Hawker Sea Fury FB11 – Royal Navy Historic Flight 2008
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 VR930 of the Royal Navy Historic Flight for the 2008 display season. The model epitomises the Sea Furies awesome shape, with superb panel detailing and armament. An absolute “must have” for any collection! Sold out at wholesalers. Only 1,000 pieces worldwide.
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.