USAF Douglas C-124 Globemaster and Northrop F-89 "Scorpion" jet fighter - Photographic Wallpaper USAF Douglas C-124 Globemaster and

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USAF Northrop F-89 "Scorpion" High altitude all weather twin-engine interceptor jet fighter

For a number of years the Northrop F-89 "Scorpion" High altitude twin-engine interceptor fighter was the main stay of the USAF. It was first introduced in 1950. It was designed to locate, intercept, and destroy enemy aircraft by day or night under all types of weather conditions. This was at a time when intercontinental bombers first became a threat. The high tail wing gave the plane it’s Scorpion name. It had four cannons in its nose along with intercept radar. The later models carried air to air missiles only and extra fuel.

USAF Douglas C-124 Globemaster heavy transport aircraft 'Old Shakey' Douglas Aircraft won the contract to provided a series of heavy transports for the US Air Force After World War II. The Douglas "Globemaster" was a piston transport and was only built in small numbers but it was an airlift transportation workhorse during the early years of the Vietnam War. Sometimes known as ‘Old Shakey’ the Douglas C-124 Globemaster could carry up to 200 troops, trucks, bulldozers, field guns and tanks. It had clamshell-type loading doors with a hydraulic ramp.It was only in production for five years between 1950 and 1955. The last C124 Globemaster was retired from the USAF in 1974

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