In the late 1940s the US began the search for an all-weather interceptor. The search culminated with Northrop's XF-89 and Curtiss-Wright's XF-87. While the XF-87 was initially selected it was quickly dropped and the F-89 Scorpion entered service instead. In this week's video we examine the development and fate of the XF-87 - the first Blackhawk.
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The Armourer's Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world.