Northrop F-89D Scorpion: The Multi-Sting.

Northrop F-89D Scorpion: The Multi-Sting.

By the early 1950s the U.S. Air Force took the threat of Soviet bomber attack over the  Pole seriously. One of the idea to counter that was use the know-how in air-to-air rocket taken from the Germans after WW2. Developed from the German R.24 air-to-air rocket,the Mighty Mouse Fold-Fin Aircraft Rocket (FFAR) saw service with the F-86D, F-94C and the Scorpion. One variant of Scorpion was the heavier armed of the three with a total of 104 FFARs placed in the nose of its tip tanks.
All Scorpion’s rockets could be fired at once in 4/10th of a second!!

A well-dressed Scorpion rider (with the David Clark’s unmistakable partial-pressure suit) showing the deadly business end of the F-89D to a pair of very attentive “Canucks” Classic style drawing of the era.

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