SAAB J-35 Draken and IAI Kfir-C1 (F-21A) aggressors at NAS Mirimar

Leased to the Navy by ATAC.
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Parabellum picture
@ 2006-09-16 13:39:38
dda picture
dda
@ 2006-09-16 14:29:42
Pdunn picture
@ 2006-09-16 20:02:25
My guess is they are both SAABS. The one with the conards I believe is a SAAB JAS 39 Gripen:
http://www.avrosys.nu/aircraft/Jakt/124JAS39.htm

, and the other is the SAAB 35 Draken:
http://www.avrosys.nu/aircraft/Jakt/122J35.html
Pdunn picture
@ 2006-09-16 20:04:08
Oops. Added an extra "l" on the end of the above link. It should read "htm"
kjfitz picture
@ 2007-02-18 14:43:47
Updated the info from my duplicate post. The other plane is a IAI Kfir-C1 (F-21A).
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Anonymous
@ 2007-03-12 04:16:16
I wonder what a Draken is doing in San Diego?
kjfitz picture
@ 2007-03-12 09:12:19
Aggressor and threat simulation according to their web site.
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@ 2007-03-12 12:34:20
Here are ground level pic of these planes:

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?airlinesearch=ATAC&distinct_entry=true

"According to the pilot, ATAC is a privately owned company, based in VA, that owns this aircraft and is leased to the U.S. military to be used in mock drills with ATAC pilots."
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@ 2007-03-18 13:51:03
It is a Drakken & a Gripen. The leading edge of the wing overlaps the cannard more on the Kfir than on the Gripen.
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@ 2007-03-20 18:29:10
im sure its a kfir. the nose is very Mirage like, and I am 100% sure that the US Military has some sort of dissimilar combat training using a Kfir or two.

also if you look at the shadow, it resembles a kfir more than a gripen.

finally, the gripen are some of the top aircraft the swedes have to offer today, and if that was the case, why would they be selling them to us...