“Sunday Punch” Brand New F-89 Scorpion, Hawthorne, California, 1952

2 responses

  1. Dale Dauman, CMSgt USAF Ret.

    I was stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska during the late 50’s and that Aircraft took a lot of runway and had 54 rockets in pods on the wing tips. One day, someone screwed up on the flight line and a number of rockets went off while the plane was pointed towards FT. Richardson next door. The army didn’t like that at all……Ha!

    January 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm

  2. Jeff Butler

    Are you sure this picture was taken at Hawthorne? A lot of pre-fight testing was done at nearby Ontario International Airport in Ontario California The mountains in the background look more like the area north of Ontario.

    September 21, 2016 at 2:52 am

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