F-5TH - a great airframe keeps on improving

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Unread post17 Apr 2020, 15:52

Woe to the pilot/aircraft that under-estimate these aircraft. AESA radars, coupled with Derby/Python V missiles and a miniscule radar/visual signature will make for a very long day for enemy aircraft.

In that respect, they're not unlike Taiwan's F-5's. Heavily upgraded, they now carry Sky Sword II hypersonic (Mach 6!) air to air missiles, better radars, data links and have much greater SA. This, to at least give them a fighting chance vs. Chinese J-10B/C's, J-11's, J-16's, SU-35's and J-20's.

https://militarywatchmagazine.com/artic ... -at-mach-6

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