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F-5E Tiger II Model, “Top Gun” 1985 - Hobby Master HA3338

F-5E Tiger II Model, “Top Gun” 1985 - Hobby Master HA3338 - click to enlarge
F-5E Tiger II Model, “Top Gun” 1985 - Hobby Master HA3338 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3338
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Northrop Grumman F-5E Tiger II (as a fictional Soviet MiG-28) – VFC-13 “Saints”, U.S. Navy, 1985 film “Top Gun”

1:72 Scale.  Length: 8".  Wingspan: 4.5"

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

Since the Russian/Soviet Union aircraft are assigned odd number designators (MiG-15, MiG-17 Mig-19) the MiG-28 is purely a fictional designation for the F-5 aircraft used in the movie “Top Gun”. The Soviet aircraft in the movie were 3 F-5Es and 1 F-5F supplied by the VFC-13 Saints and VFA-127 “Desert Bogeys” and painted with a temporary semi-gloss black scheme with pilot names printed in Cyrillic. The aircraft had the shark nose radome and leading edge extension modifications. These MiG-28s were never clearly identified as belonging to a specific country although a certain country came to the viewers mind.

The Northrop F-5 was designed as an extremely maneuverable, twin-engine supersonic fighter aircraft with a high rate of reliability at a low operating cost. It was first flown on July 30, 1959 with the first customer delivery in 1964. The last of more than 2,600 F-5’s was produced in 1989 and about two-thirds of these are still in service with 26 countries more than four decades later. The F-5 was manufactured by Northrop Grumman and under license in Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland.

Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-5 Tiger II features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-5 Tiger II artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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