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Air brakes for aerial destroyer
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
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated June 23, 1949 reads, "Northrup Scorpion XF-89 now is equipped with jaw-like control surfaces at outer end of wings that give braking power to this all-weather fighter. In normal flight the jaws are closed. In dives, however, they are spread to slow the plane to give greater maneuverability."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Northrop Aircraft, Inc
Northrop Aircraft, Inc.--Employees
United States.--Air Force
Aircraft industry--California--Palmdale--Employees
Aircraft industry--California--Palmdale
Scorpion (Jet fighter plane)
Palmdale (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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