Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA3334 Northrop F-5F Tiger II 830121, 7th FTW, ROCAF, 2018. Buy online at Flying Tigers.
The Northrop F-5 tactical fighter was designed as an extremely maneuverable, supersonic fighter with a high rate of reliability at a low operating cost. The F-5 first flew on July 30, 1959 with the first customer delivery in 1964. The last of more than 2,600 F-5’s was produced in 1989 and about two-thirds of these are still in service with 26 countries more than 4 decades later. The F-5 was manufactured by Northrop Grumman and under license in Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland.
To mark the 2018 open house held at Taitung (actually called Chih-hang, or Zhihang in pinyin) Air Base the ROCAF 7th FTW painted three F-5 Tiger II aircraft with tiger schemes. The three aircraft were F-5E 5291, F-5Fs 5395 and 5403. All the markings symbolize
various items such as the striping for being bred at the air base referred to as the Tiger Nest; yellow and black represent the tiger’s tenacity and bravery. The 7th FTW is responsible for training pilots in jet aircraft so they can fly to more advanced jet fighters.