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Introduction

The DCS: F-5Е Tiger II module is a simulation of the F-5E fighter. The F-5E was developed by Northrop Corporation in early 1970s. The F-5s’ combat role encompasses air superiority, ground support, and ground attack.

This simulator allows you to enjoy the flight and carry out combat missions on one of the most advanced versions of the light tactical fighter, the F-5E. The main distinctive features of this version are improved nose section of the shark nose type, increased wing surface area of the leading edge extensions, and capability to control flap position automatically.

The F-5Е is armed with two 20-mm М39-А3 cannons with 280 rounds per each cannon. Each cannon is capable of firing at a rate of 1500 to 1700 rounds per minute.

Each wingtip incorporates a launcher rail capable of firing the AIM-9 infrared-guided missiles.

Five hard points (one centerline pylon and four underwing pylons) allow the aircraft to carry different types of air-to-ground weapons (bombs, cluster munitions, rockets) 6,400 pounds (about 3000 kg) in total. In addition, illumination ammunition and containers for cargo transportation can be attached.

To increase flight duration and range, external fuel tanks can be attached to three hard points (a centerline pylon and two inboard pylons).

Maneuverability and speed can be maximized in combat by jettisoning all external stores.