First eight CASA/Northrop SF-5B awaiting delivery to the Spanish AF at Getafe
airport on 16-06-69.
CASA/Northrop SF-5A C9-039 in a full tanks
configuration shortly before delivery to the Air Force.
Photo: Airbus Military
The second phase, structural upgrade of the aiframe started with the signature in November 2003 of the modification contract.
First delivery of an SF-5M (AE.9-014) for modification to Albacete AB was on 16-09-05; first flight of the prototype followed on 04-12-06, two prototyes being completed by the end of the year, while the first production modified aircraft was completed by 09-07-07.
Three had been returned to Ala 23 by November 2007.
CASA/Northrop SF-5Ms undergoing modifications.