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"If you're an overambitious pilot, this is your plane. Light handling and good acceleration at a fair price."
Harry's description of this plane in the shop.

The Northrop F-20 Tigershark is an advancement to the F-5E Tiger II, designed for export purposes. It was a privately funded light fighter craft. It replaced the engines with a more powerful single engine that provided many improvements, as well as giving it improved avionics and weapons capabilities. It competed fiercely with the F-16 Falcon. However, after several years with no buyers, the 1.2 billion dollar project was cancelled. It appears in all three Airforce Delta games, and is usable by Ruth Valentine in Airforce Delta Strike.

Design

As to be expected, the craft bears more than a resemblance to the F-5E; the same body type and all. However, instead of the twin-engined design of the Tiger, the Tigershark possesses a single, powerful engine.

Performance

Airforce Delta

A decent early-game plane. Stats are good all around, except for defense (Which is amusingly worse than the F-5E's defense). It can serve you... Alright, though the MiG-29 and F-16 you unlock in the next level after you unlock this will... Basically replace it, unfortunately.

Airforce Delta Storm

A complete joke. Don't even bother with this thing. It's unlocked in the second chapter, after you would have unlocked MANY great planes. Hell, it's unlocked in the same damn mission as the F/A-18E Super Hornet! Don't bother with this turd. All of its stats are mediocre, except for Speed, and it has a piss poor range to kill any redeemable qualities it might have had.

Airforce Delta Strike

It's... Okay? It's alright for when you unlock it. It's strictly a fighter, so don't try and go for ground targets thanks to this thing's pathetic HP. It does have decent mobility, and a decent special weapon in the HM-AAM. However, once you unlock the Su-30MKI, this thing will become absolutely worthless by comparison, as that plane is basically this, but better in every way. It's a multirole with great defense, better mobility and thrust, and better... Everything.

Statistics

Airforce Delta

Speed: High

Power: Medium-high

Defense: Medium-low

Mobility: Medium-high

Airforce Delta Storm

Attack: Low

Defense: Medium-low (1850 HP)

Speed: High

Power: Medium

Mobility: Medium-high

Missile: 40

Ability: No

Range: 1

(There are no differences in stats between the US and PAL versions)

Airforce Delta Strike

(Clockwise starting from top)

Anti Air Attack: High

Mobility: Medium-high

Defense: Low (1700 HP)

Anti Ground Attack: Very low

Thrust: Low

Speed: Medium

Enemy Appearances (Missions)

Airforce Delta

Airforce Delta Storm

Gallery

Airforce Delta

Airforce Delta Storm

Airforce Delta Strike

Trivia

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