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Northrop F89D/J SCORPION 1:72 Scale Kit
F-89 Scorpion All-Weather Fighter-Interceptor
Northrop designed the F-89 as an all-weather fighter-interceptor for the Air Defense Command.
With the radar operator in the rear seat guiding the pilot, the F-89 could locate, intercept and destroy enemy aircraft by day or night under all types of weather conditions.
The first F-89 made its initial flight in August 1948 and deliveries to the Air Force began in July 1950.
Though its straight wings limited its performance, the F-89 was among the first Air Force jet fighters with guided missiles, and notably the first combat aircraft armed with air-to-air nuclear weapons.
Northrop produced a total of 1,050 F-89s for the Air Force.