The Rick Mercer Report

Friday, August 13, 2010

F-5 Tiger II

The Northrop F-5A/B Freedom Fighter and F-5E/F Tiger II are part of a family of widely used light supersonic fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the United States, beginning in the 1960s. Hundreds remain in service in air forces around the world in the early 21st Century, and the type has also been the basis for a number of other aircraft.
The F-5 started life as a privately funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 1950s. The first generation F-5A Freedom Fighter entered service in the 1960s. Over 800 were produced through 1972 for U.S. allies during the Cold War. The USAF had no need for a light fighter, but it did specify a requirement for a supersonic trainer and procured about 1,200 of a derivative airframe for this purpose, the T-38 Talon.
It just looks fast sitting still. 0- 600 in a heartbeat.
The Windsor International Air Show welcomes Naval Air Station Fallon.
Top Guns?
Stop in at the airport and find out.
August 21 & 22.
Sounds of Freedom II
make some room.