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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a gift rank {{Specs|rank}} Chinese jet fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]].
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a gift rank {{Specs|rank}} Chinese jet fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight performance ===
 
=== Flight performance ===
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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The MiG-17 was the solution to upgrading the MiG-15 and naturally with it being a successful fighter which was mass-produced, variants eventually became available for other nations to purchase. China was one of the countries which sought to acquire the later versions of the MiG-17 which utilized the VK-1F style afterburning engines. With its sleek frame, swept-back wings and tailplane, the F-5 though a bit heavier than the typical MiG-17 is a powerhouse in the sky. Compared to many other aircraft, using the afterburner will allow the F-5 to outclimb many of its contemporaries including the F-86 variants. Many pilots who hope to catch an F-5 in a climb will be disappointed when they stall out only to see the F-5 dropping in on them from above for an easy shot.
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Though not built for fast turns, at the top of a climbing arc, the F-5 can make a relatively quick reversal as they nose over and begin to descend, pulling back on the throttle, extending flaps and air brakes, the F-5 can set themselves up for a shot at a stalled out fighter or can manoeuvre to end up as the hunter in chase of its prey.
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When diving in this fighter, it is crucial to watch the aircraft's speed, as it is possible to go slightly supersonic and at that point the control stiffening becomes excessive, making it extremely difficult to execute any finite movements.
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As an air-to-air fighter, it is possible to include two PL-2 air-to-air missiles in conjunction with the guns, or you can eliminate the missiles and entirely rely on the 37 mm and 2 x 23 mm autocannons. The gun placement on the underside of the fuselage is ideal for not needing to worry about convergence; however, the pilot will need to compensate for the different drop rates of the 37 and 23 mm cannons to ensure both will impact the enemy fighter without one or the other over-shooting or under-shooting.
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With this fighter sporting an afterburner, it is essential to either watch the fuel level or take more into battle. The afterburner will consume fuel much faster than the aircraft without it. One advantage of this fighter as it consumes its fuel is that the plane becomes lighter and can eke out a bit more speed.
  
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
|-
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
! colspan="8" | Characteristics
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,000 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ??? || ??? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || 475
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! Stock
|-
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| ___ || ___ || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || __._ || __._ || __._ || __._ || rowspan="2" | 475
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ??? || 1114 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || 475
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! Upgraded
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| 1,125 || 1,114 || 21.2 || 21.5 || 61.8 || 50
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="5" | Features
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! colspan="6" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear !! Drogue chute
 
|-
 
|-
| X || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| X || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
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! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
! + !! -
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 650 || ~12 || ~5
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| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || N/A || 650 || 450 || ~12 || ~5
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities (km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Ailerons !! Rudder !! Elevators !! Radiator
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| < 600 || < 700 || < 750 || N/A
 
| < 600 || < 700 || < 750 || N/A
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|}
 
|}
  
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==== Engine performance ====
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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! colspan="3" | Engine
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! colspan="4" | Aircraft mass
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Engine name || Number
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! colspan="2" | Empty mass || colspan="2" | Wing loading (full fuel)
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Shenyang Liming WP-5 ||  1
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| colspan="2" | 3,868 kg || colspan="2" | 230 kg/m<sup>2</sup>
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Engine characteristics
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! colspan="3" | Mass with fuel (no weapons load) || rowspan="2" | Max Takeoff<br />Weight
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|-
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! Weight (each) || colspan="2" | Type
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! 8m fuel || 20m fuel || 27m fuel
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|-
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| 892 kg || colspan="2" | Afterburning centrifugal-flow turbojet
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| 4,369 kg || 4,889 kg || 5,192 kg || 5,485 kg
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|-
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! colspan="3" | {{Annotation|Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB)|The maximum thrust produced by each engine, while mounted in the aircraft. NOTE: Thrust varies significantly depending on speed & altitude.}}
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! colspan="4" | Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
 
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|-
! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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! Condition || 100% || WEP
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! 8m fuel || 20m fuel || 27m fuel || MTOW
 
