F5

NORTHROP F-5 Freedom Fighter

Aircraft
Name
F-5 Freedom Fighter
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, low set
WTC
M
APC
E
Type Code
L2J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
In fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
NORTHROP F-5 Tiger 2
NORTHROP Tigereye
NORTHROP RF-5 Tigereye
NORTHROP N-156F Freedom Fighter
NORTHROP N-156C Freedom Fighter
NORTHROP Tiger 2
NORTHROP F-5 Freedom Fighter
NORTHROP RF-5 Freedom Fighter
NORTHROP Freedom Fighter
KOREAN AIR Chegoong-Ho
KOREAN AIR Tiger 2
KOREAN AIR F-5 Tiger 2
KOREAN AIR F-5 Chegoong-Ho
F+W EMMEN Tiger 2
F+W EMMEN F-5 Tiger 2
CANADAIR NF-5
CANADAIR CF-116
CANADAIR CL-219
CANADAIR CF-5
CANADAIR CL-226
CASA SF-5
CASA A-9
CASA AR-9
CASA SRF-5
AIDC F-5 Chung-Cheng
AIDC Chung-Cheng

F5

Light weight multi role fighter. In service since 1969 (F-5E/F since 1972). Built in several versions:

  • F-5A (single seat) and F-5B (two seats) initial version,
  • CF-5A and CF-5D for Canadian Air Force,
  • NF-5A/B for Royal Netherlands Air Force,
  • SF-5 licence production by CASA in Spain and RF-5A reconnaissance derived.

Improved development F-5E/F and RF-5E Tiger 2 with more powerful engines, wing tips and modern avionics. In service with Norwegian, Spanish, Greek and Turkish Air Forces as well as Middle East, Far East, African and South American Air Forces. Still serves as aggressor aircraft with US Navy and Marines. Max Speed: 917kts (Mach 1.6)

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
8.10 m
Length (metric)
14.50 m
Height (metric)
4.00 m
Powerplant

A/B: 2 x 12.33 kN GE J85-GE-13 (with afterburner 2 x 18.5 kN) turbojets.

Engine Model(s)
General Electric J85
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
9200 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
556 kts
MACH
0.96
Ceiling
510
Range
1400 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
n/a

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