Hawker Sea Fury FB.11- G-FURY, Spencer Flack 1980
1 in stock
1 in stock
Witty Sky Guardians excellent 1/72 scale model of the Hawker Sea Fury FB.11, which many aviation buffs think is the ultimate piston engined fighter of all time. This example is in the markings of G-FURY, as owned by the late Spencer Flack. Formerly a Royal Navy aircraft serialed WJ244; she crashed near RAF Waddington on August 2nd 1981. The model epitomises the Sea Furies awesome shape, with superbly intricate panel detailing. An absolute “must have” for any collection!
Length 5.75 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Box is far from being perfect with scuffs, creases and a repaired split. Please do not purchase if this will bother you.
The Sea Fury was a fighter aircraft developed for the British Fleet Air Arm by Hawker during World War II. The last propeller-driven fighter to serve the Royal Navy, it was also the fastest production single piston-engined aircraft ever built.
Designed to meet an Air Ministry/Admiralty requirement for a lightweight version of the Tempest, the Sea Fury was first flown on September 1st, 1944. It was an exceptional aircraft—tough in the attack role and one of the fastest single piston-engined aircraft ever built—but it was too late to see action in WWII. The Sea Fury carried a variety of munitions and delivery was extremely accurate; one Sea Fury shot down a MiG-15 during the Korean War. The last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, the Sea Fury also served prominently with other nations including Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and Egypt.