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North American FJ- Fury

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Aircraft of the U.S. Navy

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Development

Entwicklung

The North American FJ Fury was the first operational jet aircraft in United States Navy service. Ordered in late 1944 as the XFJ-1 the Fury began as a straight-wing, tricycle gear fighter with a single General Electric J35-turbojet passing through the fuselage.

  

Die North American FJ "Fury" war das erste einsatzfähige trägergestützte Strahlflugzeug der U.S. Navy. Bestellt im Jahre 1944 als XFJ-1 war die Fury ein konventioneller Tiefdecker mit geraden Tragflächen und einem relativ dicken Rumpfquerschnitt angelegt. Durch einen großen, in der Nase sitzenden Lufteinlass wurde ein General Electric J35-Triebwerk versorgt. 

 

FJ-1

The first flight of the prototype XFJ-1 took place on September 11, 1946, with the first of thirty deliveries beginning in October of 1947. The Fury's first landing on an aircraft carrier was made 10th March 1948 aboard USS Boxer. Flown operationally only by Navy squadron VF-5A

  

FJ-1

Die erste XFJ-1 startete am 11. September 1946 zu ihrem Jungfernflug. 30 Maschinen wurden ab dem Oktober 1947 an die Navy ausgeliefert. Die Fury machte am 10. März 1948 die erste Landung auf einem Flugzeugträger der CV-21 USS Boxer. Im Einsatz wurde die Fury nur von der Staffel VF-5A verwendet.  

FJ-2

  

FJ-2

  

FJ-3

  

FJ-3

  

FJ-4

  

FJ-4

  

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Variants

Versionen

XFJ-1

Three prototype. 

XFJ-1

Drei Prototypen. 

FJ-1

Initial production Version. (30 built) 

FJ-1

Erste Produktionsphase 30 Maschinen 
XFJ-2 Two prototype XFJ-2 Zwei Prototypen

XFJ-2B

one prototype armew with 20 mm Canons

XFJ-2B

Ein Prototype mit 20 mm Kanonenbewaffnung
FJ-2 Production Version. (300 built)  FJ-2 Produktionsphase 300 Maschinen 

FJ-3

F-1C

Production version with , (538 built)

FJ-3

F-1C

Definitive Version 538 Maschinen gebaut

FJ-3M

MF-1C

Missile armed Version

FJ-M

MF-1C

Variante mit Raketenbewaffnung

FJ-3D

DF-1C

Drone controller version

FJ-3D

DF-1C

Variante zur Kontrolle von Drohnen

FJ-3D2

DF-1D

Drone controller version

FJ-3D2

DF-1D

Variante zur Kontrolle von Drohnen

FJ-4

F-1E

Last version of the Fury

FJ-4

F-1E

Letzte Version der Fury

FJ-4B

AF-1E

Attack version of the FJ-4

FJ-4B

AF-1E

Angriffs Version der FJ-4
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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

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Drawings

Zeichnungen

Attack Squadons

 

 

 

  VA-22 (1960) VA-23 (1960) VA-55 (1958)
 

 

 

  VA-55 (1959) VA-55 (1960) VA-56 (1958)
 

 

 

  VA-63 (1958) VA-116 (1958) VA-116 (1958)
 

 

 

VA-116 (1958) VA-126 (1958) VA-126 (1959)
 

 

 

  VA-126 (1961) VA-144 (1960) VA-144 (1961)
 

 

 

  VA-146 (1958) VA-146 (1959) VA-146 (1960)
 

 

 

  VA-146 (1961) VA-151 (1958) VA-151 (1958)
 

 

 

  VA-192 (1959) VA-212 (1958) VA-212 (1959)
 

 

 

  VA-212 (1960) VA-214 (1958) VA-214 (1958)
 

 

 

  VA-216 (1958) VA-216 (1960) VA-216 (1962)

Fighter Squadrons

 

 

 

  VF(AW)-3 (1958) VF-21 (1955) VF-21 (1956)
 

 

 

  VF-21 (1957) VF-24 (1956) VF-24 (1957)
 

 

 

  VF-24 (1957) VF-24 (1957) VF-33 (1957)
VF-33 (1956) VF-33 (1956) VF-33 (1957)
 

 

 

VF-33 (1958) VF-5A (1948) VF-5A (1948)
 

 

 

  VF-51 (1956) VF-51 (1956) VF-51 (1957)
 

 

 

  VF-51 (1958) VF-51 (1958) VF-53 (1957)
 

 

 

  VF-53 (1957) VF-53 (1958) VF-61 (1957)
 

 

 

VF-62 (1956) VF-62 (1957) VF-62 (1957)
 

 

 

  VF-62 (1958) VF-62 (1958) VF-62 (1959)
 

 

 

  VF-62 (1959) VF-73 (1956) VF-73 (1957)
 

 

 

  VF-84 (1956) VF-84 (1957) VF-73 (1957)
 

 

 

  VF-84 (1958) VF-73 (1958) VF-91 (1958)
 

 

 

VF-94 (1955) VF-94 (1958) VF-111 (1957)
 

 

 

  VF-111 (1958) VF-111 (1958) VF-121 (1956)
 

 

 

  VF-121 (1958) VF-142 (1956) VF-142 (1957)
 

