Northrop F-5B
Northrop - F-5B - 1964 - США
Страна: США
Год: 1964

Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter и Tiger II

   Первый прототип легкого одноместного истребителя F-5A Freedom Fighter выполнил первый полет в мае 1963 года. Он послужил базой для разработки целого семейства самолетов. "Canadair" строила одно- и двухместные CF-5A/D и NF-5A/B для ВВС Канады и Нидерландов, соответственно. Снятые с вооружения в Канаде и Нидерландах машины позже передали Ботсване, Турции и Венесуэле. По состоянию на 2001 год самолеты F-5 первого поколения состояли на вооружении в Южной Корее, Бразилии, Греции, Иране, Марокко, Норвегии, Венесуэле, Саудовской Аравии, Испании, Таиланде, Турции, Йемене, на Филиппинах и Тайване. Венесуэльские VF-5A/D прошли ограниченную модернизацию силами компании "Singapore Technologies Aerospace".


   CF-5A/CF-5D: варианты F-5A/F-5B канадской постройки для ВВС Канады, установлены двигатели J85-CAN-15 тягой 1950 кг постройки "Orenda"
   NF-5A/NF-5B: одно- и двухместный варианты для ВВС Нидерландов постройки "Canadair"
   SF-5A/SF-5B: одно- и двухместный варианты постройки CASA для ВВС Испании
F-5B (21723) of the Turkish 1st Tactical Air Force.
Canadair NF-5B of the NF-5 Conversion School, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Twenthe.
ВВС Голландии выбрали для своих самолетов тактический темно-зеленый/темно-серый камуфляж, хорошо подходивший для условий севера Европы, где им предстояло действовать. Двухместные NF-5B (на рисунке) получили аналогичную окраску.
Прототип F-5B впервые поднялся в воздух 24 февраля 1964 года. Первый серийный вариант был принят ВВС США в течение месяца, а 30 апреля 1964 года самолет поступил на вооружение.
Первоначально работа ВВС США с F-5A/B ограничивались лишь испытанием самолетов и подготовкой летного и наземного персонала стран-покупателей.
Второй прототип "Валькирии" (№62-207) за несколько секунд до катастрофы. Истребитель F-104 опасно сблизился с XB-70.
Практически все покупатели вместе с одноместными F-5 приобретали двухместные модификации. К настоящему времени одноместные F-5 с вооружения ВВС Испании сняты, однако спарки SF-5B, доработанные в F-5BM, остаются на вооружении и используются как самолеты повышенной подготовки летчиков.
Two crews from Ala 23 based at Talavera qualified in opposing force operations and flew daily missions with their veteran, yet capable modernized F-5Ms.
Within the next five years the Ejercito del Aire will retire its fleets of F-5M Freedom Fighters and C101 Aviojet trainers.
Talavera la Real's flight line, where aspiring Ejercito del Aire fighter pilots undertake their fifth and final year of studies before joining a frontline fighter squadron.
Ensign Moral and Major Lagos board an F-5M prior to an air-to-air training mission with other aircraft from the unit.
Argentine Air Force pilots have been temporarily assigned to Ala 23 at Talavera for several years.
The last phase of fighter pilot training at Talavera is usually dedicated to air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.
Three F-5Ms taxi to the runway at Torrejon Air Base near Madrid to take part in a flypast. Equipped with modern avionics, the F-5M is a capable aircraft for students to fly and transition to combat units.
SF-5B(M) ВВС Испании. Аэродром Бадахос-Талавера ла Реал, 7 июля 2009 г.
In mid-2016 the MAESAL will deliver to Ala 23 at Talavera the final F-5M to have undergone a complete structural overhaul at its facilities. A civilian contractor will upgrade the last aircraft.
Although its primary mission has always been training, the F-5M maintains a capability to employ weapons, some of which are loaded on aircraft AE9-07.
Exchanges and exercises with the Royal Moroccan Air Force take place every year. An F-5M waits at the runway threshold along with a Moroccan F-5E during Exercise NAVIMAES.
Talavera Air Base shares its runway with a civilian airport.
Training missions flown by Ala 23 from Talavera last a little over an hour, although air-to-air sorties are shorter due to the greater use of afterburner during manoeuvring.
Выпущенные CASA SF-5B используются испанцами в качестве учебно-боевых истребителей повышенной подготовки. Из 34 построенных спарок на вооружении 23-го авиакрыла остаются немногим более 20 модерниированных F-5BM.
During a period lasting nearly 50 years, Ejercito del Aire F-5Ms have been used to train more than 2,000 fighter pilots. Despite its age, periodic upgrades have given optimum performance to train pilots.
This experimental colour scheme was applied to F-5 AE9-027 in 2007, probably to simulate the profile of an F-18 Hornet during an air defence exercise. The scheme was soon abandoned.
An F-5M from the Ala 23 returns to Talavera following an air-to-air mission with a Eurofighter from Ala 11 at Moron.
During each course there are typically three periods of flying during which students receive the necessary instruction before being assigned to Ejercito del Aire fighter squadrons.
F-5B serial number AE9-10 was the prototype for a structural modernisation programme undertaken by Israel Aircraft Industries and CASA. It is shown returning from its first test flight, having yet to receive a grey paint scheme.
The Turkish Air Force Northrop F-5B was used as a ’chase plane during the 1971 Airsouth Fighter Weapons Meet.
NF-5B из состава ВВС Турции. Авиабаза Фейфорд, 14 июля 2007 г.
