SW72138 1/72 North-American FJ-2 Fury
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The FJ-3 used a more powerful engine and ironed out the FJ-2's flaws. Finally the USN had a fighter to match the F-86 but it suffered from engine reliability issues. The FJ-4 was extensively redesigned with an even more powerful engine and new wing. Other features included more fuel tanks, less ammunition and a modified cockpit, all of which gave it more range. Most of the FJ-4's went to US Marine squadrons and it was never the main USN fighter as within several years both the more advanced F3H Demon and F-8 Crusader entered service. The FJ-4B was the fighter-bomber version of the Fury, which was strengthened to take 6000lbs of ordnance on 6 pylons.
This is Sword’s model of the FJ-2 Fury. Sword is a new manufacturer based in the Czech Republic. The kit is injection moulded in plastic and it includes a resin ejector seat. The level of detail is excellent, with engraved panel lines and markings for 2 aircraft of the US Navy + US Marines.