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North American FJ (F-1) Fury fighter

FJ-4 (F-1E) Fury

 

 

FJ-4B (AF-1E) Fury

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
FJ-1 fighter 11/1947 - 1947 10 early 1954 stright wing, General Electric J35-GE-2 engine (1734 kgf), 6 12.7-mm MG
FJ-2 1/1954 - 9/1954 200 1957 swept wing, J47-GE-2 engine (2724 kgf), 4 20-mm guns
FJ-3, 1962 - F-1C 9/1954 - 1955 344 1965 Wright J65-W-2 (3270 kgf) or J65-W-4 (3470 kgf) engine
FJ-3M, 1962 - MF-1C 1955 - 2/1956 194 1965 4 20-mm guns, 2 454-kg and 2 227-kg bombs or 76 70-mm Mighty Mouse rockets or 2  Sidewinder AAM
FJ-4, 1962 -F-1E 2/1955 - 3/1957 150 1960 J65-W-16A engine (3493 kgf), 4 20-mm guns, 2 907-kg and 2 227-kg bombs or 76 70-mm rockets or 4 Sidewinder AAM
FJ-4B, 1962 - AF-1E fighter-bomber 12/1956 - 5/1958 222 1962 4 20-mm guns, 2 907-kg and 4 227-kg bombs or 114 70-mm rockets or 5 Bullpup ASM or 1 nuke bomb

 

Modification FJ-1 FJ-3 FJ-4B

Wing span, m

9.80 11.31 11.91

Length, m

10.50 11.45 11.07

Height, m

4.50 4.16 4.24

Wings area, m2

20.50 28.08 31.46

Empty mass, kg

4011 5536 6308

Full flying-off mass, kg

7076 7797 11804
Engine General Electric J35-GE-2 Wright J65-W-2 Wright J65-W-16A

Force, kgf

1734 3270 3493
Maximal speed, km/h 880 1096 1094
Cruise speed, km/h   870 859
Flying range, km 2414 1593 4374 with external tanks
Vertical speed, m/s 16.8 42.9 38.9
Maximal altitude, m 9754 13700 13716
Complement 1 1 1
Armament 6 12.7-mm MG 4 20-mm guns 4 20-mm guns, 2 907-kg and 4 227-kg bombs or 114 70-mm rockets or 5 Bullpup ASM or 1 nuke bomb

XFJ-4 Fury

FJ-1 Fury

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008