Philippine Navy/Marines Individual Weapons
Date Updated: Sunday April 17, 2005


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PAF s/n

USAF s/n

c/n

last noted / fate

remarks

 

 

 

 

 

from Oct 1965 20 F-5As under US MAP

 

 

 

 

 

13310

64-13310

N.6079

03.93, 01.97

 

13313

64-13313

N.6082

no recent sightings

 

13320

64-13320

N.6089

01.97, 05.98

05.98 dumped Basa

13321

64-13321

N.6090

w/ ??.06.79

 

13322

64-13322

N.6091

no recent sightings

 

13323

64-13323

N.6092

03.93, 01.97, 05.98

05.98 dumped Basa

13324

64-13324

N.6093

03.95

 

10499

65-10499

N.6160

03.95, 06.96, 01.97, 05.98

 

10500

65-10500

N.6161

w/o (early)

 

10501

65-10501

N.6162

w/o 01.12.89

 

10502

65-10502

N.6163

w/o ??.??.72

 

10503

65-10503

N.6164

w/o ??.??.72

 

10504

65-10504

N.6165

87, 93

 

10505

65-10505

N.6166

03.93, 01.97, 05.98

05.98 dumped Basa

10506

65-10506

N.6167

w/o 05.04.83;
but 03.93, 01.97, 05.98

03.93 reported as „being broken up  at Basa AB“

10507

65-10507

N.6168

03.95, 01.97

reported as „transferred to Colombia AF in early 1996“ (obviously not true);
preserved at Clark Field (last noted 02.02)

69148

66-9148

N.6252

no recent sightings

 

69149

66-9149

N.6253

w/o (early)

 

69150

66-9150

N.6254

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

from Oct 1965 three F-5Bs under US MAP

 

 

 

 

 

13379

64-13379

N.8017

01.97(?)

 

13380

64-13380

N.8018

06.92, 06.96, 01.97, 05.98

 

10589

65-10589

N.8033

01.97(?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. 1989 some six F-5As ex ROCAF („incl. one in exchange for P-51 Mustang“)

 

 

 

 

 

69188

66-9188

N.6292

89 (not confirmed!)

ROCAF 1229 > SVNAF; VNAF > US
(FSI, Mojave 10.87) > PAF early 1989

69204

66-9204

N.6308

03.93

ROCAF 1238 > SVNAF; VNAF >  PAF

97117

69-7117

N.6483

89 (not confirmed!)

ROCAF > US (FSI, Mojave 10.87) > PAF early 1989

97120

69-7120

N.6486

89 (not confirmed!)

ROCAF > US (FSI, Mojave 10.87) > PAF early 1989

69124

69-7124

N.6490

02.92, 03.95 (photo proof), 01.97, 05.98

ex ROCAF; probably incorrect s/n application (true 66-9124 is Turkey AF); via US?

01397

70-1397

N.6519

89 (not confirmed!)

ROCAF > US (FSI, Mojave 10.87) > PAF early 1989

 

 

 

 

 

c. (1989?) one(?) F-5B ex ROCAF

If this aircraft was indeed not part of the 1989 ROCAF package it could be another candidate for the aircraft traded against a P-51 Mustang previously exhibited at the PAF Museum at Villamor AB and heavily damaged in a typhoon. See > „13326“.

 

 

 

 

 

40780

74-0780

N.8138

06.96, 01.97, 05.98

ex ROCAF.  Stored at Clark.

 

 

 

 

 

c. 1993 one(?) F-5A ex ROCAF(?)

Most likely the aircraft traded against a P-51 Mustang previously exhibited at the PAF Museum at Villamor AB and heavily damaged in a typhoon. But the P-51 is reported to have returned to the PAF Museum…

 

 

 

 

 

„13326“ (thought to be fake s/n)

64-13326(?)

N.6095?

PAF Museum, Villamor AB „since 03.93“, 01.96, 02.02

true 64-13326, c/n N.6095, was SVNAF,  then ROCAF 1202 (but reportedly w/o as such!)

 

 

 

 

 

c. 1995 three (or five?) F-5As ex ROKAF

During the visit of Pres. Ramos to Seoul in June 1993, the ROK reportedly offered the PAF eight F-5As and four F-5Bs at „friendship prices“.

