Pre-production Northrop F-20 Tigershark

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Northrop replaced the two J85 turbojets in the F-5E Tiger II with a single F-404 turbofan engine to create the F-5G Tigershark. The Tigershark had a rate of climb of 54,000 feet per minute.

Northrop F-5G Tigershark 82-0062 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23, 1982 The prototype Northrop F-5G Tigershark 82-0062 was displayed at the Edwards Air Force Base open house on October 23, 1982. It was decked out in red and white. It also carried the civil registration N4416T

Northrop F-5G Tigershark 82-0062 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23, 1982 F-5G 82-0062 at Edwards on October 23, 1982.

Northrop F-5G Tigershark 82-0062 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23, 1982 F-5G 82-0062 at Edwards on October 23, 1982.

The F-5G was re-designated F-20 to emphasize its advanced design and to improve its appeal to foreign customers.

Northrop F-20 Tigershark 82-0062 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 30, 1983 F-20 82-0062 was painted overall gray when it was displayed at Edwards on October 30, 1983.

Northrop F-20 Tigershark 82-0062 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 30, 1983 F-20 82-0062 at Edwards on October 30, 1983.

Northrop F-20 Tigershark 82-0062 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 30, 1983 F-20 82-0062 at Edwards on October 30, 1983. It crashed at Suwon Air Base, Korea on October 10, 1984. Darrell Cornell was killed

Northrop F-20 Tigershark 82-0064 at Naval Air Weapons Station Point Mugu on October 20, 1984 The third F-20 82-0064 was displayed in dark gray metal-flake at Naval Air Weapons Station Point Mugu on October 20, 1984. Its civil registration was N44671.

Northrop F-20 Tigershark 82-0064 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 27, 1984 F-20 82-0064 at Edwards on October 27, 1984.

Northrop F-20 Tigershark 82-0064 at Edwards Air Force Base on November 3, 1985 F-20 82-0064 at Edwards on November 3, 1985. It is now displayed at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.



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