Czech Air Force photos

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JAS-39C/D Gripen

http://www.afbcaslav.cz/med/foto/mesic/2006/052006.jpg

http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9234_19092006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9236_17092006_2.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9237_10072006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9238_28072006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9239_13092006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9240_10092006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9240_10092006_2.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9241_28072006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9241_10092006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9242_10072006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9243_13092006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9244_20112006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9245_26092006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9819_10072006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Ostatni/LKPD_17.10.2006/J399820_17102006.3.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Foto-archiv/J39_9819_28072006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Fotogal_Vse/J399819_11122006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Fotogal_Vse/J399245_11122006_1.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Fotogal_Vse/J399245_11122006_2.jpg
http://lkpd.site.cz/Fotogal_Vse/J399234_20112006_1.jpg

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Beautiful! Thank you very much! Love the Gripens! (obviously)

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Aero L-39C Albatros

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Aero L-39ZA Albatros

http://img326.imageshack.us/img326/7152/9a9zsfe9.jpg
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Very nice, esp. the formation pics :)

Also interesting to see Gripens with live missiles. I wonder why the Sidewinders are not carried on wingtip pylons. Are Czech people smaller than Swedish? :D

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Very nice, esp. the formation pics :)

Also interesting to see Gripens with live missiles. I wonder why the Sidewinders are not carried on wingtip pylons. Are Czech people smaller than Swedish? :D

no wonder, the reason is less wings strain, if they carry more missiles of course sidewinders are on the wingtips

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http://lkpd.site.cz/Fotogal_Vse/J399245_11122006_1.jpg

What is that smoke coming downwards near the exhaust?

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What is that smoke coming downwards near the exhaust?

APU - auxiliary power unit. Directly above the smoke, on top of the rear fuselage you can see the opened doors of the APU air inlet.

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It could also be fuel from the fuel dump vent.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/robban75/fuel.jpg

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Oh, btw, excellent photos!:) Who's the photographer, and is there a way to get a hold on the originals of some of the pics?

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Oh, btw, excellent photos!:) Who's the photographer, and is there a way to get a hold on the originals of some of the pics?

the photos are mainly from this spoters´ web from civilian/Air Force base Pardubice
http://lkpd.site.cz/Domu.htm

from official webs of 211th and 212th squadrons
http://211.airspace.cz/
http://www.sweb.cz/212.sqn/

from several Czech magazines and Airlines.net

some CzAF hellies photos comming

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Again, thank you for the wonderful pics, especially the APU series.

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you welcome and thanx for your appraisement, men;)

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http://lkpd.site.cz/Fotogal_Vse/J399245_11122006_1.jpg

What is that smoke coming downwards near the exhaust?

That is most likely compressor secondary air - i.e. air that escapes through the small gaps between the various stator and rotor stages and enters in the central part of the compressor (between the rotor disks). That air is better to be evacuated.

The air appears white because is already compressed, and when escapes in the atmosphere through the ventral pipe it expands and forms condensation.

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That is most likely compressor secondary air - i.e. air that escapes through the small gaps between the various stator and rotor stages and enters in the central part of the compressor (between the rotor disks). That air is better to be evacuated.

The air appears white because is already compressed, and when escapes in the atmosphere through the ventral pipe it expands and forms condensation.


I bet my five bucks that it is the oil vapour coming from the oil drainage system.;)
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you welcome and thanx for your appraisement, men;)

...Ať vam lítaj'...

Pozdrav od bratov Slovákov, ktorí vám tak trocha závidia (v dobrom, samozrejme). Dobre, že ste sa nedali natlačiť na F-16.

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Fantastic pictures!

Whoose Tornado is that behind 9234?

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...Ať vam lítaj'...

Pozdrav od bratov Slovákov, ktorí vám tak trocha závidia (v dobrom, samozrejme). Dobre, že ste sa nedali natlačiť na F-16.

Díky:-))
Taky jsem rád, že nemáme použitý křápy F-16, my vám záviděli od roku 1995 dvacetdevítky, teď už máme srovnatelný věci:-)))

thanx for wish, bwt in 2010 will be finalised full state of CzAF supersonics fleet and in according with "Vize 2010" - future army layout, CzAF will have minimally 24 supersonics or better 36 (dependly on financial budget) since 2015. But the type isn´t sure, maybe some further gripens (or completely all 24-36 of new gripen version) or another type. Government and army will come to a resolution in 2010. Current gripens can be returned to Sweden in 2015 or Czech governement can buy them for rest price.