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.


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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