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Combat polar planes in desert
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated December 22, 1955 reads, "All-weather Northrop interceptors on the line at Palmdale plant are readied for takeoff to far Arctic posts pending final delivery to the U.S. Air Force. The Scorpion F-89, a sleek silver nosed jet, is delivered combat-ready to squadrons based above the 60th parallel. It packs a deadly parcel of 104 electronically controlled high-explosive rockets."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Northrop Aircraft, Inc
Northrop Aircraft, Inc.--Employees
Scorpion (Jet fighter plane)
Aircraft industry--California--Palmdale
Aircraft industry--California--Palmdale--Employees
Palmdale (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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