bohica
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Unfamilliar A/C At NAS Oceana

Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:54 am

I live near Oceana and I am used to seeing F/A-18's flying overhead all the time. Yesterday, I saw something I have never seen before. Flying the traffic pattern was several A/C which were delta winged, with canard stabilizers, single tail fin, and two engines. What kind of A/C is it?
 
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RE: Unfamilliar A/C At NAS Oceana

Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:57 am

Down the way, could it be a Kfir? Dual air intakes...

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RE: Unfamilliar A/C At NAS Oceana

Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:37 am

Or a Rafale? Gripen? Gah...what do I know.  Smile
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RE: Unfamilliar A/C At NAS Oceana

Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:59 am

Eurofighters are in the US as well so it could have been one of those mite be a good idea to link photos of each and have an ID parade.



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RE: Unfamilliar A/C At NAS Oceana

Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:37 pm



Quoting BlackProjects (Reply 3):
Eurofighters are in the US as well so it could have been one of those mite be a good idea to link photos of each and have an ID parade.

I am keeping my camera with me in case they fly over me today. If I get any pictures I will post them here.

Looking at photos on the internet this morning it looks like it could be the Eurofighter.
 
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RE: Unfamilliar A/C At NAS Oceana

Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:47 pm

From a Source in the know Rafale's were at Oceana recently so its not the Plastic Typhoon but its French relative.

  

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RE: Unfamilliar A/C At NAS Oceana

Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:36 pm

Hi,

The UK Typhoon detachment has been back in the UK for a couple of weeks now.

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RE: Unfamilliar A/C At NAS Oceana

Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:09 pm

You saw French Navy Rafale's, they're in town to do joint exercises with the US. Also the French E-2s are over at Norfolk.

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