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Quick quiz for y'all...

Name the type of aircraft in the picture below, and the Air Force it comes from;

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Yep! It is indeed a Chengdu F-7NM from the Namibian Air Force. Rarely seen in public, one was performing at the first ever Namibian Air Display alongside their K-8 Karakorums.

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One out of a total of eight F-7s in Namibian service.

Edited by JB2013

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how do you guys distinguish between MiG-21 and Chengdu J-7? they look exactly the same to me.

A mig 21 has a very different wing. Far more triangular.

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A mig 21 has a very different wing. Far more triangular.

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I guess let's consider the F-7 and the J-7 to generally be the same things. IIRC, the early J-7s have MiG-21 wings, after the F-7G, or so, it seems you get the wing extensions.

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Yep! It is indeed a Chengdu F-7NM from the Namibian Air Force. Rarely seen in public, one was performing at the first ever Namibian Air Display alongside their K-8 Karakorums.

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I love these pictures. The Africa GB had some interesting subjects along these lines. I plan on getting Trumpeter's J-7G so I can do something like this. Also, look at the positioning of the aoa sensor and pitot (?) tube, it seems to change based on variant. Does anybody know the reason for moving it from bottom to top between the MiG and Chengdu models?

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