Northrop XP-89 Scorpion        46-678


                                 In the same vein (and all black paint job) as the P-61 Black Widow, the Scorpion was designed
                                 as a radar equipped two seat all weather/night interceptor.   This machine made its first flight on
                                16 August 1948 .  With reclassification, it became the XF-89 in 1949.   Main production version
                                was the F-89D, some 682 examples of which were built.  The single XP prototype seen above was
                                followed by a YP-89A second prototype (46-679).   Several Scorpions survive in various museums
                                around the country.