Northrop F-5

From Freedom Fighter to Tiger II

Gérard Paloque

Although it was originally intended to provide the USAF with a lightweight fighter, in the end the Northrop F-5 had rather a marginal career in the United States, which used it mainly for training pilots in aerial combat.
Publication date:
April 2013
Publisher :
Histoire et Collections
Language:
English
Illustration :
50 photos and 200
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9782352502760

Dimensions : 240 X 200 cm
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£17.49
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Overview
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• A fantastically illustrated guide to the Northrup F-5, highlighting its success in the world's air forces.

Although it was originally intended to provide the USAF with a lightweight fighter, in the end the Northrop F-5 had rather a marginal career in the United States, which used it mainly for training pilots in aerial combat. On the other hand it was a real success in the export market, with more than twenty countries around the world choosing this little effective twin-engined fighter which above all was cheap, particularly when it was partly subsidised by the United States. Its success continued with the improved version, the Tiger II, so much so that in all more than 2600 examples of all versions of the F-5 came of the production lines with a few of them still flying nowadays in some air forces, thanks to the various update programmes which have permitted air forces to envisage prolonging their use until 2015-20.