|This month's LOOTM is an all-American aircraft that, unfortunately, failed to find a market niche.|
Northrop had the idea to take their highly successful design, the F-5, and remove the two (pretty adequate) engines. Then in the finest American tradition of hot rodding, they replaced them with one BIG engine and, presto, the F-20 "Tigershark" (officially, the F-5G) was born.
As mentioned, the aircraft failed to find a buyer. The F-5s were popular here and abroad, but when the US did not want the F-20 international buyers passed on it as well.
However, to those who appreciate a small, maneuverable airframe mated to a large, afterburning engine, let us pause to fondly remember July's LOOTM:
The F-20 Tigershark
Happy Birthday America!