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Hobby Master HA3365 1/72 Northrop Grumman F-5N Tiger II 761554 VFC-111 Sundowners US Navy 2021

Product Code: HA3365
$179.99

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F-5N Tiger II #761554 MSN L. 1028 was formerly owned by the Swiss Air Force as J-3029 and was purchased by the USN when the Swiss were retiring these aircraft. The aircraft underwent upgrades to an ‘N’ variant and became active with VFC-111 “Sun Downers” in 2008. VFC-111 is an Aggressor Squadron with the mission to train U.S. Navy and USMC pilots in the art of aerial combat. Many VFC-111 F-5s are painted in a two-tone blue scheme to visually mimic Russian latest aircraft. Several of these schemes differ from others by using the blues in various patterns

The Northrop F-5 was designed as an extremely maneuverable, twin-engine supersonic fighter aircraft with a high rate of reliability at a low operating cost. It was first flown on July 30, 1959 with the first customer delivery in 1964. The last of more than 2,600 F-5’s was produced in 1989 and about two-thirds of these are still in service with 26 countries more than four decades later. The F-5 was manufactured by Northrop Grumman and under license in Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland.

Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.

Features

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-5 Tiger II artwork

Specification

  • 1:72 Scale
  • Length: 7.75"
  • Wingspan: 4.5"