HAWKER SEA FURY
The British Hawker Sea Fury was Hawker's last piston-engined fighter and the last of the generation of aircraft that began with the original Hawker Fury. With a top speed of 740 km/h it was one of the fastest propeller-driven fighters ever built.
The Sea Fury first served as a carrier aircraft with the British Fleet Air Arm from 1948. During the Korean War (1950–1953) it served as an escort aircraft and fighter bomber. The Sea Fury remained in service with the Royal Navy until 1955; of the total of 960 aircraft built, most were sold to Pakistan, Canada and Australia.
Aircraft collector Christophe Jacquard will be at AIRPOWER16 to show that there is still life in the old Sea Fury yet.
Facts & Figures
|Max. takeoff weight||5,700 kg|
|Empty weight||4,100 kg|
|Service ceiling||12,192 m / 40,000 ft|
|Range||1,074 km / 580 nM|
|Max. speed||926 km/h / 500 kn|