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Northrop F-5E Tiger II

6,134 matickrmelj  4 months ago

screenshots

-Evening flight


-Night takeoff


-Guided bombs


about the plane

The Northrop F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E and F-5F Tiger II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. Being smaller and simpler than contemporaries such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the F-5 cost less to both procure and operate, making it a popular export aircraft. The F-5 started life as a privately funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 1950s. The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and low cost of maintenance. Though primarily designed for the day air superiority role, the aircraft is also a capable ground-attack platform. The F-5A entered service in the early 1960s. During the Cold War, over 800 were produced through 1972 for U.S. allies. Though the United States Air Force (USAF) had no need for a light fighter, it did procure approximately 1,200 Northrop T-38 Talon trainer aircraft, which were directly based on the F-5A.

(wiki)


how to fly

controls
-Ag1 (engine start)
-Ag2 (arresting hook)
-Ag3 (release suspended armament + fuel tanks)

limits
-STALL SPEED: 270mph

-TURN TIME:
no fuel =9.6s
without fuel tanks and rockets =18.06s
full loading =21,3s

-MAXIMUM G FORCE
-in a 9s turn, it can take 24G
-don't roll and then rapidly pitch, or the wings will take damage.


armament

A-A
-2x interceptor missiles
-2x 20mm gun

A-G
-2x guided bomb (one can take out a destroyer) (fire by releasing an inferno)
-2x 20mm gun


other notes

-watch the airspeed, this isn't a glider!
-try to land very carefully, it can tip to one side if put down to hard.
-the suspension cant takes extreme forces, be reasonable.
-don't fire guided bombs while your landing gear is out.
-while releasing the interceptors, the plane will yaw heavily thanks to the force of the rockets. the first rocket will rush you to the left, the second one to the right.
-I have said it once and ill say it again, DONT ROLL AND THEN RAPIDLY PITCH!


thats all from me, now take it out and leave an upvote if you enjoy!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 27.4ft (8.3m)
  • Length 48.9ft (14.9m)
  • Height 13.2ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 10,056lbs (4,561kg)
  • Loaded Weight 16,135lbs (7,319kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.178
  • Wing Loading 102.3lbs/ft2 (499.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 157.8ft2 (14.7m2)
  • Drag Points 6218

Parts

  • Number of Parts 248
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    15.5k Mustang51

    @matickrmelj no problem! Your builds are absolutely fantastic!

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    6,134 matickrmelj

    @Mustang51 thanks for all the upvotes! I really appreciate it!

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    15.5k Mustang51

    My goodness this is great! I love your landing gear. yet another amazing build

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    6,134 matickrmelj

    @HatakeKakashi Rip

    4 months ago
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    Proceeds to roll and pitch rapidly

    4 months ago
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    6,638 Randomdoggo

    @matickrmelj XD

    4 months ago
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    23.8k Trainzo

    Nice job . Great plane .

    +1 4 months ago
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    6,134 matickrmelj

    @harits good luck!

    4 months ago
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    2,569 harits

    yo dude, i making f5 too right now

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    26.8k CRJ900Pilot

    Sweet!

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    6,134 matickrmelj

    @Randomdoggo I actually liked the pigeon. It was a nice break form building.

    4 months ago
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    6,638 Randomdoggo

    @matickrmelj yea...
    looks thru my posts and sees my latest post which is a pigeon with a mini gun in its mouth yea I guess JK

    4 months ago
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    6,134 matickrmelj

    @Randomdoggo I haven't improved that much, just gotten a bit more patient and precise. You too have improved!

    4 months ago
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    6,638 Randomdoggo

    Good job for sure you have come a long way

    +1 4 months ago