This aircraft is developed by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC), reulting in the PAC Joint Fighter-17 Thunder and/or the CAC Fighter China-1 Xiaolong ('Fierce Dragon'). The fighter is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft. The Pakistan Air Force took delivery of its first JF-17 in 2010, while China never started operating the type.
This Jug, as 44-89320, was one of the very last to roll off the Farmingdale production line and is now displayed inside at the USAF Armament Museum. She is painted in the colours of a 463 FS/507 FG aircraft 44-88129 whilst stationed at Shima Island near Okinawa in 1945.
This ex-Polish Air Force aircraft was imported into Australia and stored at Bankstown from 1993 to 1995. Registered VH-EKI on 4 April 1995, it made its first post-restoration flight the following year on 17 November 1996. It was operated on warbird adventure flights for some years and damaged on landing at Camden on 28 December 1997. Repaired, it flew on until at least 2005 before being 'retired' to Bathurst, along with sister-ship VH-REH. It certainly looks a bit tattier these days than it used to!