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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 (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5599 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, 3086 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5560 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, 1208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5553 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, 1625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5329 times:

Did you see a mirage?


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29913 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5065 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, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4832 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, 12226 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4664 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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