KAI unveils first FA-50 for Polish Air Force

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has published images of the first FA-50 Fighting Eagle light combat aircraft to be rolled out sporting the colours of the Polish Air Force, which is set to receive 48 examples of the type in the near future.

The aircraft (serial 5002) was recently unveiled at KAI’s facility in Sacheon, a city located in South Korea’s South Gyeongsang province, sporting the typical grey livery and red and white checkerboard insignia of the Polish Air Force that has been applied across the air arm’s fleet of combat aircraft. However, for the first time in the history of the Polish Air Force, a false canopy has been painted on the underside of the fuselage – the purpose of which is to confuse an enemy pilot during a dogfight so that they do not know which direction the aircraft is turning.

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