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F-5E Tiger II (Four)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

F-5E Tiger II Jet Fighter 4
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By 1975 Northrop's F-5E air superiority fighter had successfully completed a comprehensive Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP), including a flight flutter and flight loads survey program, and a static test and fatigue test program. The primary objective of the ASIP master Plan was to insure that the aircraft's structural design would operate satisfactorily when subjected to the conditions associated with air-to-air combat and air-to-ground weapon delivery in peacetime and in hostile environments. The F-5E fatigue program was formulated during a transition phase of fundamental change in USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Philosophy. Therefore, this program was primarily structured to meet existing requirements while utilizing state-of-the-art techniques in fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics. The first USAF unit to receive the aircraft was the 425th TFS at Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., 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 Air Force Base, Nev. The 425th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron was reactivated at Williams AFB, Ariz., on Oct. 15, 1969 and was assigned to the 58th Tactical Fighter Training Wing at Luke AFB, Ariz. The squadron's new mission was to train aircrews from friendly nations to fly and fight in the F-5. The first F-5E Tiger II was delivered to the 425th April 6, 1973. The 425 TFTS was reassigned to the 405th Tactical Training Wing as of Aug. 29, 1979 and the unit was activated at Luke. In June 1989, the squadron's F-5 training program terminated after having produced 1,499 graduates. The 425th was inactivated Sept. 1, 1989. The aggressor pilots of the 64th Fighter Weapons Squadron were trained in Soviet tactics and used the Es to similate 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. The Aggressors were established with the mission to provide realistic, enemy oriented, dissimilar air combat tactics training for United States Air Force fighter units. They accomplished this mission since 1973 with first the Northrop T-38 and later the Northrop F-5E. The F-5E is an acceptable simulator of the Soviet built MIG-21 Fishbed which was originally produced in the early 1960's.


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