Titles: Northrop F-89 Scorpion No’s 1 and 2

Designed as a night fighter replacement for the P-61 the F-89 first flew in 1948. However early versions experienced considerable problems with engines and other systems compounded by structural problems with wings. The first major production version was the F-89D which entered service in 1954. The last variant was the F-89J which has the distinction of being the first and only aircraft to fire a live nuclear anti-aircraft missile.

Over 1,000 were built and they remained in active service with the USAF until 1959, when they were relegated to Air National Guard service, remaining there until 1970.

We offer two titles covering most variants of this typical early jet fighter. Each title is US$9.95. Each title contains flight manuals for different models of the Northrop F-89 Scorpion. The flight manuals have been scanned from the originals and retain any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • USAF Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions for the F-89B, AN 01-15FDB-1 dated 24-1-51, with approx 117 pages.
  • USAF Flight Handbook for the F-89C, T.O. 1F-89C-1 dated 31-8-53 revised to 31-10-54, with approx 250 pages.
  • USAF Flight Handbook for the F-89D, T.O. 1F-89D-1 dated 20-6-57 with approx 400 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • USAF Flight Manual for the F-89H, T.O. 1F-89H-1 dated 31-10-58 revised to 13-2-59, with approx 348 pages.
  • USAF Flight Manual for the F-89J, T.O. 1F-89J-1 dated 15-12-59 revised to 15-8-60 with approx 590 pages.