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F-20 Tigershark

This is a 1/72 Plastic F-20 Tigershark U.S. Air Force Fighter Model Kit from Hasegawa. For ages 10 and up.

Hasegawa F-20 Tigershark Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #00233
 Hasegawa # hsg00233
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Fuselage Length: 8" (19.7cm)
  • Wingspan: 4-1/2" (11.1cm)
  • Hasegawa Product Number: 00233
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"F-20 Tigershark"
A very good kit of aircraft that never went into production. Which gives you a great opportunity to go wild with markings. The fit is excellent. My kit had no flash and the engraved panel lines are not real deep. A great kit for the beginner or seasoned modeler.

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  • Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in grey.
  • The surface of the craft is finely detailed with body seams, flap grooves, and hatch seams.
  • Includes a life-like pilot figure.
  • Cockpit is alive with gauges and flight equipment.
  • Ladder for climbing into the cockpit is included and attaches to the plane for use in a ground-based diorama.
  • Full weapons loadout includes a variety of hull mounted bombs and rocketry.
  • Realistic landing gear.
  • Clear canopy allows inspection of cockpit.
  • Detailed pictorial intructions guide you through assembly.


  • Scale: 1/72
  • Fuselage Length: 8" (19.7cm)
  • Wingspan: 4-1/2" (11.1cm)
  • Hasegawa Product Number: 00233


One 1/72 Plastic F-20 Tigershark U.S. Air Force Fighter Model Kit

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"Can't beat the price!"
I got it for x-ma's my mother knows I,m an F-5 freak. And this kit didn't disappoint! It is pretty simple but has decent detail. I had a lot of fun building this kit!

"The F5 update that lost the competition to the F16. A nice model to have on the stand."
jclemente1980 (Coimbra, Portugal)
This airplane was an improved F-5 fighter that had a new and more powerfull engine, better electronics, but the overall details of its father. It was facing the F16 as the cheap fighter. And it lost. Only 2 were made, and used as testing. As a kit, its simple but with adequate details. Not many know what is this model about, as it is a rare airplane, even if the kit is common. nice to be near a YF-16 prototype.

"F-5 On Steroids!"
Jimmy D.
Glad Hasegawa has chosen this plane for its 1/72nd scale lineup. The kit is fairly simple, and thus, should make for a fast build. The F-20 Tigershark was essentially a beefed up F-5 Freedom Fighter on steroids. It was fast, agile, and could carry an impressive array of ordinance. Unfortunately, it lost out to the F-16 in competition. Nonetheless, I think it's a fine looking plane and I'm happy to have it in my display case. This would be a great first model for beginners, but experienced modelers will probably like it too. It would be fun to experiment with this plane and update it to what it might look like now had it made into front line service. Let your imagination run wild!


  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for one Aircraft
  • 1: Northrop F-20 Tigershark Second Prototype
  • Airframe and Detail Colors
  • White, Black, Silver, Flat Black, Stell, Shine Red, Flesh, Neutral
  • Gray, Burnt Iron, Tire Black, Khaki Green, Clear Red, Clear Blue,
  • Chrome Silver, Light Gray, Gray, Grayish Blue


  • Keep small parts and sharp edges away from children.
  • Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives.
  • Modeling paint should only be used by an adult in a well-ventilated area.

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