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Northrop F-89 Scorpion

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The Northrop F-89 Scorpion is perhaps one of the lesser known American jet interceptors of the 1950s. It was the first combat aircraft to be armed with air-to-air nuclear weapons and has the distinction of being the first US fighter to launch a live tactical nuclear weapon.

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Intro
0:20 Development history
3:15 Test flight footage
4:20 XF-87 becomes the F-87
4:28 Armament
6:20 Operation Plumbbob
7:05 Outro

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