Photo Report : Polish Air Force Su-22 Fitters at Amendola
Claudio Toselli contributed these photos from the Polish deployment to Amendola, Italy, for a squadron exchange.
This was an historical event for both the Italian Air Base and for the 32° Stormo because this was the first time for the Polish squadron to come to Italy.
The 33^ Powidz Air Base is in the east of nice region Wielkopolska and have two tactical fighter squadrons, the 6th and 7th ELT/TFS. Their mission is close air support both for the ground as over the sea, as well as protection of strategic areas of Poland, reconnaissance and training. The 7th ELT have received the NATO Combat Ready status and is part of the NATO Rapid Intervention Force. Each squadron has 14 to 16 Sukhoy Su-22M-4K single-seat and two Su-22UM-3K two-seat 'Fitters'. After upgrade, these aircraft will probably remain in Polish Air Force service until after 2010.
Report and photos by Claudio Toselli ( view portfolio )