Northrop F-20 Tigershark

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

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

The story of how TOPGUN selected the F-16N Viper, the adversary aircraft that had the ability to simulate the MiG-17, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-29 and Su-27

Not only did the F-16N Viper allow TOPGUN to simulate current fourth-generation threats, it gave them the ability, in one… Read More

2 years ago

One of a kind variants of the mighty F-5 fighter

The simple and lightweight F-5 airframe proved to be extremely adaptable to a variety of uses, some of which required… Read More

6 years ago

Republic of China Air Force grounded F-5 fighter jets as kids were having exams

According ROCAF spokesperson the F-5 fighters were grounded to avoid fighter aircraft noise affecting candidates undertaking the annual “Four Second… Read More

6 years ago

THIS COOL F-20 PROMOTIONAL VIDEO (FEATURING AN INTRO BY SUPER ACE CHUCK YEAGER) WILL MAKE YOU WANT A TIGERSHARK SO BAD

In his autobiography, which he wrote after the F-20 was canceled, Yeager touted the Tigershark as "magnificent." The cool F-20… Read More

6 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT HOW YOU COULD FLY AND FIGHT IN THE F-20 TIGERSHARK, THE SUPER LIGHT-FIGHTER THAT NEVER WAS

Compared with the F-5E, the F-20 was much faster, gained beyond-visual-range (BVR) air-to-air capability, and had a full suite of… Read More

6 years ago

REMEMBERING THE F-16/79, THE LOW-COST VIPER POWERED BY THE J79 TURBOJET ENGINE

Test pilots reported that the F-16/79 demonstrated the same 9G capability of the basic F-16, but the former seemed to… Read More

6 years ago

EXCLUSIVE: FORMER TOPGUN INSTRUCTOR PRESENTS THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE THAT INSPIRED LEGENDARY TOP GUN MOVIE

“Moving up to the F-14 Tomcat meant crossing the magic line that separates the men from the boys, like first-time… Read More

6 years ago

SHOCKING FOOTAGE SHOWS THE CRASH OF F-20 TIGERSHARK FIRST PROTOTYPE

The following investigation cleared the F-20 of mechanical or design issues since it concluded that Cornell had blacked out due… Read More

7 years ago