Ytpete From United States of America, joined May 2009, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3951 times:
I was hiking near San Francisco a few weekends ago when a jet fighter came swooping over the hills (pretty slowly, I think, for that sort of plane). It circled around once more and I hurriedly snapped a photo:
Now I'm curious what type of plane it was (also what it was doing there, but I'll have to settle for just part A). It appears to have twin engine exhausts but only a single vertical stabilizer -- which isn't familiar to me. Anyone recognize?
These are operated by the US Navy and Marines, and serve as "aggressor" aircraft in dissimilar combat training. In other words, they are used to teach our pilots what it's like to fight different types of fighters.