This entry was posted on February 7, 2012 by jetpilotoverseas. It was filed under 1950's, Air National Guard, F-89 Scorpion, N-3a, Northrop, USAF .
Not refueling, they are electrical start cables. There are no fuel tanks in this area.
February 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm
Thanks for the info, updated now
February 8, 2012 at 9:21 am
It doesn’t look like that F-89 is being refueled. In the picture the crew chief appears to be applying electrical power to the aircraft. The only time an aircraft would be refueled while the aircrew is still aboard ( that I am aware of ) is during “hot refuelling”, where the engines are still running. In this case, that is not so as the intake covers are still on.
As a former F-4 crew chief, we always had power on when the aircrew arrived at the aircraft……and the intake covers removed !
February 8, 2012 at 1:11 am
Oops….sorry, didn’t see the previous comments !
February 9, 2012 at 12:36 am
It seems to be a 1957 photo from Michigan Air National Guard
February 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm
Well… May it be a F-89C from 171st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard ?
March 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm
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