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Fighter readied for flight test
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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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 caption dated July 23, 1959 reads, "Northrop 'Freedom Fighter,' foreground, sleek twin-jet fighter version of USAF 'Talon,' supersonic training jet in background, is readied for testing at Edwards Air Force Base. New fighter is designed for U.S. Allies. On field beside Freedom Fighter are, from left, Norair test pilots J. D. Wells ad H. E. Chouteau, Capt. Swart Nelson, USAF 'Talon' test pilot, and Capt. Norvin C. Evans, USAF test pilot for new 'Freedom Fighter.'"
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Northrop Aircraft, Inc
Northrop Aircraft, Inc.--Employees
United States.--Air Force
Aircraft industry--California--Edwards Air Force Base--Employees
Aircraft industry--California--Edwards Air Force Base
Test pilots--California--Edwards Air Force Base
Air pilots, Military--United States
Airports--California--Edwards Air Force Base
Men--California--Edwards Air Force Base
F-5 (Jet fighter plane)
Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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