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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

F-89J Scorpion

No.52-2129 • USAF • Fighter

 

—Air Power Park Tour —

 
F-89J Scorpion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
1. F-89J Scorpion Marker
Inscription. First proposed in December of 1945, the F-89 Scorpion was designed as a replacement for the P-61 Black Widow. The first flight was on August 16, 1948. A novel design of the aircraft was the use of “decelerons,” split ailerons that could be opened to act as speed breaks. A total of 1,050 of these two-seat, all-weather interceptors were built.
Manufactured by Northrop Aircraft at Hawthorn, California, this aircraft was delivered to the USAF on January 5, 1955 and served until after July of 1962. It was assigned to Goose Bay Air Base, Labrador and was later returned to Northrop for contract work an upgrade to F-89J standards. The makings are those of the 59th FIS at Goose Bay Air Base, Labrador.
 
Erected by Air Power Park. (Marker Number 008.)
 
Location. 37° 2.572′ N, 76° 21.942′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from West Mercury Boulevard (U.S. 258) west of LaSalle Avenue (Virginia Route 167), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 413 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton VA 23666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F-101F Voodoo (a few steps from this marker); F-105D Thunderchief
F-89J Scorpion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
2. F-89J Scorpion Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Nike-Ajax (within shouting distance of this marker); A-2 Polaris (within shouting distance of this marker); Ajax (within shouting distance of this marker); RF-4C Phantom II (within shouting distance of this marker); M-2 Corporal (within shouting distance of this marker); A-7E Corsair II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Cold
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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