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Did I See An F-105 Over Miami On 9/23?  
User currently offlinepedroanda From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6195 times:

We get the occasional military traffic in or out of Opa-Locka Executive (OPF). Yesterday, Sunday the 23rd, we heard some over flights and stepped out after the 3rd pass or so. What I saw overhead had two under-wing tanks and that distinctive curvaceous fuselage, much like an F-5, thought, of course, bigger ( I caught it as it was right overhead so I had a good look at the planeform ). If it wasn't for the 2 tanks, I would have said F-5 but I am almost sure that this had a single nozzle (can't trust the brain, could be wishful thinking). We do get F-5's coming up from NAS Key West. I'm looking on the web and there is no mention of a flying F-105 anywhere except for a blurb regarding the Collins foundation planning to add one to their lineup. Am I seeing things?

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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6156 times:

No, there are no flyable F-105s. You sure it wasn't an F-104?

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User currently offlinedragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6149 times:

Could be a Hawker Hunter. ATAC sends planes down to Florida for ops quite often.


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User currently offlinelarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5925 times:

Did you see a mirage?


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User currently onlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30206 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5661 times:

Although smaller ut may have been a mig15/17. It also may have been a Gnat.

Those two and the hunter are the closest matches from the bottom i can think of

User currently offlinespudh From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 313 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5428 times:

Quoting pedroanda (Thread starter):
Am I seeing things?
Quoting larshjort (Reply 3):
Did you see a mirage?


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12319 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 5260 times:

The engine inlets on the F-105 are unique and a dead give-away. They are at the wing root leading edge and slanted aft from the outboard portion of the inlet to the fuselarge. They look like an aft facing empty triangle when viewed from under the airplane as it flies over head.


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