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|Subcategory||:||1:72 Hobby Master|
|Scale||:||1 : 72|
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This product was added to our database on Wednesday 6 June 2018.
Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA3331, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster
1/72 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings are pad applied for superb results.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
Extremely sought after by collectors.
The Northrop F-5 tactical fighter was designed as an extremely maneuverable, supersonic
fighter with a high rate of reliability at a low operating cost. The F-5 first flew on July 30,
1959 with the first customer delivery in 1964. The last of more than 2,600 F-5's was
produced in 1989 and about two-thirds of these are still in service with 26 countries more
than 4 decades later. The F-5 was manufactured by Northrop Grumman and under license
in Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland.
Swiss Staffel 6 "Ducks" was created in 1925. Staffel 6's first unit badge was a six-pointed
star with a witch riding a broom but in 1940 the badge became a marching duck carrying a
Halberd (two-handed pole weapon or staff). With the arrival of the Northrop F-5E in 1983
training moved to Payerne AB and became the home of Staffel 6 with pilots from the French
speaking area of Switzerland. Along with Staffels 8, 11, 17, 18 and 19 F-5E J-3033 became
6 Squadron's aircraft to receive a permanent squadron paint scheme.
Specifications Northrop F-5E Tiger II
Length - 47 ft 4.75 in (14.45 m)
Wingspan - 26 ft 8 in (8.13 m)
Height - 13 ft 4.5 in (4.08 m)
2 X General Electric J85-GE-21B turbojet
Dry thrust - 3,500 lbf (15.5 kN) per engine
Thrust with afterburner - 5,000 lbf (22.2 kN) per engine
Internal fuel - 677 US gal (2,563 L)
External fuel - 275 US gal (1,040 L) per tank in up to 3 tanks
Empty weight - 9,558 lb (4,349 kg)
Loaded weight - 15,745 lb (7,157 kg)
Max takeoff weight - 20,486 lb (9,312 kg)
Maximum speed - 917 kn (1,060 mph, 1,700 km/h, Mach 1.6)
Range - 760 nmi (870 mi, 1,405 km)
Ferry range - 2,010 nmi (2,310 mi, 3,700 km)
Service ceiling - 51,800 ft (15,800 m)
Rate of climb - 34,400 ft/min (175 m/s)
Guns – 2 X 20 mm (0.787 in) Pontiac M39A2 Revolver cannons in the nose, 280
Hardpoints - 7 total (3 X wet): 2 X wing-tip AAM launch rails, 4 X under-wing and 1 X under-
fuselage pylon stations holding up to 7,000 pounds (3,200 kg) of payload.
2 X LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19 X / 7 X Hydra 70 mm rockets, respectively)
2 X LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19 X CRV7 70 mm rockets)
2 X LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4 X Zuni 127 mm rockets)
2 X Matra rocket pods (each with 18 X SNEB 68 mm rockets)
4 X AIM-9 Sidewinders
4 X AIM-120 AMRAAMs
2 X AGM-65 Mavericks
Bombs: A variety of air-to-ground ordnance such as the Mark 80 series of unguided iron
bombs (including 3 kg and 14 kg practice bombs), CBU-24/49/52/58 cluster bomb
munitions, napalm bomb canisters and M129 Leaflet bomb and laser guided bombs of
Others: up to 3 X 150/275 US gallon Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for ferry flight or extended
Emerson Electric AN/APQ-153 radar on early batch of F-5E
Emerson Electric AN/APQ-159 radar on later production F-5E
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