Switzerland - Air Force Northrop F-5E Tiger II J-3074
Image ID: 170585
Operator: Switzerland - Air Force - J-3074
Aircraft: Northrop - F-5E Tiger II
Airport: Switzerland - Meiringen (LSMM)
Photo taken on 2011-10-13 by Jaroslaw Weksej [Contact]
Camera setting: 1/800s f/5.6 at 400mm ISO 400
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(4.12.2011, 23:57 CET)
Swiss Tiger demonstrating it's nose gear extending capability. Have you ever had the impression that F-5 looks different when taking off? Well, it does. The normal nose gear position as seen at the bottom is used for taxiing and landing, but prior to take off the nose gear strut is extended to change the angle of attack as seen on top. The fact is also reported on the radio by simple "Nose gear extended".
1 Emanuel Linert
(5 December 2011 - 18:58 CET)
Excellent shot(s), thanks for uploading it(them)!!! :-)
2 sunshine band
(5 December 2011 - 22:16 CET)
Very interesting! Thanks for some new information.