This Day in Aviation History
December 28th, 1951
First flight of the North American FJ-2 Fury.
The North American FJ-2/-3 Fury were a series of swept-wing carrier-capable fighters for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Based on the United States Air Force’s F-86 Sabre (itself based on the earlier FJ-1 Fury), these aircraft featured folding wings, and a longer nose landing strut designed to increase angle of attack upon launch and to accommodate a longer oleo to absorb the shock of hard landings on an aircraft carrier deck. Although sharing a U.S. Navy designation with its distant predecessor, the straight-winged North American FJ-1 Fury, the FJ-2/-3 were completely different aircraft. The FJ-4 Fury was a complete structural redesign of the FJ-3….
Wikipedia, North American FJ-2/-3 Fury:
YouTube, Flight Capabilities of the North American FJ2 Fury (US Navy versdion of the F-86 Sabre jet) 1953: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Gd86yuwwM
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