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F-89 Scorpion
Specifications | Achievements | Photos


F-89 Scorpion


F-89 Scorpion Specifications
Primary Function: Fighter
Contractor: Northrop Aircraft
Crew: Two (pilot, radar operator)
Unit Cost: $1,009,000
Powerplant
  Two Allison J35s turbojets of 7,200 lbs. thrust each with afterburner (F-89J)
Dimensions
Length: 53 ft. 8 in.
Wingspan: 59 ft. 10 in.
Height: 17 ft. 6 in.
Weights
Empty: 25,195 lb
Maximum Takeoff: 46,790 lb
Performance
Speed: 636 mph (1023 km/h)
Ceiling: 49,200 ft
Range: 1,367 mi
Armament
  Four 50 caliber machine guns; two AIR-2A Genie air-to-air rockets with nuclear warheads; four AIM-4C Falcon missiles


F-89 Scorpion Achievements
  • The F-89J fired the AIR-2A Genie AAM; the first time in history that an air-to-air rocket with a nuclear warhead was launched and detonated.


F-89 Scorpion Photos
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Photo courtesy Bud Norris
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F-89 Scorpion
Photo courtesy Bud Norris
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