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! Optimal altitude
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| ''Stationary'' || 2,380 kgf || 2,932 kgf
! 100% Engine power
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| 0.67 || 0.60 || 0.56 || 0.53
! WEP Engine power
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 0 m || 2,380 kgf || 2,666 kgf
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| ''Optimal'' || 2,380 kgf<br />(0 km/h) || 2,932 kgf<br />(0 km/h)
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| 0.67 || 0.60 || 0.56 || 0.53
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* 60 mm Bulletproof Glass  - Front canopy windshield
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* 16 mm Steel Plates - Pilot's seat back and  headrest
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* 10 mm Steel Plate - in the nose of the aircraft before the cockpit
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The F-5 has just enough armour protection to protect the pilot from machine-gun fire, smaller cannon fire and even some more substantial indirect cannon hits. Though not a guarantee of the pilot's survivability, the 10 mm steel plate in conjunction with the 60 mm bulletproof glass will aid in protecting the pilot in the event, he happens upon a bomber with defensive turrets or ends up in a head-on attack against another fighter. The 16 mm steel plates in the seat back and headrest will provide minimal protection as if ammunition fire from the rear penetrates that far, it is likely that the aircraft will already be experiencing catastrophic engine or structural failure.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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{{main|N-37D (37 mm)|NR-23 (23 mm)}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
{{main|N-37D (37 mm)}}
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* 1 x 37 mm N-37D cannon, chin-mounted (40 rpg)
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* 2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannons, chin-mounted (80 rpg = 160 total)
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''
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{{main|OFAB-250-270 (250 kg)|PL-2}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
  
{{main|PL-2}}
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* Without load
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* 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs (500 kg total)
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* 2 x PL-2 missiles
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
''Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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=== Pros and cons ===
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After taking off, best practice is to fly in a straight line while engaging WEP. Once you achieve a high speed, pull back on the control stick and take the fighter into a climb. Due to the low ammunition count found on this aircraft, it is recommended to also load out the 2 x PL-2 air-to-air missiles.
  
'''Pros:'''
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The F-5 is essentially a MiG-17 with an afterburner and air-to-air missiles; those familiar with the MiG-17/J-4 should find the handling characteristics familiar, but the new features make the aircraft much more formidable. When fighting peer or lower-ranked opponents, its superior acceleration and firepower make combat easier. However, in full up-tiers, the speed will be very inadequate compared to the likes of the supersonic jets (some of which can fly more than twice as fast as the F-5). Work with teammates, take advantage of the aircraft's agility, and try to go after distracted enemies stuck in dogfights.
  
-Hard hitting armament
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The PL-2 missiles are primitive and difficult to use, with poor tracking capabilities and agility. They will often be spoofed by the sun or heat reflections from the ground. In combat, missiles can be used to force an opponent to break off and burn energy or alternatively to finish off targets that do not have enough energy to dodge them.
  
-Decent maneuverability
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The main gun armament is potentially very lethal. A few hits are sufficient for dismembering most enemy aircraft. That said, the relatively low muzzle velocity (which varies between the 37 mm and 23 mm guns), rate of fire, and ammo counts make getting these hits a challenge, especially when fighting faster aircraft. Trigger discipline is a must.
  
-Access to decent AAM's
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At the start of the match, it may be a good idea to load more fuel than the minimum since using the afterburner dramatically increases fuel consumption. One indication that your fuel is getting low is that the aircraft will be a bit more manoeuvrable and will be able to hit higher speeds as it becomes lighter.
  
-Faster than most jets it will encounter thanks to powerful afterburner
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=== Modules ===
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Tier
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! colspan="2" | Flight performance
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! Survivability
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! colspan="3" | Weaponry
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| I
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| Fuselage repair
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| Compressor
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|
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| Offensive 23 mm
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|
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|
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|-
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| II
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| New boosters
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|
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| Airframe
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|
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| Offensive 37 mm
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| D-4-50
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|-
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| III
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| Wings repair
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|
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|
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| New 23 mm cannons
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|
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|
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|-
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| IV
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| G-suit
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| Engine
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| Cover
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|
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| New 37 mm cannons
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| PL-2
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|-
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! colspan="7" |This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase
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|-
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|}
  
