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What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:19 pm

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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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:34 pm

If you ask me, those are F-5s or T-38s. And yes, I know they have two engines!
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:03 pm



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?
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:09 pm

Those are F-Es belonging to Patrouille Suisse
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:29 am

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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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:51 am

Compare the original image:



With this image of the Patrouille Suisse F-5Es

http://k41.pbase.com/v3/72/362072/2/45478816.107.jpg
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:57 am



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

It doesn't load for me.
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:28 am

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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:20 pm

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.

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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:56 pm

Mymiles2go;

Could you please post the original picture, since it does not open for me.
 
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:31 pm



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.
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:07 pm



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?
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:38 am

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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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:41 pm



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.

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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:23 pm



Quoting Mymiles2go (Thread starter):

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

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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:47 pm

If you're absolutly sure about the single engine business, I'd be F-20 tigershark.
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:58 pm



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.

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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:42 pm

it looks like some drawing of an aircraft that resembles an F-5 to me...
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:52 pm

once I saw the photo I am thinking F-5E
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:42 pm

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

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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:30 pm

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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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:34 pm

I cant believe you guys are even arguing... It's OBVIOUSLY a F-5. Big grin
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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:26 am


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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.

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RE: What Type Of Aircraft Is This?

Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:45 am

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



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