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F-5A Freedom Fighter
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Info
Nation Flag of Norway Norway
Variant(s) F-5A PUFF
Cost 50 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 0%
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 750 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 3000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 80 s
Icon WALB Year 1970
Icon WALB Type Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Weapons
Autocannon Twin Pontiac M39A2 (20mm)
Rocket Mk.24 Zuni (127mm)

Available to NATO forces, the F-5A Freedom Fighter is an American-built multi-role fighter used by the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

HistoryEdit

The Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter is a twin-engine, single-seat, tactical fighter. The F-5A was developed in the late 1950's as a supersonic lightweight fighter, but found little use in American arsenals - the later F-5E Tiger II was employed as a MiG-21 simulator in aggressor squadrons. However, the F-5A and subsequent family saw great success as an export fighter, and was sold to, or license-built in more than 30 countries. The Royal Norwegian Air Force purchased 108 Freedom Fighters, 78 of them F-5A's, as part of a military aid agreement. The first Freedom Fighters arrived in 1966 and served for nearly four decades.

OverviewEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

The F-5A Freedom Fighter is an inexpensive light strike platform available to Norwegian and NATO decks. At only 35 points per fighter, the F-5A is an economical platform which may be used to effectively attack lightly armored vehicles and infantry. It carries eight 127mm rockets and two M39A2 20mm cannons, the latter of which allow the F-5A to harass enemy helicopters and provides a small level of defense against fighters. As one might expect, the F-5A is vulnerable to attack by enemy fighters and long range SAMs, having no on-board ECM, or air-to-air missiles. Due to its low cost, these drawbacks are far from prohibitive.

Red DragonEdit

The F-5A Freedom Fighter in Wargame: Red Dragon is a relatively inexpensive light strike platform available to Norwegian and NATO decks. At 50 points per aircraft, the F-5A is more expensive than in AirLand Battle, carries the same loadout and has largely the same characteristics, though its Zuni rockets have slightly less power than in the previous installment. Its benefits and drawbacks are largely the same in Red Dragon as AirLand Battle.

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons
Type Autocannon 127mm Rockets No Weapon
Name Twin Pontiac M39A2 Mk.24 Zuni
Caliber 20mm, AoE AoE
Ammo x 280 x 8
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2100 m
Ground = 2450 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 6 6
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A
AP Power 0 0
HE Power 1 5
Icon WALB Suppression 46 293
Rate of fire 1499 r/min 300 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon Twin M39A2 WRD Icon Mk.24 Zuni
Type Autocannon 127mm Rockets No Weapon
Name Twin Pontiac M39A2 Mk.24 Zuni
Caliber 20mm, AoE AoE
Ammo x 280 x 8
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2100 m
Ground = 2450 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 30% 30%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 30% 30%
AP Power 0 0
HE Power 1 4
Icon WALB Suppression 40 293
Rate of fire 1499 r/min 300 r/min

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

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