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View Poll Results: Are you interested in a payware update of the 80´s F-5E to the present F-5N?
Yes 57 52.78%
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:00 AM   #41
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The F-5E, in my opinion, has very high value because of its unique mix of performance and limitations. It is fantastic, not in spite of its lack of digital nav systems and sophisticated guidance weapons that lighten your work load, but because of these limits.

The F-5E as it is now will make you better. Whether you're flying BFM, CAS, or strike, or even trying to nullify someone else's BVR advantage to get in close, the F-5 demands that you adapt your skills to overcome odds stacked against you.

So, I love the F-5 as-is and have learned a ton because of it.

HOWEVER, COMMA...

The airframe itself had a huge potential that was unfortunately never realized, mostly its well-known under-powered engines and simple avionics. Unleashing this beast's final form, seeing what it should have been, would be a great addition to DCS. So, despite many people only wanting combat-proven aircraft, I think DCS would be a great sandbox platform to realize some great designs that absolutely should have been produced.

The F-20 Tigershark is a batshit awesome aircraft that really harnessed the full potential of the F-5's basic design, remedied the thrust problem and added (among other things) full BVR and Maverick capabilities, INS nav system, digital displays, and ease of use. Just top notch.

So, if you're talking upgrades to the F-5 (though the Tigershark was really a new airplane,) I think the F-20 is the ultimate incarnation of it.

Fat chance of it happening, though...
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:46 PM   #42
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So, if you're talking upgrades to the F-5 (though the Tigershark was really a new airplane,) I think the F-20 is the ultimate incarnation of it.

Fat chance of it happening, though...
Mm, sadly, cause that I would throw money at in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:50 PM   #43
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The F-20 Tigershark is a batshit awesome aircraft that really harnessed the full potential of the F-5's basic design, remedied the thrust problem and added (among other things) full BVR and Maverick capabilities, INS nav system, digital displays, and ease of use. Just top notch.

So, if you're talking upgrades to the F-5 (though the Tigershark was really a new airplane,) I think the F-20 is the ultimate incarnation of it.

Fat chance of it happening, though...
That's a 100% different aircraft: different engine, different cockpit, different 3D model, 100% different flight model since the F-20 was to have Fly By Wire... It would not be an update of the F-5E. It would be a brand new plane that should be done from zero.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:25 PM   #44
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I don't want this plane to be "abandoned" by ED for the Hornet, the Viper or other. I want the module continue evolving and improving with updates and expansions, even paying a few bucks for it. And I want to know if other people think like me or I'm the only one and people have their attention centered in the new modules and this one is being cornered in their virtual hangars.
I wouldn't necessarily call the F-5E abandoned. It's feature-complete in every sense of the phrase. Belsimtek just picked a rather bare-bones variant of the F-5 to simulate. I mean, for Christ's sake, it doesn't even have ILS, VOR, or an INS. Technologies that all existed upon the aircraft's inception and could have been easily integrated.

You're far from the only one who wants a more modern, or at least more capable, version of the F-5. I wouldn't say I've pushed it to the side of my virtual hangar in favor of the newer modules, but I definitely fly it a lot less than I used to. I pretty much treat it like a T-38 now. Every now and then I'll hop in to sharpen my skills for flying an entirely manual airplane, particularly when it comes to flared landings since you shouldn't do those in the F/A-18 or F-14 (my other 2 modules). Besides that, I have zero desire to take the F-5E into combat ever again.

I would love an F-5N with the redesigned radio stack and center MFD.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:45 PM   #45
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As an update? No.


As its own aircraft that would leave the F-5E available (ie as with the two L-39's)? Yes.
I share the same sentiments.

Earlier model F-5's like the A and the C version that was used in Vietnam would be nice also.
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:23 PM   #46
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I would prefer a variant capable of deploying AGM-65, and If possible an air to air refuelling probe. that, or totally the opposite, F-5A Freedom Fighter.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:55 PM   #47
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This conversation is such a waste of pixels for a moving map, and slightly different radio. Waste of time investment by devs and I fly the F-5 very regularly and slay tomcats with it.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:59 AM   #48
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This conversation is such a waste of pixels for a moving map, and slightly different radio. Waste of time investment by devs and I fly the F-5 very regularly and slay tomcats with it.
Sincerelly, I think your comment is a waste of pixels. It´s not "a moving map". It´s a new radar, INS and ILS among other things. It´s to make a simple "Day fighter" in a "All Weather" aircraft. And congratulations for slaying tomcats. Your medal is on the mail.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:06 PM   #49
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+1

Did a wishlist thread on the F5N in the past.


https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=217012
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