 

 

  VF-142 (1958) VF-142 (1958) VF-143 (1956)
 

 

 

VF-143 (1958) VF-143 (1958) VF-153 (1955)
 

 

 

  VF-154 (1956) VF-154 (1957) VF-173 (1954)
 

 

 

  VF-173 (1955) VF-173 (1956) VF-173 (1957)
 

 

 

  VF-174 (1956) VF-191 (1956) VF-211 (1956)
 

 

 

  VF-211 (1956) VF-211 (1957) VF-214 (1955)

Misc. Squadron

 

 

 

  GMGRU-1 (1958) GMGRU-1 (1958) GMGRU-1 (1958)
 

 

 

  GMGRU-1 (1958) GMGRU-1 (1958) GMGRU-1 (1959)
 

 

 

  GMGRU-1 (1959) GMGRU-1 (1959) GMGRU-2  (1956)
 

 

 

GMSRon-2  (1958) GMSS-2 (1958) FAGU (1957)
 

 

 

FAGU (1957) FAGU (1958) FAGU (1958)

Training Squadrons

 

 

 

VT-86 (1963) VT-86  (1966)

Composite Squadrons

 

 

 

  VC-3 (1955)  

Test and Evaluation Squadrons

 

 

 

  VX-3 (1955) VX-4 (1958) VX-4 (1958)
 

 

 

  VX-5 (1959

Utility Squadrons

 

 

 

VU-1 (1960) VU-1 (1961) VU-1 (1961)
 

 

 

VU-1 (1961) VU-2 (1959) VU-2 (1960)
 

 

 

VU-3 (1957) VU-3 (1958) VU-4 (1962)
 

 

 

VU-5 (1960) VU-5 (1961) VU-5 (1962)
 

 

 

VU-5 (1962) VU-7 (1959) VU-7 (1960)
 

 

 

VU-7 (1961) VU-7 (1961) VU-7 (1961)
 

 

 

VU-8 (1960) VU-10 (1960) VU-10 (1962)

Naval Air Reserve

 

 

 

NARW-66 Anacostia (1964) NARW-66 Anacostia (1965) NARW-67 Atlanta (1964)
 

 

 

NARW-69 Columbus (1957)

NARW-69 Columbus (1960) NARW-69 Columbus (1960)
 

 

 

NARW-70 Dallas (1960) NARW-70 Dallas (1960) NARW-70 Dallas (1960)
 

 

 

NARW-70 Dallas (1961) NARW-72 Glenview (1963) NARW-72 Glenview (1965)
 

 

 

NARW-77 Los Alamitos (1948) NARW-79 Memphis (1962) NARW-79 Memphis (1964)
 

 

 

NARW-80 Miami (1963) NARW-82 New Orleans (1964) NARW-83 New York (1958)
 

 

 

NARW-83 New York (1959) NARW-83 New York (1959) NARW-83 New York (1960)
 

 

 

NARW-83 New York (1963) NARW-87 Oakland (1950) NARW-88 Olathe (1952)
 

 

 

NARW-88 Olathe (1953)

NARW-91 South Weymouth (1960)

NARW-92 St. Louis (1957)
 

 

 

NARW-92 St. Louis (1958) NARW-92 St. Louis (1960) NARW-93 Willow Grove (1959)
 

 

 

NARW-93 Willow Grove (1959) NARW-93 Willow Grove (1960) NARW-93 Willow Grove (1960)
 

 

 

NARW-93 Willow Grove (1961)

NARW-93 Willow Grove (1962)

NARW-93 Willow Grove (1962)
 

 

 

   
NARW-93 Willow Grove (1965)    
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Specifications

Technische Daten

Specifications

FJ-1

FJ-2

FJ-4

Wingspan

Spannweite

11.63 m

11.31 m

11.91 m

Length

Länge

10.48 m

11.45 m

11.07 m

Height

Höhe

4.52 m

4.14 m

4.24 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

20.53 m2

26.75 m2

31.46 m2

Engine

Motor

General Electric J35-GE-2

1,700 kp

Wright J47-GE-2 

2,700 kp

Wright J65-W-2 Sapphire

 J65-W-16A  3,500 kp

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

880 Km/h

970 Km/h

1,015 Km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

4,100 kg

5,355 kg

5,990 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

7,075 kg

8,525 kg

9,130 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

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38.9 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

9,750 m

12,700 m

14,270 m

Range

Reichweite

2,410 km

1,595 km

2,390 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

6 x 12,7 mm MG

4 × 20 mm

2 × AIM-9 Missiles

4 × 20 mm

1,400 kg

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Serials

Seriennummern

North American FJ- Fury
XFJ-1 39053 - 39055 3
FJ-1 120342 - 120371 30
XFJ-2 133754 - 133755 2
XFJ-2B 133756 1
FJ-2 129418 - 129544 0
FJ-2 131927 - 132226 300
FJ-2 132127 - 132226 0
FJ-3 135774 - 136162 389
FJ-3 139210 - 139278 69
FJ-3 141364  - 141443 80
FJ-4 139279  - 139530 252
FJ-4B 139531 - 139555 25
FJ-4B 141444 - 141489 46
FJ-4B 143493 - 143643 151

Total

1'348


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