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Hawker Sea Fury FB11 – VX726, 850 Sqn Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Sydney, Japan. Korean War 1952

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Witty Sky Guardians excellent 1/72 scale 72 015 002: 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 VW726/ 101 K  of 850 Sqn Royal Austaralian Navy based on the carrier HAS Sydney off Japan during the Korean War in 1952. The model epitomises the Sea Furies awesome shape, with fixed lowered undercarriage, display stand, superb panel detailing and armament. An absolute “must have” for any collection.

Length 5.75 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches

PLEASE NOTE: Box is not perfect with a few scuffs and creases. Model is new

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.

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