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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3353
Northrop F-5F Tiger II Diecast Model
USN VFA-127 Desert Bogeys, Red 30 #84-0456, NAS Fallon, NV

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Northrop F-5F Tiger II   8.75"   4.5"

Established as VA-127 "Batmen" they were re-designated VFA-127 "Desert Bogeys" in March 1987 and moved to NAS Fallon, Nevada. Strike Fighter Squadron VA-127 was the only USN adversary squadron permanently stationed in Nevada and was responsible for training pilots in air-to-air combat. In its role as an aggressor aircraft the F-5E often served as a MIG 21 or MIG 23 in combat simulations. VFA-127 was disestablished on March 23, 1996. In October 1996 84-0456 was transferred to VFC-13 as AF 30 before transferring to VFC-111 "Sundowners" on February 27, 2007 as AF 30. On May 13, 2007 the aircraft was changed to AF 100 still with VFC-111.

Northrop F-5F 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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