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Northrop Scorpion F.1A - No.5 Squadron, RAF Strike Command, 1982

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^

1. I can't see the RAF using a two-word name like 'Freedom Fighter'.

2. The 'Tiger' name had not yet been allocated to the later F-5E.

3. It's an ex-Northrop name.

4. I didn't fancy 'Fang'.

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5 minutes ago, fallenphoenix1986 said:

Could almost see it replacing the Hunter assuming the Jaguar never arrived. :good:

That was exactly my thoughts. Incoming Labour Government in 1964 going for the lowest cost non-British solution whilst still buying something 'supersonic'.

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The CF-5A or the NF5A wóuld have been a far better buy......:wink:

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If it was my money in 1964 I would buy the Draken.

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If we're buying off the shelf (more or less) then I think I'd have had the Mirage III/V with an Avon up the back end...  :good:

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