Berliner-Joyce XF3J


Berliner-Joyce XF3J

The Berliner-Joyce XF3J was an American biplane fighter aircraft, built by Berliner-Joyce Aircraft. It was submitted to the US Navy for their request for a single-seat carrier-based fighter powered by a 625hp Wright R-1510-26 engine.

Development and design

The XF3J had elliptical fabric covered wings which gave it the appearance of a butterfly. The fuselage was semimonocoque metallic with an aluminum skin. The undercarriage was fixed, and would be the last biplane fighter without a retractable gear that the US Navy would test. The aircraft performed satisfactorily in testing, but other more promising aircraft had arisen and, in September 1935, the program was terminated.

pecifications

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length m=6.99
length ft=22
length in=11
span m=8.84
span ft=29
span in=0
height m=3.28
height ft=10
height in=9
wing area sqm=22.3
wing area sqft=240
empty weight kg=1,232
empty weight lb=2,717
gross weight kg=1,822
gross weight lb=4,016

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max speed kmh=336
max speed mph=209
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range km=2,253
range miles=1,400
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ceiling m=7,468
ceiling ft=24,500
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armament1=2x .30in machine guns
armament2=232lb (105kg) bombs
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