North American FJ-1 'Fury'
| Raymond G Wiles|
| The Only Thing That Resembles The P-51 , On The FJ-! Fury
Jet Is The Wings -- They Have The Same Plan Form As The P-51 Mustang -- The Laminar Flow Wings , Giving An Exceptionally Smooth Surface -- (Which Was The Factor That Gave The Mustang It's Range -- To Escort B-17's & B-24's
ALL THEWAY TO GERMANY & RETURN !! )
05/19/2011 @ 18:03 [ref: 38145]
| I have many resources (including original NAA 40's and 50's magazines) in regards to the FJ Fury line of A/C. I can find nothing that states the FJ-1 was a direct descendant of the Mustang. What I can tell from what I found after researching your question is that The FJ-1 was designed with a similar shape due to the success NAA had with the Mustang. Consider how different the airframes had to be just to accommodate the jet engine. Like you, I have heard the FJ-1's were just Mustangs with jet engines. I don't believe it is that cut and dry. Perhaps someone out there can tell us for sure. |
03/14/2008 @ 17:27 [ref: 20020]
| LtCol Mark Stanovich USMC|
| Hi all,
Can anyone confirm for me that the NA FJ-1 Fury was a direct descendant of the NA-73/P-51 Mustang design? Certainly the empennage looks to be, and I have heard that the wing was the Mustang wing with strengthened spars for added G-forces. But I am unable to find any positive proof that the Mustang was the airframe that the FJ-1 was derived from.
02/02/2008 @ 13:27 [ref: 19513]