Flown for the first time in May 1963, the F-5 entered service the following year with a USAF training squadron. A dozen of the first F-5As were sent to Vietnam in 1965, where they proved able to match the USAF's frontline fighters in some missions. 

They served with South Vietnam throughout the 10-year war with the North. Air forces in Europe, the Middle East, South America, and South East Asia, acquired Freedom Fighters before production switched to the uprated Northrop F-5E Tiger II.

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northrop f-5 Profiles

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Here is a selection of our Northrop F-5 side profiles - We currently have a number of profile designs available in various configurations. They will be available shortly for online purchase via the e-shop, however in the meantime visit our facebook shop through the link below or get in touch via the contact form.

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A closer look at our f-5 Profiles


Our illustrations are an accurate representation of the actual aircraft design; printed using the finest material and best-in-breed printing technology to create a high-quality product you will treasure for years to come.

Check out our 'Info on Prints' page for pricing and the process behind each print. 

did you know?

The F-5A's engines initially weighed >500 pounds, yet produced up to 5k pounds of thrust, making the design very agile.

An F-5A has an eight-minute turnaround between mission;

including refuelling.

By the time F-5A production stopped in 1972, nearly two dozen countries had it in their arsenal.

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