F-15 RFP: Did Northrop submit a design?

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    Did Northrop submit any proposals for what became the F-15?
    The F-5 has proven to be a very scalable timeless design, I wonder if Northrop considered building it up for submittal.
     
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    I'm sure they did, but I think based on the RFP it was a whole different animal.
     
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    According to Wikipedia, it was part of the FX program:
     
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    There ya go!
     
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    I did a little further reading about the F-15 and the "Fighter Mafia" and found that the F-5 was submitted for the LWF (Light Weight Fighter) program that was kind of a sub-program to the F-X program. That one had the F-5, F-16 and a few others.

    I always liked the F-5 and the F-20.
     
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    My father in law loved the F-5. Although he worked around it, he never got a chance to fly the F-20 which he felt would have served just as well as the F-16. If you have just a little jet time and sit in the cockpit of an F-5 it does not intimidate you, very simple aircraft both for the pilot and maintainer.
     
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