The Spanish Northrop F-5 AR.9

The Northrop F-5 is a family of supersonic light fighter aircraft initially designed as a privately funded project in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. There are two main models, the original F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter variants and the extensively updated F-5E and F-5F Tiger II variants. The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and a low cost of maintenance.

Versions AR.9. Designation of the Spanish Air Force for its reconnaissance F-5s, manufactured under license in Spain by CASA.

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