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Hawker Fury (I / II)


Biplane Fighter Aircraft


United Kingdom | 1931



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

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Hawker Fury II Biplane Fighter Aircraft.
1 x Rolls-Royce Kestrel VI 12-cylinder water-cooled inline piston engine developing 640 horsepower.
Propulsion
223 mph
359 kph | 194 kts
Max Speed
29,495 ft
8,990 m | 6 miles
Service Ceiling
270 miles
435 km | 235 nm
Operational Range
2,500 ft/min
762 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Hawker Fury II Biplane Fighter Aircraft.
1
(MANNED)
Crew
26.7 ft
8.15 m
O/A Length
30.0 ft
(9.14 m)
O/A Width
10.2 ft
(3.10 m)
O/A Height
2,745 lb
(1,245 kg)
Empty Weight
3,609 lb
(1,637 kg)
MTOW
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Hawker Fury (I / II) Biplane Fighter Aircraft .
STANDARD:
2 x 7.7mm machine guns synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades via interrupter gear.
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Hawker Fury (I / II) family line.
Fury - Base Series Name
Fury Mk I - Initial proudction model
Fury II - Improved model with Kestrel VI engine fitted.


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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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Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Hawker Fury (I / II). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 275 Units

Contractor(s): Hawker - UK
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