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I was sent a YouTube video that showed the aircraft the USAF parked in the desert for damage assessment during one of the A-bomb tests in 1951- an amazing assortment of obsolete and first-line aircraft. Among them was the XF-90, which was discovered, recovered, decontaminated, and now on display at the Air Force Museum. What a futuristic looking jet, and a real shame both prototypes were expended in the bomb tests. Makes me want to try to find the Aurora 1/48 kit, but I do have the 1/72 Maintrack/Project X vacform, which is very nice! See the link to the You Tube bomb test video as well as links to the history and the only surviving XF-90, which was the jet of choice in the Blackhawk comic books of old! I hope you enjoy the links! Mike http://www.aviation-history.com/lockheed/xf90_article.html https://www.historynet.com/style-over-substance.htm https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/198059/lockheed-xf-90/ Look at all the aircraft used as targets- what they would be worth today, especially the XF-90 ! https://youtu.be/L_Y9D2df-tA https://www.scalemates.com/kits/maintrack-models-px-031-lockheed-xf-90--1268351 I built the Aurora kit when I was a wee lad, but glued the tip tanks under the wings, as that is where the tanks were on the F-86F's of the 8th FBG at Itazuke AB, Japan, where we were stationed in 1955! https://www.scalemates.com/kits/aurora-33-129-lockheed-f-90--159882