F5E Swiss Austrian Pbond 1/48 Model Kit


F5E Swiss Austrian Pbond 1/48 Model Kit

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F5E Swiss Austrian Pbond 1:48 Model Kit

The Northrop F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E and F-5F MCL II are part of a supersonic
light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. Being smaller and simpler
than contemporaries such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the F-5 cost less to both procure and
operate, making it a popular export aircraft. 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. Though
primarily designed for the day air superiority role, the aircraft is 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. Though the USAF had no acknowledged need for a light fighter, it did procure roughly 1,200 Northrop
T-38 Talon trainer aircraft, which were directly based on the F-5A.

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