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Herpa 1:200 Wings 554145
Northrop F-5E Tiger II Diecast Model
USN VFC-13 Saints, MiG-28, NAS Fallon, NV, 1985

Limited Edition
1000
Pieces Worldwide

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Northrop F-5E Tiger II   2.75"   1.5"

The US Navy adversary squadron, VFC-13 Saints, trains US Navy pilots in "Top Gun" programs in aerial combat tactics. For the famous 1986 movie with the same title, the unit acted as the opponents in their fictitiously camouflaged "MiG-28s". Interestingly, although the paint scheme was entirely fictitious, the Saints continued to operate the aircraft in these colors for a period of time after the movie shoot was completed.

Northrop F-5E Tiger II

Designed partly to meet a US Navy requirement for a low-cost, low-maintenance fighter to operate from Escort Carriers, the F-5 first flew on July 30, 1959. Development of the F-5 continued even after the Navy withdrew its Escort Carriers, and the aircraft eventually evolved into the light, supersonic "Freedom Fighter," serving US allies during the Cold War and as a supersonic trainer in the US. The second-generation F-5 ("Tiger II") also served US allies, but because it was small and maneuverable like a MiG it was also used by the US military as a training and "aggressor" aircraft, acting as the opposing force during military wargames.

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Herpa 1:200 Wings

The Herpa "1:200 Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian and military aircraft in 1:200 scale.

Herpa "1:200 Wings" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Some releases feature interchangeable open/closed canopies.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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