Featured in a Scientific magazine which offered a first look inside the USAF’s new jet fighter, the F-89 Scorpion was to have an interesting history which involved the Battle of Palmdale and a top secret Canadian UFO!

A Scientific Magazine cutaway drawing


The Fly-off competitors


The Northrop F89 Scorpion



The 437th Fighter Interceptor Squadron


An F6F Hellcat red drone


Mighty Mouse rockets


1st Lt Moncla


The Canadian UFO


The official USAF report


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