Introduced in 1962, the F-5 Tiger II is a light fighter initially serving with the U.S. Navy. Due to its simplicity and low cost, it was a popular export aircraft, with America producing more than 800 for its allies during the Cold War. The warbird also flew more than 2,600 sorties with American forces during the Vietnam War. The "E" variant is an enlarged, advanced model first flown in August of 1972. It remains in service around the world.
Made by Hobby Master, this 1/72 scale, die cast model — a replica of an F-5E serving with the VMFT-401 "Snipers" in June of 2006 — features engraved panel lines, a well-equipped cockpit with an optional-position canopy, a removable crew figure, full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 7¾" long with a 4½" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA3325