Hawker Sea Fury FB11 – WH589 – RAF Camouflage
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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 WH589 in RAF camouflage, as owned by the late display pilot Hayden Bailey and flown in Canada in the early 1970s. Crashed and rebuilt several times, it is now a racing aircraft nicknamed “Furias” in the USA, reconstructed using parts from a couple of other damaged Sea Furys. The model epitomises the Sea Furies awesome shape, with superbly intricate panel detailing. An absolute “must have” for any collection! Only 600 pieces worldwide, grab one while you can.
Length 5.75 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
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.