Restoration Diary

Northrop f-89j

THE HISTORY

The preservation of the F-89J (Serial Number 52-1896) has commenced. This aircraft has been in the collection since 1969 and is a converted F-89D.

Aircraft that are exposed to the weather will inevitably deteriorate. Preservation efforts will help slow the deterioration. As an outside display aircraft, our current F-89J preservation is designed to improve the exhibit as well as protect it. Our actions involve some disassembly but are not as detailed as a restoration.

January Update #4

The aircraft has been pulled into the restoration hangar.

January Update #3

The aircraft has been pulled into the restoration hangar.

January Update #2

The aircraft has been pulled into the restoration hangar.

January 2023 #1

The aircraft has been pulled into the restoration hangar.

Before Preservation

View from behind the aircraft

Before Preservation

View from behind the aircraft

Before Preservation

View from the right side. The fuel tank has been removed and is in storage.

Before Preservation

View from the left side

Before Preservation

View from the front of the aircraft

Before Preservation

View from the left side

Before Preservation

View from the right side. The fuel tank has been removed and is in storage.