Tactical Air FLeets
F-5 Advanced Tiger( F-5AT)
Tactical Air F-5 Advanced Tiger( F-5AT) is upgraded with HUD/HOTAS, open architecture mission computers and tailored Operational Flight Programs that enable integration of Duotech’s advanced radar and RWR systems, IRSTS, EA, datalinks, and HOBS simulated weapons employment. The F-5AT’s proven growth potential and twin-engine reliability, paired with our uncompromising corporate safety culture, is the best insurance against hazards and mishaps and lets us meet almost any potential performance requirements. Tactical Air is proud to bring our upgraded fleet of F-5AT E/Fs as a 4th generation adversary platform with 3rd generation economy.
Northrop Corporation developed the F-5 aircraft as a cost effective, easily maintainable light fighter, introducing the F-5E in 1972. Tactical Air imported 21 Jordanian F-5Es in spring 2017, with a focus on 4thgeneration aggressor capability upgrades. The result is a comprehensive systems upgrade, utilizing technology specifically tailored to replicate existing and emerging threat aircraft. Improvements include: Duotech’s purpose built Nemesis radar, mission computer, threat weapons engagement zone (WEZ) replication software suite, purpose built Duotech’s Argus Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) gear, Mason modern hands on throttle and stick (HOTAS), Color multi-function display (MFD), Garmin moving map display, and the addition of internal architecture enabling easy integration of an external or internal jammer, captive missiles, IRST, P5 pod, and myriad air to ground ordinance.
The F-5F is the two-seat version of the F-5E with the same capabilities and upgrade roadmap.
Contractor: Northrop Grumman.
Propulsion: (2) J85-GE-21C turbojet engines each producing 5,000 pounds (2,273 kg) of thrust.
Length: F-5E: 48 feet 2 inches (14.7 meters); F-5F: 51 feet 8 inches (15.7 meters).
Height: F-5E: 13 feet 4.25 inches (4.1 meters); F-5F: 13 feet 1.75 inches (4.0 meters).
Wingspan: F-5E/F: 26 feet 8 inches (8.1 meters).
Weight: F-5E/F-5F: Maximum Design Takeoff Weight is 24,722 pounds (11,214 kg). Maximum Design
Zero Fuel Weight is 9,723 pounds (4,410 kg).
Airspeed: 1.62 (M) in clean configuration level @ 36K’, max thrust; 1.2 (M) @ sea level, max thrust
Ceiling: 52,000 feet, 46,000 feet with one EW pod
Turn Rate Instantaneous: 17.4 deg/sec @ 370 KIAS
Turn Rate Sustained: 9.8 deg/sec @ 390 KIAS
Turn Radius: 2300 feet @ 250 KIAS
Max Range: 900 + NM
Loiter Time: 1.5 hours