-Hard to break wings in turns
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=== Pros and cons ===
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-Effective airbrakes
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'''Pros:'''
  
-Premium bonuses
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* Hard-hitting armament
 
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* Decent manoeuvrability
-With a skilled pilot, can absolutely change tide of a game
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* Access to decent anti-aircraft missiles
 
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* Faster than most jets it will encounter thanks to powerful afterburner
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* Difficult to break wings in turns
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* Effective airbrakes
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* Premium bonuses
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* Can completely change the tide of a game in the hands of a skilled pilot
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
-Flaps break above 330mph(531kph)
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* Flaps break at speeds above 530 km/h (330 mph)
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* Afterburner chews through fuel
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* Poor low-speed manoeuvrability (below 355 km/h (220 mph))
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* Guns have low velocity and different shell arcs which requires pilot practice to learn to use effectively
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* Low ammunition count for guns
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* Will have to deal with Phantoms and other supersonic aircraft with better weapons and speed
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* Needs a skilled pilot to compete in up-tiers
  
-Afterburner chews through fuel
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== History ==
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-Poor low speed maneuverability (below 220mph/354kph)
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The Soviet [[MiG-17]] was [[J-4|used quite extensively]] by the PLAAF in the early Cold War era. A production license for the more advanced MiG-17F model, which featured an afterburner, was obtained in the mid-1950s, and the result was the domestic Shenyang J-5, which made its first flight in 1956. In 1961, plans were obtained for the license production of the radar-equipped MiG-17PF model, but the ongoing Sino-Soviet split led to issues with the Chinese industry that delayed the first flight of the "J-5A" to 1964. At this point, the aircraft was rather obsolete, with the supersonic age being well underway, and production only continued for a few more years. Fewer J-5s were produced than the later [[J-6A|J-6]].
  
-Guns have low velocity and different shell arcs, requires learning time
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A unique trainer variant called the JJ-5 was produced by combining the cockpit of the MiG-15UTI with J-5 airframe elements and reduced armament; there was no trainer version of the MiG-17 since the Soviet Union saw no issue with using the MiG-15UTI for training new MiG-17 pilots.
  
-Low ammo for guns
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The J-5 was exported under the designation of '''F-5''' (not to be confused with the American F-5 Freedom Fighter) to numerous countries, including Albania, North Korea, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The majority of these operators have retired the F-5 at the time of writing, with the lone exception being North Korea. J-5s remaining in the PLAAF inventory have been converted to target drones.
  
-North Korean
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The vehicle represented in War Thunder is painted in the livery of the North Korean Air Force and has apparently been modified to use PL-2 air-to-air missiles.
 
 
-Will have to deal with Phantoms and other supersonic aircraft with better weapons and speed
 
 
 
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== History ==
 
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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;Videos
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{{Youtube-gallery|33fqmccr64w|''Is the Shenyang F-5 Worth Your Money?'' - '''DEFYN'''|ioO9_5Sxtc8|''Shenyang F-5 -It's a Long Way To The Top'' - '''Napalmratte'''}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
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{{AirManufacturer Shenyang}}
 
{{China jet aircraft}}
 
{{China jet aircraft}}
 
{{China premium aircraft}}
 
{{China premium aircraft}}

Latest revision as of 16:01, 18 July 2020

Shenyang F-5
mig-17_f5.png
BUY
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.3/9.3/9.3BR
1 personCrew
5.49 tTake-off weight
10.8 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
15500 mCeiling
Shenyang Liming WP-5Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1150 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm N-37D cannonWeapon 1
40 roundsAmmunition
400 shots/minFire rate
2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannonWeapon 2
160 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombSetup 1
2 x PL-2 air-to-air missilesSetup 2
Economy
Sl icon.png5800/4800/1370Repair
10000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1620000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2200 Ge icon.pngAces
214 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
310 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png270 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Chinese license-built jet fighter Shenyang F-5. For other versions, see MiG-17 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Shenyang F-5.jpg


The Shenyang F-5 is a gift rank V Chinese jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

The MiG-17 was the solution to upgrading the MiG-15 and naturally with it being a successful fighter which was mass-produced, variants eventually became available for other nations to purchase. China was one of the countries which sought to acquire the later versions of the MiG-17 which utilized the VK-1F style afterburning engines. With its sleek frame, swept-back wings and tailplane, the F-5 though a bit heavier than the typical MiG-17 is a powerhouse in the sky. Compared to many other aircraft, using the afterburner will allow the F-5 to outclimb many of its contemporaries including the F-86 variants. Many pilots who hope to catch an F-5 in a climb will be disappointed when they stall out only to see the F-5 dropping in on them from above for an easy shot.

