The real Northrop F-5E Tiger II are part of a family of widely used light supersonic fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the United States, beginning in 1960s. Hundreds remain in service in air forces around the world. The F-5E "Tiger II" was a greatly improved version of the earlier F-5A "Freedom Fighter". Redesigned as a highly maneuverable, lightweight and inexpensive air superiority fighter, the E featured an air-to-air fire control radar system and a lead computing gun sight. More powerful J85 engines required the fuselage to be both widened and lengthened. The forward wing root was redesigned to give the "Tiger II" wing its characteristic triple delta shape. This excellent model is based on the US Navy desert camo finish.
The real F-5E Tiger II pictured below:
This F-5E is one of the highest spec and quickest jets on the market. It is a massive 1.3m in length and is fitted with a 70mm EDF. Extra power and speed is produced by the big 14.8V, 2200mah LiPo battery and 40A brushless setup. As well as extra power and speed this jet also features an automatic landing gear system and turning front wheel. To allow this the set includes a 5ch transmitter and eight servos. It's a highly maneuverable model that can easily perform inverted flight, loops and rolls etc.The model comes pre-painted with everything you need included apart from the normal AA batteries for the transmitter. The model is almost ready to fly out of the box with only very minor assembly required such as attaching the wings. Everything you need to complete is included in the box.
Included is a 5ch 1000m range transmitter, electronic speed controller, ducted fan with electric brushless motor and 8 electric servos all pre-installed. The 5ch transmitter gives full 3D control of the aileron, elevator, rudder, throttle and retracts. The 70mm ducted fan system with the brushless motors and li-po battery gives enormous power pushing the jet to crazy speeds. The high power allows full aerobatic characteristics and inside loops, outside loops, axial rolls, inverted flight, knife edge, stall turns, hammerheads, and spins are all possible.
The attention to detail from Starmax who are the leading rc jet manufacturers gives the jet a nice realistic appearance. The jet can take off from the ground or can be hand launched. If you are not ready to be flying at high speeds then you can also fly the plane very slowly while you get used to it without any problems. The jet is made from shock resistant EPS foam with reinforced fuselage and strong wings. Should you need any spare parts though they are all available from our site. This plane is a lot of fun and you will certainly enjoy flying this fantastic model.