Specifications (F-5E Tiger

II)

Data from Quest for Performance[16]

General characteristics

Crew: 1

Length: 47 ft 4¾ in (14.45 m)

Wingspan: 26 ft 8 in (8.13 m)

Height: 13 ft 4½ in (4.08 m)

Wing area: 186 ft² (17.28 m²)

Airfoil: NACA 65A004.8 root, NACA 64A004.8 tip

Empty weight: 9,558 lb (4,349 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 24,664 lb (11,187 kg)

Powerplant: 2× General Electric J85-GE-21B turbojet

Dry thrust: 3,500 lbf (15.5 kN) each

Thrust with afterburner: 5,000 lbf (22.2 kN) each

*Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0200

Drag area: 3.4 ft² (0.32 m²)

Aspect ratio: 3.86

Internal fuel: 677 US gal (2,563 L)

External fuel: 275 US gal (1,040 L) per tank in up to 3 tanks

Performance

Maximum speed: 917 kn (1,060 mph, 1,700 km/h, mach 1.6)

Range: 760 nmi (870 mi, 1,405 km)

Ferry range: 2,010 nmi (2,310 mi, 3,720 km)

Service ceiling 51,800 ft (15,800 m)

Rate of climb: 34,400 ft/min (175 m/s)

Lift-to-drag ratio: 10.0

Armament

Guns: 2× 20 mm (0.787 in) Pontiac M39A2 cannons in the nose, 280 rounds/gun

Hardpoints: 7 total: 2× wing-tip AAM launch rails, 4× under-wing & 1× under-fuselage pylon stations holding up to 7,000 lb (3,200 kg) of payload

Rockets:

2× LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19× /7× Hydra 70 mm rockets, respectively); or

2× LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19× CRV7 70 mm rockets); or

2× LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4× Zuni 127 mm rockets); or

2× Matra rocket pods (each with 18× SNEB 68 mm rockets)

Missiles:

Air-to-air missile:

4× AIM-9 Sidewinders or

4× AIM-120 AMRAAMs

Air-to-surface missile:

2× AGM-65 Mavericks

Bombs: A variety of air-to-ground ordnance such as the Mark 80 series of unguided iron bombs (including 3 kg and 14 kg practice bombs),

CBU-24/49/52/58 cluster bomb munitions, napalm bomb canisters and M129 Leaflet bomb

Others: up to 3× 150/275 US gallon Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time.

Avionics

AN/APQ-153 radar on early batch of F-5E

AN/APQ-159 radar on later production F-5E

Specifications (T-38A)

General characteristics

Crew: 2: student and instructor

Length: 46 ft 4.5 in (14.14 m)

Wingspan: 25 ft 3 in (7.7 m)

Height: 12 ft 10.5 in (3.92 m)

Wing area: 170 ft² (16 m²)

Empty weight: 7,200 lb (3,270 kg)

Loaded weight: 11,820 lb (5,360 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)

Powerplant: 2× General Electric J85-5A (J85-5R after PMP modification) afterburning turbojets

Dry thrust: 2,050 lb (9.1 kN) each

Thrust with afterburner: 3,850 lbf (17.1 kN) each

Performance

Maximum speed: Mach 1.3 (858 mph, 1,381 km/h)

Range: 1,140 mi (1,835 km)

Service ceiling 50,000 ft (15,240 m)

Rate of climb: 33,600 ft/min (170.7 m/s)

Wing loading: 70 lb/ft² (340 kg/m²)

Thrust/weight: 0.65