TIGER DEMO

The Polish Air Force (Siły Powietrzne) has steadily modernised with US equipment, most prominently with the advanced Block 52+ F-16C/D, which is regularly displayed at events by its Tiger Demo team. Krzysztof Kuska talks to the team’s primary pilot.

POLISH F-16 TEAM

The Tiger Demo’s celebrated display is unusual in that it employs an F-16C in typical frontline configuration. Here, the bulky conformal fuel tanks are supplemented by a full load of external stores: wingtip AMRAAMs, underwing Sidewinders, a centreline fuel tank and a Sniper Extended Range targeting pod.
All photos Piotr Łysakowski

POLAND’S TIGER Demo team has become an important element of 31. Baza Lotnictwa Taktycznego (31. BLT – 31st Tactical Air Base) at Poznań/Krzesiny, which received its first ‘Vipers’ – as the F-16s are affectionately known – back in November 2006.

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