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Unusual Plane ID

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Devon Flyer22/04/2013 17:10:10
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Seen flying low and fast over North Devon, in the Barnstaple and Chivenor area last Saturday.

I couldn't ID it, neither could any of my flying buddies who saw it close up as it flew through at Chivenor. Maybe someone on here could help?

Not much to go on, but here goes:

Jet - appeared to be twin engined.

Low winger.

T tail.

Wing span guesstimated at around 50 - 60 feet.

Full black paint job with no visible markings.

Did one high Alpha pass and one (very) fast pass over Chivenor and also did a couple of wide circuits over the area.

Wing plan form like this, but not to scale:

I have searched everywhere on the web and can't find anything that matches.

Any ideas?

 

Edited By Devon Flyer on 22/04/2013 17:42:04

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 22/04/2013 19:28:45

chris basson22/04/2013 18:46:18
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I Reckon that'll be a Stealth Bomber DF!

Try googling it its not so stealthy you won't find any images!

CB

Andy Mc22/04/2013 19:15:27
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I'd hazard a guess that it could have been an L-29 Delfin of the new "Red Star Rebels" display team. They're being refurbished (I think) just across the water from Chivenor at St Athan.

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Devon Flyer22/04/2013 20:09:46
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Posted by Andy Mc on 22/04/2013 19:15:27:

I'd hazard a guess that it could have been an L-29 Delfin of the new "Red Star Rebels" display team. They're being refurbished (I think) just across the water from Chivenor at St Athan.

 

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Think you could be correct there, Andy - cheers mate.

Wonder why it had no markings? Or maybe they were just too difficult to spot at speed?

Edited By Devon Flyer on 22/04/2013 20:23:20

Andy Mc22/04/2013 23:16:21
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Posted by Devon Flyer on 22/04/2013 20:09:46:

Wonder why it had no markings? Or maybe they were just too difficult to spot at speed?

Edited By Devon Flyer on 22/04/2013 20:23:20

Could've been difficult to see because of the light and speed.

Although I think there's a 4th aircraft being refurbished for the team and it possibly may have been that one that hadn't had the markings applied yet.

Wingman22/04/2013 23:38:56
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Slightly OT - sorry - but anybody got any ideas on a matt black Sea King helicopter that overflew our field at 500ft (Mintlaw Aberdeenshire) last week?

Looked like a bog-standard helo - no strange protuberances that I could see but no visible markings of any description.

Dean B23/04/2013 01:28:47
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