Scale Views of Norair's N-156-F
January 1962 American Modeler

January 1962 American Modeler

January 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Northrop Corporation, today known as Northrop-Grumman, designed and manufactured the f-5A Freedom Fighter, which was more famous in its USAF supersonic trainer role as the T-38 Talon. The prototype aircraft was designated the N-156-F (or N-156F). This highly detailed drawing and photos of the N-156F appeared in the January 1962 edition of the AMA's American Modeler magazine. The drawing is signed "tagey."

Scale Views of Norair's N-156-F (January 1962 American Modeler) - Airplanes and Rockets
Northrop Norair N-156-F Empennage - Airplanes and Rockets

Northrop Norair N-156-F Landing Gear - Airplanes and Rockets
Northrop Corporation's Logo - Airplanes and RocketsClose-ups of Northrop's Norair Division "Freedom Fighter" show starboard air intake and main gear. No. 94988, second one built, seen at bottom with USAF T-38 Talon trainer.
 - Northrop Norair N-156-F Air Intake - Airplanes and Rocketsand Rockets

Northrop Norair N-156-F Instrument Panel - Airplanes and Rockets
Two Northrop Norair N-156-F on the Tarmac - Airplanes and Rockets

Northrop Norair N-156-F Scale Views & Cross-Sections - Airplanes and Rockets

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Posted March 9, 2013