SC Designs, a sister studio to DC Designs and responsible for the only decent F-16 currently available in Microsoft Flight Simulator, has recently announced a new addition to its aircraft lineup: the F-5E Tiger II.
Through a post on DC Designs’ Facebook page, the developer revealed that the F-5E Tiger II is now in an advanced stage of development, signaling its imminent arrival on the platform. The flight model and systems are currently undergoing rigorous fine-tuning, while the cockpit nears completion, boasting intricate functionality and animations.
The SC Designs F-5E will include a gunsight and radar, mirroring those in the DC Designs F-4 Phantom. The first preview images of the aircraft showcase these features alongside a sneak-peek into the overall modeling, texturing, and livery choices that will be available at launch.
Speaking of liveries, the F-5E Tiger II will come with a diverse range of options, reflecting the aircraft’s rich operational history across various air forces. The initial release will include:
- USAF Silver and Aggressor schemes
- USN Aggressor
- The iconic “MiG-28” from TOP GUN
- USAF Vietnam scheme
- Several international liveries such as Austria, Switzerland, South Korea, Iran, Malaysia, and more
Priced at £17.99, the F-5E Tiger II is positioned as an affordable addition for enthusiasts, with the potential inclusion of the two-seater F-5F variant in the future. Stay tuned for upcoming updates regarding the release soon!
The F-5E Tiger II, a supersonic light fighter, has been a prominent figure in the world of aviation since its introduction in the late 1960s. Developed by Northrop Corporation, it was designed as a cost-effective, easy-to-maintain aircraft. Its versatility and adaptability have led to its widespread use in over 30 countries, with roles ranging from air-to-air combat to reconnaissance missions.