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F-5E Tiger II Die Cast Model 527th Aggressor Sqn., Alconbury AB, England 1976-1988 (1:72)
Item # HA3337
F-5E Tiger II Die Cast Model 527th Aggressor Sqn., Alconbury AB, England 1976-1988 (1:72)
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Length: 7.83"

Wingspan: 4.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $94.95
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    Description

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA3337
    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.

    Professionally painted.

    All markings are pad applied for superb results.

    Crew figure.

    Comes with display stand.

    Landing gear can be displayed up or down.

    Extremely sought after by collectors.