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United States' Lockheed F-5 Lightning reconnaissance

Production

The first F-5A flew in September 1942.1

Variants

  • F-5A: Based on P-38G.1
  • F-5B: Based on P-38J.1
  • F-5C: Conversion of P-38J.1
  • XF-5D: A F-5A converted to carry a prone observer / cameraman in nose.1
  • F-5E-2 and F-5E-3: Conversion of P-38J.1
  • F-5E-4: Conversion of P-38L.1
  • F-5F: Based on P-38L.1 Longer camera bay.1
  • F-5G: Conversion of P-38L.1 Redesigned and longer nose section.1

Usage

The F-5 was used by China, France, and the United States.1

Specifications

  Lockheed F-5 Lightning1
Type Photographic reconnaissance1
Crew 11
Engine (Type) 2: Allison V-17101
Cylinders V 121
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Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, Stewart Wilson, 1998
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site