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F-5E Tiger II - Patrouille Suisse "50 Year Anniversary" 

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F-5E Tiger II - Patrouille Suisse "50 Year Anniversary"

Historical Note:


***  Hobby Master has decided to add an S to any model that doesn't have tampo applied letters or names. The S will signify that stickers (decals) are supplied so you can make the model any one of several options.

*** Comes with decals for 6 different aircraft


The Northrop F-5A/B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E/F Tiger II are part of a family of widely used light supersonic fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop. Although less complex and advanced than some contemporary aircraft such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, it was significantly cheaper to procure and operate, and the type became a popular aircraft on the export market. While not procured in volume by the United States, it was perhaps the most effective air-to-air fighter possessed by the U.S. in the 1960s and early 1970s. The aircraft had a compact size, high maneuverability, favorable flying qualities, low accident rate, and high sortie generation rate; Similar to the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, these qualities led to hundreds of F-5s remaining in service into the 21st century.

The F-5 started life as a privately funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 1950s. The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and low cost of maintenance. Armed with twin 20 mm cannons and missiles for air-to-air combat, the aircraft was also a capable ground-attack platform. The F-5A entered service in the early 1960s. During the Cold War, over 800 were produced through 1972 for U.S. allies. The USAF had no acknowledged need for a light fighter, instead it procured roughly 1,200 Northrop T-38 Talon trainer aircraft, an F-5 derivative.

Product Features:

1/72 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
Professionally painted.
All markings are pad applied for superb results.
Crew figure.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
Extremely sought after by collectors.

Info:       Northrop F-5E Tiger II -  Patrouille Suisse "50 Year Anniversary"

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