North American FJ-1 Fury
Author: Steve Ginter, Ron Picciani
Publisher: Ginter Books
Release Date: November 30, 1983
First published in 1983, the FJ-1 Fury book covers North America's first jet fighter and forerunner to the Air Force F-86 and Navy FJ-2/FJ-3 Furys. It was a pudgy straight-winged aircraft that would prove the feasibility of jet fighters aboard aircraft carriers when VF-5A/VF-51 operated the aircraft aboard the USS Boxer and USS Princeton. It was also operated by the reserves from Dallas, Los Alamitos, Oakland and Olathe. The book has 62 b&w photos with 4 illustrations and a first-hand account of flying with VF-51.