Aviation Photo #0679630 Northrop YF-5A Freedom Fighter - USA - Air Force

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The Museum's plane is Northrop's prototype "Freedom Fighter." Unveiled on May 30, 1959, two months later, test pilot Lew Nelson flew the prototype supersonic during its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base.
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    Jeff Miller
    USA - Air Force
    Northrop YF-5A Freedom Fighter
    Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger
    Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger
    Northrop
    N6001
    59-4987
    F-987
    Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International
    Washington
    USA
    September 24, 2004
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