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551441 1:72 F-5A Freedom Fighter
551441 1:72 F-5A Freedom Fighter

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Retail Price: $37.50
Scale: 1/72

Stock Status: In Stock

Product Code: 551441

551441 1:72 F-5A Freedom Fighter
Decals for six versions

During the 1950s, the U.S. began developmental work for a simple and “low cost” fighter that would meet the needs of several NATO member air forces. The F-5 met the precise specification, it being a light single-seat fighter, small in size but extremely maneuverable and effective. It was relatively simple and cheap to produce and was operationally efficient. The initial version, designated F-5 A “Freedom Fighter”, was fitted with two J85-GE-13 engines and could attain a maximum speed of 1,700 Km / h. Armed with two 20 mm. guns installed in the nose, the F-5 was a credible "multi-role" aircraft due to its weapons load capability, which could offer a wide range of offensive options for both air defense and ground attack missions. This multi-role aspect of the aircraft ensured its rapid take-up by many Air Forces.

Type Fighter aircraft
Period from '50
Country N.A.T.O.
Model Dim. 20.0 cm
Box Dim. 290 x 190 x 45 mm