Though not built for fast turns, at the top of a climbing arc, the F-5 can make a relatively quick reversal as they nose over and begin to descend, pulling back on the throttle, extending flaps and air brakes, the F-5 can set themselves up for a shot at a stalled out fighter or can manoeuvre to end up as the hunter in chase of its prey.

When diving in this fighter, it is crucial to watch the aircraft's speed, as it is possible to go slightly supersonic and at that point the control stiffening becomes excessive, making it extremely difficult to execute any finite movements.

As an air-to-air fighter, it is possible to include two PL-2 air-to-air missiles in conjunction with the guns, or you can eliminate the missiles and entirely rely on the 37 mm and 2 x 23 mm autocannons. The gun placement on the underside of the fuselage is ideal for not needing to worry about convergence; however, the pilot will need to compensate for the different drop rates of the 37 and 23 mm cannons to ensure both will impact the enemy fighter without one or the other over-shooting or under-shooting.

With this fighter sporting an afterburner, it is essential to either watch the fuel level or take more into battle. The afterburner will consume fuel much faster than the aircraft without it. One advantage of this fighter as it consumes its fuel is that the plane becomes lighter and can eke out a bit more speed.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 2,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock ___ ___ 15500 __._ __._ __._ __._ 475
Upgraded 1,125 1,114 21.2 21.5 61.8 50

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1150 450 N/A 650 450 ~12 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 600 < 700 < 750 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Shenyang Liming WP-5 1 3,868 kg 230 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 27m fuel
892 kg Afterburning centrifugal-flow turbojet 4,369 kg 4,889 kg 5,192 kg 5,485 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 27m fuel MTOW
Stationary 2,380 kgf 2,932 kgf 0.67 0.60 0.56 0.53
Optimal 2,380 kgf
(0 km/h)
2,932 kgf
(0 km/h)
0.67 0.60 0.56 0.53

Survivability and armour

  • 60 mm Bulletproof Glass - Front canopy windshield
  • 16 mm Steel Plates - Pilot's seat back and headrest
  • 10 mm Steel Plate - in the nose of the aircraft before the cockpit

The F-5 has just enough armour protection to protect the pilot from machine-gun fire, smaller cannon fire and even some more substantial indirect cannon hits. Though not a guarantee of the pilot's survivability, the 10 mm steel plate in conjunction with the 60 mm bulletproof glass will aid in protecting the pilot in the event, he happens upon a bomber with defensive turrets or ends up in a head-on attack against another fighter. The 16 mm steel plates in the seat back and headrest will provide minimal protection as if ammunition fire from the rear penetrates that far, it is likely that the aircraft will already be experiencing catastrophic engine or structural failure.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Shenyang F-5 is armed with:

  • 1 x 37 mm N-37D cannon, chin-mounted (40 rpg)
  • 2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannons, chin-mounted (80 rpg = 160 total)

Suspended armament

Main articles: OFAB-250-270 (250 kg), PL-2

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

  • Without load
  • 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 2 x PL-2 missiles

Usage in battles

After taking off, best practice is to fly in a straight line while engaging WEP. Once you achieve a high speed, pull back on the control stick and take the fighter into a climb. Due to the low ammunition count found on this aircraft, it is recommended to also load out the 2 x PL-2 air-to-air missiles.

The F-5 is essentially a MiG-17 with an afterburner and air-to-air missiles; those familiar with the MiG-17/J-4 should find the handling characteristics familiar, but the new features make the aircraft much more formidable. When fighting peer or lower-ranked opponents, its superior acceleration and firepower make combat easier. However, in full up-tiers, the speed will be very inadequate compared to the likes of the supersonic jets (some of which can fly more than twice as fast as the F-5). Work with teammates, take advantage of the aircraft's agility, and try to go after distracted enemies stuck in dogfights.

