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The Hawker Sea Fury was a Naval Fighter designed and first saw service with Great Britain at the end of World War II and other battles in the Cold War

Description

The Hawker Sea Fury was the last of the Naval fighters developed in World War II but it did see extensive service with the naval fleets of many countries during the years following World War II. The Sea Fury had was propelled by a Bristol Centaurus 18 engine. It had only 1 pilot and had an empty weight of 4090 kg and a full take-off weight of 5669 kg.

Variants

There were a number of variants for the Hawker Sea Fury. Most of them had been developed after World War II[1]

  • Fury: Cancelled Project. Royal Air Force land based fighter.
  • Sea Fury: Prototype used in 1945. Fleet Air Arm carrier based fighter. Folding Wings; Arrestor Hook
  • Sea Fury F Mk. X: Base Naval Fighter. Single seated carrier based fighter.Used by Royal Navy
  • Sea Fury FB Mk. 11: Fighter-Bomber Variant. Single seat. Used by Royal Navy (Great Britain), Royal Australian Navy (Australia), and Royal Canadian Navy (Canada)
  • Sea Fury T Mk. 20:Training variant. Two seats training aircraft.
  • Sea Fury F Mk. 50: Export Model. Exported to the Netherlands
  • Sea Fury FB Mk. 51: Export Model. Fighter Bomber variant. Exported to the Netherlands
  • Sea Fury FB Mk. 60: Export Model. Fighter Bomber variant. Exported to Pakistan. Two seats.
  • Sea Fury T Mk. 61: Export Model. Training variant. Exported to Pakistan.
  • Fury F Mk. I ("Baghdad Fury") : Export Model. Land based variant. Exported to Iraq. Single seat fighter.
  • Fury T Mk. I: Export Model. Training variant. Exported to Iraq. Two seat training aircraft.

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The Hawker Sea Fury saw service at the very end of World War II with the Royal Navy. It also saw extensive service in the early battles of the Cold War.

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