FJ-2 Fury

The Fury was the first jet fight to complete an operation tour at Sea.



The Fury was the first jet fighter to complete an operational tour at sea

Design Features

All Moving Tailplane: Solved shockwave air compression effects as an aircraft approaches and then exceeds the speed of sound. Speed tests by the Bell-X1 & research by the British designers of the Miles M.52 lead to this critical control breakthrough. Operationally installed on the F-86E Sabrejet in 1951 & kept secret from the USSR thus delaying its use by the Soviets until 1953 with the introduction of the MiG-19.

Swept-Back Wings & Tail: Allows for supersonic speeds by delaying the onset of shockwaves. Developed by German researchers during WWII and applied famously to the transonic American F-86 & Soviet MiG-15.

Leading-Edge Slats: aerodynamically actuated at low speed to provid additional lift during landing and improved low-speed handling. During World War II German Me-262 aircraft were fitted with a version that pushed back flush against the wing by air pressure to reduce drag, popping out on springs when the airflow decreased during slower flight. The FJ-2 uses a similar design as well as the A4 Skyhawk.

Specifications on Wikipedia

Wingspan 11.31 meters (37 feet 2 inches)
Span, Wings Folded 6.89 meters (22 feet 7 inches)
Wing Area 26.75 sq meters (288 sq feet)
Length 11.45 meters (37 feet 7 inches)
Height 4.14 meters (13 feet 7 inches)
Height, Wings Folded 4.78 meters (15 feet 8 inches)

Empty Weight 5,355 kilograms (11,800 pounds)
Loaded Weight 8,525 kilograms (18,790 pounds)

Max Speed at Altitude 970 KPH (600 MPH / 520 KT)
Service Ceiling 12,700 meters (41,700 feet)
Range with Drop Tanks 1,595 kilometers (990 MI / 860 NMI)

Armament: four Colt Mk 12 20-mm cannon w/ 600 rounds