Hawker Sea Fury T20S – Royal Navy VX281, Dragon of Cymru
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 is in the markings VX281 253 “Dragon of Cymru” with Korean theatre black and white stripes. These were the markings applied between 1977 and 1980, when display pilot Spencer Flack used to put her through her paces from Elstree. After several rebuilds she was bought by the Royal Navy Wings Heritage FLIGHT. She was involved in a serious forced landing following engine failure near their home base at Yeovilton, England on April 28th, 2021. Thankfully, neither aircrew were seriously injured in the accident, with the naval fighter absorbing the brunt of the trauma, however Navy Wings report in their latest newsletter that their insurance underwriters have formally declared the aircraft a write-off.
The model epitomises the Sea Furies awesome shape, with superb panel detailing and target tug winch. An absolute “must have” for any collection! Now sold out at wholesale. Only 1,000 pieces worldwide.
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.