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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3363
Northrop F-5F Tiger II Diecast Model
ROCAF 401st TFW, 12th TRS, #5408, Hualien AB, Taiwan, 2005

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

In the mid 1960s the RoCAF began procuring the Northrop F-5 from the U.S.. Between 1973 and 1986 the Taiwanese company AIDC began to build them and added another 242 F-5Es and 66 F-5Fs for a total of 336 F-5E/Fs. Northrop F-5F Tiger II 5408 was manufactured as 83-00134 MSN VH.1031 and was assigned to the 5th TFW / 4th TRS located at Hualien AB. In 2005 the 4th TRS transferred to the 401st Wing and became part of the 12th TRS but continued to wear the 4th TRS markings.

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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