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 two years later. 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 rated at 625hp at 1830m. 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 motivated against the further development of this type.

W.Green, D.Swanborough "The Complete Book of Fighters", 2000

Berliner-Joyce XF2J-1A three-view drawing (1648 x 1260)

  Take-off weight2059 kg4539 lb
  Empty weight1456 kg3210 lb
  Wingspan10.97 m36 ft 0 in
  Length8.78 m29 ft 10 in
  Wing area28.19 m2303.43 sq ft
  Max. speed315 km/h196 mph
  Range840 km522 miles

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