Hawker Sea Fury T20S – Royal Navy Historic Flight, Nat Metal
2 in stock
2 in stock
Witty Sky Guardians excellent 1/72 scale model of the Hawker Sea Fury T20S, which many aviation buffs think is the ultimate piston engined fighter of all time. This 2 seater trainer/ target tug example (previously with the German Navy)is in the markings of WG655 of the Royal Navy Historic Flight based at Yeovilton in the 1980s. The model epitomises the Sea Furies awesome shape, with superb panel detailing and target tug winch. An absolute “must have” for any collection. Limited to only 1000 models worldwide! Now sold out at wholesale and getting hard to find.
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.