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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3316
Northrop F-5E Tiger II Diecast Model
Swiss Air Force Patrouille Suisse, Switzerland, w/Decal Sheet

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Northrop F-5E Tiger II   7.75"   4.5"

The Swiss Air Force purchased 98 Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs as well as 12 dual-seat F-5Fs acquired in two contracts. The F-5E Tiger IIs were assigned serials J-3001 through J-3098 and the 12 dual-seat F-5Fs were given serials J-3201 through J-3212. The Swiss Air Force had retired their De Havilland Venoms placing a large strain on their Hawker Hunters and the F-5s were meant to alleviate this problem.Founded on August 22, 1964 the Swiss Air Force aerobatic team, the “Patrouille Suisse” flew the Hawker Hunter for the next 30 years until they began flying the faster and more maneuverable Northrop F-5E in their 1995 season. The team uses 6 F-5Es painted in the Swiss national colors of white and red. Their team mascot is a stuffed furry toy called “Eric Flathead”.

Includes decal sheet to mark as the aircraft of your choice, #J-3081 - #J-3091.

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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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-5 Tiger II is a sleek and fast looking model that uses a clever mix of metal and plastic components with near-seamless construction. The solid metal wing has sharp-edged plastic leading edge root extensions appropriate to the variant being modeled. The removable canopy provides a clear view of the cockpit's interior features such as the pad-printed front and side mounted instrument panels. Landing gear and doors have been included as one piece sub-assemblies that allow for quick and easy configuration for ground display. The series covers both fighter variants with optional ordnance configurations (see photos) and the long nose reconnaissance variant.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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