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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph caption dated November 18, 1955 reads, "Two Northrup test pilots walk from Palmdale landing strip after testing new U.S. Air Force F-89D Scorpion jets prior to sending ships to Alaskan commands. High tail of F-89 is built to escape blast of twin jet engines enabling craft to cruise at 45,000 feet. Ship has two crewmen and armament of 104 air-to-air rockets."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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