North American FJ-4 / 4B FURY

The FJ-4 Fury or F-1E, according to a later designation, was the multi role version of the US Navy’s Fury carrier fighters family. Both the FJ-1, FJ-2 and FJ-3 were designed for fighter missions exclusively, but after structural changes made to the new FJ-4 model, it was noted that the new aircraft could have good capabilities for attack missions. The FJ-4 had new “wet” type wings that allowed them to be filled with fuel, lighter weight, and a wider fuselage to increase its fuel capacity up to 50% more than previous versions. The final FJ-4B model was equipped with six underwings hardpoints that could be used to carry five Bullpup air to surface missiles, leaving one hardpoint to mount the missile’s guidance pod. They could carry bombs, rockets, or gun pods, even a tactical nuclear weapon under the wings. The FJ-4 was used only by four US Marine Corps Squadrons that put them in service in 1955. In addition, the FJ-4B was used by both the US Navy and the Marines, which operated 10 and 3 Squadrons respectively since 1956.

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Country of origin

United States


North American Aviation


Fighter bomber aircraft

Entered service




Combat weight

FJ-4: 10,750 kg – FJ-4B: 11,794 kg

Dimensions (length x wingspan x height)

11.07 x 11.91 x 4.24 meters

Wing area

31.50 m2

Power plant

1 x Wright J65.W-16A turbojet (Armstrong Siddeley Shapphire), 34.2 kN (18,262 hp)


Max. Mach 1.01 (1,094 km/h) – Cruise 859 km/h

Climb rate

2,335 meters per minute

Ceiling, (maximum)

14,265 meters


Normal 3,250 km – max. ferry range with external tanks 4,345 km


4 x 20mm guns + 4 to 6 hardpoints for 1,400 kg of ordnance


FJ-4: 152 + FJ-4B: 222