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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3362
Northrop F-5E Tiger II Diecast Model
Swiss Air Force 19 Staffel, J-3036, Sion AB, Switzerland, Base Closure 2017

Limited Edition

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

F-5E J-3036 was manufactured in 1976 as 76-01561 and leased to the Austrian Air Force as J-3036. The aircraft was returned in 1980 to the U.S. and in 1982 sold to the Swiss Air Force. After several moves the aircraft went to Sion AB in 2005. That same year J-3036 was one of 12 F-5Es leased to Austria until 2008 when the 12 F-5Es were returned to the Swiss. In 2016 J-3036 was SOC but in 2017 was given the special paint scheme to mark the closure of Fliegerstaffel 19 Sion AB.

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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