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  • Arthur
    a plane pour moi
    • Jan 2000
    • 9057

    Another Army oddity: an AP-2E at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. The Army used a number of these as relay aircraft for all sorts of people sniffers used in the Vietnam jungle, in programs like Igloo White.

    Gold prize however will be for the person coming with an Indian Air Force-marked Tu-22 Blinder...
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    Arthur
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Bertrand Russell

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    • TJ
      TJ
      Senior Member
      • Jan 2000
      • 783

      Originally posted by PLA
      Flown by Israeli pilots. Kind of lease contract.
      Flown by USN and USMC pilots. Part of the aggressor community.

      TJ

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      • MohammedAli
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2000
        • 200

        The picture was first posted on Pakdef.info a while ago. However, I cant remember by whom so I cant give due credit for it.
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        • MohammedAli
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 200

          The Antonov did fly with the PAF until the shortage of spares made flying unfeasable. It can now be found at the PAF Museum in Karachi in Afghan AF markings.
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          • flex297
            Senior Member
            • Aug 2003
            • 10590

            What about US Air Force G-2 Galeb and TS-11 Iskra? Those were acqiured in the recent poll for replacement of overweight F-35s
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            • Spectral
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Apr 2004
              • 360

              In the late 70s Portugal was interested in the F-5E, but instead bought A-7s.

              This is not a picture of an F-5 in FAP colours ( ) but it shows how official that "interest" got: its camouflage scheme was published in the "Dirio da Republica" ( the official organ of the government, where laws are published):
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              I hope that you accept Nature as It is - absurd.

              R.P. Feynman

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              • J Boyle
                With malice towards none
                • Oct 2004
                • 9651

                Originally posted by Spectral
                In the late 70s Portugal was interested in the F-5E, but instead bought A-7s.

                This is not a picture of an F-5 in FAP colours ( ) but it shows how official that "interest" got: its camouflage scheme was published in the "Dirio da Republica" ( the official organ of the government, where laws are published):

                The picture shown above is straihght out of USAF Tech. order 1-1-4, with some translations.
                There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                • Spectral
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Apr 2004
                  • 360

                  Thanks for the info.
                  I hope that you accept Nature as It is - absurd.

                  R.P. Feynman

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                  • Cuito
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Aug 2003
                    • 230

                    Flex or Arthur or anybody, do you know the timing and circumstances of the Mirage 2000B in South African markings? I would guess that the French were trying to sell it to them. Thanks.

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                    • Canpark
                      KQNDVN
                      • Jul 2004
                      • 3369

                      A-26 in South Vietnamese markings.
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                      • gkozak
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2005
                        • 1175

                        Iranian P-3

                        Iranian P-3 Orion.
                        Last edited by gkozak; 3rd December 2008, 00:25.

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                        • SOC
                          SOC
                          Registered User
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 13191

                          Iran DOES have P-3s...
                          Sean O'Connor

                          Sean's Blog, now with forum
                          ACIG.org Team
                          Airliners.net

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                          • gkozak
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2005
                            • 1175

                            Iranian P-3s

                            Yes, Iran does indeed have P-3s- I posted this photo to the wrong thread!

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                            • Lawstud
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jul 2004
                              • 223

                              Originally posted by flex297
                              Several ex-GDR Su-22s were flying with WTD61 in Manching for evaluation and testing purposes. Much more interesting is the story about the sole Su-20 acquired via Egypt during the early 80s. This desert painted bird was kept as a top classified item during the next years to come and was thoroughly tested by the same Manching testing unit mainly in night flights to deter unwanted public.

                              I meant the Egyptian SUs, thought they were Su-22, too.

                              In Manching they tested a lot of former GDR planes in regard of performance test and to see what the "old enemy" was able to do. But some of the planes were also tested for an eventual troop service (Mig 29, Mil Mi 24 -dont know about the Su 22, though). The Mig 29 was the only tested jetfighter to be later used in troop service (GAF flew the East German transport and cargo planes and helicopters for some years, An-26, IL 62, TU 154, TU 134, Let 610 and Mil Mi 8).

                              The planes they used for performance tests were the Mil Mi 24, Mig 21 and Mig 23. These planes were all repainted into Luftwaffe livery with (West-) German markings. I read that the only plane -except of the Mig 29 -that they were really impressed of was the Su-22. In some ways it is said to have a even better performance then the Tornado.
                              Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans
                              (John Lennon)

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                              • the_baphomet_00
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Dec 2003
                                • 760

                                what about this....





                                a Pakistani Mystre !!!!


                                ...oh, well... its from an old Indian War Movie entitled "Hindustan Ki Kasam" (Oath on Hindustan - India) which was filmed in the Mid 70s.

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                                • Moebius
                                  Junior Member
                                  • Oct 2004
                                  • 8

                                  Originally posted by Spectral
                                  In the late 70s Portugal was interested in the F-5E, but instead bought A-7s.

                                  This is not a picture of an F-5 in FAP colours ( ) but it shows how official that "interest" got: its camouflage scheme was published in the "Dirio da Republica" ( the official organ of the government, where laws are published):

                                  We had T38A Talons for supersonic training but no supersonic aircraft (until the F16). They were bought with the F5 in mind but never really made their full purpose. They were brought into service in 1976.

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                                  • Arthur
                                    a plane pour moi
                                    • Jan 2000
                                    • 9057

                                    Time to bring this thread back to the top, with an Iranian MiG-21PF.


                                    This is a former East German MiG-21PFM (ex bort no. 870) which was sent to the rework plant at Dresden-Klotzsche in or around 1987, where it was to be stored/reworked with the hope of selling it abroad. Iran showed interest and was on the verge of actually getting them delivered, when the Berlin Wall fell, two Germanies became one and the whole deal got cancelled. While i don't remember the aircraft having already been painted with full Iranian markings and serials already at Dresden (they were in desert camo already), this Fishbed was actually supposed to end up looking something like this. It's now preserved in Italy.
                                    Last edited by Arthur; 19th February 2005, 12:09.
                                    Regards,

                                    Arthur
                                    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
                                    Bertrand Russell

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                                    • GoldenDragon
                                      Fly GoldenDragon Airlines
                                      • Aug 2003
                                      • 4194

                                      A well known item to PLA watchers but still a surprise to many US military fans who see it.

                                      The Blackhawk in commie service

                                      http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/...es_cropped.jpg

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                                      • Erez
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • May 2003
                                        • 1502

                                        Originally posted by PLA
                                        Flown by Israeli pilots. Kind of lease contract.
                                        A bit (ok, a bit too much :diablo: ) late for a reply, but they were actually flown by American pilots (mostly Tomcat drivers) that were trained in Israel.
                                        "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."

                                        Sir Winston Churchill

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                                        • Canpark
                                          KQNDVN
                                          • Jul 2004
                                          • 3369

                                          Strange... U.S-made euipment in Chinese service, whats next!?

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