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What Type Of Aircraft Is This?  
User currently offlineMymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

Can someone help me identify what type of aircraft this is exactly?

I know I have seen them before, I just can’t remember where. Long tapered nose, conventional tail, single engine.

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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5650 times:

If you ask me, those are F-5s or T-38s. And yes, I know they have two engines!


Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5606 times:



Quoting A342 (Reply 1):
If you ask me, those are F-5s or T-38s. And yes, I know they have two engines!

F-20 had a single engine.

...but um.. Am I missing a picture, or are we just naming pointy nosed planes?


User currently offlineMymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5596 times:

Sorry, i just noticed the picture came out as a tiny little box. If you click on the tiny-itty-bitty square below the text on the left hand side of the original post, it will expand.

User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5596 times:

Those are F-Es belonging to Patrouille Suisse

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3925 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

I think they're too long to be F-5s, and somehow I don't think these guys are Swiss.
My guess:

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Peter Smile



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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5494 times:

Compare the original image:



With this image of the Patrouille Suisse F-5Es

http://k41.pbase.com/v3/72/362072/2/45478816.107.jpg


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3925 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5489 times:



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 6):
this image of the Patrouille Suisse F-5Es

It doesn't load for me.



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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5467 times:

Try this link

http://www.pbase.com/manfred_b/image/45478816


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3925 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5343 times:

Maybe they are F-5s and not Ching-Kuos, I'm not sure.
But what makes you so sure this is the Patrouille Suisse? The query image aircraft seem to have all-white bellies.
And it's an old-fashioned propaganda photograph that breathes Asia for me, not Europe.

Peter Smile



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5294 times:

Mymiles2go;

Could you please post the original picture, since it does not open for me.


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3925 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5281 times:



Quoting 474218 (Reply 10):
Could you please post the original picture, since it does not open for me.

It's the top picture in Reply 6.



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5241 times:



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 2):
F-20 had a single engine.

I know that, but only three of those were ever built. And I don't think they were used in parades like this, were they?



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5078 times:

These F-5A's look like they belong to the Turkish Air Force's acro team "Turkish Wings". I saw them at an airshow in Constanta, Romania in 2006.


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3925 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5056 times:



Quoting FBU 4EVER! (Reply 13):
Turkish Wings

If you mean the Turkish Stars, the livery doesn't quite match.

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Quoting FBU 4EVER! (Reply 13):
F-5A's

Again, they may be F-5s, but how you can tell an (N)F-5A from an F-5E from that picture is beyond me.

Peter Smile



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2213 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4890 times:



Quoting Mymiles2go (Thread starter):

It could be these guys.FC-1/JF-17 Thunder.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1957516/posts



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User currently offlineCorsair1107 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4875 times:

If you're absolutly sure about the single engine business, I'd be F-20 tigershark.


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3925 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4844 times:



Quoting CALTECH (Reply 15):
It could be these guys.FC-1/JF-17 Thunder.

Good idea. However, the FC-1 doesn't have such a long tailpipe, assuming this is one of the real photos of it. Wingspan also seems too short.


Quoting Corsair1107 (Reply 16):
If you're absolutly sure about the single engine business, I'd be F-20 tigershark.



Quoting A342 (Reply 12):
only three of those were ever built. And I don't think they were used in parades like this, were they?

And I don't think you can tell from the query picture that these jets are single-engined.

Peter Smile



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineBuss61 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4817 times:

it looks like some drawing of an aircraft that resembles an F-5 to me...


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User currently offlineCorsair1107 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

once I saw the photo I am thinking F-5E


Flown on: DHC-6/8, F100, B1900C, 717, 727, 737, 757, 767, 777, 319, 320, C152/172, E135/145, DC-9, MD-83/88 CL600
User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4773 times:

I am pretty sure those are the MIG-28s from Top Gun!

 Big grin  duck 


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6420 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4760 times:

Those tailplanes are not Chinese (too little leading edge sweep).

They must be F-5.

Do not assume single engined because of the contrails. They are not natural contrails - natural contrails would start some distance behind the engine exhaust, and never be present at so low altitude. It is air show smoke.

To me they are twin engined F-5 with smoke system on one engine only.



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 4738 times:

I cant believe you guys are even arguing... It's OBVIOUSLY a F-5. Big grin


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3925 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4704 times:


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Photo © H.J. Yen
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Photo © Chinghua Yuan


OK, they're not Ching-Kuos, the shape of the tail is rather different.

Quoting KPDX (Reply 22):
I cant believe you guys are even arguing... It's OBVIOUSLY a F-5.

I accept. But whose F-5s? I'd like to know now.

Peter Smile



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineFalcon790 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

Judging my the age of the photo, and the uniform of the military personal in that picture, my guess is that they are the "Golden Crown" aerial demonstration team from IIAF (Imperial Iranian Air Force). This team existed before the Iranian revolution in the 70s.

http://www.iiaf.net/goldencrown/gcphotoarch/images/gc23_jpg.jpg



-Vala


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