About This File
This is a mod of Mirage Factorys F-5E Tiger II to make it look like a fictional plane for the US air force.
The need for a fast, agile and versatile attack plane led to the construction of this plane. The R&D department of Northrop Grumman went a more unorthodox way: They took the F-5E Tiger II contruction plans and started modyfing some of the parts and remodeling the fuselage, wings and interior fuselage ompartments. The improvements were astonishing, even for the engineers from Northrop Grumman. The entire hull is composed of a titanium alloy coating a skeleton of carbon fibre and a steel/titanium alloy, making possible a high loadout both under the wings and fuselage.
General Electric improved the former engines of this plane replacing the injection system, using less parts and reducing the weight of the engines by using different materials. This improvements lets the engine develop more than 30% dry and wet thrust than before.
Also the avionics and the radar got modified enabling the use of the most air-air and air-ground-weapons. The radar used is the AN/APG-70V1.
This made necessary the removal of the left gun leaving the muzzle there for cooling purpose of the new and advanced electronic equipment. The right gun was replaced with a 20mm M61A1-Gatling Gun.
The "TacTiger" made its maiden flight on the 18th of October of 2011 and entered service in 2012.
The Upgrade Includes :
- AN/APG-70V1 AESA RADAR
- NEW AVIONICS
- ATFLIR TARGETING POD
- AN/ALQ-13 NAVIGATION POD
- IFF SYSTEM
- NEW ENGINES
- NEW FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM
- ENHANCED FLIGHT MODEL
- JHMCS PILOT
- NEW ECM JAMMING SYSTEM
- AIM-9X SIDEWINDER
- AIM-120C AMRAAM
- ALL GPS GUIDED BOMB TYPES
- GBU-12D PAVEWAY 500LB LASER GUIDED BOMB
- GBU-24B PAVEWAY II 2000LB LASER GUIDED BOMB
- AGM-65G MAVERICK TV GUIDED MISSILE
- L003 ECM JAMMING POD
Simply drop the Folders into your Strike Fighters Mods Folder.
Thanks to all the people of the Mirage Factory for this plane and to Macelena for adapting it to SF2 Standards.
This is a combined mod produced by two people, so the special thanks goes also to Teras for his help!
Outer modding: NazGhul
- MARPAT Skin
- Loadout changes
- initial Data modding
Inner modding: Teras
- Cockpit changes
- Avionics modding
- Radar modding
- final Data modding
We hope everybody enjoys this mod
Teras and NazGhul
What's New in Version 1.1
- - changed skin from digital to "Have Glass"