4 decal variants:
1. F-5A of the 12th PPRS at Florennes, Belgium, October 1944
2. F-5A of GR II/33 based at Alghere, Sardinia, May 1944, A. S. Exupery
3. F-5A-10-LO, of the 22nd PS289/7th PG, England, August 1943
4. F-5A-1-LO, Adak Island, Aleutian Island, September 1942
It could carry a wide variety of cameras, with some aircraft carrying up to six cameras. The F-5A was based on the P-38G. A total of 180 were built, in three production blocks, each based on the equivalent P-38G block (20 F-5A-1s, 20 F-5A-3s and 140 F-5A-10s). The F-5A carried a combination of vertical and oblique cameras.