Su-17M3 from the 136th FBAR takes off with a pair of bombs FAB-500M62. Kandahar, summer 1987 Summer heat is not only reduced engine thrust and reliability. Sami pilots could not wait a long time in the hot cabins departure, so flights on the ability to plan in the early morning. The established order is usually limited to a few departures in the morning, replaced by midday respite that allowed to wait out the heat, and evening "additive" if the enemy continued to show activity. "Capricious" have been and some types of ammunition: incendiary tanks, NAR in blocks and large-caliber rockets have a temperature limit and could not long remain in suspension under the scorching sun.