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Recce Tiger
« on: October 27, 2006, 03:16:46 PM »
I have this image long time ago and this is Canadian Tiger equiped with Vinten 70 mm camera. Any info about their service and operational profile?

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Re: Recce Tiger
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006, 05:01:51 PM »
The Canadian's called this aircraft the CF-5

The first Canadair CF-5 jet fighter built for the Canadian Armed Forces was rolled out on February 6, 1968 and delivered November 5, 1968. Deliveries continued until September 21, 1971. The CF-5 was considered by many to be the "toy fighter" in relation to the capabilities of other fighter aircraft under production. The Canadair product was superior to the early generation of the Freedom Fighter, but less capable than the later F-5E/F. The two-seat CF-5D varied from the single-seat CF-5A by not having an air-to-air refuelling capacity

The aircraft below is from 433 "Porcupine" Tactical Fighter Squadron station at CFB Bagotville, Que. This view shows the Aircraft mounted with underwing fuel tanks, and CRV-7 rocket launchers, as well as a photo recce nose and a centre-line SUU5003 pod capable of loading six Multi-Purpose Practice Bombs (MPPB) and four CRV-7 rockets.

Provisions were made for interchangeable gun or camera noses. For reconnaissance missions, the CF-5As were equipped with quick-change reconnaissance nose units housing up to three 70-mm Vinten Model 547 cameras. This new nose was known as the CCS-1 (Camera Contro System 1) and was externally identical to the nose of the dedicated RF-5A, but seems to have had internal differences which made it easier to install. During the course of the Edwards flight testing, the second production CF-5A (116702) was fitted with a 40-inch reconnaissance nose. Reconnaissance-configured aircraft were identified as CF-5A(R), and usually only on "tech" sheets at squadron engineering level. However, these conversion kits saw relatively little operational use.

(source - http://www.rcaf.com/archives/archives_aircraft/cf-5/index.php)

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Re: Recce Tiger
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006, 05:43:55 PM »
Wow- tahnk you!!! Any more  images please...

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Re: Recce Tiger
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2006, 07:42:34 AM »
Not many images of the Canadian CF-5 reconnaissance version about, but I will keep looking.
In the mean time here are some images of the F-5.

1. F-5E
2. F-5E Profile
3. CF-5D
4. Turkish RF-5
« Last Edit: October 28, 2006, 12:56:09 PM by mfg495 »

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Re: Recce Tiger
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2006, 07:39:49 AM »
This is very good, specialy the image of Agressor one  :-obey No problem- if you get some image later remember me  :-clap