Northrop F-5E Tiger II

light tactical fighter
Max Speed
940 kt / 1,082 mph
Max Range
3,724 km / 2,314 miles
span 8.13 m / 26 ft 8 in length 14.45 m / 47 ft 4.7 in height 4.07 m / 13 ft 4.25 in
empty 4,410 kg / 9,723 lb max. take-off 11,214 kg / 24,722 lb
two 2268-kg (5,000-lb) afterburning thrust General Electric J85-GE-21 B turbojets
two 20 mm M39 cannon with 280 rounds per gun; provision for 3175 kg (7,000 Ib) of disposable stores, including AAMs, ASMs, bomber, cluster bombs, dispenser weapons, rocket-launcher pods, cannon pods, drop tanks and ECM pods, carried on five external hardpoints and two wing tip missile rails
Bahrain (F-5E/F), Botswana, Brazil (F-5E/F), Chile (F-5E/F), Honduras (F-5E/F), Indonesia (F-5E/F), Iran (F-5E/F), Jordan (F-5E/F), Kenya (F-5E/F), South Korea (F-5E/F), Morocco (F-5E/F), Mexico (F-5E/F), Malaysia (F-5E/F,RF-5E), Malaysia (F-5E/F,RF-5E), Saudi Arabia (F-5E/F,RF-5E), Saudi Arabia (F-5E/F,RF-5E), Singapore (F-5E/F,RF-5E), Singapore (F-5E/F,RF-5E), Sudan (F-5E/F), Switzerland (F-5E/F), Thailand (F-5E/F), Tunisia (F-5E/F), Turkey, Taiwan (F-5E/F), Venezuela, Yemen (F-5E/F)
Aircraft Overview:

Following the resounding success of the F-5A Freedom Fighter, the USAF issued a request in 1970 for a new light fighter aircraft that could both be exported to America's allies (Under the Mutual Assistance Plan, or MAP) or put on the international market. Northrop decided to repeat the feat of the F-5A a second time, and offered up a brand-new variant, the F-5E Tiger II. Named to honour the well-known Skoshi Tiger Unit that was formed solely to test out the F-5A during the Vietnam War, the F-5E Tiger II, just like its predecessor, instantly became an enormous hit on the export market. For a price of about two million dollars US (Today), a country could equip its air force with a light, modern single-seat fighter. The tactical RF-5E Tigereye and the F-5F Tiger II also soon hit the market, seeing success with a number of Asian, Middle-Eastern and European countries.

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