Canadair CF-5

The Canadair CF-5 (officially designated the CF-116 Freedom Fighter) was the Canadair licensed-built version of the American Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter aircraft primarily for the Canadian Forces. The CF-5 was upgraded periodically throughout its service career in Canada. The Canadian Forces retired the type in 1995 although CF-5s continued to be used by other countries into the early 21st century.

The Canadair CF-5 freedom fighter was first aquired by the CF (Canadian Forces) in 1968.1
The first Canadair CF-5 jet fighter built for the Canadian Armed Forces was rolled out on February 6, 1968 and delivered November 5, 1968. Deliveries continued until September 21, 1971.2
Canadair CF-5 was the Canadair licensed-built version of the American Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter aircraft primarily for the Canadian Forces.3
This striking photo shows a pair of Canadair CF-5's from 419 "City of Kamloops" Squadron firing salvoes of CRV7 rockets over the Primrose Lake testing grounds. The low dispersion of the salvo is evident.4
Sort photos of Canadair CF-5/NF-5 (CL-219/226) by version Canadair CF-5/NF-5 (CL-219/226) Sort photos of Canadair CL-13 Sabre by airline Sort photos of 5
Canadair CF-5, 15 units, currently for sale Dassault Falcon 20, 3 units (2x20ECM and 1x20C-5), for Electronic Warfare and one for VIP transport Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules, 4 6

It is the successor of the Northrop F-5 .

the regular Nortrop F-5s and the Canadair CF-5 (or CF-116 which is the proper designation).7
learned about the Canadair CF-5 and were impressed with what they saw. They requested further modifications for use in a small country like the Netherlands.8
The Canadair CF-5 was a Canadian improved version of the Northrop F-5 fighter aircraft.9
Canadair CF-5 was added, and auxiliary air intake louvered doors were added to the fuselage sides aft of the wings.10
built under license in Canada, become the Canadair CF-5, had more to do with associated industrial benefits and questionable government practices than with much consideration of operational capability.11
More Users
Royal Netherlands Air Force
Royal Norwegian Air Force
Venezuelan Air Force
Height Main
401.32
Height Alt
4.01 m
Predecessor
Northrop F-5
Engine(jet)
General Electric J85
Length Alt
14.38 m
Max Takeoff Weight Main
20390.0
Thrust Main
2925
Jet Or Prop
jet
Lists
* List of fighter aircraft* List of military aircraft of Canada
Range Main
760.0
Max Speed Alt
978 mph
Introduced
1968
Max Speed Main
1575.0
Developed From
Northrop F-5
Missiles
2
Bombs
80.0
Rockets
2
4080.0
7620.0
Status
Max Takeoff Weight Alt
9249.0
Ceiling Main
41000.0
Crew
1
Thrust Alt
13.0
Span Main
787.4
Manufacturers
Canadair
Northrop Corporation
Area Main
186.0
Primary user
Span Alt
7.87 m
Plane Or Copter?
Afterburning Thrust Alt
19.1
Number Of Jets
2
Climb Rate Main
34400.0
Type of jet
Guns
1200.0
Climb Rate Alt
630000.0
Afterburning Thrust Main
4300
Length Main
1437.6399999999999
Area Alt
17.28 m²
Range Alt
39600.0
Similar Aircraft
* Aeritalia G.91* Dassault √Čtendard * Mikoyan MiG-21
Related
* Northrop F-5
Empty Weight Main
8681.0
Ceiling Alt
12
000 m
Empty Weight Alt
3938.0
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