Northrop F-89G Scorpion

Last revised November 13, 1999






The F-89G was a proposed advanced version of the F-89D. It was similar in many respects to the F-89F, but it retained the pair of 7200 lb.st. Allison J35-A-35 afterburning engines used by the late F-89D.

The F-89G was to have carried the Hughes MA-1 fire control system that was being developed for the XF-106 project, and was to be armed with Falcon air-to-air missiles. The F-89G never progressed any farther than the design stage.

Sources:


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