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Hawker Fury (I / II)


Biplane Fighter Aircraft (1931)


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The Hawker Fury I and II were a vital part of the British air defense effort during the inter-war years.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/10/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com; the following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
1931

Origin
United Kingdom national flag graphic
United Kingdom

Crew
1

Production
275
UNITS


Hawker - UK
National flag of Denmark National flag of Iran National flag of Norway National flag of Portugal National flag of South Africa National flag of Spain National flag of the United Kingdom National flag of Yugoslavia Denmark; Iran; Norway; Portugal; South Africa; Spain; United Kingdom; Yugoslavia
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Air-to-Air Combat, Fighter
General ability to actively engage other aircraft of similar form and function, typically through guns, missiles, and/or aerial rockets.


Length
26.7 ft
(8.15 m)
Width/Span
30.0 ft
(9.14 m)
Height
10.2 ft
(3.10 m)
Empty Wgt
2,745 lb
(1,245 kg)
MTOW
3,609 lb
(1,637 kg)
Wgt Diff
+864 lb
(+392 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Hawker Fury II production variant)
Installed: 1 x Rolls-Royce Kestrel VI 12-cylinder water-cooled inline piston engine developing 640 horsepower.
Max Speed
223 mph
(359 kph | 194 kts)
Ceiling
29,495 ft
(8,990 m | 6 mi)
Range
270 mi
(435 km | 806 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
2,500 ft/min
(762 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Hawker Fury II production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
STANDARD:
2 x 7.7mm machine guns synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades via interrupter gear.


Supported Types


Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 0


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


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