Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II

in Royal Bahraini Air Force Service
 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 8/4
Total Still Active: 8/4
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1985
Retirement: Current
Main Role: Attack
Origin: USA

History

Eight F-5E fighters and four F-5F two-seat trainers ordered from the manufacturer in 1985 in two separate contracts and delivered between December 1985 and January 1987. These aircraft were of the late production standard with flattened ‘shark’ nose, and a dorsal ILS antenna but not the extended fin fillet. Used initially for fighter interceptor duties by the 6th Fighter Squadron, but after the F-16s arrived they were used mainly for the air-to-ground role.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
681 HY1001 85-1592 1985  
682 HY1002 85-1593 1985  
683 HY1003 85-0058 1985  
684 HY1004 85-0044 Sept 1986  
685 HY1005 85-0057 Dec 1986  
686 HY1006 85-1594 1985  
687 HY1007 85-1595 1985  
688 HY1008 85-0043 1985  
641 HZ1001 85-0053 Dec 1985 F-5F
642 HZ1002 85-0054 1985 F-5F
643 HZ1003 85-0055 Sept 1986 F-5F
644 HZ1004 85-0056 1985 F-5F

More Information

References

  • World Air Power Journal Vol 25 Summer 1996 p.90
  • World Air Power Journal Vol 26 Autumn 1996 p.113

Other Sources

To be added.


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