A popular export aircraft due to the relatively inexpensive cost, the F-5 Tiger II was first designed in the late 1950s with an official introduction in 1962. It did see service in Vietnam, though the longer-range F-4 Phantom II proved more popular. During the Cold War, over 800 were produced and as of 2014, 500 of them remain in service around the world, though it has been retired with the U.S. Air Force.
This 1/72 scale, Hobby Master, die cast replica of the "F" variant — a two-seat training aircraft — features engraved panel lines, realistic turbojet engines, a clear sliding canopy, a well-equipped cockpit including two removable pilot figures, full weapons complement including two 20mm cannons and a selection of Sidewinder/Maverick missiles and rocket pods, optional-position landing gear, authentic Chinese Air Force markings, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 8¾" long with a 4½" wingspan.