F-5 Freedom Fighter and T-38 Talon Pictures and Model airplane collectables

Northrop's  F-5 Freedom Fighterand the T-38 Talon Jet Trainer Military Aircraft Models and Kits.

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F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tigershark T-38 Talon sectionof the Jet Fighter Model Department in the   Yellow Airplane store.

Airplane models of the F-5 Tiger later evolved to the F-5G Tigershark
and its close cousin the T-38 Talon jet trainer.

The F-5 freedom fighter, manufactured by Northrop, is 47' 2" long, 13' 2" high and has a wingspan of 25' 3".  The empty weight was 10,567 lbs and the max gross weight was 25,145lbs.  The F-5's used 2 General Electric J85-GE-21 jet engines each producing 3,500 lbs of thrust and with afterburner they produced 5,000 lbs of thrust producing a maximum thrust of 10,000 lbs.  The F-5 had a max speed of 1,030 mph  a cruise speed of 640 mph, climbed at 32,700 feet per minute and had a max range of 1,462 miles.  The early F-5's, described above later evolved into the F-5G which used a single engine producing much more thrust and provided a less complex design.  The F-5G was later called the F-20 Tiger Shark which was in direct competition with the General Dynamics F-16 Falcon.  Since General Dynamics won the contract with its F-16 falcon the F-20 (F-5G) was never put into mass production and never saw service in our military.  I once spoke to a head engineer about the F-20 Tiger Shark about why it didn't win the contract for production.  He was reluctant to talk about this aircraft since its specs were very secret at the time, but he said the government wanted ever increasing performance and capabilities and a lower cost.   Never the less, the F-16 won the contract and that is the plane which is seen in many services throughout the world.    You can see the Yellow Airplane Kids Group visitation to see the  F-16 at the 183rd Fighter Squadron by ing here.
There are many versions of this plane, these specs cover only one version.
Another aircraft, the trainer version of the F-5 is the T-38 Talon which is very popular and is still in use in many countries.

T-38 Talon / F-5 / F-20 Tigershark Jet Fighter Diecast Metal Airplanes and Plastic Model Kits.

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T-38 Talon - F-5 Tiger Books

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F-5 Tigers Over Vietnam
Softbound Book.
Tambini. The F-5A/B Skoshi and F-5E Tiger II are perhaps the most unappreciated aircraft of the Vietnam War. The detailed combat history provided in this book, however, shows what a capable, reliable, maintainable and survivable craft it was. The author served for three years as a civilian technical advisor to the Republic of Vietnam Air Force, and here he has provided us with the best documentation available on this airplane. 80 pgs., illustrated, 8½"x 11", sfbd.


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Northrop F-5/F-20/T-38 Warbird Tech Vol. 44
Softbound Book

Johnsen. This volume examines the F-5 and its variants - aircraft that were designed for economical supersonic performance. You'll see technical drawings and get details on their avionics, electrical systems, power plants and armament; follow the generational development from the F-5 to the F-20; and see the aircraft flying missions ranging from Vietnam combat to aviator training. 108 pages, 250 B&W and 50 color photographs, engineering drawings and more. 8½"x 11", softcover.

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StrikeBeyond Top Gun
hardbound Book
Llinares. The U.S. Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC), located at Naval Air Station Fallon, is the center of excellence for naval aviation training and tactics development. In this beautifully illustrated volume, you'll join the top echelon of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots as they visit NSAWC to undertake an intense course of training in F-14 Tomcats, F/A-18 Hornets, F-5 Tigers, and a host of other airplanes and helicopters. 192 pages, 200 color photographs, 10"x 10", hardcover.
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Northrop's T-38 Talon

Softbound Book

The story of the most successful trainer ever produced. In thirty years, the  plane has provided most of the current crop of fighter pilots, has been used as  Aggressor, target tug, flight test support for NASA, and as Thunderbird  demonstration team plane. 152 pgs., 300 photos, 8½"x 11", sfbd.  .....#0003720 2



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The Tiger II was a lightweight jet fighter known for its maneuverability, two powerful engines, and ability to carry a high weapon load.



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