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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3330
Northrop F-5E Tiger II Diecast Model
Swiss Air Force 8 Staffel, #J-3073, Switzerland, 2017

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Northrop F-5E Tiger II   7.75"   4.5"

Swiss Air Force Squadron (Fliegerstaffel) 8 "Vandalos" was formed in 1925. In 1993 Staffel 8 received the first F-5E. All Swiss squadrons are militia units and don't have specific aircraft assigned to them so they draw from a pool of aircraft. J-3073 is unique for Staffel 8 because in March 2017 this aircraft received a special squadron-related paint scheme on the vertical stabilizer. In the scheme is the red sawfish "Vandalo", numerous 8's and "ADIO VANDALO", "Good Bye Vandalo" because like Staffel 6 and 19, Staffel 8 F-5E's future is uncertain.

Northrop F-5E Tiger II

Designed partly to meet a US Navy requirement for a low-cost, low-maintenance fighter to operate from Escort Carriers, the F-5 first flew on July 30, 1959. Development of the F-5 continued even after the Navy withdrew its Escort Carriers, and the aircraft eventually evolved into the light, supersonic "Freedom Fighter," serving US allies during the Cold War and as a supersonic trainer in the US. The second-generation F-5 ("Tiger II") also served US allies, but because it was small and maneuverable like a MiG it was also used by the US military as a training and "aggressor" aircraft, acting as the opposing force during military wargames.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-5 Tiger II is a sleek and fast looking model that uses a clever mix of metal and plastic components with near-seamless construction. The solid metal wing has sharp-edged plastic leading edge root extensions appropriate to the variant being modeled. The removable canopy provides a clear view of the cockpit's interior features such as the pad-printed front and side mounted instrument panels. Landing gear and doors have been included as one piece sub-assemblies that allow for quick and easy configuration for ground display. The series covers both fighter variants with optional ordnance configurations (see photos) and the long nose reconnaissance variant.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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