The Republic of South Viet Nam began receiving the famous fighter F5’s in 1968, It was inherited from the USAF squadron “Shoki Tiger” with F5A /B. The first Squadron of VNAF was the 522 Fighter base at Bien Hoa, about 15 miles north of Saigon City.
I think they were all serious Air Warriors during that period of VIET NAM war… Note: I believe this aircraft was lost during a RECC mission along with an RF5…I need a re-confirm from those former VNAF guys!)
Decals were from Super decal F5s International Sheet, the Checker band We start from scratch, painted a yellow band first then cutting the black checker with old decals…) the results turned out very good!
The standard F-5’s camouflage pattern included 2 difference types, I painted this plane with a No2. Pattern ( F5’s in Middle East countries like Iran, Jordan etc.. with a reversed SEA colors), with S/N is a real air plane, you can find a picture in VNAF book, issues From Squadron publisher!
Voila, I have a camouflaged colorful jet with VNAF colors. Hope you enjoy it, especially from the former VNAF guys! Stay tune, I will do this again with an F-5A soon!…
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