RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Museum - Canadair CF-116 F5 Freedom Fighter
Bill Maloney

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01 Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter 02 Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter 03 Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter 04 Canadair CF-116 Jet Exhaust
05CanadairCF116FlyingTail 06CanadairCF116Tail 07CanadairCF116WingtipTank 08CanadairCF116Tail
05 Canadair CF-116 Flying Tail 06 Canadair CF-116 Tail 07 Canadair CF-116 Wingtip Tank 08 Canadair CF-116 Tail
09AndrewMynarskiMemorial 10CanadairCF116MainGear 11CanadairCF116NoseGear 12CF116RefuellingProbe
09 Andrew Mynarski Memorial 10 Canadair CF-116 Main Gear 11 Canadair CF-116 Nose Gear 12 CF-116 Refuelling Probe
13CF116NoseCannon 14CF116Canopy 15CanadairF5FreedomFighter 16CanadairF5JetIntake
13 CF-116 Nose Cannon 14 CF-116 Canopy 15 Canadair F5 Freedom Fighter 16 Canadair F5 Jet Intake

Canadair CF-5 Freedom Fighter Specifications:

Other Northrop and Canadair F5 variants in other Aviation Museums
Canadair F5 Freedom Fighter Northrop F5E Tiger
Canadair CF5 at the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Northrop F5E Tiger at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Schenectady, NY
Northrop F5 Freedom Fighter Northrop T-38 Talon
Northrop F5 Freedom Fighter at the Naval Air Station, Wildwood, NJ Northrop T-38 Talon at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH
  Canadair F5 Freedom Fighter
  Canadair CF5 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada

Length: 46 feet 4 inches
25 feet, 3 inches
12 feet, 10 inches
Empty 7,164 lbs Loaded - 12,000 lbs
Max Speed: 812 mph
Cruise Speed: 578 mph
Range: 1,900 miles
Service Ceiling: 45,000 feet
Fuel Capacity: 1,133 gallons internally and externally
Powerplant: Two General Electric J85-GE-5A turbojets 3,850 lbs thrust each with afterburner
 SUU-20 bomb/rocket dispenser
 SUU-11A/A 7.62mm gun pod
 AF/B37K-1 bomb container
First Flight : April 1959
Cost: $769,000

Here's an F-5 Freedom Fighter Youtube video of a Norwegian example taxiing and taking off and doing flybys at an airshow. One more Youtube F5 Freedom Fighter video of Swiss F-5s doing flybys and gunnery practice.

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