North American FJ-3 Fury Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

North American FJ-3 Fury Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

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On March 10, 1948, an FJ-1 Fury fighter landed aboard the carrier Boxer. The U.S. Navy had officially entered the jet age. Built by North American, the Fury shared a prototype with the Air ForceAis F-86 Sabre. When the FJ-1Ais straight wing design proved less than satisfactory, North American provided the Navy with enhanced F-86Es. Designated the FJ-2, the plane flew primarily with the U.S. Marine Corps. An enhanced version, the FJ-3, debuted in 1953 and was deployed in late 1954. The plane served in a variety of duties, including as control aircraft for the NavyAis Regulus nuclear cruise missile. The Fury remained with the fleet into the early 1960Ais. Over 1, 100 were produced. This pilotAis flight operating handbook was originally produced by the U.S. Navy. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety.The drag take-off is used with banner targets. The entire length of tow line is laid out in a squat a€œ5aquot; pattern alongside the tow airplanea#39;s take-off run. The center leg of the aquot;5, aquot; parallel to take-off, and the far forward turn of the aquot;5aquot; are placedanbsp;...

Title:North American FJ-3 Fury Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions
Author:United States Navy, USN - 2008-09-01


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