The PL-2 missiles are primitive and difficult to use, with poor tracking capabilities and agility. They will often be spoofed by the sun or heat reflections from the ground. In combat, missiles can be used to force an opponent to break off and burn energy or alternatively to finish off targets that do not have enough energy to dodge them.

The main gun armament is potentially very lethal. A few hits are sufficient for dismembering most enemy aircraft. That said, the relatively low muzzle velocity (which varies between the 37 mm and 23 mm guns), rate of fire, and ammo counts make getting these hits a challenge, especially when fighting faster aircraft. Trigger discipline is a must.

At the start of the match, it may be a good idea to load more fuel than the minimum since using the afterburner dramatically increases fuel consumption. One indication that your fuel is getting low is that the aircraft will be a bit more manoeuvrable and will be able to hit higher speeds as it becomes lighter.

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Compressor Offensive 23 mm
II New boosters Airframe Offensive 37 mm D-4-50
III Wings repair New 23 mm cannons
IV G-suit Engine Cover New 37 mm cannons PL-2
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Hard-hitting armament
  • Decent manoeuvrability
  • Access to decent anti-aircraft missiles
  • Faster than most jets it will encounter thanks to powerful afterburner
  • Difficult to break wings in turns
  • Effective airbrakes
  • Premium bonuses
  • Can completely change the tide of a game in the hands of a skilled pilot

Cons:

  • Flaps break at speeds above 530 km/h (330 mph)
  • Afterburner chews through fuel
  • Poor low-speed manoeuvrability (below 355 km/h (220 mph))
  • Guns have low velocity and different shell arcs which requires pilot practice to learn to use effectively
  • Low ammunition count for guns
  • Will have to deal with Phantoms and other supersonic aircraft with better weapons and speed
  • Needs a skilled pilot to compete in up-tiers

History

The Soviet MiG-17 was used quite extensively by the PLAAF in the early Cold War era. A production license for the more advanced MiG-17F model, which featured an afterburner, was obtained in the mid-1950s, and the result was the domestic Shenyang J-5, which made its first flight in 1956. In 1961, plans were obtained for the license production of the radar-equipped MiG-17PF model, but the ongoing Sino-Soviet split led to issues with the Chinese industry that delayed the first flight of the "J-5A" to 1964. At this point, the aircraft was rather obsolete, with the supersonic age being well underway, and production only continued for a few more years. Fewer J-5s were produced than the later J-6.

A unique trainer variant called the JJ-5 was produced by combining the cockpit of the MiG-15UTI with J-5 airframe elements and reduced armament; there was no trainer version of the MiG-17 since the Soviet Union saw no issue with using the MiG-15UTI for training new MiG-17 pilots.

The J-5 was exported under the designation of F-5 (not to be confused with the American F-5 Freedom Fighter) to numerous countries, including Albania, North Korea, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The majority of these operators have retired the F-5 at the time of writing, with the lone exception being North Korea. J-5s remaining in the PLAAF inventory have been converted to target drones.

The vehicle represented in War Thunder is painted in the livery of the North Korean Air Force and has apparently been modified to use PL-2 air-to-air missiles.

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Shenyang Aircraft Corporation
Jet Fighters 
MiG-15  J-2*
MiG-17  J-4* · Shenyang F-5*
MiG-19  J-6A*
  *Licensed
See Also  Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau

China jet aircraft
Fighters  J-2 · J-4 · Shenyang F-5 · Q-5 early · Q-5A · J-6A · J-7II
Bombers  H-5
American  ␗F-84G-21-RE · ␗F-86F-30 · ␗F-86F-40 · ␗F-100A · ␗F-104A · ␗F-104G
Soviet  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l)

China premium aircraft
Fighters  ␗A6M2 · H-81A-2 · Hawk III · ␗Ki-45 hei/tei · Ki-84 ko
Jet fighters  Shenyang F-5