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Posted: 4/6/2006 4:05:37 AM EDT
The F5 always played the bad guy but man it is a cool looking plane.









General characteristics F-5E
Primary function Lightweight fighter
Power plant Two General Electric J85-GE-21B turbojets
Thrust 2x 5,013 lb 2x 22.3 kN
Max. speed 1,082 mph 1,741 km
Initial climb rate 574 ft/s 175 m/s
Ceiling 51,800 ft 15,790 m
Range 2,314 miles 3,724 km
Combat radius 190 miles 306 km
Weight empty 9,725 lb 4,410 kg
max. takeoff 24,725 lb 11,214 kg
Wingspan 26.7 ft 8.13 m
Length 47.4 ft 14.45 m
Height 13.35 ft 4.07 m
Wingarea 186 sq. ft 17.28 sq. m
Armament Two 20mm cannons M39; under wings up to 3,175 kg weapons (guided missiles, bombs, rockets, cannons and ECM, on each wingtip one guided missile).

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:09:07 AM EDT
Wow guess I picked the wrong POTD. Well I like it
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:10:49 AM EDT
Mig 28s! No one's been this close before!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:13:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Wow guess I picked the wrong POTD. Well I like it




lol...hey man don't feel alone - I like it too
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:15:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:16:08 AM EDT
Is that the Swiss Air Force in the 3rd pic?

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:42:47 AM EDT
Yes it is!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:45:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
They are pretty cool looking in the different paint schemes.

Group buy?



I wonder if they finance?

www.thorntonaircraft.com/body/body.cfm?page_name=mil
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