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Single Engine Fighter @ Knip (NAS JAX)  
User currently offlinegators312 From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5343 times:

I live near KNIP (NAS JAX) and have seen some single engine fighters flying over the past couple days.

To me it looks like a Dassault 2000

Anyone have some insight on what it could be and why it's there.


[Edited 2012-01-17 15:28:37]

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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2889 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5280 times:

Could it have been one of the ATAC Kfirs?

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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

Quoting KPDX (Reply 1):
Could it have been one of the ATAC Kfirs?

That's my guess, the F-21 Kfir. I've never seen one fly, I'll be up that way tomorrow got my fingers crossed.

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User currently offlinegators312 From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5139 times:

Yes that looks like it! I have put my camera in the car so that I can get some shots if I get time and see them working again.

Thanks for the response.

User currently offlinegators312 From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4758 times:


"The first fighter to blast down the main runway at Jacksonville Naval Air Station Friday was an F/A-18C Hornet painted to look like a Soviet MiG, red stars and all. It shot over Roosevelt Boulevard shortly after 11 a.m., banked sharply left away from Target parking lot and headed out to sea. It was followed, in brief intervals, by four more Hornets, two Israeli-made Kfir fighters and a Hawker Hunter, a 1950s-era British jet."

User currently offlineBeiaard From United States of America, joined May 2011, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Seems to me they've do this every now and again.
The thing that struck me as curious was the mention of a Hawker Hunter...did they also fly in a Sopwith Camel and some mounted cavalry in case they encountered those in the time-warp dogfights that they must be expecting?   

Really though, why a Hawker Hunter? No one operates them any more, do they? I would think that they would be no match against any (even remotely) modern fighter...

User currently offlinezanl188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4620 times:
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User currently offlinejderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1763 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

ATAC http://www.atacusa.com is in town (NAS JAX) with both the Kfirs and Hawker Hunters supporting the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group's Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joing Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).

Here's an article about the exercises:

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