In April 1994 it was reported that the Philippines and the ROK had „reached an understanding“ regarding transfer of 6-8 F-5s to the PAF.

 

 

 

 

 

38389

63-8389

N.6026

06.96 (as 38389), 05.98, 09.00

reported as „30389 ex ROKAF 09.95“  (probably c. 07.95);
Iran AF > SVNAF; VNAF (> ROKAF)  > PAF

 

 

 

 

 

13308

64-13308

N.6077

w/o 06.01.97

reported as „ex ROKAF 09.95“ (probably c. 07.95)

21190

67-21190

N.6377

06.96, 10.96, 01.97, 09.00

reported as „ex ROKAF 09.95“ (probably c. 07.95)

 

 

 

 

 

c. 1996 two or three F-5As ex Jordan AF

 

 

 

 

 

689076

68-9076

N.6447

05.98

ex Jordan AF (previously Iran AF);
registered in US as N41875 11.95 and subsequently to PAF

689085(?)

68-9085

N.6456

no sightings

ex Jordan AF (previously Iran AF);
registered in US as N4190Y and likely to have gone to PAF

701374

70-1374

N.6496

05.98

ex Jordan AF (previously Iran AF);
registered in US as N4178Q 11.95 and subsequently to PAF

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 1998 five F-5As ex ROKAF (which would also mean that 21176 was not the aircraft w/o 02.05.98) 

 

 

 

 

 

69143

66-9143

N.6247

10.98, 03.00

ROKAF > SVNAF > US 10.75 > ?  > PAF

21176

67-21176

N.6363

w/o 02.05.98;
but noted 10.98!

ex ROKAF

21177

67-21177

N.6364

10.98

ex ROKAF

21191

67-21191

N.6378

10.98

ex ROKAF

89048

68-9048

N.6419

10.98, 09.00

ex ROKAF

Write-Offs

date

type, s/n

fate of crew

location, remarks

 

 

 

 

??.??.72

F-5A 65-10502

 

 

??.??.72

F-5A 65-10503

 

 

??.06.79

F-5A 65-13321

 

 

05.04.83?

F-5A 65-10506

pilot killed

Aircraft written off after being badly damaged in take-off accident (aircraft re-paired?).

14.08.86

F-5A

pilot 1st Lt Noe Palmera Linsangan killed; also three people on the ground killed

Crashed within Clark AB complex when inbound to Basa as part of a four-ship F-5A flight preparing for deployment to Palawan. The formation penetrated low clouds at about 3500 AGL when Noe, the No.4, and the No.2 pilot Quijano declared loss of visual contact with the formation and peeled off in opposite directions. A large plume of black smoke billowing from a gaping hole in the heart of Angeles City marked the spot where Noe’s F-5A exploded.

12.01.88

F-5A

 

Crashed at Clark AB.

01.12.89

F-5A 65-10501

pilot Maj. Danilo Atienza killed

Failed to pull out of a bombing run on the

RAM-SFP „air force“ during the Dec 1989 coup attempt and crashed in the Cavite area.

06.01.97

F-5A 64-13308

pilot Lt. John Eric Leonor killed

Crashed into a ricefield on a riverbank at Basa AB, killing the pilot and one person on the ground, whilst seriously injuring another. The aircraft apparently suffered an elevator malfunction, failing to gain height following take-off for a four-ship flypast during an official ceremony at the base to mark handover of the 5 FW to a new commander.

The PAF’s four flyable F-5s, out of seven survivors, were temporarily grounded.

02.05.98

F-5A 67-21176?

 

unlikely (no entry found)

01.05.02

F-5A 67-21176

(also reported as

50176)

pilot Capt. Daniel

Policarpio killed

Crashed into a school compound at Mabalacat Elementary School in Barangay Poblacion in Mabalacat town, Pampanga, while on approach to Clark AB, injuring 18 residents and damaging at least 33 houses.

The PAF’s remaining six F-5As were grounded.

Footnote:

AB = Air Base
FSI = Flight Systems Incorporated, previously Tracor Flight Systems and now BAE Flight Systems
w/o = Written Off
ROCAF = Republic of China Air Force
SVNAF = South Vietnamese Air Force