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    I really Love my F5

    It really is fun to just jump in a simple primitive airplane
    (compared to the F18.)

    and go for a ride

    set up a fun mission in Caucus to fly about 75 miles
    Navigate based on taking Radial off of Tacan

    meet up with a JTAC and drop some laser guided munitions
    on a couple of unsuspecting tanks in the valley

    killing those tanks triggers a couple Migs to scramble
    stay in the valley, use your sensors (Or Awacs)
    and you can pop up behind them

    that triggers a bomber to take off
    pick off with your guns on your way home.

    Just a fun way to fly a mission and enjoy
    without massive workload managing
    so many different complicated systems.

    took me awhile to learn how to land the thing,
    just gotta learn how to trim and maintain turn at low speed
    and make sure downwind is far enough parallel of runway

    #2
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      #3
      Originally posted by johnmjones1975 View Post
      just gotta learn how to trim and maintain turn at low speed
      It always takes one too fast turn and the never ending stall warning to remind me its an F5 not an F16.
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        #4
        There's a simple enjoyment about the F-5. If a child were to ask you "What's a fighter jet?" the F-5 is basically what you'd describe.
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          #5
          I love it too. looking forward to more from that era.

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            #6
            Would you mind sharing that mission? Sounds like lots of fun.
            I love the F-5 as well obviously.

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              #7
              I agree it's a great plane. Best advice I ever followed in DCS was to use the F5 as my first 'full fidelity' plane...really lets you learn how planes actually work without getting bogged down too much dense switch-ology.

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                #8
                It's a great aircraft and probably one of the best to start your DCS career in, I love it.

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                  #9
                  I fully agree.

                  If a pilot is guided by a human AWACS or a GCI controller, the aircraft has the potential to be really harmful to F-15 & co.
                  If loaded with two AIM-9P5 and no external loads, the jet is quite agile AND fast.
                  You have chaffs & flares to defend yourself in case needed.
                  I recently notched AIM-7M and R-27R successfully, and killed two highest skill AI pilots, and got some kills on the famous "Cold war Syria special edition" with this amazing bird.

                  If you know how to handle and know its weaknesses, there are some options to make the life of the enemy hard.

                  On the other hand, if a guy is behind you, not important which one, have the ejection seat lever in your left hand ready and start trim to full forward
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                    #10
                    Now hop on the 'Cold War 1947 - 1991' server with that F-5E and get into some real action

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                      #11
                      Thanks for the heads up on the Multiplayer server, will try

                      been trying to circle in Caucus valleys and ambush someone
                      but keep eating missiles from F16's from about 300 miles away.

                      I will post my very simple mission
                      not easy to kick my 14 year old off the computer
                      during Fortnite/Call of Duty marathons on the weekends

                      cleaning it up and writing the mission briefing, playing with time of day for visual effects
                      last night and before i knew it it was 3:30 am

                      schoonights he gets booted at 10

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by countvonaltibar View Post
                        It's a great aircraft and probably one of the best to start your DCS career in, I love it.

                        That's exactly what I did. About as rusty as you can get, but I did manage a (very bad) landing at Ramat David the other day. Like riding a bicycle; you get it all back pretty quick.

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                          #13
                          What this thing needs is more singleplayer content. I don't fly multi, and I think I managed to get through every single mission for it during the free trials earlier this year. A neat little bird, to be sure.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Dragon1-1 View Post
                            What this thing needs is more singleplayer content. I don't fly multi, and I think I managed to get through every single mission for it during the free trials earlier this year. A neat little bird, to be sure.
                            More singleplayer content is about to be released

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                              #15
                              Well, if it's any good, then I might end up getting this plane one day. If kind of felt like a trainer at first (expected, seeing as it's basically a single-seat T-38 ), but after getting used to its quirks and shooting down a Russian AWACS, I found myself liking it a lot. Might be just the thing for introducing any visitors (...that I'll have once the pandemic winds down) to flying. It's reasonably simple, doesn't have INS so there's no need to sit and wait for it to align, and it's quite easy to fly, unlike the MiGs.

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                                #16
                                Yeah, it's a great aircraft, and a brilliant first module, nice and simple.

                                Only thing for me is the cockpit, which could do with an update and RADAR which is currently simplified.

                                I think there might also be an issue with the RWR, whereby search mode doesn't let you see RADARs in anything other than a search mode, requiring you to keep changing modes.
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