Stuff You Can Buy
 
 
 
Other Stuff
 
 

Northrop F-89 Scorpion


click on photo for more images

The F-89 was a twin-engine, all-weather fighter-interceptor designed to locate, intercept, and destroy enemy aircraft by day or night under all types of weather conditions. The Scorpion carried a pilot in the forward cockpit and a radar operator in the rear who guided the pilot into the proper attack position.

The first F-89 made its initial flight on 16  August 1948 with deliveries to the Air Force began in July 1950. Northrop produced 1,050 F-89s.

     
Specifications (F-89D)

 

 

 

Type: Fighter
Engines: two 7,200 lb (3266 kg) afterburning thrust Allison J35-A-35 turbojets
     

Related Pages

 

Related Websites

     
More about Northrop
 
Joe Baugher's F-89 pages
Wikipedia article
     

Stuff You Can Buy

 

Book:
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Isham & McLaren

Display Model:
1/48 scale
mahogany
 

 

 

 

Use of photographs | References  | Disclaimer | Privacy

 
   

Apple iTunes

free counters

   

Kenneth W Shanaberger 2000 - 2010