Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Northrop F-5/F-20/T-38 - Warbirdtech Vol. 44 by Frederick a Johnson

The photos in this edition are black and white. In the late 1950s, an era when some Cold War allies still flew cast-off World War II propeller-driven bombers and fighters, Northrop seized on the need to deliver modern warplanes with modest maintenance requirements. The shapers of American foreign policy needed an economical way to give allies supersonic performance. The U.S. Air Force and Navy only tangentially used the F-5, but decades of new American fliers honed their skills on the similar T-38 variant, a high-performance training aircraft. The F-5, an all-out air superiority fighter, possesses remarkable performance to match its classy good looks. It has served U.S. allies (and a few former allies like Iran) for decades. Many still fly, including F-5Es, F-5Fs, and modified F-5Ns used by the U.S. Navy as aggressor training aircraft at its famous Top Gun school. The T-38 carries the sleek lines into the training world. And the powerful single-engine F-20, the ultimate iteration of this Northrop line, brought the basic F-5 premise forward into a new era. Vintage and modern photos in this WarbirdTech volume depict F-5s, T-38s, and the few F-20s in many guises; technical drawings and detail photos show the inner workings. Declassified documents illuminate the story of USAF F-5s combat-tested in Vietnam. Color photos capture variations in camouflage and markings since 1959. The enduring story of the Northrop F-5 series and the aircraft it spawned is overdue and timely for an audience that increasingly seeks reliable information and photos about Cold War aircraft.

Buy Northrop F-5/F-20/T-38 - Warbirdtech Vol. 44 by Frederick a Johnson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781580072144
ISBN-10: 1580072143
Format: Paperback / softback
(279mm x 216mm x 6mm)
Pages: 106
Imprint: Specialty Press
Publisher: Specialty Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Northrop F-5/F-20/T-38 - Warbirdtech Vol. 44 by Frederick a Johnson

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Northrop F-5/F-20/T-38 - Warbirdtech Vol. 44 book by Frederick a Johnson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review