North American FJ-4B (AF-1E) Fury

The North American Fury was the final variant in the series that started when the Navy elected to take a proven land-based fighter, the F-86 Sabre, and modify it for aircraft carrier operations. The prototype (XFJ-2) first flew on December 27, 1951 and production models reached Marine Squadron VMF-122 in January 1954. After successive changes in armament, power plants, and structure the FJ-4B, the most powerful and heaviest of the entire line, came on the scene for its first flight in December 1956. to fulfill it close-support mission it was fitted out to carry six Sidewinder or five Bullpup missiles, bombs or rockets, or four external fuel tanks, in addition to its complement of 20mm cannons.

Furys received their AF-1E designation as a result of the inter-service standardized numbering system change started in 1962.

Technical Data
Type: Carrier based Fighter-Interceptor
Crew: One
Engine(s): One Wright J65-W-16A turbojet of 7,700 lbs. thrust
Wing Span: 39 ft., 1 in.
Length: 36 ft., 4 in.
Height: 13 ft., 11 in.
Maximum Speed: 680 MPH
Cruising Speed: N/A
Combat Radius: N/A
Ferry Range: N/A
Service Ceiling: N/A
Armament: Four 20mm cannon plus under wing pylons for assortment of rockets and bombs totaling 5,500 pounds
Cost: N/A

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