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FJ3 Fury, a Distinctly Carrier Based Aircraft
Posted: 1/8/2013 2:18:42 PM

How is an aircraft carrier based plane different than one that lands on solid ground?

Used by the US Navy from 1954 through 1964, the FJ3 Fury is a prime example of a carrier based aircraft. A robust nose gear sits the plane higher off of the ground and is essential to make a flight deck landing. And the Fury’s folding wings allow for easier storage of the plane on a vessel where space is a precious commodity.

Learn more about the FJ3 Fury and her distinct features here:

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