One of the enduring images from my childhood is NF-5s overflying Tilburg on their way to the nearby air force base at Gilze-Rijen. Other air forces and other types were known and talked about, of course, but these guys were the reality of military aviation, while everything else was just words. It should come as no surprise then that the Northrof F-5 family of aircraft is special to me.
An F-5E, in early markings of the
Malaysian air force.