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Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Northrop F-5B

 
 
Northrop F-5B Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
1. Northrop F-5B Marker
Inscription.  
Northrop
F-5B
Freedom Fighter
Trainer/Fighter
1965-Present

On loan from the
National Museum
of the United States Air Force

 
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
 
Location. 32° 8.379′ N, 110° 52.014′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the eastern section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vought A-7E Corsair II (here, next to this marker); Douglas A4D Skyhawk (a few steps from this marker); Lockheed F-104D (a few steps from this marker); McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F/A-18A Hornet (a few steps from this marker); Grumman A-6E Intruder (within shouting distance of
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this marker); McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (within shouting distance of this marker); British Aerospace AV-8C (within shouting distance of this marker); Raytheon AIM-7E Sparrow III (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
 
Also see . . .  Northrop F-5.
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. Smaller and simpler than contemporaries such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the F-5 cost less to procure and operate, making it a popular
The front of the Northrop F-5B and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
2. The front of the Northrop F-5B and Marker
export aircraft. Though primarily designed for a day air superiority role, the aircraft is also a capable ground-attack platform. The F-5A entered service in the early 1960s. During the Cold War, over 800 were produced through 1972 for U.S. allies. Though at the time the United States Air Force (USAF) did not have a need for a light fighter, it did procure approximately 1,200 Northrop T-38 Talon trainer aircraft, which was based on Northrop's N-156 fighter design. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Northrop F-5B image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
3. The Northrop F-5B
Northrop F-5E in flight image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Air Force photo
4. Northrop F-5E in flight
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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