Northrop XF-15A-NO  Reporter         43-8335


                                  43-8335 was actually a P-61C-1-NO Black Widow converted to the unarmed photo-reconnaissance
                                  XF-15 version.   In the event, only 36 "true" F-15As of an order for 175 were accepted by the USAF
                                  before the contract was cancelled.  By 1947 jets were taking over the duties performed by this some-
                                  what stop-gap aircraft.   The poor image above is from a portfolio of printed (rather than photographic)
                                  Northrop types which I gleaned in the late 1940s.