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                                                                                                         Last update 30-11-20


All aircrafts of the first batch were painted in a South East Asia scheme, apart from some (inclusive serial 4834) which were experimentally painted in a light gray colour while serving wth the 1░/14░ GAv in 1988;
aircrafts of the second batch kept their original colours until due for heavy duty maintenance at PAMA S. Paulo, where they were painted in a light gray colour. No special colours were allowed.

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                                                    First exception was 4865 for the 53rd anniversary of the 1░14░ Esquadrao with a tiger drawing on the fuselage in
                                                    1994 and kept at least till October 2000. It is seen here at Canoas AB on 07-03-00 testing an Python 3 missile.

A change in directives allowed the painting in 2004 of serial 4841 in a scheme to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1░ Esquadrao/1░ Grupo da Aviašao de Caša and, later, of some other aircrafts.


Northrop F-5E 4841 at S Cruz AB, in front of the Zeppelin hangar, painted in  "60 a˝os          Additional special paintings were F-5E 4846 shown below and F-5E 4858 shown at the entrance of the site.
Senta a Pua" colours with Python and Piranha missiles in April 2004.                                                                             Photo: Juliano Damasio - AIR FLN
Photo: R. Vaz Carneiro    URL:

                                                                       Photo: Johnson Barros

                                                                  F-5E 4846 special "Tiger 58 years" colours on 01-09-05 at Salvador amidst tropical vegetation.
                                                             Tails of Northrop F-5Es 4836 commemorating 30 years of Brazilan AF service seen on 12-07-05
                                                           a) Short lived tiger tail Embraer/Northrop F-5EM in-12-86 to celabrate 10 years of use seen
of the Embraer F-5EM
                                                           b) Badge seen on 21-04-16 on two aircrafts seen (serials 4827 and 4836). One side with 1░, the other side with
                                                           2░/1 GAvCa badges. The first Embraer/Northrop F-5EM was received by the Group in October 2006.

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                                                                              a)                                            b)                                              c) 

       Photo: Sergio de Soua Junior
                                                                  Special commemorative left hand tail view, 75 years of operation on serial 4810 in April 2022

        Photo: Sergio de Soua Junior
                                                                   Special commemorative right hand side, special tail "45 years of Northrop F-5 operation".
                                                             The right hand side on serial 4810 has special painting to remember the existence of the
1░/14░ GAv.