Designed by the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, the XF3J-1 was turned over to the Berliner-Joyce Corporation for development and construction. Ordered on 30 June 1932, this experimental single-seat shipboard fighter was completed in January 1934.
Of all-metal construction with a semi-monocoque fuselage and fabric-covered wings, the XF3J-1 was powered by a 625hp Wright XR-1510-26 radial. Armament was two 7.62mm synchronised machine guns, and provision was made for two 50kg bombs beneath the wings.
Although offering a good performance, the XF3J-1 was surpassed by the Grumman XF2F-1, and no further development was undertaken.
Engine: 625hp Wright XR-1510-26 radial
Empty weight: 1233 kg/2718 lb
Wingspan: 8.84 m/29 ft 0 in
Length: 6.98 m/23 ft 11 in
Height: 3.28 m/11 ft 9 in
Wing area: 22.26 sq.m/239.60 sq ft
Max. speed: 336 km/h/209 mph
Range: 1157 km/719 miles
Armament: two 7.62mm synchronised machine guns, two 50kg bombs