Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Northrop F-5N Tiger II – #761557, VFC-111 “Sundowners”, U.S. Navy, November 2020
1:72 Scale. Length: 7.75". Wingspan: 4.5"
Limited production of approximately 700 models
F-5E Tiger II s/n 76-1557 was manufactured in 1976 and spent time with the Swiss Air Force as J-3032. When the Swiss began to retire their F-5s the U.S. decided to acquire 32 low-hour “E” variants that would equip Aggressor Squadrons. These F-5Es were upgraded to “N” specs and added new aircraft to VFC-111 “Sundowners”. USN VFC-111 is part of the USN Reserve’s fleet adversary program and provides air combat training to the USN and USMC. F-5N 761557 was delivered to VFC-111 in 2004 and is still flying wearing a 3-tone grey scheme.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years