Thom@s
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Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts

Thu Jan 04, 2001 2:45 am

Hi.

I've got quite a few pictures of military planes and helicopters. But the problem is I don't know the name of the type.

Another problem is that I don't know how to show you the pictures I'm talking about, as they are not added to A.net (yet). If someone can help me with that, I would trully appriciate it.

Here is a description of some of the aircrafts.

1. A fairly old fighter (60s-70s) 2 jet-intakes, 2 seat, short tail. Belonging to the chez (i think) airforce. With black colours and a dolphin painted on the nose. (If that's of any help.)

2. A small military helicopter named something like Gazelle. Anyone have any more information?

I hope someone can help me with any of the above.

PS! I know this is the civil aviation forum, but where else do I put this topic? Hope it won't be deleted.

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RE: Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts

Thu Jan 04, 2001 4:45 am

Aerospatiale Gazzele is Franco-British project, and it was also produced in Mostar, Yugoslavia (today Federation Bosnia& Hercegovina) - one of uses is anti tank battle
about that fighter - i need more info - high wing - low wing tailwing - high low - wings - delta/straight
is that czech AF you are talking about - it may be dutch also - insignia is similar
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RE: Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts

Thu Jan 04, 2001 5:04 am

There is a Czech two-seat jet trainer I believe called the Delfina. I'll have to check some of my old books when I get home to see if I can find more info. Sorry I cannot be of greater help at the moment, but will see what I can dig up.
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RE: Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts

Thu Jan 04, 2001 5:53 am

It is called the Aero Delfin, model L-29, first flight 1959.

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RE: Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts

Thu Jan 04, 2001 6:07 am

yes it could be Aero L-29,
are you sure about the age?
it could also be Mig-23UB
maybe you should e-mail me a photo and I will be able to identigy it then
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Aero L-29 has mid wing (more to the lower part) and horizonatl stabilizer on the upper side of rudder
Mig 23 has high wing and low hor stabilizer
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RE: Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts

Thu Jan 04, 2001 6:09 am

although you propably figured it out Delfin means Dolphin n Czech
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RE: Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts

Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:47 pm

First of all I have to say thank you to everyone for your help.  

9A-CRO---The plane has a high T-tail, low mounted main wings and is registered G-DLFN. Isn't that british? The "logo" is on the tail. A circle with the checoslovakian (sp?) flag in it.

I doubt it that it is a MIG 23, but I'll try to send you a picture of the plane soon.

btw. We have the same word for dolphin in Norwegian too, so I understood that.  

Thanks again.

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RE: Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts

Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:52 pm

Ok,
it is probably an Aero L-29 Delfin owned by a private in UK for airshows.
It could be true because the L-29 is a very old design and like many others -50s and -60s warbirds is becoming popular among privates to show them in public airshows.
The Aerospatiale Gazelle is actually a French project but it was adopted by UK armed forces in huge numbers and built by Westland in Yeovilton. It is one of the 3 types of the Anglo French Helicopter programme, the other 2 being the Aerospatiale Puma and the Westland Lynx.

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