FJ-4B VMF-232

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FJ-4B VMF-232
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
1 personCrew
6.7 tEmpty weight
12.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
14 700 mCeiling
sec24.0/24.0/0.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Wright J65-W-16AEngine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1 166 km/hStructural
435 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 cannonWeapon 1
576 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 х 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombSetup 1
6 х 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombSetup 2
2 х 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombSetup 3
4 х 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
2 х 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 4
2 х 2000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombSetup 5
114 х FFAR Mighty Mouse rocketsSetup 6
76 х FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
2 х AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 7
5 х AGM-12B Bullpup rocketsSetup 8
2 х AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missilesSetup 9
4 х 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
2 х AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 10
4 х 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
2 х AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 11
2 х 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
2 х 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
2 х AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 12
Economy
Sl icon.png9 600 / 12 614/7 353 / 9 661/2 600 / 3 416Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 800 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft FJ-4B VMF-232. For other uses, see FJ-4B or the Fury disambiguation page

Description

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The FJ-4B VMF-232 is a gift Rank VI American jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X" as the main reward for the Good Old S.U.M.M.E.R event 2018.

General info

Flight Performance

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Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

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Suspended armament

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Defensive armament

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Relatively high top speed
  • Powerful cannons, and loadouts
  • Good ground attack potential
  • Good for researching other jets
  • Has AGM-12B Bullpups air-to-ground missiles
  • Can land on carriers with ease

Cons:

  • Very inaccurate guns when stock
  • Slow acceleration (especially when stock)
  • Generally heavy, climb rate is generally poor with added ordnance
  • Carrying ordinance significantly reduces performance

History

The FJ-4 was the fourth modification of the Fury - the naval version of the F-86 Sabre, serving primarily with the USMC. Being initially conceived as an all-weather interceptor, the FJ-4 Fury had to incorporate several design changes compared to the previous fighter version in order to fulfill this new role. The most notable change was the increase in range and the installation of new, thinner wing with an increased surface area. To achieve the range increase, the aircraft underwent several structural changes which reduced its weight and allowed for additional fuel tanks to be installed. Additionally, a more powerful Wright J65-W-16A engine, producing 7,700 lbf of thrust, was installed on the production versions. Following successful test flights, production of the FJ-4 commenced in 1955 with first units entering service with the Navy in 1956. Over 150 FJ-4 Fury interceptors were built.

Wishing to increase the strike capabilities of the new FJ-4, engineers of the North American company went back to the drawing board and once more applied several changes to the design, creating the FJ-4B. The FJ-4B version most notably featured a strengthened wing, offering an increased payload by adding two additional hardpoints to each wing, bringing the total up from two to six. Furthermore, the aircraft received air brakes under the aft of the fuselage, making dive bombing and landing easier. Of the original order for 221 FJ-4 Fury interceptors, the last 71 were modified into the FJ-4B fighter-bomber version. An additional order for 151 FJ-4B Furies followed in April 1956, bring the total of produced FJ-4Bs up to 222. Both the interceptor and fighter-bomber version of the FJ-4 served with the Navy and USMC until the early 1960s, before being phased out of active service and moved to the Naval Air Reserve. The FJ-4 was the last modification of the Fury and among the last mass-produced variants of the Sabre lineage.

- From Devblog

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See also

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External links


USA jet aircraft
F-80  F-80A-5 Shooting Star · F-80C-10 Shooting Star
F-84  F-84B-26 Thunderjet · F-84G-21-RE
F-86  F-86A-5 Sabre · F-86F-25 Sabre · F-86F-2 Sabre · F-86F-35 Sabre
F9F  F9F-2 Panther · F9F-5 Panther · F9F-8 Cougar
Other  F3D-1 · F2H-2 Banshee · FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232 · F-100D
B-57  B-57A Canberra · B-57B Canberra