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Hawker Fury (I / II)

Biplane Fighter Aircraft

Hawker Fury (I / II)

Biplane Fighter Aircraft

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SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The Hawker Fury I and II were a vital part of the British air defense effort during the inter-war years.
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ORIGIN: United Kingdom
YEAR: 1931
MANUFACTURER(S): Hawker - UK
PRODUCTION: 275
OPERATORS: Denmark; Iran; Norway; Portugal; South Africa; Spain; United Kingdom; Yugoslavia
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Hawker Fury (I / II) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 26.74 feet (8.15 meters)
WIDTH: 29.99 feet (9.14 meters)
HEIGHT: 10.17 feet (3.1 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 2,745 pounds (1,245 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 3,609 pounds (1,637 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Rolls-Royce Kestrel VI 12-cylinder water-cooled inline piston engine developing 640 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 223 miles-per-hour (359 kilometers-per-hour; 194 knots)
RANGE: 270 miles (435 kilometers; 235 nautical miles)
CEILING: 29,495 feet (8,990 meters; 5.59 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 2,500 feet-per-minute (762 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



STANDARD:
2 x 7.7mm machine guns synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades via interrupter gear.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Fury - Base Series Name
• Fury Mk I - Initial proudction model
• Fury II - Improved model with Kestrel VI engine fitted.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Hawker Fury (I / II) Biplane Fighter Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 6/10/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Hawker Fury was the mainstay of Britain air defense throughout the 1930's until being replaced by the Gloster Gladiators. The Fury's design was in all actuality, a stop-gap design while the Hawker Hurricane was being designed (both share an uncanny similarity in fuselage design often jokingly designating the Hurricane as the "Fury Monoplane".

To that end, the Fury was released to much fanfare. Pilots reveled in her responsive controls and seemingly instinctive reaction times. The aircraft proved so aggressive that many an acrobatic air team utilized the speedy airframe in shows across the country. With the advent of the Fury II, the system now gained even more improved performance in the way of rate of climb and overall speed - this at the expense of decreased range due to increased fuel consumption of the new powerplant.

Armed with twin-synchronized forward-firing fixed machine guns, the Fury II was a sort of throw-back to the days of World War One while acting as a symbolic ambassador to the coming World War Two. With the arrival of the Hurricane and the Gladiator models, the Fury II's were relegated to service as trainer aircraft. Export customers continued to utilize the Fury II years later and were seen with an assortment of powerplants from various manufacturers.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (223mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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275

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
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