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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.

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Facts & Figures

Manufacturer Hawker Siddeley
Registration number F-AZXJ
Owner Christophe Jacquard
Length 11.7 m
Wingspan 10.5 m
Height 4.85 m
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
Powerplant RADIAL R2800
Crew 1
Display Flying