Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter N685TC - $950,000

Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter N685TC - $950,000

This is a rare chance to own a true classic fighter: An F-5A! N685TC is a beautifully-restored, well-equipped example of Northrop's versatile, lightweight supersonic fighter that's still in use in several nations around the world, and in the USA as a nimble adversary ("aggressor") aircraft.

With a  maximum speed of over 700 Knots, a maximum climb rate of over 30,000 feet per minute, and a ceiling of 51,000 feet, the F-5 is not for the faint of heart. But it is a suprisingly-simple, reliable jet that can be your ticket to the rarified word of the fighter pilot.

  • SPECIFICATIONS:

    Airframe:
    Manufacturer: Northrop
    Model : RF-5A-G
    Registration Number: N685TC
    Serial Number: 1009
    Year of Manufacture: 1968
    Year of Restoration: 1988
    Total Time: 3367.3 Hrs.
    Time Since US Licensing: 332.2 Hrs.

    Powerplants (2):
    Make: General Electric
    Model: J85-GE-13
    Total Time: #1: 2598.5 Hrs.  |  #2: 3239.5 Hrs. 
    Time Since Overhaul: #1: 87.0 Hrs.  |  #2: 107.6 Hrs.

    (All times subject to change)

  • AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT and MODIFICATIONS:

    2 x 50-gallon Tip Tanks (currently installed)
    150-gallon Centerline Drop Tank (not installed)
    Wingtip Missile Rails (not installed)
    4 x Underwing Hardpoints and Pylons (not installed)
    Gaseous Oxygen System

    Fuel Capacity: 600 gallons internal
    Fuel Endurance: 2 hours

  • AVIONICS and FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS:

    Collins VHF-20A Com 1 & 2
    Raytheon ARC-164 UHF Com 3
    2 x Collins VIR-31A Nav 1/2
    Collins DME-40 DME Transceiver
    Collins TDR-90 Transponder
    Collins Sperry CPU-4/A Flight Director
    Bendix 19005-1A AHARS

    Instruments are original analog units with analog standby attitude indicator.

  • EXTERIOR:

    Paint is glossy medium gray over light gray with US Air Force Tactical Air Command markings, and is in very good condition.

  • INTERIOR:

    The cockpit and instrument panel are original light gray throughout, with black subpanels.

    A BA-22 parachute is included, and is in good condition.

    The ejection seat system is armed.

  • CONDITION of CANOPIES, WINDSHIELDS, and GLASS:

    The canopy and windscreeen are in good condition.

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