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The F-5 was developed as a cheap 'export fighter' for military assistance programs. It was a small jet fighter with short-span wings, twin-engined and optimized for easy maintenance. The F-5 was never used on a large scale by the USAF, but because of characteristics similar to the MiG-21, the F-5 was used as 'agressor' [[aircraft|aircraft]]]. The USAF did also use the closely related T-38 supersonic trainer. While the F-5A (799 built) was a very basic aircraft with minimal equipment, the F-5E Tiger II (1166 built) was much more capable. Finally, the much-modified, single-engined F-5G was renamed F-20. At least 28 countries used the F-5.
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Type: F-5A Country: USA Function: fighter Year: 1963 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 1800 kg G.E. J85-GE-13 Wing Area: 15.79 m2 Wing Span: 7.70 m Length: 14.38 m Height: 4.01 m Empty Weight: 3667 kg Max.Weight: Max. Speed: 1490 km/h Range: 2600 km Ceiling: 15200 m Armament: 2*g20mm Unit cost: 5 million USD

Northrop F-5E Tiger II Type: F-5E Function: fighter Year: 1973 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 22.24 kN G.E. J85-GE-21A Wing Span: 8.13 m Length: 14.68 m Height: 4.08 m Wing Area: 17.28 m2 Empty Weight: 4410 kg Max. Weight: Max. Speed: Mach 1.64 Ceiling: 15790 m Max. Range: 2860 km Armament: 2*g20mm

F-5A Freedom FighterEdit
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The F-5 is a supersonic fighter combining low cost, ease of maintenance, and great versatility. More than 2,000 F-5 aircraft have been procured by the USAF for use by allied nations. The F-5, which resembles the USAF Northrop T-38 trainer, is suitable for various types of ground-support and aerial intercept missions, including those which would have to be conducted from sod fields in combat areas. The F-5 first flew on July 30, 1959 and deliveries to the Tactical Air Command for instructing foreign pilots began in April 1964. Pilots from Iran and South Korea were the first to be trained in the F-5, followed by pilots from Norway, Greece, Taiwan, Spain, and other Free World nations which have adopted the F-5. A two place combat trainer version, the F-5B, first flew in February 1964. In 1966-67, a USAF squadron of F-5s flew combat missions in Southeast Asia for operational evaluation purposes.
F-5E Tiger IIEdit

The F-5E "Tiger II" was a greatly improved version of the earlier F-5A "Freedom Fighter". Redesigned as a highly maneuverable, lightweight and inexpensive air superiority fighter, the -E featured an air-to-air fire control radar system and a lead computing gunsight. More powerful J85 engines required the fuselage to be both widened and lengthened. The forward wing root was redesigned to give the "Tiger II" wing its characteristic triple delta shape. The first flight of the F-5E was on 11 August 1972. The first USAF unit to receive the aircraft was the 425th TFS at Williams AFB, Arizona responsible for training foreign pilots in the F-5 aircraft. The most well known use of the "Tiger II" was as an aggressor aircraft at the USAF Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB Nevada. The aggressor pilots of the 64th Fighter Weapons Squadron were trained in Soviet tactics and used the -Es to simulate MiG-21s for training USAF pilots in aerial combat skills. Eventually, aggressor squadrons were formed at RAF Alconbury, U.K. and Clark AB, PI for training USAF pilots stationed overseas along with pilots of friendly foreign nations.
General characteristics F-5E
Primary function Lightweight fightertiger.png
Power plant Two General Electric J85-GE-21B turbojets
Thrust 2x 5,013 lb 2x 22.3 kN
Max. speed 1,082 mph 1,741 km
Initial climb rate 574 ft/s 175 m/s
Ceiling 51,800 ft 15,790 m
Range 2,314 miles 3,724 km
Combat radius 190 miles 306 km
Weight empty 9,725 lb 4,410 kg
max. takeoff 24,725 lb 11,214 kg
Wingspan 26.7 ft 8.13 m
Length 47.4 ft 14.45 m
Height 13.35 ft 4.07 m
Wingarea 186 sq. ft 17.28 sq. m
Armament Two 20mm cannons M39; under wings up to 3,175 kg weapons (guided missiles, bombs, rockets, cannons and ECM, on each wingtip one guided missile).The F-20A Tigershark was designed, built and tested by the Northrop Corporation in the early 1980's. Three prototypes were built, of which two crashed during sales demonstrations. The sole survivor was restored and now resides at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
The F-20 was the largest commercial military project ever attempted. Designed for the export market, Northrop invested $1.2 billion in the F-20 before it was cancelled by the company after six years of sales efforts. The lack of success in sales was due to shifting political sands in Washington, and unrelated to the aircraft itself, which was the first to fully exploit the digital electronics revolution and was the most advanced aircraft of its day.

Follow the links below to explore the history and fate of the F-20A Tigershark.

The Tigershark Story

Northrop and Convair: Blood Feud
The F-5X
Carter's Crippled Fighter
Reagan's Betrayal
The Lavi and Taiwan Indigenous Fighter Aircraft
Korea, ADF, and GI1003 - a new F-20
The Final Struggle
Where Are They Now: The F-20's Competitors
F-20 Photo Gallery

Tigershark Briefing

F-20 Designations
Aircraft histories:
Tigershark paint schemes
F-20 Potential Customers
F-20A GI-1001 Crash Investigation Report
Business model
F-20 Reliability and Logistics Guarantee
F-20 Acquisiton and Maintenance Cost
It's Only Software
Frequently Asked Questions
The B-49 Cancellation - Myth and Reality


F-20 Tigershark Features Summary
F-20 Tigershark AN/APG-67(V) Radar
Flight Controls
F-20 Tigershark Integrated Digital Avionics
F404 Engine
F-20 Tigershark Reliability and Maintenance
Ford Aerospace Gun
Continuous Wave Illuminator
Electromagnetic Maneuvering Flaps
5050 Fuel
Jet Fuel Starter
Inertial Navigation System
Head-Up Display
Digital Display Indicators
Mission computer


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