F-89 ScorpionItem Number: 1084
F-89 Scorpion airplane model. Discover the F-89 Scorpion, a majestic model of a truly unique airplane. Its incredible craftsmanship ensures every detail is faithfully recreated for an experience that captures the essence of the original. Explore why this magnificent craft has become an icon of military aviation.
The USAF F-89 Scorpion 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. It 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 in August 1948 and deliveries to the Air Force began in July 1950. Northrop produced 1,050 F-89s.
On July 19, 1957, a Genie test rocket was fired from an F-89J, the first time in history that an air-to-air rocket with a nuclear warhead was launched and detonated. Three hundred and fifty F-89Ds were converted to "J" models which became the Air Defense Command's first fighter-interceptor to carry nuclear armament.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/48. Wingspan 15 1/2 inches, Length 13 1/2 inches.