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  • Gerard
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    • Aug 2009
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    oldie from South Vietnam

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    • gkozak
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      • Jan 2005
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      Originally posted by Gerard View Post
      oldie from South Vietnam

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      The roundel looks PS'ed to me.

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      • MSphere
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        • Feb 2010
        • 8983

        Originally posted by gkozak View Post
        The roundel looks PS'ed to me.
        I don't think so.. there are more versions of this image, I can't believe all of them were PS'ed. Officially, this Alou served the International Control Comission.

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        • Gerard
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          • Aug 2009
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          Originally posted by MSphere View Post
          I don't think so.. there are more versions of this image, I can't believe all of them were PS'ed. Officially, this Alou served the International Control Comission.

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          • MSphere
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            • Feb 2010
            • 8983

            I personally believe it's legit..

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            • gkozak
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              • Jan 2005
              • 1177

              Originally posted by MSphere View Post
              I personally believe it's legit..
              Yeah, you're right. I looked closer at the larger image, and it does look legitimate. Sorry for the confusion.

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              • Gerard
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                • Aug 2009
                • 3148

                another from the VNAF. Is this realy used or just a MD31 painted in VNAF colors?


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                • gkozak
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                  • Jan 2005
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                  Originally posted by Gerard View Post
                  another from the VNAF. Is this realy used or just a MD31 painted in VNAF colors?


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                  I did a little research, and found out that the Flamant did indeed serve with the South Vietnamese air force.

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                  • MiGMan
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                    • Oct 2005
                    • 330

                    Moroccan Fury's (Sorry if Repost)

                    P.S. Can anybody shed some light on the markings?
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                    • Flyer
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                      • Nov 2008
                      • 335

                      Originally posted by MiGMan View Post
                      Moroccan Fury's
                      P.S. Can anybody shed some light on the markings?
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                      Possibly, Your images show simplified version of insignia, without crown and red circle. Probably, such version was used on "frontline" planes, heavily camouflaged (instead of natural metal aircrafts, which were used as trainers or "parade planes" in rear mainly). Also note - the sideview shows the 1978 machine, Your images show earlier time planes.
                      Last edited by Flyer; 24th August 2015, 17:25.

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                      • Gerard
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                        • Aug 2009
                        • 3148

                        my guess is that it is the handover from the planes to Morocco. Possible with a kind of transition roundel. If you look at the Iraqi plane in the link you can see the serial is still partly the same as on your photos.
                        http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...88#post1167988
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                        • Gerard
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                          • Aug 2009
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                          my guess is that it is the handover from the planes to Morocco. Possible with a kind of transition roundel. If you look at the Iraqi plane in the link you can see the serial is still partly the same as on your photos.
                          http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...88#post1167988


                          why is did posted twice???????
                          Last edited by Gerard; 24th August 2015, 18:47. Reason: questionmark
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                          • gkozak
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                            • Jan 2005
                            • 1177

                            Originally posted by MiGMan View Post
                            Moroccan Fury's (Sorry if Repost)

                            P.S. Can anybody shed some light on the markings?
                            Very interesting- thanks! I've seen the side-view before, but hadn't noticed the insignia. Looks to me like just the star component of the standard roundel. Wonder if it is green, as it is on the roundel?

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                            • Starsign
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jun 2004
                              • 525

                              Afghan MD-530 in hi-res

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                              • dan_pub
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                                • May 2004
                                • 559

                                Originally posted by gkozak View Post
                                I did a little research, and found out that the Flamant did indeed serve with the South Vietnamese air force.
                                Indeed, 50 MD-315 Flamant "police coloniale" did serve in the RVNAF. Hovever I strongly suspect that this particular aircraft is F-AZGE / P, the MD-312 preserved by enthusiasts of Association Amicale Alenonnaise des Avions Anciens, which AFAIK did not serve in VN but is painted to represent one of the MD-315s that did.

                                Things are not always exactly what they are purported to be...

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                                • gkozak
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jan 2005
                                  • 1177

                                  Originally posted by dan_pub View Post
                                  Indeed, 50 MD-315 Flamant "police coloniale" did serve in the RVNAF. Hovever I strongly suspect that this particular aircraft is F-AZGE / P, the MD-312 preserved by enthusiasts of Association Amicale Alenonnaise des Avions Anciens, which AFAIK did not serve in VN but is painted to represent one of the MD-315s that did.

                                  Things are not always exactly what they are purported to be...
                                  As they say, close enough for government work...

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                                  • Flyer
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                                    • Nov 2008
                                    • 335

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                                    • Starsign
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                                      • Jun 2004
                                      • 525

                                      Uzbekistan AF Yak-52. I somehow suspect it to be an unairworthy machine with the cammo and marking applied only after it was put out of service. Looks cool, anyway

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                                      • cy24driver2
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                                        • May 2015
                                        • 912

                                        Originally posted by Starsign View Post
                                        Uzbekistan AF Yak-52. I somehow suspect it to be an unairworthy machine with the cammo and marking applied only after it was put out of service. Looks cool, anyway

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                                        Wow.. Very nice find starsign mate!!
                                        Here I attached is a rarely seen image of Mi-24 Hind from Namibia.

                                        Hey could u please repost several images of Uzbek Su-25 Frogfoot crammed into the HAS? These from fotomail were posted by me several years ago, but I can't find it now.

                                        I wish someone could post here any pics of
                                        L-39 or MiG-21, MiG-25 from Turkmenistan.

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                                        • MiGMan
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Oct 2005
                                          • 330

                                          some mig-25s from Turkmenistan - I question whether these were ever actually painted up in Turkmen roundels, as all the ones at Ashgabat on panoramo appear to retain their soviet stars
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