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Berliner-Joyce XF3J Aircraft Information

National origin: United States
Manufacturer: Berliner-Joyce Aircraft
First flight: 23 January 1934
Primary user: US Navy
Number built: 1

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 more promising aircraft had been developed and, in September 1935, the program was terminated.


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General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 22 ft 11 in (6.99 m)
Wingspan: 29 ft 0 in (8.84 m)
Height: 10 ft 9 in (3.28 m)
Wing area: 240 ft (22.3 m)
Empty weight: 2,717 lb (1,232 kg)
Gross weight: 4,016 lb (1,822 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Wright R-1510-26, 625 hp ( kW)


Maximum speed: 209 mph (336 km/h)
Range: 1,400 miles (2,253 km)
Service ceiling: 24,500 ft (7,468 m)


2x .30in machine guns
232lb (105kg) bombs


Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter from 1917 to the present. New York: Orion Books. pp. 61-62.

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