The F-5 Tiger, a single-seat twin-engine supersonic fighter jet, was developed by Northrop Grumman, USA. The plane took its maiden flight on August 11, 1972 and entered service in 1975. Is the updated version of the Freedom fighter aircraft F-5A developed by Northrop Grumman in early 1959.
The production of 21 F-5A started in 1970 by Northrop Grumman and while the aircraft was renamed the "F-5E Tiger II. Avionics F-5E Tiger II are more sophisticated compared to the previous version of aircraft F-5A. will be extended from production in 1987 and has since undergone several upgrades to compete with the changing combat environments.