F-5E Tiger II

‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger

‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger

Joe “Hoser” Satrapa No dissertation on present-day section tactics, or on naval aviation in general, could be considered complete without… Read More

3 weeks ago

Swiss Air Force F-5 Pilot recalls when he was hit in his thigh by a lightning that penetrated his Tiger cockpit. Yet he landed safely.

The Northrop F-5 One of the most enduring military aircraft designs ever introduced, Northrop ’s F-5 tactical fighter series has… Read More

2 months ago

Soviet Pilot who test flew captured Tiger against Fishbed and Flogger tells why the F-5 beat the MiG-21 and MiG-23 in every engagement

The F-5 featured in the pictures of this article is not a faux “MiG-28” from Top Gun but a captured F-5E and… Read More

3 months ago

Video shows the moment a Patrouille Suisse F-5 Tiger II hits a flock of birds during Radom Air Show

Patrouille Suisse F-5 Tiger suffering a bird strike Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips during Radom Air Show, the video… Read More

6 months ago

The Dream Machine: here’s how to make a hop in the F-20 Tigershark, the Super Light-Fighter that Never Was

Super ace Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, once said that “of all the airplanes in… Read More

2 years ago

Soviet Pilot who test flew captured F-5 against MiG-21, MiG-23 explains why the Tiger beat the Fishbed, Flogger in every engagement

‘Every flight ended with the same result: MiG-21 lost, although he had much higher thrust-to-weight ratio,’ Vladimir Kondaurov, Soviet pilot… Read More

2 years ago

Incredible photos show Swiss Air Force F-5 Tiger II crashing after alleged engine failure. The pilot ejected safely.

The Swiss Air Force F-5E Tiger II J-3089 featured the Swiss Air Force aerobatic team Patrouille Suisse paint scheme. A… Read More

3 years ago

When China defeated South Vietnam and took control of the Paracel Islands (The US did not lend help to the South Vietnamese)

Although the US Navy dispatched a flotilla of destroyers from the Philippines to monitor the fighting in the Paracel Islands,… Read More

3 years ago

Indonesia’s Defense Minister to meet his Austrian counterpart to talk about Eurofighter Typhoon deal

For Indonesia buying used weapons from other countries, such as the Austrian Typhoons, is an option to meet Minimum Essential… Read More

3 years ago

Tunisian Air Force F-5 Tiger crashes, pilot killed

A Tunisian Air Force Northrop F-5E Tiger fighter jet crashed in the morning of October 6, 2020 in the region… Read More

3 years ago

Slim 50.1% majority of Swiss voters approves purchase of new fighter jets

The Swiss government will decide next year among the Eurofighter from Airbus , the Rafale from France’s Dassault, Boeing’s F/A-18… Read More

3 years ago

U.S. Expected to Buy Back 22 Swiss Air Force F-5 Fighter Jets in 2020

A spokesperson from Armasuisse confirmed that discussions between the Swiss defense procurement agency and the U.S. Navy took place in… Read More

4 years ago

Tigers Forever! US Navy Plans to Upgrade F-5 to keep it a Credible Adversary Aircraft Until 2030

The F-5 in its current state only realistically offers MiG-21 'Fishbed' threat replication and desperately needs to be modernised to… Read More

4 years ago

The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part Four: South Yemeni armed forces – the only ‘true’, Soviet-trained, Soviet-styled armed forces in the Middle East ever

Soviets had no mentality of ‘serving the customer’: they stuffed Arab air forces full of Su-7BMKs armed with R-3 rockets… Read More

4 years ago

Who will be the Bad Guy in Top Gun: Maverick?

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, it is highly suggested you do so first before reading any… Read More

5 years ago

Swiss Air Force Aerobatic Display Team Patrouille Suisse Performs Flypast over Wrong Place

The Patrouille Suisse had to perform a flypast over Langenbruck to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Swiss aviator Oskar Bider’s… Read More

5 years ago

“Gripen E will not take part in Swiss Air2030 program trials because will only be operational from next year,” Saab says

An offer to complement the Gripen E test aircraft with an operational Gripen C aircraft for the flight tests in… Read More

5 years ago