This is the Freedom Models 1/48 scale F-20A Tigershark. Built by Northrop (before they became Northrop Grumman). They used the F-5E as a base and modified many aspects of the frame and avionics to make the F-5G. When the USAF started the FX con[...]
My humble contribution to the What if... Universe. Decals from Furball, Pilot and Sidewinder from Hasegawa sets, ACMI pod from scratch. Colors from Model Master, Metals from Alclad II and Vallejo Metal Color.
The F-20 was of course the last of the famous Northrop F-5 line. Regrettably the F-20 did not go into production despite being a superb aircraft In 1983/4 the RNZAF sent a team to the USA to evaluate the F- 20 Tigershark as a possible replacem[...]