Hawker Sea Fury

British Naval fighter-bomber Sea Fury.

History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model.

Hawker Sea Fury

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk 11 from a museum.

Hawker Sea Fury
Type: British carrier-based fighter-bomber.


The Hawker Sea Fury, the last British fighter aircraft with a piston engine, looks like a Hawker Tempest II. But it was a completely new design.

It was inspired by a German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, captured in June 1942, which was a model for compactness and skillful use of air-cooled radial engines.
Camm took over the wings, with the exception of the middle part, from the Hawker Tempest and went from the steel pipe to the self-supporting construction for the airframe.

The prototypes were flown with Centaurus, Griffon and Sabre engines, while Boulton Paul developed the Sea Fury.

At the end of WW2 the RAF orders were cancelled, but 65 Hawker Fury were built for Iraq, Egypt and Pakistan. Some of them were two-seat trainers with either two cabin roofs (Egypt) or a long roof (T 61 for Pakistan).

Canadian Sea Fury

Three Hawker Sea Fury of the Canadian Naval Air Force.

The Hawker Sea Fury was the standard fighter-bomber of the Royal Navy and was also sold to Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Western Germany, Burma, Cuba and other countries.
The total production figure was 860, from which the British Royal Navy received 615.

During the Korean War (1950-53) the Hawker Sea Fury was used as the standard aircraft of the RN, RAN and RCN from light carriers and flows numerous missions to support the ground troops. Even in aerial combat against the Russian MiG-15 they achieved good results.

In Pakistan the Hawker Fury remained in use until 1973. A Hawker Fury in US property holds the world record in speed for piston engines.

Users: Royal Navy, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, Western Germany, Burma, Cuba.

3D Model Hawker Sea Fury

Specifications Hawker Sea Fury

Hawker Sea Fury Specification
Type carrier-based fighter-bomber
Power plant1 x 2,470 hp Bristol Centaurus 18-cylinder two-row radial engine
Accommodation 1
Wing span38 ft 4.2 in
Length overall34 ft 7.7 in
Height overall15 ft 9.4 in
Weight empty8,874 lb
Weight loaded12,514 lb
Maximum speed460 mph
Initial climb4330 ft / min
Service ceiling36,090 ft
Range760 miles
Hawker Sea Fury Specification
in wing roots4 x 20mm Hispano guns
external loadracks under wings for 2,000 lb of weapons(12 rockets or four Triplex rockets, bombs or fuel tanks)
Service statistics
Hawker Sea Fury data
First flight 1 September 1944
First flight Sea Fury 21 February 1945
Total production figure (all) 925
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