Northrop F-89 Scorpion

Interceptor

Northrop F-89J Scorpion United States Air Force (USAF) 53-2674 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Northrop F-89 Scorpion is a twin-engined two-seat jet fighter aircraft used as an all-weather interceptor produced by the US-American manufacturer Northrop Corporation (today Northrop Grumman Corporation), operated by the US Air Force.
Crew2
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelAllison J35-A-35
Engine Power (each)
dry/with Afterburner
24,2 / 32,0 kN5440 / 7200 lbf
max. Cruise Speed748 km/h404 kts
  465 mph
max. Speed (vne)1024 km/h553 kts
  636 mph
Service Ceiling14.996 m49.200 ft
Range2.200 km1.188 NM
1.367 mi.
Empty Weight11.428 kg25.194 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight19.164 kg42.250 lbs
Wing Span18,19 m59 ft 8 in
Wing Area52,2 m562 ft
Length16,41 m53 ft 10 in
Height5,36 m17 ft 7 in
First Flight16.08.1948
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 1050
Data for (Version)Northrop F-89D Scorpion
VariantsF-89A, F-89B, F-89C, F-89D, F-89H, F-89J

[Photo-ID: 12320] Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Northrop F-89D Scorpion, United States Air Force (USAF), 53-2536, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Northrop
F-89D Scorpion
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 53-2536
 
Wisconsin Air Guard
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]
[Photo-ID: 5408] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Northrop F-89J Scorpion, United States Air Force (USAF), 52-1911, c/n N405, Karsten Palt, 2012Northrop
F-89J Scorpion
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-1911
c/n: N405
 
displayed as 53-2509
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 13266] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Northrop F-89J Scorpion, United States Air Force (USAF), 52-1927, c/n N4504, Karsten Palt, 2016Northrop
F-89J Scorpion
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-1927
c/n: N4504
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11338] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Northrop F-89J Scorpion, United States Air Force (USAF), 52-1949, c/n N443, Karsten Palt, 2015Northrop
F-89J Scorpion
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-1949
c/n: N443
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11164] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Northrop F-89J Scorpion, United States Air Force (USAF), 53-2674, c/n N4805, Karsten Palt, 2015Northrop
F-89J Scorpion
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 53-2674
c/n: N4805
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11165] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Northrop F-89J Scorpion, United States Air Force (USAF), 53-2674, c/n N4805, Karsten Palt, 2015Northrop
F-89J Scorpion
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 53-2674
c/n: N4805
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]