Aircraft Photo of 59-4989 / 94989 | Northrop YF-5A Freedom Fighter (N-156F) | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #3788
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:59-4989
Alternate Serial:94989
Other Marks:FA-989
Aircraft Original Type:Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger
Aircraft Version:Northrop YF-5A Freedom Fighter (N-156F)
C/n (msn):N6003
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
 
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 3788
Photo Comment

With an impressive backdrop, here is the third prototype of Northrop's N-156F design for a simple and affordable Military Assistance Program export fighter, first flying on 31.7.63. A total of 799 were built, followed by 1166 of the more capable F-5E Tiger II. Now displayed in phoney camouflage as 64-13332 to represent a 'Shoksi Tiger' of the 4503rd TFS, which combat tested the type in Vietnam in the mid-60s

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