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F-5E Tiger II (Three)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

F-5E Tiger II Jet Fighter 3
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In 1970, Northrop won a competition for an improved International Fighter Aircraft (IFA) to replace the F-5A, with better air-to-air performance against aircraft like the Soviet MiG 21. The resultant aircraft, initially known as F-5A-21, subsequently became the F-5E Tiger II. It had more powerful (5,000 lbf) General Electric J85-21 engines, and had a lengthened and enlarged fuselage, accommodating more fuel. Its wings were fitted with enlarged leading edge extensions, giving an increased wing area and improved maneuverability. The aircraft's avionics were more sophisticated, crucially including a radar (initially the Emerson Electric AN/APQ-153) (the F-5A and B had no radar). It retained the gun armament of two M39 cannon, one on either side of the nose) of the F-5A. Various specific avionics fits could be accommodated at customer request, including an inertial navigation system, TACAN and ECM equipment. The first F-5E Tiger II flew on 11 August 1972. A two-seat combat-capable trainer, the F-5F, was offered, first flying on 25 September 1974, with a new, longer nose, which, unlike the F-5B that did not mount a gun, allowed it to retain a single M39 cannon, albeit with a reduced ammunition capacity. The two-seater was equipped with the Emerson AN/APQ-157 radar, which is a derivative of the AN/APQ-153 radar, with dual control and display systems to accommodate the two-men crew, and the radar has the same range of AN/APQ-153, around 10 nmi. A reconnaissance version, the F-5E Tiger II, with a sensor package in the nose displacing the radar and one cannon, was also offered. The F-5E Tiger II eventually received the official name v. Northrop built 792 F-5Es, 140 F-5E Tiger IIs and 12 RF-5Es. More were built under license overseas: 91 F-5E Tiger IIs and -Fs in Switzerland,[ 68 by Korean Air in South Korea, and 308 in Taiwan. F-5E Tiger II proved to be a successful combat aircraft for US allies, but had little combat service with the US Air Force. The F-5E Tiger II evolved into the single-engine F-5G, which was rebranded the F-20 Tigershark. It lost out on export sales to the F-16 in the 1980s.


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