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Northrop F-5 Tiger

39.5k Otana  5 months ago

Northrop F-5 Tiger

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The Northrop F-5 is a family of supersonic light fighter aircraft initially designed as a privately funded project in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. There are two main models, the original F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter variants and the extensively updated F-5E and F-5F Tiger II variants. The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and a low cost of maintenance. Smaller and simpler than contemporaries such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the F-5 cost less to procure and operate, making it a popular export aircraft. Though primarily designed for a 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 at the time the United States Air Force (USAF) did not have a need for a light fighter, it did procure approximately 1,200 Northrop T-38 Talon trainer aircraft, which was based on Northrop's N-156 fighter design.

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Controls:

Ag 7: Opening the engine door

Special features:

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Custom GE 85 engine

Screenshots:

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Screenshot by @scratch

Thank you all

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 4 airplane(s) +35 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 37.5ft (11.4m)
  • Length 65.3ft (19.9m)
  • Height 18.5ft (5.6m)
  • Empty Weight 28,873lbs (13,096kg)
  • Loaded Weight 30,187lbs (13,692kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 12.506
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.149
  • Wing Loading 109.9lbs/ft2 (536.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 274.7ft2 (25.5m2)
  • Drag Points 3927

Parts

  • Number of Parts 675
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 2,518
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    4,771 TRD

    Can I use the airframe of this F-5 and convert it to a Grumman X-29?

    one month ago
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    “Talk to me goose” @Spaceflower

    +1 one month ago
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    39.5k Otana

    @CR929thenewSPplayer 🤘

    3 months ago
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    @Otana your plane reaches 100 UPVOTES!!!

    +1 4 months ago
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    2,501 Spaceflower

    my brain at 5am: m i g - 2 8

    +2 4 months ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    @KUBI hey friend! Of course I remember you! I’d be glad to check out your page. I’ve been on the SP website a lot more recently but I never stopped building. No promises but I’ll try to stay active again :)

    +1 4 months ago
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    2,800 KUBI

    Hey @Mustang51! Idk if you still remember me, but around two years ago you helped me build my p51. We also chatted a bunch on discord and you helped me with some other stuff. Anyways you kinda seemed to be inactive since then and i wasnt able to contact you. Since we „met“ ive made a lot of progress with sp and i figured you might like to look at some of my new planes. I just wanted to thank you for being such a great dude and getting me more engaged with sp.

    +1 4 months ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    This plane on the surface looks good but some things could definitely be improved. The dimensions of the plane are quite a bit off but proportionally it’s still good. However, the flight characteristics need some work. The engines are waaaay too powerful for a plane which can’t hit mach 2 in real life and the take off length is virtually nothing. If you reduce the drag (I’m not sure where you have over 3000 points of drag from actually), and give it a realistic thrust with an increase around 95% for the afterburner, it will fly way more realistically. I also love the detailing you did on this aircraft. Makes it look fantastic, especially with this engines!

    +1 4 months ago
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    Man, this Freedom Fighter can COBRA.

    4 months ago
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    @Dreadknot thats what I wanted to say

    4 months ago
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    This man is such a chad that he built the engines too

    4 months ago
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    3,728 Skotch

    @Otana can you post just the engine?

    +3 4 months ago
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    661 Mlancer

    Uhhhhhh— I pulled like, 2 billion Gs right there—

    +1 4 months ago
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    812 Dreadknot

    @Otana that was a Top Gun joke btw

    4 months ago
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    "ok"

    4 months ago
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    Hey, it's good, but the handling on ground and in air sucks... Plus, it'd be great If there was good flaps, the flaps are messed up

    Overall: 6/10

    4 months ago
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    I watched the progress on this one in discord. It looks so good! AAAAAAA

    4 months ago
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    220 gigachad

    Very T.H.I.C.K

    4 months ago
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    570 EZkel

    @RocketPal you could at least make it 9.9

    4 months ago
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    510 RocketPal

    @Otana Because it is physically impossible to create something perfect

    4 months ago
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    39.5k Otana

    @RocketPal Thanks . why 9.5?

    4 months ago
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    510 RocketPal

    Build 9.5/10
    Flight performance 2/10
    Armament 5/10

    +2 4 months ago
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    39.5k Otana

    @Tang0five I cry😢

    5 months ago
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    49.9k Tang0five

    Not at all it’s a good looking build! @Otana

    5 months ago
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    39.5k Otana

    @Dreadknot 😢

    5 months ago
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