Two Turkish Air Force Northrop NF-5B-2000 lead-in fighter trainers, from 133 Filo at Konya, were on static display. They have been upgraded with new avionics, including a new head-up display, hands-on throttle and stick, a multi-function colour display in both cockpits and an embedded GPS/inertial navigation system radar altimeter. New pilots fly this type in the Turkish Air Force before proceeding onto the F-16 and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.
Turkey has upgraded 48 of its F-5s lead-in fighters with new avionics. Designated F-5-2000, they are officially known as the Penceler (Little Claws) and sport similar markings to the other aircraft in the Turkish Air Force tactical fleet.
The Northrop F-5 has served the RNoAF well over more than 30 years, the upgraded examples flying with No 336 Skv at Rygge as fighter lead-in trainers. The picture was taken recently on a sortie from the squadron’s base in southern Norway.
Три норвежских F-5A(G) (на переднем плане) и один F-5B(G) (на заднем) во время испытательного облета перед поставкой. Норвежские F-5 могли оснащаться взлетными ускорителями JATO, посадочными гаками и антиобледенительной системой лобового стекла.
The first F-5B Simorgh, 3-7015B taking off from 4th TFB ‘Vahdati’ at Dezful in 2015
The first F-5B Simorgh, 3-7015B, taking off from the 4th TFB ‘Vahdati’ at Dezful in 2015
3-7020 is the sixth F-5B Simorgh produced. It is currently deployed with the 43rd CCTS
3-7021 is the seventh produced F-5B Simorgh and the first fitted with Sarir ejection seats
This ex-Ethiopian Air Force F-5B with serial 3-7013B crashed on April 28, 2013
Northrop-built F-5B 3-7002 in service with the 71st CCTS at 7th TFB in 1987
3-7009B is the oldest operational F-5B of the 43rd CCTS. It was delivered to the IIAF in 1970 and was never transferred to another country during its life in the IRIAF. It spent ten years in storage after restoration in 2009, but it is believed to have been returned to service in 2019
Ex-Ethiopian 3-7012B originally belonged to IIAF and was donated to Ethiopia by Iran in 1971. Here, it can be seen at Tehran in 2009
Still unpainted, Simorgh 3-7015B is shown a test flight by Colonel Morteza Khani at the 8th TFB in 1989. Its former serial number, 2-7208, is still visible on its vertical stabiliser.
F-5 ВВС Ирана, снимок периода Ирано-иракской войны
The trio of NF-5Bs include two of the first NF-5s ferried to the Netherlands, these (K-4005 and K-4006) arriving (together with K-4002 and K-4003 on 19 November 1969.
The remaining F-5As and F-5Bs of the RJAF are now used by No 6 Squadron of King Hussein Air College at Mafraq.
Some 36 F-5Bs served with the RoKAF from 1965, and the final examples were not retired until 2006 when the recce RF-5A variant bowed out. Pazmany and H-19 behind.
The first N-156B F-5B, 63-8438, about to leave the spray bay at Hawthorne prior to first flight, March 1964. Note that the rear segment of the canopy appears to have been blanked off.
Первый прототип YF-5B
Northrop F-5B.
Northrop F-5B two-seat fighter-trainer (two General Electric J85 turbojet engines)
This F-5B, seen taking off from the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, was fitted with a pair of General Electric J85-21 engines during the development programme which preceded the appearance of the F-5E.
No 315 Tactical Fighter Squadron at Twenthe was the first KLu squadron to convert from the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak to the NF-5, and one of this unit's Thunderstreaks (53-6745) is seen here formating with one of the two-seat NF-5Bs (K-4010) of the conversion school in the summer of 1970 during the early stages on the conversion programme.
The USAF’s 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron operates under joint KLu/17th Air Force control from Soesterberg, and one of this unit's F-4E Phantoms is seen in formation with an NF-5B of Nr 313 Squadron of the KLu.
This NF-5B two-seater of the Royal Netherlands Air Force turned up at the Greenham Common display in 1973.
Northrop NF-5B two-seat fighter/trainer of the Royal Netherlands Air Force
Канадская «спарка» CF-5D (CF-116D). Авиабаза Чатем, 22 января 1986 г.
Canadair CT-114 Tutor (foreground) flies alongside a Canadair-built CF-5B.
Flown recently at Cartierville, 116801 is the first two-seat Canadair CF-5B for the Canadian Armed Forces; about 115 'Bs and 'As are on order
Участник первого "Эйр Тату", 1971г., истребитель F-5B ВВС Норвегии.
Другие операторы: в число других стран, эксплуатировавших F-5, входят Иордания, Ливия, Малайзия, Марокко, Филиппины, Саудовская Аравия, Таиланд (на фото) и Йеменская Арабская Республика.
Northrop SF-5B two-seat fighter trainer, assembled in Spain by CASA and operated under the designation CE-9 by the Spanish Air Force
The F-5E Tiger II celebrates its tenth year of service with the 1°.GAvCa this year, and these are to undergo some upgrading and refurbishment to permit retention by the COMAT well into the 'nineties.
Обслуживание северовьетнамского F-5B на авиабазе Дананг.
ВВС Вьетнама, которым досталось большое количество самолетов южновьетнамской авиации, включая истребители F-5B Freedom Fighter, практически не встретили сопротивления при вводе войск в Камбоджу в 1978 году.
Учебно-боевой самолет F-5B из состава ВВС Южной Кореи
CF-5D из эскадрильи Z28 Авиакрыла Сил обороны Ботсваны. 31 августа 2002 г.
YF-12, принадлежащий NASA, в испытательном полете вместе с F-5
"Валькирия" в своем последнем полете в сопровождении эскорта
Inside the F-5 cockpit.
Подбитый ракетой ПЗРК тайский F-5B (№ 74-0778). 13 февраля 1988 г.
Потерпевшая аварию «спарка» F-5B из состава ВВС Греции. Аэродром Микра, Салоники, 1999 г.
Northrop F-5A and F-5B supersonic combat aircraft
Northrop F-5A supersonic combat aircraft, with additional side elevation of F-5B (bottom)