F-5E Tiger II

by   10.5k greasytortle  3 months ago


This is my enhanced version of my old F-5 Tiger. I overhauled the model and it handles much better than before. I scrapped the old landing gears and made new custom gears. The shape has been slightly redesigned to match the real aircraft and it has been fitted with two custom AGM-65 Maverick missiles Link Below. The rest of the armament include twin 20mm M39A2 cannons, two AIM-9 sidewinders, and two AIM-120 missiles. The scale is slightly off but the weight is quite accurate. The aircraft has a functional tailhook, droppable fuel tank, lights, and extendable landing lights activated by the landing gear. Enjoy!

Controls
AG1: Engage Afterburner
AG2: Extend/Retract Tailhook
AG3: Release Fuel Tank
AG6: Open Drogue Parachute
AG7: Anti-Collision Lights
AG8: Lock/Unlock Nose Gear Turning
VTOL: Flaps
Trim: Trim Flaps

AGM-65 Maverick
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/k640a1/AGM-65-Maverick

Original F-5 Tiger II
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/NQW8pt/F-5-Tiger-II

There's plenty of room in the canopy window. Maybe I'll make an updated version with a cockpit.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 23.6ft (7.2m)
  • Length 34.6ft (10.5m)
  • Height 10.5ft (3.2m)
  • Empty Weight -73,743lbs (-33,449kg)
  • Loaded Weight 12,260lbs (5,561kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 7.332
  • Wing Loading 25.1lbs/ft2 (122.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 487.7ft2 (45.3m2)
  • Drag Points 4372

Parts

  • Number of Parts 227
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    10.5k greasytortle

    @IanTheCuberGamer Thanks for the info.

    +1 one month ago
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    @greasytortle Someone made an edited version of Your F-5E and called it their own :https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/6n9Egz/Northrop-F-5F-Tiger-2

    one month ago
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    @greasytortle yeah AC5 and AC Zero is my favorite Ace Combat series

    2 months ago
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    10.5k greasytortle

    @SkylineAero oh is that an Ace Combat reference? I only played AC5 That's how I first heard of the F-5.

    2 months ago
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    @ItsErisGaming blaze engaging

    +1 3 months ago
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    Captain Bartlett's Nuggets

    3 months ago
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    17.1k ChiChiWerx

    @greasytortle you still kept the acceleration from being ludicrous, so...nice! I have to multiply engine power on my builds, usually at least 2x power, but still low-level speed tends to be low, while airspeed at higher altitudes tend to be high. Oh well, that’s the price of replica builds.

    +1 3 months ago
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    10.5k greasytortle

    @ChiChiWerx yeah I think the top speed is about 1050mph in the real F-5. Since it's simpleplanes I cranked the engines up a little to go about 1600mph at around 25,000ft.

    3 months ago
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    17.1k ChiChiWerx

    Classic jet, interesting build. I have 500 or so hours in the T-38, so I particularly like the F-5...much more thrusties made the airframe that much better!

    3 months ago
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    10.5k greasytortle

    @Leehopard Thanks! I try to keep my builds at a reasonable part count. When I started the build, I had no intentions of making it to scale and I'm regreting that now, though it is pretty proportional to the in game missiles if the Guardian is an AIM-9 and the Interceptor is an AIM-120. That tends to be the basis of scale for all my aircraft.

    3 months ago
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    12.9k Leehopard

    Simple but nice proportion, like it

    +1 3 months ago
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    11.5k Texasfam04

    im not sure, the 35 is a difficult plane to build, the body lines are very unique. if i could make a suggestion maybe open the challenge up to “ make your own vtol plane or the 35 is way over budget “ build a economical replacement “ something like that. its just my opinion but it seems that open challenges tend to garner more attention and the ones that are closed in on a particular plane dont get as much. ill be in if u change it to a vtol plane, but the 35 is a tough one@greasytortle

    +1 3 months ago
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    10.5k greasytortle

    @Texasfam04 Thanks. Right now there's only one entry to the challenge. You've made some pretty nice things. are you going to have a try at it?

    3 months ago
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    11.5k Texasfam04

    beautiful job! im still in awe of how you accomplished the f35 rear engine, quite ingenious! ive never tried to build a 35 because the engine is so difficult to replicate but you nailed it!

    3 months ago
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    10.5k greasytortle

    @MI I'll see what I can do but it'll have to wait as Im not home right now. From the looks of it we could probably turn the nose into the variant with the reconnaissance camera.

    3 months ago
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    11.8k MI

    @Alpha029 what about mine?

    3 months ago
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    11.8k MI

    @greasytortle can you help me improve with my F-5 Tiger II, please?

    3 months ago
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    12.3k Hawkeye156

    @greasytortle hey we met yesterday. So you uploaded it? Really good

    3 months ago
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    Solid

    3 months ago
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    Thanks for tagging me. Well done on this build! The F-5 is definitely one of my favorite fighters. Pretty much the definition of a "light fighter". Pretty sure I mentioned before on MP but the YF-17/F/A-18 are the decedents of the F-5 design. You just made the Hornet's grand dad.

    Also the heightened cockpit and spine definitely look better than it was before.

    +1 3 months ago
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    10.5k greasytortle

    @JohnnyBoythePilot

    3 months ago