F-5A

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F-5A
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F-5A
AB RB SB
10.3 10.3 10.3
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Description

The F-5A Freedom Fighter is a gift rank VI American jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Direct Hit" as a reward for the 2021 Export Order event.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 10 668 m1 444 km/h
Turn time27 s
Max altitude15 240 m
Engine2 х General Electric J85-GE-13
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight24 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 10,668 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,429 1,421 15240 27.1 28.2 112.4 99.2 850
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1458 444 926 560 555 ~11 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 680 < 750 < 700 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
General Electric J85-GE-13 2 4,051 kg 365 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 11m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 37m fuel
271 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 4,580 kg 4,992 kg 5,462 kg 5,814 kg 9,000 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 11m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 37m fuel MTOW
Stationary 960 kgf 1,426 kgf 0.62 0.57 0.52 0.49 0.32
Optimal 1,200 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
2,459 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
1.07 0.99 0.90 0.85 0.55

Survivability and armour

Flares/Chaff
Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
RWR
Notifies about the aircraft's exposure to laser or radio waves
Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 458 km/h
Gear444 km/h

The F-5A has neiter armour plates nor bulletproof glass and the fuel tanks are self-sealing.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB6 990 → 11 016 Sl icon.png
RB11 310 → 17 824 Sl icon.png
SB38 140 → 60 108 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications295 000 Rp icon.png
460 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training260 000 Sl icon.png
Experts930 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 230 / 130 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
580 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
580 Ge icon.png
Mods radar warning receiver.png
RWR
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk82
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9E
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
RWR/Flares
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
M117
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-3/A
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
t_160_belt_pack
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk83
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-10/A
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
t_160_new_gun
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
580 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk84
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
580 Ge icon.png
Mods agm missile.png
AGM-12B Bullpup
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
580 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 20 mm M39A2 cannon
Ammunition560 rounds
Fire rate1 698 shots/min
Main article: M39A2 (20 mm)

The F-5A is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 2 x 20 mm M39A2 cannons, nose-mounted (280 rpg = 560 total)
    • 2 x 20 mm M39A2 cannons (280 rpg = 560 total) + 60 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

Number of setups39
List of setups
Setup 12 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 218 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 35 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 45 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 53 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 61 x 2000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb
Setup 78 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 876 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 94 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
Setup 102 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 112 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
5 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 122 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
5 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 132 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
3 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 142 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
1 x 2000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb
Setup 152 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 162 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 178 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
Setup 188 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 198 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
6 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 208 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
3 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 218 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
1 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 228 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
3 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 238 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 248 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 258 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
6 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 268 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
3 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 278 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
1 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 288 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
3 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 292 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
Setup 302 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 312 x AIM-9E Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
6 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Maximum number of loops have been performed

The F-5A can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 5 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (2,500 lb total)
  • 5 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (3,750 lb total)
  • 3 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb (2,000 lb total)
  • 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 4 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 5 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (2,500 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 5 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (3,750 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 3 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles
  • 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles
  • 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 6 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 3 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 1 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb (1,000 lb total)
  • 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 3 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (2,250 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 6 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 3 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 1 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 3 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (2,250 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 6 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs + 76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets (1,500 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 3 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 3 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (2,250 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 1 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 1 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb (750 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 3 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (2,250 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 1 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles (750 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 1 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb (500 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9E Sidewinder missiles + 38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 1 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb (1,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

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Media

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See also

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External links


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