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North American FJ-2 Fury

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When the Navy originally approached North American for a jet fighter in 1944, the requirements called for a straight-wing aircraft (the FJ-1).  The appearance of the swept-wing MiG-15 in Korea forced a re-evaluation.

The swept-wing FJ-2 Fury was based on the U.S. Air Force F-86 and first flew 1951.  An all-weather version, the FJ-4, first flew in 1954.

Specifications (FJ-3)





Type: Fighter
Engine: one 7,800 lb (3648 kg) Wright J65-W-2 turbojet
NA-179: North American model number for first FJ-2
FJ-2/-2/-4: U.S. Navy designations for swept-wing Furies (before 1962)
F-1: U.S. Military designation (after 1962)
AF-1: Attack version

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