The Northrop F-20 Tigershark (initially F-5G) was a privately financed light fighter, designed and built by Northrop.
Its development began in 1975 as a further evolution of Northrop's F-5E Tiger II
Although superior in may ways to General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon the Tigershark project was terminated in
1986 for political reasons. This supersonic (Mach 2+) speed machine was capable of going from sea level to 53,000 feet
in "one minute". Brigadier General Chuck Yeager (first man to fly faster than the speed of sound) once said of the F-20,
"It's the sweetest little fighter jet I've ever flown".
Of the three (3) Tigersharks ever built, (at a cost of 1.3 Billion Dollars), only one survives today and is on display
at the California Science Center in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA.
This plane is made from Mtn Dew Live Wire Soda Cans
but can be made from any 12 or 16 oz beverage Cans.