Ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3878 posts, RR: 19 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4763 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.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6119 posts, RR: 55 Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4180 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.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
Falcon790 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3986 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.