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09-29-2006, 12:57 AM
...cool low level jet video on Break dot com

I think they're SU27s (not sure image isn't the best.)


09-29-2006, 01:14 AM

Mirage F1

Haven't got too much time to verify, but that's no Su27 for sure. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

09-29-2006, 01:32 AM
Image was good enogh, so I'm not sure where he got the idea that those may be Sukhoi 27s. They definitely have a strong liking to the Mirage F1s that LR pointed out, however.

09-29-2006, 06:41 AM

09-29-2006, 08:18 AM
they look like tornados to me


09-29-2006, 08:22 AM
Definately a Mirage F1, the fixed Fuel probe gives it away, plus the fact that it has one engine and the pilot was using the map meant it was no Tornado!!!

Nice video.


09-29-2006, 08:23 AM
SHEESH!...you people can't spot a Sopwith, clean ya glasses first and keep off the pron.

09-29-2006, 08:34 AM
Nice ride but, thanks.

09-29-2006, 10:14 AM
God knows how you map read hurtling along at 700mph

09-29-2006, 10:40 AM
The more challenging question would be: which airforce is that and where is this clip taken? (since it is obviously a mirage F1)

P.S. Did you notice how relaxed guy messed with switches on the panel and fiddled with map while hurling with full speed just a few feet above surface??


09-29-2006, 12:16 PM

Thanks for the correction.....After relooking at the clip I've no idea why I said SU 27.

We'll chock it up to 3am and no sleep....and a bit of laziness. (I would probably still not have come up with the right plane mind you..... but a single fin verses a two fin plane is a pretty big gaaf.)

09-29-2006, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by tigertalon:
The more challenging question would be: which airforce is that and where is this clip taken? (since it is obviously a mirage F1)

I'd be more interested in what song that is. Ideas, anyone?

09-30-2006, 09:32 AM
The aircraft types in the video are Mirage F1CT's or F1CZ's (I really doubt this though. The latter type was developed in South Africa.) The CT versions were new builds meant to be low level attack aircraft produced in the early 90's. The fixed nose probe and large fuel tanks are common fixtures and these two variants.

As for the service operating it, my bet would go to the French or South African Air Force. The pilots are wearing standard French Air Force flight helmets. While South African pilots did use the same helmets, they've now switched to the more common US style helmet.

If you look around YouTube and Google, you'll mind more footage of Mirage types running around at crazy low altitudes.

09-30-2006, 11:27 AM
So the french are training how to run away from the fight i reckon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif