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Berliner-Joyce XF2J-1

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Berliner-Joyce XF2J-1

 

Essentially a navalised P-16, the XF2J-1 two-seat shipboard fighter prototype was ordered by the US Navy on 30 June 1931, but did not fly until 1933. Originally designed for a single-row Pratt & Whitney R-1690C Hornet radial, the XF2J-1 was completed with the experimental two-row 14-cylinder Wright R-1510-92 Whirlwind rated at 625hp at 1830m.

 

 

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The XF2J-1 was a two--seater fighter with a smooth monocoque fuselage. Upper and lower wings were gulled in-to the fuselage, as in the P-16.


As initially flown, the XF2J-1 had tandem open cockpits, but at an early stage in the test programme sliding canopies were fitted.


Inadequate visibility for deck landing and inability to compete with the Grumman XFF-1 ended further development of this type. The Navy chose the Grumman and the F2J never went into production.

Specification    
Take-off weight: 2059 kg/4539 lb
Empty weight: 1456 kg/3210 lb
Wingspan: 10.97 m/36 ft 0 in
Length: 8.78 m/29 ft 10 in
Wing area: 28.19 sq.m/303.43 sq ft
Max. speed: 315 km/h/196 mph
Range: 840 km/522 miles

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