Military


F-5 Variants

Type Number built/
converted
Remarks
TOTAL2,627
N-156F2Prototype
XF-5A1one aircraft used for static tests
YF-5A2Prototype
F-5A621-1,200Lightweight fighter
F-5A-210initial designation for F-5E Tiger II upgrade
CF-5A89built by Canadair in Canada as CF-116 Freedom Fighter
NF-5A75built by Canadair for the Netherlands and Venezuela
RF-5A89Reconnaissance model based on F-5A
SF-5A18-19(C-9) Single-seat fighter built by CASA for Spain
SRF-5A17-18(CR-9) Reconnaissance model built by CASA for Spain
F-5-211Temporary designation given to YF-5B
YF-5B1F-5B with 5,000 lbst J85-GE-21 prototype F-5E Tiger II
F-5B134-180Two-seat trainer
CF-5B built in Canada for the Canadian Air Force
NF-5B 30Royal Netherlands Air Force version of the CF-5D
SF-5B 34(CE-9) CASA built for Spanish Air Force
F-5C5Skoshi Tiger F-5A
F-5D7Skoshi Tiger F-5B Two-seat trainer
F-5D0Unbuilt training version
CF-5D7-45(D for "dual") Two-seat trainer for Canadian Armed Forces
F-5E1,144-1,400Tiger II Improved A model
F-5E*Tiger III upgraded F-5E in Chilean Air Force
F-5E?Saeqeh-80 Iran modified F-5E Tiger II
RF-5E12"Tiger Eye" Photo-recon E model - Malaysia and Saudi Arabia
F-5F233-255Tiger II Two-seat combat-capable trainer with lengthened fuselage
F-5F?Azarakhsh Iran modified Two-seat trainer
F-5G0Initial designation of F-20 TigerShark
F-5G*Royal Norwegian Air Force variant of the F-5A
RF-5G*Photo-recon Royal Norwegian Air Force variant of the RF-5A
F-5S[175]Swiss F-5E
F-5S[]Singapore F-5E
F-5N[36]ex-F5S US Navy / Marines aggressor-training
F-5T[]Singapore F-5F Two-seat combat-capable trainer
VF-5[]Canadair CF-116s sold to the Venezuelan Air Force
F-203Tigershark, one F404 turbofan engine, increased payload, and much improved avionics



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