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User currently offlineMariuszAdamski From Poland, joined Jul 2005, 7 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

I want to share with you guys. Here is the very first PLAF Viper with the conformal tanks.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1283717/M/

Please enjoy

Cordially

Mariusz Adamski

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User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Cool pic! How did you make it?

User currently offlineMariuszAdamski From Poland, joined Jul 2005, 7 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

Usually with the Canon EOS System  Wink

Kind regards

Mariusz Adamski


User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

Quoting MariuszAdamski (Reply 2):
Usually with the Canon EOS System

I mean from what kind of aircraft. It's apparently an aerial shot, no?


User currently offlineMariuszAdamski From Poland, joined Jul 2005, 7 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

My photo platform was F-16D.

Mariusz Adamski


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Nice detailed shot of the enlarged spine - are the kits inside similar to the ISAF Sufa?


"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineF27Friendship From Netherlands, joined Jul 2007, 1125 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

what a sexy beast! congratulations to Poland!

nice job you have BTW Big grin


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

PIEKNE!!














.



"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Hey Mariusz,

I am fan of your photography! I like your Mig shots as well as F-16 ones. They are superb in every way possible. I am glad that a.net is photographer that has access to such a unique place! Now, how about some flight deck shots!  bigthumbsup   Smile

Again thanks for the great shots!

Best regards,
Andrej


User currently offlineMariuszAdamski From Poland, joined Jul 2005, 7 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Flight deck shot is on the way  Wink

User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Quoting MariuszAdamski (Reply 9):
Flight deck shot is on the way

Thank you!  Wink

Andrej


User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Dziekuje for my new wallpaper.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/finklejag/untitled-1.jpg

It makes me proud to see Poland flying F-16's. I'am Polski Amerykanin.

On my wall in my bedroom.



User currently offlineF27Friendship From Netherlands, joined Jul 2007, 1125 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

What is exactly the aerodynamic effect of the conformal tanks? I can't imagine it improves anything except the range

User currently offlineMariuszAdamski From Poland, joined Jul 2005, 7 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Here is the new one  Smile

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1289383/M/

Cheers

Mariusz Adamski


User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Quoting F27Friendship (Reply 12):
I can't imagine it improves anything except the range

I think improving the range is the whole idea: more fuel and less drag than drop tanks mounted on a hardpoint.



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Have the recent bugs been eliminated already?.....

http://www.f-16.net/news_article2540.html

Polish F-16s make emergency landing due to avionics malfunction

Quote:
"October 2, 2007 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Two F-16 jet fighters stationed at Krzesiny airport in western Poland, were forced to make an emergency landing, due to avionics malfunctions. Both aircraft managed to land safely thanks to the skills of the experienced pilots and a good dose of luck.

Since the Polish air force began operating the F-16s in December last year, dozens of faults and defects have been detected in the fighter planes' equipment. All repair costs are to the account of the Polish military, as the government failed to include waranty clauses in the purchase agreement.

The defence ministry recently ordered spare parts for the F-16 for a total amount of 123 million USD, which should at least satisfy demands until 2010. The list of problems with the Polish F-16 also includes a lack of a comprehensive IT system. Currently, all of the flight details, including fuel consumption, are recorded in an Excel spreadsheet."



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User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 15):
All repair costs are to the account of the Polish military, as the government failed to include waranty clauses in the purchase agreement.

Lol, well some lawyer/bean counter is going to get a new orfice reamed for excluding that little detail.  Big grin



If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles.
User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Quoting MariuszAdamski (Reply 13):
Here is the new one

T H A N K S!

Really amazing shot and I am looking forward to see more!  Smile

Cheers,
Andrej


User currently offlineF27Friendship From Netherlands, joined Jul 2007, 1125 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Quoting Michlis (Reply 14):
I think improving the range is the whole idea: more fuel and less drag than drop tanks mounted on a hardpoint.

sure, but drop tanks can be dropped if thinks get nasty, and you have all your maneuvrability


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2586 times:



Quoting Andrej (Reply 17):
I am looking forward to see more!

A new batch of four a/c was delivered comprising 3 x F-16Cs and 1 x F-16D. Perhaps the thread starter was on site to take pictures when those landed at Krzesiny?  Smile .....

http://www.f-16.net/news_article2627.html

Further 4 PolAF F-16s arrive in country

Quote:
"November 22, 2007 (by Asif Shamim) - Four new PolAF F-16 block 52s arrived at Krzesiny, near Poznan this week as part of the Peace Sky Program."



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Report with pictures released by the Polish MoD and LockMart to Flightglobal......

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...lockheed-martin-f-16-fighters.html

Quote:
"The Polish air force received a further batch of four Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters at Krzesiny air base on 22 November (pictured below), taking its inventory of the type to 21 single-seat Cs and 10 two-seat Ds from an eventual fleet of 48.

Poland's F-16s have so far been assigned to the Krzesiny-based 3 and 6 tactical air squadrons, with deliveries to its 10 Sqn to begin late this year, ahead of the unit's relocation to Lask air base in mid-2008. The squadrons will be responsible for operational conversion unit and attack; fighter/attack; and fighter/reconnaissance tasks respectively."


Many thanks to the OP.....

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User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2004 posts, RR: 27
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

Mariusz, great photos, lucky dog you.


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