MM Alam’s record of downing 5 Indian jets in less than a minute remains unbeaten

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

18th Mar, 2021. 10:34 am
MM Alam

Nation is paying tribute to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) pilot and 1965 war hero Mohammad Mahmood Alam on his 8th death anniversary.

MM Alam shot down five Indian Air Force (IAF) jets in one minute during the 1965 war, making a world record in shooting most jets in the shortest time.

Alam, nicknamed as ‘Little Dragon’ popularly, while piloting an F-86 Sabre, shot down five Indian war planes in less than a minute, downed nine warplanes in the aerial combat.

In 1965, when India started war in the late mist dark night, Alam who was the first commanding officer of the first squadron of Assaults Mirage III, took his F-86 Sabre jet plane equipped with AIM-9 sidewinder missiles and fly over the skies of Sargodha to defeat the enemies who entered in Pakistani Air Space.

After a protracted illness, Alam died in Karachi on March 18, 2013 at the age of 77. He retired in 1982 as an Air Commodore.

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