Northrop Grumman F-20A TigersharkEdit
The Northrop F-20 Tigershark (initially F-5G) was a privately financed light fighter, designed and built by Northrop. Its development began in 1975 as a further evolution of Northrop's F-5E Tiger II, featuring a new engine that greatly improved overall performance, and a modern avionics suite including a powerful and flexible radar.
Compared with the F-5E, the F-20 was much faster, gained beyond visual range air-to-air capability, and had a full suite of air-to-ground modes capable of firing most U.S. weapons. With these improved capabilities, the F-20 became competitive with contemporary fighter designs such as the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, but was much less expensive to purchase and operate. However the aircraft was not adopted by the United States and after multiple bids fell through overseas, the private venture was deemed a failure.
- Tech Level: 6
- Damage Base: 18
- Min./Max. Airspeed: 3/24
- Maneuver (Loaded): 3 (4)
- Aerobatic (Loaded): 0 (-1)
- Defence (Loaded): 15 (13)
- Climb Rate (Loaded): 2 (1)
- Shallow/Steep/Power/Vertical Dives: 2/3/5/7
- Operational Ceiling: 10
- Stores External/Pylon/Internal: 5/2/0
- Guns: 2x20mm Cannon
- Cost: 900 (Currently Congo Only Price; Official stats above)
- Maintenance Cost: 70