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1/48 Monogram F-5N

by Dan DeSilva on December 22, 2015 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Here is one of my completions this year. I have quite a few of these kits earmarked to be USN Adversary aircraft. I built up the exhaust cans and intakes, using photos of the real things. While my compressor fans […]


F-5E Photo Recon

by Ralph Clements on May 10, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Here’s my just completed, fresh baked, F-5E Photo Recon, an Italeri 1/48 kit. I read some reviews of this kit after I bought it and before I started it that had me worried, but it really went together good. I’m […]


1/48 Kinetic F-5A TuAF

by Tolga ULGUR on May 2, 2015 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Here is my 1/48 Kinetic F-5A Freedom fighter with the markings of Turkish Air Force circa 1971. This was finished few months ago. Instrument panel of the kit is not accurate for a classical F-5A. So ıt needs to be […]



by UGUR KENEL on April 28, 2015 in Aviation -- 37 Comments

This aircraft is a member of 133. squadron, 3. Main Jet Base Group Command, KONYA-TURKEY. This is an upgraded jet training aircraft before F-16 AND F-4 Squadrons. Fuselage same with classic F-5 but cockpit and avionics mostly different. Konya is […]

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Philippines Air Force Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter

by Gary Brantley on November 17, 2014 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

I have always loved the lines of the Northrop F-5A. Sleek and elegant with that great area-ruled fuselage, it is a real classic. This model is the one that was built concurrent with my Iraqi MiG-21MF. The kit is the […]

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Northrop F-5A FREEDOM FIGHTER – Philippine Air Force

by Farouk Tan on May 8, 2014 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

The second of two model build projects I did after coming back to modeling from decades of absence, two first one allowed by retirement from work…The exercise is to simulate/replicate the personal aircraft of erstwhile Philippine Air Force Commanding General […]


AFV Club 1:48 F-5F

Hello everybody! This is the F-5F, in my opinion, one of the most graceful aircrafts. This particular model was finished some time ago and went on without problems. It is outside of the box except for the scratch made harnesses […]


Northrop F-5E Tiger II Sharknose Swiss Air Force

by Hans Peter Tschanz on November 21, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Northrop F-5E Tiger II Sharknose of 11 Squadron of the Swiss Air Force, Dübendorf / Switzerland, December 1992 Kit Revell 1:32 1993


1/48,Monogram F-5E Bahrain Air Force, Gulf War

Though not much has been mentioned in what capacity that the Bahrain Amiri Air Force contributed during the Gulf War. Flying F-5E’s and F-16’s. Starting with defensive operations on the 25th of January and then launching offensive operations the following […]


1/48 Classic Airframes Northrop F-5A

by Tolga ULGUR on January 10, 2013 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

And here is the last part of my NMF TuAF jets Trilogy. This is 1/48 Classic Airframes F-5A finished few years ago with Turkish Air Force markings. This ex-Norvegian freedom fighter (5-575) was in use between mid of eighties and […]