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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Northrop Grumman F-5T Tiger II – 853, 144th Squadron, RSAF, 2016
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.5". Wingspan: 4.5"
Limited production of approximately 400 models worldwide
With Britain withdrawing all its forces from Singapore and the region by 1971, Singapore had to develop its own air force. One unit that eventually formed was the 144th Squadron “Blackite” on February 19, 1979. The Blackite is a bird that is unpredictable, precise and deadly. The 144th was equipped with Northrop F-5E/F and later upgraded to F-5S/T carrying AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles. The 144th Squadron was disbanded in September 2015 and F-5T 853 was given an elaborate paint scheme to mark the occasion.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-5 Tiger II artwork
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:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years