1/48 F-5B Freedom Fighter # kinetic 48021 *UITLOPEND*

Kinetic
KIN-48021
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  • Beschrijving

Northrop ontwikkelde de F-5 als een klein, tweemotorig, lichtgewicht, multi-role gevechtsvliegtuig voor de exportmarkt met de hoop ook het Amerikaanse leger ook te interesseren. Na de eerste vlucht in juli 1959 kwam dit supersonische gevechtsvliegtuigeng in dienst in Canada, Spanje, Noorwegen en Nederland.

Andere landen zouden dit wendbare en gemakkelijk te onderhouden vliegtuig afnemen toen de ontwikkeling ervan werd voortgezet. De USAF zou uiteindelijk het vliegtuig in beperkte hoeveelheden in Vietnam inzetten.

Among the features and options in this kit:

Detailed cockpits
Positionable canopies
Optional boarding ladders
Full length intake ducts with J85 compressor faces
Positionable rudder
Positionable stabilators
Positionable ailerons
Positionable leading and trailing edge flaps
Positionable speed brakes
Photo-etched slime lights (CF-5/NF-5)
External load options:

Choice of wingtip fuel tanks or missile rails (stations 1/7)
2 x AIM-9B (stations 1/7)
2 x AIM-9J (stations 1/7)
Choice of two styles of centerline fuel tank (station 4)
2 x underwing fuel tanks (stations 3/5)
2 x rocket pods (stations 2/3/5/6)
2 x Mk.82 slicks (stations 2/3/5/6)
Of course the F-5 could carry a wider range of stores, but kudos to Kinetic for proving a nice variety to start from in this kit.

This kit provides markings for 26 examples:

F-5B, 72-0439, 425 TFTS/58 TTW, USAF, 1973
F-5B, 72-0441, 425 TFTS/58 TTW, USAF, 1973
F-5B, 72-0441, 425 TFTS/405 TTW, USAF, 1982
F-5B, 72-0441, IAAFA/37 TW, USAF, 1993
F-5B, 65-13074, 602 TFS/3 W, USAF, 1966
CF-5D, 116815, 419 Sqn, CAF, 1986
CF-5D, 116812, 419 Sqn, CAF, 1986
CF-5D, 116809, 419 Sqn, CAF, 1986
CF-5D, 116817, 419 Sqn, CAF, 1983
NF-5B, K-4001, 313 Sqn, Royal Netherlands AF, late 1970s
NF-5B, K-4017, 314 Sqn, Royal Netherlands AF, late 1970s
NF-5B, K-4019, 314 Sqn, Royal Netherlands AF, late 1970s
NF-5B, K-4020, 314 Sqn, Royal Netherlands AF, late 1970s
NF-5B, K-4002, Royal Netherlands AF, mid-1980s
NF-5B, K-4014, Royal Netherlands AF, 1984
F-5B, 907, 718 Sqn, Royal Norwegian Air Force, late 1970s
F-5B, 908, 718 Sqn, Royal Norwegian Air Force, late 1970s
F-5B, 14909, 718 Sqn, Royal Norwegian Air Force, early 1970s
F-5B, 69241, 718 Sqn, Royal Norwegian Air Force, early 1970s
F-5B, 906, 718 Sqn, Royal Norwegian Air Force, 1970
F-5B, 243, 718 Sqn, Royal Norwegian Air Force, 1970
F-5B, 64-13377, Hellenic AF, 1966
F-5B, 64-13377, Hellenic AF, 1997
F-5B, 64-13378, Hellenic AF, 1998
F-5B, 65-10586, 522 FS/23 FW, South Vietnamese AF, 1969
F-5B, 65-13074, 522 FS/23 FW, South Vietnamese AF, 1969