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FN-1A Siren (Naval Aircraft Series)

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FN-1A <Siren>

Role: Fighter
Service: 1955-1967

Max speed: 478 mph. (low level)
620 mph. (high level)
Never-exceed speed: 645 mph.
Landing speed: 140 mph.
Stall speed: 105 mph.
Service ceiling: 36,000 ft.

2x Colt Mk.16 autocannon (200rds. each)
6x Mk.1 HEART(Hi-Explosive Attack RockeT)
1000 lbs. of ordnance on inner pylons

A small naval fighter designed for short-range intercept missions, the FN-1 was a fighter liked by its pilots as a shiny machine of the Space Age.

Development began in 1948 when the Western nations were studying the jet engine.
The Naval Fighter Program of the United Northern Territories was started to provide the Navy with a small, fast fighter to equip the carrier fleet. Several contestants for the program were entered, but the XNF-1 showed the best results in terms of speed and agility.
It entered service as the FN-1, to the praise of the Western world, which was developing their own jet fighter. Its futuristic design (for the time), high speed, a powerful armament of guns, rockets and a new invention called the air to air missile made it one of the greatest fighters of the early 1950's.
It served through the 50's as well as the 60's, seeing 2 wars, 74 enemy aircraft down and 542 sorties flown.
430 were produced, with 27 lost.
The FN-1A was retired in 1969, when the UNT Navy replaced it with a newer, more advanced fighter.
13 survive today, 8 in flying condition.

This particular FN-1A served on the Garrison-class carrier USS Beast as NH1 of CFG-37*, between 1958-1965.

VTOL - Flaps
AG-1 + VTOL - Fold wings
AG-2 - Tailhook
AG-8 - Lights
Cruising throttle - 70%


*CFG-37 = Carrier Fighter Group 37

General Characteristics

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  • Wingspan 52.1ft (15.9m)
  • Length 43.0ft (13.1m)
  • Height 15.7ft (4.8m)
  • Empty Weight 8,934lbs (4,052kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,097lbs (6,847kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.488
  • Wing Loading 39.1lbs/ft2 (190.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 386.5ft2 (35.9m2)
  • Drag Points 7747


  • Number of Parts 270
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 962