During the 1950s, the American Aircraft Company Northrop began developmental work into a simple and "low cost" fighter that would meet the needs of several NATO member air forces.
The F-5 met the precise specification, it being a light single-seat fighter, small in size but extremely manoeuvrable and effective. It was relatively simple and cheap to produce and was operationally efficient.
The initial version produced by Northrop, designated F-5 A "Freedom Fighter", was fitted with two General Electric J85-GE-13 engines and could attain a maximum speed of 1,700 Km / h. Armed with two 20 mm. guns installed in the nose, the F-5 was a credible "multi-role" aircraft due to its weapons load capability, which could offer a wide range of offensive options for both air defence and ground attack missions.
This multi-role aspect of the aircraft ensured its rapid take-up by many Air Forces.
- Super Decals Sheet for 6 Versions
- Completed Model Length: 20cm
- Model Scale: 1:72
- 1 x Model Kit Sprues - Unassembled
- 1 x Decal Sheet
- 1 x Instructions
Figures NOT Included.
Paints, Adhesive and Paintbrushes are NOT Included. These are sold seperately.
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 14+. Model Making should always be done under adult supervision.
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Packaging Dimensions: Length:29cm Height:19cm Width:4.5cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm