The Northrop F-20 Tigershark is one of the selectable fighters from U.N. Squadron.
Real World InformationEdit
The Northrop F-20 Tigershark (initially F-5G) was a privately financed light fighter, designed and built by Northrop. Its development began in 1975 as a further evolution of Northrop's F-5E Tiger II, featuring a new engine that greatly improved overall performance, and a modern avionics suite including a powerful and flexible radar. Compared with the F-5E, the F-20 was much faster, gained beyond-visual-range air-to-air capability, and had a full suite of air-to-ground modes capable of firing most U.S. weapons. With these improved capabilities, the F-20 became competitive with contemporary fighter designs such as the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, but was much less expensive to purchase and operate.
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In the GamesEdit
The F-20 first appeared in the Arcade version of U.N. Squadron, where it serves as Shin Kazama's fighter of choice. It serves as the most balanced fighter, with average firepower for both it's frontal vulcan and a good selection of auxiliary weapons, being good on both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.
On the SNES version of the game, the F-20 is the earliest fighter the player can purchase, costing $250000 and again being the most balanced fighter and more or less making the initial F-8E Crusader obsolete.