Pics from my friend...

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  1. Pisis

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    Hi,

    a friend of mine, Dave Z, is a military pilot at the Kbely airbase and recently sent me some pics that he took during his missions. Check this out enjoy!

    The description is by Dave Z:

    These are bit older, from times when I was navigator on Antonov An-26. It's from May 2004 when two C-160 from France visited our base. I was invited to fly in one C-160 and took these pictures.
    C-160 left, An-26 right
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    in formation
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    Over Prerov helicopter air base
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    An-26
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    Kbely air base
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    LKKB take-off photographed from flight operator's window (bubble)
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    My instructor at work, notice hard working flight engineer :D
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    DGPS reference station
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    LKCV landing
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    It's not a monkey, it's me :D
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    I was assigned to paratroopers training as an air force advisor, because I'm one of few in our base who can guide An-26 from the ground for paradrops (from days when I was navigator). So from base to target area I was given a Mi-24 Hind as a transport! And their primary goal was rocket training! :eek: I'm not so important, so my transport was only secondary. But I was able to take these pictures when flying as a cargo:
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    I'm especialy proud of this picture. S-8 rocket launch.:
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    Like 'em? :p


    Cheers,
    Pisis
     
  2. Nonskimmer

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    Great pics! :cool:
     
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    Yup, very nice! 8)
     
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    that last one's amazing..........
     
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    Great pics especially the last one, Awesome!.
     
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    Great pics there, very nice.
     
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    did he get that last one by coincidence or was he waiting for one to fire??
     
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    Either way it is a great pic.
     
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    I dunno but I'd gues he waited for it...
     
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    He would have just had to have to pilots tell him when they were going to fire.
     
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    Cool pics of the Hinds!
     
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    I tried to get a flight in one when we I was in Kosovo. But the command would not let us fly in any Russian aircraft because the Russian maintenance practices were not up to par.
     
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    Fair enough, I remember the Australian Government kicking up a stink when it found out Aussie troops were being flown around East Timor in leased Halo's!
     
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    I can understand it. They have trouble getting spare parts and when the mechanic finds something wrong he just fixes it and no one looks at it like a TI to inspect his work.
     
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    Hehe. "We" Czechs-Slovaks are very much influenced by the 50+ years Russian Communism occuppation... Why do you think we've switched to Gripens? :lol: (But HIND isn't a bad rotor-plane...)

    Cheers,
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    Gripens? Are you talking about the JAS-39 Gripens?
     
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    Yes. CAF has bought some 1O+ pcs, I think. They're flying over my house sometimes. :)
     
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    Good stuff, I always liked the design of the Grippen.
     
  19. Pisis

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    Yeah, like an arrow! Fantastic design. I tried to catch em with my digital camera, but no chance they're so quick!

    Talking about the design, do you know a cancelled project of almost finished jet airplane BAC TSR.2 ? They've done some 5 exemplaries, OI think. IMHO this plane has the nicest shape I've ever seen on a modern fighter!


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    The whole project seemed doomed by polotics from the beginning.
     
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