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Northrop F-5.
Category. Statistic.
First flight. F-5A: 30 July 1959/ F-5E: 11 August 1972.
Retired on. No.
Major contractor(s)  Northrop Corp.
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. No for both veriants.
Flight ceiling. 51,800 ft (15,800 m).
Top speed. 917 kn (Mach 1.6, 1,060 mph, 1,700 km/h) ; at altitude.
VTOL. No.
Range. 760 nmi (870 mi, 1,405 km).
Crew. 1.
Nationality(s). American.
Class. Light fighter.
Rate of climb. 34,400 ft/min (175 m/s).
Links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_F-5.
Northrop F-5E (Tail No. 01557) 061006-F-1234S-073

A Northrop F-5E (Tail No. 01557) Image from National Museum of USAF. A late production F-5E Tiger II for the USAF, differentiated by the longer dorsal spine.

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