F-5E Tiger II Die Cast Model 527th Aggressor Sqn., Alconbury AB, England 1976-1988 (1:72)
Item # HA3337
Prepainted Diecast Metal Model
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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Northrop F-5E Tiger II "Grape"
74-1534, 527th Aggressor Sqn.,
Alconbury AB, England 1976-1988
The Northrop F-5 tactical fighter was designed as an extremely maneuverable, supersonic
fighter with a high rate of reliability at a low operating cost. The F-5 first flew 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 4 decades later. The F-5 was manufactured by Northrop Grumman and under license
in Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland.
Northrop F-5E Tiger II 74-1534 was delivered to the 527th Tactical Fighter Training and
Aggressor Squadron (USAFE) at Alconbury AB, England on May 21 1976 wearing the
�Grape' colour scheme. The 527th TFTAS was responsible for training pilots new flying
skills or refreshing them by using the F-5E as the aggressor. The 527th TFTAS operated at
Alconbury from May 1976 when the first aggressor sortie took place until 1988. On October
19, 1987 74-1534 collided mid-air with an F-16 killing the F-16 pilot. The F-5E pilot
managed to safely eject.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings are pad applied for superb results.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
Extremely sought after by collectors.