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Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger II

Specifications F-5

F-5E Tiger II

Powerplant: two 22.24 kN (5,000 lb st) General Electric J85-GE-21 turbofans

Dimensions: length 14.45m (47 ft 4 in); height 4.06m (13 ft 4 in); wing span (over tip launchers) 8.13m (28 ft 8 in)

Weights: take-off ('clean') 4.410 kg (9,723 lb); Max Take-Off Weight 11.214 kg (24,722 lb)

Performance: max level speed at 10.975m (36,000 ft) Mach 1.64 or 1.743 km/h (1,083 mph); service ceiling 15,790m (51,800 ft)

Armament: two 20mm M39A2 cannons with 280 rounds each; 3175 kg (7,000 lb) of disposable stores, including AAMs, anti-ship missiles, free-fall bombs, cluster bombs, rocket launchers, napalm tanks, drop tanks and ECM pods, carried on seven external hardpoints





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MiG-21 'Fishbed'
First Published: 10 October 2002
Last Revised:
Last Modified: 1 February 2016

Update log:
01 Feb 2016 Layout upgrade
14 May 2004 Updated