PilotPhotog Podcast

The F-20 TigerShark - Part 3 in the F-5 Series

March 15, 2021 PilotPhotog Season 1 Episode 9
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The F-20 TigerShark - Part 3 in the F-5 Series
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The F-20 TigerShark - Part 3 in the F-5 Series
Mar 15, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
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Let’s listen to the story on how the Tiger became the TigerShark

What began as Northrup’s F-5G and eventually became known as  the F-20 Tigershark was a light fighter with advanced avionics which was easier to maintain and much less expensive to procure and operate than it’s chief rival, the General dynamics F-16. 

The F-20 could carry beyond visual range missiles, as well as air to ground missiles and bombs, giving it the capability to fire or deploy most weapons in the US arsenal. 

Easy to fly, inexpensive to operate, a very capable aircraft with a powerful engine -  yet only 3 were ever built and the program was cancelled.  Some have called the Tigershark the greatest fighter never made.  Why did this happen?  Take a listen to find out more...

If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to this podcast, you can find links to many podcast streaming services here:

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You can check out my YouTube channel for many videos on fighter planes here:

https://youtube.com/c/PilotPhotog

And finally you can follow me on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/pilotphotog


#f20 #tigershark #f5 #part3



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Show Notes

Let’s listen to the story on how the Tiger became the TigerShark

What began as Northrup’s F-5G and eventually became known as  the F-20 Tigershark was a light fighter with advanced avionics which was easier to maintain and much less expensive to procure and operate than it’s chief rival, the General dynamics F-16. 

The F-20 could carry beyond visual range missiles, as well as air to ground missiles and bombs, giving it the capability to fire or deploy most weapons in the US arsenal. 

Easy to fly, inexpensive to operate, a very capable aircraft with a powerful engine -  yet only 3 were ever built and the program was cancelled.  Some have called the Tigershark the greatest fighter never made.  Why did this happen?  Take a listen to find out more...

If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to this podcast, you can find links to many podcast streaming services here:

PilotPhotog Podcast (buzzsprout.com)

You can check out my YouTube channel for many videos on fighter planes here:

https://youtube.com/c/PilotPhotog

And finally you can follow me on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/pilotphotog


#f20 #tigershark #f5 #part3



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/PilotPhotog)