/Bomber.
Power Plant:One Rolls Royce Centrifugal Flow Turbo Jet Engine.
Four 20 mm British Hispano MK-5 Cannon in wings with 167 rounds each for in board guns and145 rounds each for out board guns, two 1000 lbs bombs or Twelve 60 lbs rockets Projectile may be carried under wing.
ATTACKER Role In PAF
Pakistan Air Force acquired its first jet fighter in August, 1959. Total 36 Attacker aircraft arrived from England and were allotted to No. 11 Squadron. Although designed primarily as a ship borne machine, the Attacker was also produced in land version. It had a speed record of 908 km/hr. Despite some teething problems, this first generation jet fighter was soon mastered by PAF Pilots.