Does the U.S. still use the F-5?
Primarily used by American allies, it remains in US service to support training exercises. It has served in a wide array of roles, being able to perform both air and ground attack duties; the type was used extensively in the Vietnam War.
Who uses the F-5 aircraft?
The U.S. Navy operates the F-5 in its adversary squadrons to simulate enemy aircraft in aerial combat training exercises. The U.S. Air Force used the F-5 in a similar training role.
How much does a Northrop F-5 cost?
|F-5A/B Freedom Fighter F-5E/F Tiger II|
|Unit cost||F-5E: US$2.1 million|
|Developed from||Northrop T-38 Talon|
|Variants||Canadair CF-5 Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration|
|Developed into||Northrop F-20 Tigershark|
What is the most high tech fighter jet?
So, there is no denying that the F-35 is currently the most advanced fighter jet in the world.
What replaced the F-5 Tiger?
These aging aircraft will be replaced by low-houred F-5N/F acquired from the Swiss Air Force surplus by United States Navy (USN). Currently, the Swiss F-5N Replacement Program replaces the present high-time Navy F-5Es with low-time F-5Ns allowing the USN/USMC to operate the F-5N aircraft to Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.
Was the F-5 used in Vietnam?
The F-5 was the first and only supersonic aircraft in the Vietnamese inventory. With its low visual cross section, coupled with its high speed, the F-5 was extremely survivable in combat. Several F-5As returned to base after sustaining missile hits in their engine tailpipes.
Is F-5 Tiger good?
It was designed as a lightweight cost effective fighter (light bomber). It’s performance is not super but its small, agile and reasonable fast.
Is the f5 a good fighter?
The F-5 played an important but understated role in the Vietnam War and continues to fly today—albeit with updated equipment—with some air forces and private combat flight training contractors, proving its capability to compete with some of the latest technologically superior light fighters.
Does Kenya have fighter jets?
Since 1978, the F-5 has been the KAF’s main air defence fighter. A total of 29 were delivered: 12 F-5E & 2 F-5F from the US, and 10 F-5E, 3 F-5EM, & 2 F-5F formerly in service with the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). The ex-RJAF aircraft were upgraded to F-5EM standard before being delivered to the Kenya Air Force.
Which fighter jet has the best thrust to weight?
With an 8-to-1 thrust-to-weight ratio—the highest of any jet engine in production at the time—Northrop publicly hailed the J85 for making both aircraft possible. The engine was designed to produce 2,950 pounds of non-afterburning thrust.